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  • Obama to Black Pastors: Choose You This Day Whom ye will Serve

    05/14/2012 9:09:58 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    After making his "historic" remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reported that the call was held with "eight or so African-American ministers. "They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position," the Rev. Delman Coates, a Maryland pastor who was on the call, told the NY Times. The title of the article was "Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ "Conflicted"? There really is no reason to be conflicted. They either...
  • Womens' Lawsuit Aims to End Forced Unionization

    05/14/2012 9:07:20 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-14-2012 | Tom Steward
    “We’re going to be fighting this battle again and again until it’s ruled unconstitutional, which is what we’re looking towards having done,” Parrish said.
  • Obama’s Economic Fallacy: The Not-To-Do List

    05/14/2012 8:37:06 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 1 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 14, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Small Business Goals, Rewards and Incentives* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.” ~ Lewis Carroll *In his latest weekly address, Mr. Obama outlined a mirage of goals, rewards and incentives which he says Congress ‘must’ act upon immediately. But for the most part, what he proffered is just more of the same tried and failed policies, conjured from the same line of illogical reasoning we’ve heard, time and time again, over the last four years. Therefore, what Mr....
  • EDITORIAL: Hold Holder in contempt

    05/14/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2012 | Editorial
    No more slow-walking Fast and Furious probeJustice has waited long enough. It’s time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Allowing further delay would only confirm what many Americans suspect: There is one set of laws for bureaucrats and another for the rest of us. Congress has been waiting since October 2011 for Mr. Holder to comply fully with a subpoena seeking records in 22 categories of information about the federal firearms-smuggling operation. The attorney general has provided some material...
  • Fast and Furious: Botched Gun Probe or Criminal Scandal?

    05/14/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 14 May, 2012 | John Waage
    A growing number of lawmakers say Attorney General Eric Holder should be charged with contempt of Congress for his responsibility in the "Fast and Furious" gun scandal. Critics claim Holder and other officials in the federal government tried to cover up the major gun smuggling investigation that went awry. For more than a year, both House and Senate committees have tried to find out how the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sent guns across the Mexican border in hopes of catching smugglers -- and then lost track of them. The guns found their way into the hands of drug...
  • ‘I Love Going to Court’: Says Defiant Sheriff Joe in First Interview Since DOJ Lawsuit

    05/14/2012 7:29:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-14-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona “They caught the wrong Sheriff on this matter.”Those seven words should have sent the message loud and clear to the Obama administration that they are in for a tough, and potentially embarrassing fight against "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who has become the nation's most prominent symbol in the fight against illegal immigration, appeared on the Mike Broomhead show on KFYI in his first interview since being officially served with a suit by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Click below for full interview... Arpaio was, predictably, entirely un-intimidated, condescendingly remarking that “it’s a political...
  • Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney

    05/14/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via BuzzFeed, here’s O hitting the eternal Democratic talking point that Republicans who no longer pose a threat to them were pretty sensible in hindsight but the new guy who might just beat them at the polls is the most radical wingnut yet. One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain. Many of the current [Romney] strategy discussions are centered on not falling into the traps McCain did: looking wobbly as a leader and weak on the economy in the final weeks of the campaign. The private discussions include...
  • "I Gotta Get My S–’: Obama’s Newest Gaffe? (video)

    05/14/2012 6:38:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Microphones can catch powerful people saying the darnedest things. Especially when they‘re turned on and the powerful people don’t realize it. President Obama is the latest victim of this trend. You see, the President recently accepted the Barnard Medal of Distinction – the highest honor conferred by Barnard College in New York – after giving the school’s commencement address. Yet while going to retrieve the medal, Obama got a little too close to the very mic from which he delivered that address, and may have let loose a gaffe that has very quickly gone viral.
  • Obama Announces Plans to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    05/14/2012 6:18:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 159 replies
    Gawker | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Louis Peitzman
    Source link. Click at your own risk. You spoke too soon, Rand Paul. It sounds like the President's views on marriage just got even gayer. Somewhat buried in CNN's story on Barack Obama's fundraiser in New York is this little tidbit about his administration's plans for marriage equality— He also outlined goals he hopes to accomplish under a second term, including the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act, which the administration has already stopped defending. This is the first time Obama has said that he wil actively work to repeal the law. At the fundraiser, hosted by openly gay...
  • FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime

    05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    http://www.wftv.com ^ | May 14, 2012
    <p>WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.</p> <p>State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.</p>
  • Head of Non-Profit Youth Organization Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return (DC)

    05/14/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON—Danita C. Doleman, 46, the president of a non-profit organization, pled guilty today to a charge of filing a false tax return stemming from her participation in a scheme involving former District of Columbia Council member Harry L. Thomas, Jr. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Eric Hylton, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Doleman, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Round and round we go without any progress despite the passage of time (Lib sees thru Bam's s#*+)

    05/14/2012 5:56:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 4, 2012 | Marc Pascal
    President Obama recently announced he was in favor of “Gay Marriage” but added that it was up to the 50 states to decide. He simultaneously did not mention his position on the repeal of the 1996 Federal law called “The Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA – Codified in 1 USC Sec. 7 & 28 USC Sec. 1738C). DOMA permits each state to ignore the acts and laws of other states when it comes to recognizing “Gay Marriages” in other states. It also states with respect to all Federal laws and statutes that “marriage” would be defined as only between a...
  • NYT/CBS poll: Romney 46, Obama 43 (Remember, Romney is not yet the GOP Nominee)

    05/14/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    The weighted sample of registered voters: 36D/30R/34I, which is right in line with most national polls.Maybe Karl was right about that “turning point.”The bombshell number, obviously, is Romney leading O by two among women. If that happens on election day, rest assured that the overall margin will be a lot wider than three points. So what's driving the sudden Mittmania? It's probably not the economy: Most Americans (67 percent) believe the economy is in bad shape, but respondents expressed the most optimism on that issue since January 2008 – months before the economic crisis was in full swing. Thirty-two percent...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • Obama’s KGB

    05/14/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-12 | DrJohn
    The term "disinformation" is derived from the old Soviet Union: Disinformation is mostly commonly described as false information created by governments in wartime for military purposes and by totalitarian governments for political purposes in peacetime. Rumors, lies, and other forms of disinformation were made public by the Soviet Union to discredit the United States, the latter being the context in which the word is generally applied. The KGB coined the Russian word dezinformatsiya; it came into the English language as disinformation. The technique of disinformation goes back at least to 1918 with the end of World War I. Disinformation as...
  • Obama to Barnard: "Fight for your seat at the head of the table"

    05/14/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Speaking to Barnard University's graduating class on Monday, President Obama challenged the young women to persevere in the fight for equality through leadership, touting a pro-woman message and emphasizing his hopes that today's young women "will help lead the way" for change in America.
  • New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’

    05/14/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/12 | Jonathan N. Seidl
    Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.” Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president. Some of the Kennedy’s diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel...
  • Dems Attack Romney Over Layoffs Made by Obama Bundler

    05/14/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Mike Flynn
    The ad is certainly gripping and emotional. It is also, however, completely wrong. The company was shut down in 2001. Romney left Bain in 1999, long before the plant closing, to run Winter Olympics. Two years is an eternity in the business world. Blaming Romney for decisions made two years after the left the company is at best disingenuous. However, there was a political power-player serving as a director of Bain at the time of the company's bankruptcy and layoffs--Jonathan Lavine. Lavine joined Bain in 1993. He is currently Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. He is also a major...
  • GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip

    05/14/2012 3:58:43 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    The hill ^ | May 14, 2012
    GOP: Romney can shame Obama, boost foreign policy credentials with Israel trip By Cameron Joseph - 05/14/12 05:00 AM ET Mitt Romney should visit Israel soon, Republican lawmakers say, claiming that such a trip would highlight the fact that President Obama has not been there during his first term. Congressional Republicans told The Hill that there would be many benefits for Romney should he go to Israel, explaining that it would both advance U.S.-Israeli relations and help him politically. “It would be a good visit for him,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas). Romney, who has a...
  • What The Polls Are Telling Us Now

    05/14/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 14, 2012 | Doug Schoen, Democratic pollster
    There has been a subtle shift in the polls for President Obama — whose approval rating has dropped to 46% in the most recent polling conducted by Gallup and Rasmussen Reports – with disapproval at 53% in the Rasmussen poll and 47% in the Gallup survey. The President’s approval numbers are mirrored in the most recent head-to-head data for General Election: Obama vs. Romney. The President is currently trailing Governor Romney by four points according to polling conducted by Rasmussen Reports between May 10-May 12th, with Romney leading 48%-44% — while the latest Gallup numbers show the race effectively tied...
  • Obama: George Clooney and Me Are ‘Dope and Hope’

    05/14/2012 1:51:20 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Staff
    CNSNews.com) - At fundraiser dinner at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney on Thursday night, President Barack Obama joked that he and the actor were “Dope and Hope.” “It was wonderful,” Obama said, “walking through the house, and the famous ‘Hope’ poster from the 2008 campaign--people don't realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George, because George had come into D.C. to advocate on behalf of Darfur and to make sure that we were doing the right thing for so many people who were going through such horrific events, and we struck up a...
  • Obama Devolves (regarding same sex marriage)

    05/14/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 14, 2012 | Robert R. Reilly
    Both Vice-President Joseph Biden and President Barack Obama have said that their positions regarding same-sex marriage have evolved. When you are “evolving,” you should really watch your grammar. Otherwise, people might suspect you are devolving instead.Take for instance, the hapless Joe Biden’s pronouncement of why he supports same-sex marriage. It’s all a matter of “who do you love.” His statement is both substantively and grammatically incorrect. It should, of course, be “whom do you love”. “You” is the subject and “whom” is the object of the verb “love.” Biden’s grammatical error reveals the problem with same-sex marriage. It has two...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:16 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 25 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • Obama’s War on Bald Eagles

    05/14/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Washinton Free Beacon Staff
    Obama administration proposes loosening rules against 'programmatic' killing of bald eagles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing to loosen regulations prohibiting the killing of bald eagles for the benefit of renewable energy companies.The Heritage Foundation’s blog “The Foundry” reports on the latest instance of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife: A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law.The USFWS explains...
  • For Romney (and Obama) is it time for a statute of limitation on controversies?

    05/14/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | May 14, 2012 | Walter Shapiro
    A presidential candidate’s high-school years have always been packaged as a sepia-toned time of paper routes, patriotism, and premature whiffs of greatness. The classic model is the brief torch-is-passed film clip unveiled at the 1992 Democratic Convention of a 16-year-old Bill Clinton shaking hands with John Kennedy at the White House during a Boys State trip to Washington. The sometimes-brutal realities of high school have always been far from these gauzy small-town clichés. In truth, you have to be made out of hardier stuff to be a winner in high school rather than a victim.
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama ‘Put His Presidency At Risk’ With Embrace Of Gay Marriage

    05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Fox’s America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency. He said that gay marriage rights is the “heart of the cultural war” and that Republican voters are “right now riding to the sound of the guns” to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obama’s support for same-sex marriage rights. RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals ‘Use Terms Like Bigot… To Set Up An Inquisition’ What the President has done is forfeit –...
  • Ally Financial - Another Auto Bailout Bankruptcy

    05/14/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 14, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The Obama Administration has become quite the expert on bankruptcy filings. The Detroit Free Press reports that the third auto bailout partaker, Ally Financial, has filed bankruptcy for its mortgage subsidiary, ResCap. The government still owns 74% of Ally, and now has an 0 for 3 record on restructuring bailed out auto-related companies outside of bankruptcy. Three years ago the Obama Administration, particularly the Auto Task Force, had a mission to restructure General Motors, Chrysler and GM's lending arm, GMAC. The stated goal was to restructure the auto industry players outside of bankruptcy. This stated goal turned out to be...
  • Obama to attend LGBT fundraiser in NYC ($5K a guest, $35K a chair, hosted by Ricky Martin)

    05/14/2012 12:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Harwood
    CNBC’s John Harwood shares details from the fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, which is expected to bring a large sum of money to the Obama reelection campaign. >> i believe we have grown to marriage equal. >> that of course is south carolina congressman jim clyburn adding his support. he is the third ranging democrat in the house and one of the highest ranking african-american elected officials in this country. in a few hours, president obama will attend an lgbt fund-raiser hosted by openly gay entertainer ricky marine. it will be the first such event since endorsing marriage equal last...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Right Wants More from John Boehner

    05/13/2012 8:49:32 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jake Sherman
    The cautious approach that top Republicans have taken on whether to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress has sparked a new round of hand-wringing over the party’s direction on Capitol Hill. Specifically, conservatives want bolder, more aggressive leadership from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the rest of GOP high command — on Holder and the broader Republican agenda heading into November. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76258.html#ixzz1uoPQ1L5s
  • Lawmakers stay largely silent over Chinese takeover of US bank branches

    05/14/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 May 12 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL--John Boehner is stalling Fast and Furious contempt citation of Eric Holder

    05/13/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | Doug Book
    If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy. Upon the Speaker’s office being provided a draft of the citation last week, a spokesman for the Republican leadership said “While there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action, no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker...
  • WH getting blowback from African-American churches over gay-marriage stance

    05/14/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barney Frank told the panel on ABC’s This Week that “I don’t think anyone’s vote was changed” when Barack Obama endorsed the legalization of same-sex marriage — but that might be too optimistic an analysis. The New York Times reports that the White House went on a charm offensive with leaders of faith organizations, including and perhaps especially African-American churches where opposition to gay marriage runs high. So far, the charm offensive has had mixed results: About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call...
  • Canadian firm will receive up to 50 million stimulus dollars for NV solar plant with two employees

    05/14/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 6 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | Kyle Gillis
    LAS VEGAS — The company behind the recently opened Silver State North solar plant is eligible to receive up to $50 million in federal tax credits under the Obama administration’s “stimulus” legislation, even though the plant created only two full-time jobs. According to a Department of Interior memo, Enbridge Energy Partners, a Canadian-based company with extensive energy holdings in the U.S. that purchased the Southern Nevada plant from Arizona-based First Solar, “can apply for payments of up to 30 percent of the eligible costs of the project — approximately $50 million.” The payments are available through the 1603 Program, a...
  • BREAKING - LightSquared to file for bankruptcy (Another Obama Porkulus Crony!)

    05/14/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-14-12 | David Goodman
    Unable to reach a deal with its lenders, upstart wireless carrier LightSquared will file for bankruptcy Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The move has been widely expected, since the company's options for appeasing its creditors were running out. LightSquare's lenders claim that it has been in default on its debt since its $9 billion partnership with Sprint Nextel
  • Obama campaign’s new ad paints Romney as a job-killing economic ‘vampire’

    05/14/2012 11:08:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Mitt Romney, a job-killing economic "vampire"? That's the message of a new ad by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, which aims to turn the presumptive Republican nominee's business record into a liability as voters worry about the struggling economy. A two-minute version of the new video will run in Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Virginia. A six-minute version is available on a new Obama campaign site that is specifically devoted to criticizing Romney's approach to economic issues. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said the former Massachusetts governor welcomed Team Obama's "attempt to pivot back to jobs and a discussion of their...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions [but NOT gay marriage]

    05/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tucker Reals
    A new CBS News/New York Times Poll shows a solid majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples - though not necessarily through the official act of marriage - and the number of people who do support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples is significantly higher among younger generations. Overall, 38 percent of those who responded to the survey said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, just like any other couple. Another 24 percent said civil unions should be used to grant same-sex couples legal rights similar to male-female partnerships. Combined, that means 62 percent -...
  • Has anything changed on Wall Street? (After the 2008 financial system collapse)

    05/14/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Recently, Barack Obama has refrained from mentioning Dodd-Frank as one of his big accomplishments as President. That's fortunate, because had Obama used that as a campaign claim this month, the huge loss taken by JP Morgan and one-time Obama ally Jamie Dimon would have done serious damage. As it is, Politico wonders whether Obama might have a big problem convincing voters that he's done anything significant to address the underlying issues that created the 2008 financial-system collapse: The giant $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase highlights a central problem in President Barack ObamaÂ’s case for a second term: Four...
  • In a Nod to Symbolism, Obama to Speak at Barnard Graduation [College FORCED to let BO speak!]

    05/14/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    wnyc.org ^ | 5/13/12 | Brigid Bergin
    ...Obama arrives back in New York City on Monday and his first stop will be the campus of his alma mater - Columbia University. The president will address some 600 women graduating from Barnard College...
  • Bin Laden Alibi Memo Called “No Big Deal”

    05/14/2012 10:37:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Revelation that CIA Director Leon Panetta drafted a memo that would’ve been used to absolve President Obama of blame had the mission to kill Osama bin Laden failed was labeled “no big deal” by Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney. Targeted to take the fall was Naval Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven. “Protecting the president is ‘job #1′ for everyone working for the federal government,” Carney contended. “The president is the essential man in our government. Everyone else is expendable. I mean, who’s ever heard of McRaven? Would it be the end of the world if he were made a...
  • Barack 'Herod' Obama

    05/14/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Real Catholic TV ^ | 5-14-12 | Michael Voris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYqWFvIBo7k
  • President Obama's Thought Process On Supporting Gay Marriage (pic)

    05/14/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Based on Newsweek's latest cover... 
  • Obama's Bain ad: 'Like watching an old friend bleed to death' (BARF!!)

    05/14/2012 9:30:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-14-12 | Alexander Burns
    The Obama campaign's 2-minute ad on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital is record is out, and it is brutal. Targeting Romney's involvement in the acquistion of GST Steel, the commercial shows workers at a shuttered plant pinning Romney and Bain with the blame. “They made as much money off it as they could and they closed it down, they filed for bankruptcy, without any concern for the families or the communities,” says Joe Soptic, a former steelworker. “It was like watching an old friend bleed to death.” The spot directly contrasts the steelworkers' testimonials with Romney's words touting his business experience,...
  • Obama’s Already Debunked Attack Ad on Romney and Bain

    05/14/2012 6:23:23 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 14, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    The Obama campaign is out with a new two-minute attack ad, hitting Mitt Romney on his past at Bain Capital. The ad, set to run in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Colorado, plays up the “vulture capitalism” angle. “It was like a vampire,” says a former GS Steel worker named Joe Cobb. “They came in and sucked the life out of us.” The Romney campaign is expected to push back aggressively on what they view as a major distraction from the president’s disastrous economic record. It shouldn’t be terribly hard. The bankruptcy and layoffs occurred in 2001, two years after...
  • Ricky Martin Hosts Reception for President Obama in NYC Today, 5/14

    05/14/2012 6:15:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Ricky Martin, currently starring in the new revival of EVITA, will host a fundraising event today, May 14th to support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
  • Funny Pictures From The Obama 2012 Website

    05/14/2012 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Tree of Mamre ^ | 5/14/12 | staff
    These were all chosen by Obama’s reelection team and posted on his website and Facebook page: