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  • 'He can't dunk, wore his hat cocked to look cool and danced like Mick Jagger':

    06/02/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 6/2/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'He can't dunk, wore his hat cocked to look cool and danced like Mick Jagger': Explosive book reveals Obama's not-so-presidential past ....FULL TITLE He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President. Biographer David Maraniss's explosive book on the life of Barack Obama reveals a young President when he was just known as 'Barry'. The book, Barack Obama: The Story, will be on bookstores June 19, but leaked snippets reveal his sordid pot-smoking past, string of relationships with different women...
  • It All Comes Down to Race: Your opinions on health care reform, taxes, even the president’s dog..

    06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPP’s last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and...
  • Obama Walks His Chicago Neighborhood (Did Not bump into Bill Ayres during morning stroll)

    06/02/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/2/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    CHICAGO - President Obama went out for a four-block stroll through his Hyde Park neighborhood this morning after spending his first night at home in over a year. The president, dressed in tan slacks and a white, open-collared shirt with sleeves rolled up, walked down South Woodlawn Avenue alongside senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, both clearly enjoying the sunny and seasonable weather, according to pool reporters on scene. A Secret Service agent followed closely behind. "Nice day, huh?" Obama called out to members of the press who were positioned to observe the stroll. ... Obama and Jarrett ended at the home...
  • Obama's Economic Model Is a Failure

    06/02/2012 3:52:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It's the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that, frankly, at 2 percent growth, we're back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in Europe -- there's no safety margin to stop a new recession. And that brings us to the grim May employment report, which generated only 69,000 nonfarm payrolls. It's the third consecutive subpar tally, replete with downward revisions for the two prior months. It's a devastating number for the American economy and a catastrophic number...
  • Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins–A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means…

    06/02/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Lamestream Media: A Walker Loss in Wisconsin Means Obama Wins – A Walker Win In Wisconsin Means… Obama Wins Too Heads I win… Tails you lose. Now that Republican Governor Scott Walker is leading in the polls, the media has found a new narrative on the recall in Wisconsin. BuzzFeed put it this way.
  • Explosive book reveals Obama's not-so-presidential past

    06/02/2012 3:18:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:57 EST, 2 June 2012 | UPDATED: 02:29 EST, 2 June 2012 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President. Biographer David Maraniss' explosive book on the life of Barack Obama reveals a young President when he was just known as 'Barry'. The book, Barack Obama: The Story, will be on bookstores June 19, but leaked snippets reveal his sordid pot-smoking past, string of relationships with different women and his love of basketball. "Barry Obama played a lot of Hendrix, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Billie Holiday, but was known in...
  • 'Heart-Broken' Black Pastors Want to Meet Obama Over Gay Marriage

    06/02/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 2, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    Influential African-American pastors have requested Attorney General Eric Holder to grant them a meeting with President Barack Obama, saying he broke their hearts by endorsing gay marriage – "something that is simply wrong" – as a civil right."We pray for the President ... President Obama is the fulfillment of our dreams for our sons -- and he has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong," the Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), wrote in a letter to Holder late...
  • Why Can't Israel Name Its Own Capital?

    06/02/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    CNS news ^ | June 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The Obama administration refuses, time and again, to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Victoria Nuland, speaking from the State Department, recently repeated over and over that the status of Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations. Israel thus becomes the only country recognized by the U.S. that is not allowed to name its own capital. But the U.S. recognizes Germany’s capital. It’s Berlin. This is most curious. The United States, in organizing the United Nations in 1945, required that only those nations that had declared war on Germany could be members. President Roosevelt told Stalin and Churchill...
  • Bill Clinton Walks Back Romney Compliment: ‘He Is Wrong On The Economy’

    06/02/2012 11:28:44 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 2nd, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Former President Bill Clinton had some kind words for Mitt Romney earlier this week, when he called the former Massachusetts Governor’s business record “sterling.” In a rally in New Jersey yesterday, however, Clinton appeared shocked that anyone would think his faint praise meant anything other than ceding what was true to the other side, rather than any ringing endorsement. Clinton blamed the “tea party” for a climate where civil discourse was unacceptable.
  • Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood

    06/02/2012 1:02:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2012 | Greg Clary
    (CNN) – President Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.
  • President Obama Issues LGBT Pride Month Proclamation

    06/02/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Towleroad ^ | June 1, 2012 | Andy Towle
    President Obama's LGBT Pride Month proclamation, just in from the White House: A PROCLAMATION From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law -- not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us...
  • Obama’s ‘Truth Team’ Wrong on GOP Donor

    06/02/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/1/12 |
    The Obama “Truth Team” blames GOP donor Thomas O’Malley’s refinery company for helping to “drive gas prices up this year by curtailing gas production.” But the facts are the exact opposite. The Energy Information Administration credits PBF Energy for preventing a price spike in the Northeast this year by opening a refinery in Delaware — partially offsetting the loss of production from two other Philadelphia-area refineries that have closed. The “truth team” also claimed that one event — a March fire at the company’s Delaware refinery — “directly contributed to a spike in gas prices.” But that fire was under...
  • On Day Of Dismal Jobs Report, Anderson Cooper Goes After… Mitt Romney?

    06/02/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 2, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Yesterday, the first day of the month, came with no good news for the Obama campaign– a jobs report showing a slow-down in an economy the President was arguing had been growing, in an election year where the economy was first and foremost in the minds of voters. On last night’s Anderson Cooper 360ş, host Anderson Cooper noted that the jobs numbers were, in fact, bad, but spent a much greater time correcting claims by the Romney camp that the President had made certain promises– an editorial choice that seemed to diminish the day’s biggest headline. Cooper played the clip...
  • As China tries to strong arm our Filipino allies what will Barack Obama do?

    06/02/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Since mid April Chinese naval vessels have been circling a pile of rocks situated 124 miles off the coast of the Philippines that barely qualifies as an “island”. The rocks are called the Scarborough Shoal and save for there position, and rumors of oil and gas under them, they have no value to anyone. Nevertheless it is precisely because they are so far from their own shore that the Chinese are trying to pressure the Filipinos into relinquishing their long held claim (since 1734) to Panatag as they call them. Moreover since the Scarborough Shoal at just 124 miles off...
  • DOJ Orders Florida to Cease Voter Purge

    06/02/2012 11:11:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice told Florida election officials that they must halt their efforts to purge non-citizens from the State’s voter registration rolls. T. Christian Herren Jr., the DOJ’s lead civil rights lawyer, pointed out that “inasmuch as the vast majority of the non-citizens voting in Florida are illegal immigrants from Latin America this purging exercise would have a disproportionate impact on a protected minority. Thus, the purge violates both the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.” Florida officials were warned that “failure to comply with this cease-and-desist order may require the Department...
  • The Friendless President

    06/02/2012 11:05:22 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 17 replies
    It is amazing to already witness the unraveling of the democrat party. Usually a party waits until after the election to dust itself off and chart its new direction. However, with the month by month downward spiral of bad economic news with the election just months away, the democrats are already warring over its future. Nothing made this clearer than Bill Clinton himself and his DLC wing of the democrat party. DNC vs. DLC. Many of the leaders of the democrat party have realized they can only go so far left before going down the socialist cliff with no hope...
  • Phony Halo is no Helmet

    06/02/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 33 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    As if their candidate needed to further alienate the veteran voting bloc, Obama's clueless handlers have done it again. There were emails circulating on Memorial Day that the presidential security detail had locked down the Vietnam Memorial site early that morning, shooing off veterans and their families so that the locale could be used for a photo op. While I was never able to verify the accuracy of those emails, perhaps this ill-conceived campaign photo posted over at Hot Air where Ed Morrissey has it up as his Obamateurism of the Day, lends them some credence. It no doubt took...
  • No Surprise, but a Big Response

    06/02/2012 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    ConnecticutComments ^ | 6/2/2012 | Jeff
    We are now one day past the terrible employment numbers released by the government yesterday and two days past the updated GDP numbers for the first quarter that showed growth at an anemic 1.9% rate. The numbers were just short of showing that America has re-entered a recession. Indeed, as more data comes out, that may be what we find. Certainly there are some very respected economic analysts who are predicting a return to recession. From a political standpoint, these numbers are devastating for president Obama. Writing in "Commentary", Peter Wehner puts it quite well: The trajectory of events is...
  • Obama Snubs Freedom Fighter, Lech Walesa

    06/02/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Apparently an invitation to the White House is only offered to those who aren’t too “political” or in other words, have fought against socialism (oh, semantics…). Seeing that  Lech Walesa successfully led Poland’s revolt against Soviet communism, I guess that puts him on the blacklist. All this, of course, comes off the heels of the president’s “Polish death camp” gaffe, which caused a firestorm of outrage in Poland and was met by a less than sincere response from the administration.Via Rory Cooper on NRO: “According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf...
  • Obama's "thingamajig" Co-Opted as Newest twitter Hashtag of Ridicule

    06/02/2012 8:19:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-2-2012 | MOTUS
    Today’s Four Words: thing, a, ma, jig Hell Day, indeed: unemployment, up; jobs, down; stock market, down, down, down. And May auto sales were disappointing (and don’t even get me started on the $1 billion green car fiasco). The only thing on the upswing was Big Guy’s fundraising. And thank goodness, we conveniently had an economic speech scheduled in Minnesota yesterday so the fundraisers were right on the way. Plus the Honeywell speech gave BO the opportunity to take to the teleprompter to explain exactly who’s responsible for this ongoing mess that Bush got us into: Europe, clouds, and, of...
  • New jobs report is bad news for the economy and Obama’s campaign (Harlem voters waking up?)

    06/02/2012 8:14:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/2/12 | S.A. MILLER
    A dire US jobs report that showed unemployment up after a measly 69,000 jobs were created in May landed like a nuclear bomb yesterday on President Obama’s re-election campaign. -snip- Martha Roldan of Harlem agreed. “President Obama needs to stand up to the plate. He needs to tell us the truth about what’s happening,” fumed Roldan, 49, a certified home aide who’s been looking unsuccessfully for a second job since her hours were cut a year ago. “Don’t tell us there are jobs when there are no jobs. Don’t lie to us. We’re not children,” she said. “I’m struggling. I...
  • Lech Walesa “Too Political” For Obama Administration

    06/02/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by AncientAirs · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Jun 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Obama administration, in its never-ending quest to embarrass itself and America, has insulted one of the pivotal figures in ending Communism in Europe, Lech Walesa: According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was...
  • What's this? Obama longs for GOP rival like McCain

    06/02/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Google/AP ^ | June 2, 2012 | JULIE PACE, AP
    President Barack Obama seems to think that the world of politics would be better if someone like John McCain were running for the White House. It's all a way of drawing a contrast with Obama's current GOP rival, Mitt Romney, and trying to convince crucial independent voters that the former Massachusetts governor is outside the mainstream. But Obama's flattering memories of McCain conflict with their campaign clashes of 2008. Back then, Obama hammered his rival as "out of touch" with many of the problems facing people in the United States. Today's platitudes also conceal the reality of Obama's current dynamic...
  • Jobs numbers remind Obama that he must do more than just attack (How about resign?)

    06/02/2012 1:13:53 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-2-2012 | Dan Balz
    Friday’s dismal jobs report and some unexpected words from Bill Clinton delivered a bracing reminder to President Obama and his advisers that the election remains primarily a referendum on his record and that their path to victory may lie less in trying to discredit Republican Mitt Romney and more in winning a battle of ideas with their Republican rival. The latest report — just 69,000 jobs were added last month — was far worse than forecasters had predicted and undermined the administration’s contention that the economy is truly on a path to recovery.
  • Anti-Job Lobbying Job Catching Up with Obama

    06/02/2012 4:29:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Ransom
    This is getting ridiculous. Now would be a really good time for Obama to re-think the Keystone Pipeline. And Dodd-Frank. And Obamacare. And ANYTHING the EPA  rules against outside of its own cafeteria. Maybe lobbying and regulating against measures that would create jobs isn’t the right message a presidential reelection aspirant wants to project to the American people. It occurs to me that maybe- I’m reaching here- the American people value the… um… jobs that would come along with the pipeline. About 200,000-300,000 jobs would be created by the $7 billion pipeline project according to various estimate, including the estimates from Trans...
  • A Grim Jobs Report for America

    06/02/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    You would think $1 trillion in spending stimulus and $2.5 trillion of Fed pump-priming would produce an economy a whole lot stronger than 1.9 percent GDP, which was the revised first-quarter number. And you’d think all that government spending would deliver a whole lot more jobs than 69,000 in May. But it hasn’t happened. The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It’s the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that frankly, at 2 percent growth, we’re back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in...
  • Is ObamaCare Slowing the Economy?

    06/02/2012 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 2, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Everyone knows that ObamaCare will discourage employment. Everyone who stops and thinks that is. Yesterday's job report was genuinely awful. Here is a congressional hearing on why ObamaCare is making things worse. By mandating that employers buy expensive health insurance for their employees, the new health reform law will raise the cost of labor and make it more expensive than otherwise to hire new workers. Plus, the law forces employees to have this expensive fringe benefit, even if they would prefer a less costly health plan in exchange for higher wages. To make matters worse, the health plan that employers...
  • After bad jobs report, Obama parties with radicals

    06/01/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    After bad jobs report, Obama parties with radicals 11:14 AM 06/01/2012 On the heels of a depressing jobs report, Barack Obama is raising $5 million at fundraisers in Chicago this Friday – including one co-hosted by Marilyn Katz. So who is Marilyn Katz? According to the New York Times, she’s the person who gave Obama “entry into another activist network: the foot soldiers of the white student and black power movements that helped define Chicago in the 1960s. As a leader of Students for a Democratic Society then, Ms. Katz organized Vietnam War protests, throwing nails in the street to...
  • U.S. stocks erase most of 2012 gains after jobs report

    06/01/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    U.S. stocks erase most of 2012 gains after jobs report ReutersReuters – 42 minutes ago By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks erased most of the year's gains on Friday after a much weaker-than-expected jobs report added to fears about a global economic slowdown. The Dow industrials turned negative for the year and the S&P 500 was on track to close at its lowest since early January. The benchmark traded below its 200-day average for the first time in 2012. The Labor Department said employers created a net 69,000 jobs last month, the weakest in a year and...
  • Poll: Obama-Romney race tied; Obama supporters more energized (CNN to 0bama's rescue! 52% approval)

    06/02/2012 3:30:03 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 72 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 6-1-12 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) - The race for the White House remains very close, according to a new national poll, partly because neither President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney have a clear advantage on issue number one - the economy. A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday also indicates that Obama supporters are more energized right now than those backing Romney. According to the poll, 49% of registered voters say that if the November election were held today, they would vote for Obama, while 46% say they would cast a ballot for Romney, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee. The president's three...
  • Romney Surrogate SUNUNU DESTROYS Trump-Obsessed SOLEDAD O'BRIEN

    06/02/2012 2:22:15 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 30 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Nolte
    Soledad O'Brien and CNN beclowning themselves... is hardly news. What's news..., is Romney surrogate John Sununu aggressively pushing back against [them] for carrying/enabling Obama campaign's talking points. It's a thing of beauty... If this is going to be Team Romney's approach to the hostile media, it will pay big dividends.... ...Sununu hits a rhetorical grand slam by controlling the conversation and methodically taking it to where it needs to go: economic policy.Sununu also manages to do this without ever appearing angry or defensive. He's aggressive, respectful, on offense (and therefore not complaining), and perfectly prepared for what's coming. Bringing...
  • Honolulu PRIDE Parade

    06/01/2012 11:57:56 PM PDT · by Kenika · 5 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, 1 Jun 13 | Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:3
    Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2012 For the first time in the history of the Hono­lulu Pride Parade, a gay military color guard will lead the procession through the streets of Waikiki now that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed. Active-duty service members who are also part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will march Saturday, carrying the flags of the different branches of service. Login for more...
  • Video: 'Birther' gets visit from Secret Service

    06/01/2012 10:10:33 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    WND ^ | June 1, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    A Texas man and skeptic of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president has posted a video on YouTube revealing two investigators, reportedly from the Secret Service, questioning him at his home. Rudy Davis, known also as “LoneStar1776″ on, posted video of the inquiry the day after he had uploaded another video in which he suggested Obama, after being convicted of treason for usurping the highest office the land, be executed for his crime. When two men in dark suits showed up at his door the next day, Davis told them, “I think I know why you guys are...
  • Trump: Media are biggest threat to Romney's presidential campaign

    06/01/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Junw 1, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    Speaking at the North Carolina GOP Convention, Trump praised Romney for his business experience and promise to stand up against China and fight for American economic interests. But the business mogul also focused a portion of his speech on his questions about where President Obama was born. It is the reason why on Tuesday, when Romney earned the 1,144 delegates necessary to secure his party's nomination, much of the news cycle was devoted to his decision to appear with Trump at a fundraiser that day. A desire by the media to protect Obama is the reason Trump told the more...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Bill Clinton Basically Endorses Mitt Romney

    06/01/2012 9:36:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies ^ | June 01, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: First it was Cory Booker, who said that Obama's attacks on Romney and Bain Capital he didn't like. They were nauseating. This kind of politics he doesn't like. Then Fast Eddie Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, echoed Cory Booker, ripping into Obama for attacking Romney and Bain. And Lanny Davis, Mr. Bill Clinton defender, goes on TV and totally rips Obama for the campaign of blaming Romney and Bain Capital. And the latest, Deval Patrick, governor Massachusetts; the latest is now Bill Clinton. And you may not have heard this 'cause it was on CNN last night...
  • Obama Returns to Chicago Home to Sleep, Cook, ‘Putter in My Backyard’

    06/01/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1 Jun 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    CHICAGO — President Obama is back in his adopted hometown tonight for three campaign fundraisers and an overnight stay (sans family) in his private home on the city’s South Side. “It’s good to be back home. I’m sleeping in my bed tonight. I’m going to go to my kitchen and might cook something. Putter in my backyard,” Obama joked before a crowd of 350 donors at the Chicago Cultural Center. “The White House is nice, but I’m just leasing.” Obama said he wants to extend that lease for another four years, and argued that voters in November will need to...
  • Connecticut: $300,000 To Renovate Communist Party HQ

    06/01/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2012 | Dan Riehl
    The state debt clock for Connecticut indicates that 10% of the state's population currently receives food stamps. Broken down by citizen, every state resident is approximately $11,000 in debt due to government spending. Given the state's unemployment numbers, approximately 8%, combined with tax rates and breaks, we know not all of them will pay much, if anything, in taxes. Now, meet Joelle Fishman. She is head of the state communist party and is associated with other far leftist causes and organizations. Joelle Fishman chairs the Connecticut Communist Party USA. She is a Commissioner on the City of New Haven Peace...
  • Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument

    06/01/2012 6:49:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth — and the president's political prospects, too. The economy, Obama conceded Friday, "is not growing as fast as we want it to."
  • WH on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight,” you know

    06/01/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone want to try defining “overnight” for me, just so that we have a rule of thumb going forward? On Inauguration Day, I would have accepted “2009″ or even “his first two years in office” as plausible answers. Instead, five months out from election day, somehow dawn still has yet to break. His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term. What do you do when America’s just taken an economic gut punch, with a...
  • Obama pal Eric Whitaker: No, I didn’t bribe Rev. Wright not to preach in 2008

    06/01/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I figured Jake Tapper was our only hope of big media taking an interest in a story about a giant bribe allegedly being made on behalf of a now-sitting president to his uber-controversial former pastor. And sure enough, he has:
  • Obama: June is LGBT Pride Month (More perversion from the First Gay President...)

    06/01/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 6/1/12 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama has officially proclaimed June to be Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month in America, just as opponents of same-sex marriage in this Washington prepared to turn in signatures to force a referendum in November. The 44th President noted the nation’s past movements for civil rights and equal rights and emancipation, and said the LGBT’s fight for rights is a “proud chapter” in the tradition of challenging “unjust laws” and marching on Washington.
  • Obama: We'll Get Things Done When The Republican “Fever” Breaks

    06/01/2012 5:34:56 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 1, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    President Barack Obama says he'll fulfill his campaign promises once he wins, because Republicans won't be obsessed with beating him. President Barack Obama cited a Republican "fever" as the reason why he hasn't been able to make progress on deficit reduction or immigration reform at a Minneapolis fundraiser today. The remarks are one of Obama's sharpest Republican critiques — equating their recent activism with illness — and are sure to draw condemnation from the right. From the pool report: Most of the talk was standard campaign speech, but the president did say he hopes that Republicans will be more cooperative...
  • Obama returning to SF for (another!) fundraising sweep — 2 events here on Wednesday (6-6-12)

    06/01/2012 5:20:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 6/1/12 | Carla Marinucci
    On a non-stop fundraising roll, President Barack Obama is making his 16th trip to California next week, hitting two San Francisco campaign events on Wednesday to pick up more cash. He’ll star at a luncheon at the fabulous Julia Morgan Ballroom in Clint Reilly’s historic Merchants Exchange building on California Street — site of a Michelle Obama fundraiser last year. The San Francisco events come just two weeks after his last Bay Area fundraising trip which included three Bay Area events — a Redwood City Fox Theatre appearance and an Atherton fundraiser at the home of Doug Goldman on May...
  • This one-minute video needs to go viral on the Internet (Vanity)

    06/01/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 7 replies
    This one minute ad needs to go viral on the internet (E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Clinton sticks another fork in Obama’s Bain strategy, says Romney had ‘sterling’ business career

    06/01/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 1, 2012 | Aaron Blake
    The shelf life of President Obama’s Bain Capital strategy appears to be rapidly shrinking. Less than two weeks after Newark Mayor Cory Booker caused the Obama campaign plenty of heartburn by calling on it to “stop attacking private equity ,” the biggest name in Democratic politics (outside of Obama) has lodged his own torpedo. Bill Clinton, in an appearance on CNN last night, said that Mitt Romney has a “sterling business career” and that the campaign shouldn’t be about what kind of work Romney did. (VIDEO AT LINK) “I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we...
  • What Would Putin Do?

    06/01/2012 4:50:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A follow up to "Is There Really Any Doubt About How Our Enemies Would Vote?"...
  • Canada quits UN agency over monster Mugabe appointment, Obama admin silent

    06/01/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/1/2012 | Pamela Geller
    Remember when America was the world leader? Remember when it was America who would not sit idly by when outrageous evils were sanctioned by the collective negation of humanity (the UN)? Mugabe How low America has sunk under the fraud. Even the pathologically leftist NY Times has said that Mugabe should be tried for war crimes. And this just last week: President Robert Mugabe and his henchmen are accused of crimes against humanity, a British newspaper reported on Saturday, for among other things, "slowly hacking off the limbs and pulling out the teeth with pliers of his opposition's supporters. He...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Over The Right By Confronting Obama (Rush: Not the McCain Campaign)

    06/01/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | June 1, 2012 | Mickey Coppins
    After a day spent waging bi-coastal combat with the Obama campaign, Mitt Romney's team in Boston earned the highest compliment Rush Limbaugh has ever paid them Thursday afternoon: "I'm telling you," he said. "This is not the McCain campaign." Once-skeptical conservatives knew exactly what he meant. In the eyes of many on the right, John McCain's 2008 presidential bid was a disaster not because he lost, but because he refused to fight. Conservatives believe McCain bought into a liberal media narrative that personal attacks on Barack Obama were unseemly and even racist. The conservative caricature of Candidate McCain that emerged...
  • Campaign Holds 'Obama Shabbat' Across Washington, D.C.

    06/01/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/1/12 | Daniel Halper
    The president is out of town tonight, spending the night alone at his home in Chicago after a day filled with six fundraisers. But his campaign in Washington, D.C. continues. An events list found at reveals that eight "Obama Shabbat" dinners will be held this evening, here in Washington, to observe the Jewish sabbath and to "organize our community to help reelect President Barack Obama." The Jewish sabbath is observed from sundown Friday evening to sundown Saturday night. The descriptions for the dinners are formulaic, sounding mostly the same. "On Friday, June 1st Jewish Americans across the District of...
  • Panicky Ed Schultz Predicts: If Romney Wins, There'll 'Never Be a Democratic President Again'

    06/01/2012 2:26:05 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/31/2012 | Jack Coleman
    In a related development, the Republican National Committee is extending heartfelt thanks to Ed Schultz for his help with their get-out-the-vote efforts. Further confirmation that the June 5 recall election in Wisconsin has liberals more spooked than usual was provided yesterday courtesy of radio host and MSNBC flamethrower Ed Schultz.Departing from trademark bluster, Schultz warned that victory for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could foreshadow President Obama's defeat in the fall -- and a permanent GOP lock on the presidency