Elvis Presley's daughter has been selling fish and chips from the back of a van in the sleepy English village where she lives. It is the latest example of Lisa Marie Presley, 44, and her guitarist husband, California native Michael Lockwood, embracing local life since moving to Rotherfield, in southeast England, two years ago. Her secret fish-and-chip gig delighted her friends, Kim and Justin Scales, who run the business. Kim Scales, who also runs alocal pub, the Kings Arms, said the singer could not wait to don an apron to serve people.
The office of the United States' top intelligence official appeared to take the blame Friday for the Obama administration's changing narrative on the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, saying administration officials who initially claimed the attack was spontaneous did so based on intelligence officials' guidance. The statement by Shawn Turner, spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, was put out late Friday -- (Snip) Turner's statement marked a complete reversal from the initial claims. "As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new
In Florida this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden reminded supporters that thanks to President Obama, they could now get colonoscopies without a co-pay. During his speech, Biden reminded the audience that some of their Republican friends would distort Obama’s record on Medicare. “Everyone knows, everyone in this room knows that President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare by the action he took,” Biden said. “You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination,
It has become the new battle cry for Republicans: All the polls showing Mitt Romney trailing by big margins are just wrong because pollsters are interviewing too many Democrats. Surveys showing President Barack Obama leading nationally by 5 to 7 points, and even more in swing states, have come under fire from the Romney campaign and conservatives who accuse polling companies of misjudging their data at best, (Snip) While pollsters say the Republicans are griping because they are losing, the kernel of the conservatives' complaints - that pollsters frequently survey more Democrats than Republicans - is true.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama sounded a battle cry at a Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner when she said protecting the right to vote is the nation’s most important civil rights issue. If that were true, that would mean there no credible civil rights concerns in the country. What Obama was talking about was the effort by Democrats to prevent the implementation of laws requiring voters to present a photo ID when casting their ballots. The common sense measure has the support of the overwhelming majority of Americans.
The U.S. intelligence community has revised its assessment of the deadly attack on the American consulate in Libya, saying it now believes it was a deliberate terrorist assault. In an unusual statement on Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence sought to explain how it has revised its view of the September 11 attack on the diplomatic post that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. (Snip) The statement represents the fullest accounting yet of the intelligence community's changed understanding of the attack, and suggests it is trying to distance itself from the political debate over whether the
At least a thousand Mitt Romney supporters flooded out of Melon Hall at the Valley Forge Military Academy feeling a sense of inspiration after hearing the Republican presidential nominee speak. “I think he squared away that he is going to be a good president,” Valley Forge Military Academy Cadet Robert Abrams said. “I enjoyed his speech a lot.” As the masses dispersed, people were overheard talking about Romney’s energy and the consensus that he would really make a push in Pennsylvania. “It was totally worth it,” one female supporter said of the event. “It makes you feel like
Baltimore - Referee Gene Steratore turned on his microphone to greet the captains of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens for the pre-game coin toss. "Good evening, men," Steratore said. "It's good to be back." The stadium erupted in a roar. (Snip) Everyone on all sides was happy to see the familiar faces they usually love to hate, and the welcome-back love began early. About an hour before kickoff, the officials walked on the field and heard cheers from the early arrivals. A few minutes later, Steratore was shaking hands with Browns coach Pat Shurmur near midfield and getting a
LOS ANGELES --George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard have all retired. Barack Obama is hiding under the covers unable to function until Valerie Jarrett pats him on the head and reminds him how special he is. That gives him the courage to spend time with Joy Behar and the rest of "The View" while Benjamin Netanyahu tried to prevent a global armageddon. Mr. Obama will not use the words "Radical Islam." This is moral abdication. Bibi is now the leader of the free world.
Belief among Americans that the Federal Reserve Board chairman has too much economic clout has softened a bit from previous years, but a plurality continues to feel the chairman of the independent agency is influenced in his decision making by the president. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 41% believe the chairman of the Federal Reserve has too much power over the economy. Six percent (6%) say the chairman does not have enough power, while 38% say the level is about right. Another 15% are undecided.
Young voters are tuning out the 2012 presidential campaign and fewer have registered to vote than four years ago, when young adults were a key element of Barack Obama’s coalition. But several factors could limit Mitt Romney’s ability to benefit from those trends, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The study found, for example, that the drop off in young-voter engagement in this year’s election has been even greater among those who plan to vote Republican than it is among Democrats. At the same time, moderate Republicans of all ages are less engaged.
One way of gaming out what is happening in this election is to compare George W. Bush’s approval rating in 2004 with Barack Obama’s approval rating now. So where are we? Well, Obama continues to track Bush, but is running just slightly behind him. So consider that a warning for overconfident liberals — or conservatives in premature despair. By this metric, Obama is on track to win, but just barely. The numbers, per Gallup.
President Obama accused Mitt Romney of shooting first and asking questions later when responding to violence unfolding in the Middle East. But a quick review of the timeline, and the White House's "evolving" explanation for the attacks on the Benghazi consulate are beginning to make it clear that Obama's the one who's guilty of speaking too soon. “Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Sept. 14. Secretary Clinton, during the transfer of remains ceremony the same day: "We’ve seen rage and violence directed
This breaking story comes straight from The Blaze. A clip from a recent Romney/Ryan rally has recently been played over and over at MSNBC highlighting what appears to be an embarrassing moment on the campaign trail for Governor Romney. Originally aired on Wednesday's "Morning Joe," the clip shows Paul Ryan introducing Romney as the MSNBC-added text appears on the screen proclaiming that the crowd is shouting "Ryan!" Romney gets the mic and asks the crowd to say "Romney/Ryan!" Joe Scarborough covers his face and grumbles out the words, "Sweet Jesus." Then the Blaze received a call from one of the rally attendees:
US Secretary of State Clinton on Friday pledged $45 million in new aid to the Syrian opposition and its allies, as they seek to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Clinton announced that the Obama administration would provide the political opposition with $15 million in non-lethal aid and $30 million in humanitarian support, according to the Associated Press. To date, the US has provided more than $130 million in humanitarian aid and $45 million in non-lethal aid, the AP noted. Clinton made the announcement at a meeting of the Friends of Syria.
The Obama campaign, according to the New York Times, has a very serious honesty problem. And, in a way, it’s Mitt Romney’s fault, they suggest. The old “Republicans made me do it” excuse is often trotted out in an election year. In 2008, when Obama put a stake through the heart of public financing—a cause liberals championed—by promising to use the system and then reneging on that promise when it became clear he would raise far more money than his Republican opponent, the Times bought the explanation that somehow it was the Republicans’ fault.
Mitt Romney continues to hold a seven-point lead in voter trust over President Obama when it comes to the economy, by far the number one voting issue. The candidates remain more closely divided in several other key issue areas, but voters are shifting toward Romney when it comes to national security. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Romney more when it comes to handling the economy. Forty-four percent (44%) trust the president more. (Snip) This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on September 25-26, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The
Many, many readers have asked for updates from my nicknamed sources from previous election cycles. Circumstances prevent communications with one of my regulars, but “Middle Cheese” — nicknamed such because he was ranked in between the “big cheeses” and the “little cheeses” of the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign – is able to reappear. Since that cycle, Middle Cheese has moved around to various positions in high-level GOP politics, and still talks to the “Big Cheeses” of the Romney campaign. His latest thoughts: Glad to be back at “The Kerry Spot,” as it was called in back in 2004
Wayne, Pa. - Mitt Romney returned to Pennsylvania today for the first time since July, holding a high-dollar fundraiser in Downtown Philadelphia and a rally here at the Valley Forge Military Academy; predicting at both he could mount an improbable victory in this politically divided state. “You know, I’ve got a little secret here," Romney told a rally crowd of a few hundred supporters. "That is that the Obama campaign thinks Pennsylvania is in their pocket -- they don’t need to worry about it. And you’re right, and they’re wrong. "We’re going to win Pennsylvania. We are going to take
Muse have revealed the extent to which US politicians and political pundits have attempted to appropriate their music. In an interview to be published in the Observer on Sunday, singer Matt Bellamy discusses Fox News presenter Glenn Beck's embrace of their 2009 album The Resistance and the use of their hit single Uprising in rightwing conspiracy videos on YouTube. "In the US the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward rightwing libertarianism," Bellamy said. Defining himself as "a left-leaning libertarian – more in the realm of Noam
It is axiomatic that if the federal government had realized five or six years ago that the technological advances in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing that have set off the current domestic oil and natural gas boom were coming, they surely would have done something to stop it. Now the greens and federal regulators are trying to play catch up: they can’t openly try to stop the boon of new domestic energy because its benefits (like cheap natural gas and 1 percent unemployment in North Dakota) are too evident,
The Israel Prime Minister shared his concerns about the Iranian nuclear threat with Mayor Bloomberg, hizzoner said. "He's very frustrated," Bloomberg said Friday, a day after hosting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Gracie Mansion. "A good analogy would be if a country very close to us said they were going to annihilate us and started building nuclear bombs,” Bloomberg said. “Can you imagine?" The mayor made news Thursday by taking the meeting with Netanyahu that President Obama said he was too busy to take.
I missed the Bloomberg poll in the recent avalanche of polling results, but The Cable didn’t — and for good reason. One month after Democrats bragged at their convention that they would pound Mitt Romney on foreign policy and national security, Barack Obama suddenly finds himself at a disadvantage on the issue of terrorism. That wasn’t the only decline Bloomberg measured, either:The foreign-policy results of the new Bloomberg National Poll haven’t gotten much attention yet, but the survey contains some bad news for the Obama campaign. According to the poll, Mitt Romney has a 48-42 advantage
Roseville, Mich. - Authorities drilled through concrete and removed wet soil samples in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975. There was no immediate sign of human remains, but test results could be ready by Monday, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. (Snip) Police detectives appeared two weeks ago and said they may need to search her yard for a dead body. "I laughed at them," Szpunar said Friday as the work began. "I looked at them and said, 'What? Do you think Jimmy Hoffa
Montreal - A pair of Quebec radio personalities known for prank phone calls are boasting of another victim — the Secretary General of the United Nations. Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel say they posed as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and were able to get Ban Ki-moon on the phone. The so-called Masked Avengers say the diplomat was rushed out of an important meeting to speak to them. They say Ban Ki-moon became confused when fake Harper complained he was too busy combing his hair with crazy glue. Harper’s spokesman tweeted about the prank — “well played.”
An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that no threat assessment was conducted before U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team began "taking up residence" at the Benghazi compound -- describing the security lapses as a "total failure." The claim comes more than two weeks after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in what is now being described officially as a terror attack possibly tied to Al Qaeda. The source told Fox News that there was no real security equipment installed in the villas on the compound except for a few video cameras.