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Senate GOPs to Obama: Put Brakes
on Cybersecurity Executive Order
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:12:59 PM     Post Reply
A group of Republican senators today urged President Obama to work with Congress on cybersecurity legislation instead of ramming the languishing bill through by executive order. Democrats urged Obama last month to quickly issue an order to put into effect the legislation killed by a GOP filibuster in August. John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) in a letter last month that “following congressional inaction, the President is determined to use existing executive branch authorities to protect our nation against

Exclusive: In heated ’07 speech, Obama
lavishes praise on Wright, says feds
‘don’t care’ about New Orleans [Video]
Daily Caller, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 10/2/2012 9:02:20 PM     Post Reply
In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government

Caminata In Caracas
Human Events, by John R. Thomson and Norman Pino De Lion     Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/2/2012 8:37:01 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS – Sunday marked the culmination of Henrique Capriles Radonski´s surprisingly successful insurgent campaign to oust autocrat Hugo Chavez from the presidency of Venezuela. With a week to go before voting next Sunday, October 7, Spanish newspaper ABC estimated more one million Capriles supporters staged a caminata, walking eight miles, or in many cases further, to hear their candidate make a rousing 35 minute speech in the country’s capital city. The day was picture-perfect for a political demonstration: 75 degrees; bright, nearly cloudless skies; virtually no traffic.

  


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Drudge Teases ‘Campaign
Drama’ Tape to Drop Tonight
(Update: Is This the Video?)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 8:27:26 PM     Post Reply
I’m sure you’ve seen the tease that Drudge has up on his front page by now. CAMPAIGN DRAMA: VIDEO MADE 6 YEARS AGO SURFACES ON EVE OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE... DEVELOPING TONIGHT... He’s added some extra teasing in his tweets. Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions! And Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate… MORE I was thinking that this would turn out to be a hit on Romney, until that tweet about the internal debate at a network. What network

Obama, Romney Tied
Among Likely Voters
National Journal, by Shane Goldmacher    Original Article
Posted By: Bubbasuncle- 10/2/2012 8:26:49 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The survey showed that voters remain resistant to either Obama or Romney holding full control of the federal government. Obama and Romney each pulled in 47 percent support in the poll among likely voters. It is among the narrowest margins of several presidential surveys published ahead of the debate this week. Other polls have shown the president with a slim lead. In this survey, while the race

The Most Controversial Quotes from
Obama’s Hampton University Speech
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 8:22:10 PM     Post Reply
Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there – at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago – that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for

Push calls in Ohio ask 'How can
you support a 'Mormon' who
does not believe in Jesus Christ?'
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 8:18:14 PM     Post Reply
It's from a group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" and it highlights one of the major strategies of the Obama campaign; make Romney's Mormonism an issue.US News: On Wednesday Hudson also revealed that a group calling itself Catholics for Obama had been making push poll phone calls in support of the president's re-election bid. Among the questions being asked, he said, was "How can you support a 'Mormon' who does not believe in Jesus Christ?"

  


  

Time's Mark Halperin melts down
over Drudge's Obama video tease
Breitbart's Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 10/2/2012 8:12:17 PM     Post Reply
There's nothing more entertaining than watching in real-time as an elite member of the corrupt media completely loses his cool over something he has no control over. And more importantly, something that might derail all the wicked work he's done to drag a failed president over the reelection finish line. Mark Halperin one of the leaders of what he calls "The Gang of 500" -- or those who control the media. He's the guy who yucks it up with Joe Scarborough every morning and who sits on political stories so he can later release them in books like "Game Change"

Why the Great Barrier Reef could
lose almost all its coral
in the next decade
Reuters, by David Fogarty    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 8:02:41 PM     Post Reply
Singapore - The world’s largest coral reef — under threat from Australia’s surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish — is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 per cent in the next decade, a study shows. (Snip) Globally, reefs are being assailed by myriad threats, particularly rising sea temperatures, increased ocean acidity and more powerful storms, but the threat to the Great Barrier Reef is even more pronounced, the AIMS study published on Tuesday found. “In terms of geographic scale and the extent of the decline, it is unprecedented anywhere

India, Pak trapped in war of
words over Kashmir at UN
Times News Network [India], by Indrani Bagchi    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:59:01 PM     Post Reply
New Delhi - India and Pakistan engaged in an ugly war of words at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, underscoring how the two countries remain trapped in their rhetoric on Jammu & Kashmir. It all started when foreign minister S M Krishna added an extra paragraph to his UN speech during the general debate on Monday, joining issue with Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari's contention that Jammu & Kashmir was a sign of UN "failure". (Snip) The high-voltage exchange between India and Pakistan at UNGA was in sharp contrast to the reconciliatory tone of foreign minister S M

Why We Are So
Rude Online
Wall Street Journal, by Elizabeth Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2012 7:51:24 PM     Post Reply
Jennifer Bristol recently lost one of her oldest friends—thanks to a Facebook fight about pit bulls. The trouble started when she posted a newspaper article asserting that pit bulls were the most dangerous type of dog in New York City last year. "Please share thoughts… 833 incidents with pitties," wrote Ms. Bristol, a 40-year-old publicist and animal-welfare advocate in Manhattan. (Snip)Then a childhood pal of Ms. Bristol piped up with this: "Take it from an ER doctor… In 15 years of doing this I have yet to see a golden retriever bite that had to go to the operating room or

  


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Bangladesh police arrest 300 for
attacks on Buddhist temples
Press Trust of India, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:47:09 PM     Post Reply
Dhaka - Nearly 300 people have been arrested in Bangladesh for their suspected involvement in attacks on 11 Buddhist temples over an anti-Islam post on Facebook, sparking worst violence against the minority community in the Muslim majority country. "Thirteen cases were lodges naming 1,000 people and we arrested so far some 300 people, 73 of them in the past 24 hours as manhunt is underway for the suspects," additional police superintendent Babul Akhtar told PTI. During the attacks on Saturday night, a mob torched 11 Buddhist temples, damaged two others and ransacked at least 30 homes of Buddhist at southeastern

Popcorn recalled due to possible
Listeria contamination
CNN, by Jacque Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:42:59 PM     Post Reply
Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that is pathogenic –- meaning that it is infectious to humans, causing the illness listeriosis. It is most dangerous to young children, the elderly, people with a weakened immune system and pregnant women. Listeria can cause a high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The recalled popcorn bags were distributed after August 8 and have "best by" dates of February 4, 2013 to March 12,

Tunis judge questions raped
woman over indecency claims
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:40:38 PM     Post Reply
A young woman allegedly raped by two policemen has been questioned by a magistrate in Tunis who will decide whether she is to be charged with indecency, in a case that has sparked outrage. The woman arrived at the court wearing sunglasses and a black scarf, alongside her fiance, who faces the same accusation (Snip) The 27-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped on September 3, and her fiance are under investigation for "indecency"; a crime that carries a possible jail sentence of up to six months. The alleged rapists say they took the couple by surprise in an "immoral position"

Senate candidates Cruz,
Sadler in tonight's Belo Debate
WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX], by Brad Watson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2012 7:34:39 PM     Post Reply
Texas voters are joining those around the nation who are focusing on Wednesday's first presidential debate in Denver. But first, there's another debate that could greatly impact Texans. It is the first showdown between U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz. For Sadler, the underdog Democrat not widely known in the state, it could be his best chance to catch a break. As Sadler drives from town to town to see voters, he's short on funds but long on determination. And he says that personal drive extends to the first debate with Cruz.

  


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Activist worries Obama will
pardon Marxist terror leader
responsible for father’s murder
Daily Caller, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/2/2012 7:22:52 PM     Post Reply
Whether or not Barack Obama wins re-election in November, Joe Connor is afraid the president may release his father’s killer from prison. Puerto Rican separatist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera’s group, the Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation (FALN), killed Joe’s dad Frank Connor 37 years ago during a deadly bombing spree that stretched from the 1970s to the early ’80s. The terrorist group bombed New York City’s historic Fraunces Tavern on Jan. 25, 1975, killing 33-year-old Frank Connor. Connor, the co-author of “The New Founders: What Would George Washington Think of The United States

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama maintains lead,
but Romney within striking distance
NBC News, by Mark Murray    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:06:38 PM     Post Reply
On the eve of the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama maintains his national lead over Mitt Romney, but the Republican nominee is well within striking distance, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama edges Romney by three points among likely voters, 49 percent to 46 percent, which is within the survey’s margin of error. Obama’s lead was five points, 50 percent to 45 percent, in the NBC/WSJ poll released two weeks ago, following the political conventions. But among a wider pool of registered voters, the president is ahead of Romney by seven points, 51 percent to

Media Sends Dangerous
Message Giving Obama Pass
On Libya Cover Up
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/2/2012 7:06:15 PM     Post Reply
While much of the media has done a pretty good job of covering the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, including the fact that the White House lacks credibility with respect to a week-long narrative that blamed the attack on a YouTube video, nothing we've seen thus far from the media indicates that Obama will be made to pay a political price for a week of lies told by this administration. And this is a purely political and partisan choice the media's making … and a dangerous one. As we've seen with Mitt Romney, when properly motivated,

TMI! Michelle Obama reveals
MORE toe-curling details of
first kiss with Barack . . .
but is it just a cheap
bid to win over voters?
Daily Mail (UK), by Hugo Gye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/2/2012 6:59:44 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama has spoken out about her fist kiss with her husband Barack - but it is not the first time the couple has opened up about their courtship. The President and the First Lady have repeatedly used talk-show and magazine interviews to tell the story of how they first got together in 1989. And the Obamas seem to have become even keener to shine light on their personal life this year in the run-up to November's presidential election. Scroll down for video

Lawmakers claim administration
opening door to Gitmo transfer
with Illinois prison buy
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/2/2012 6:51:28 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration plans to buy an Illinois prison that at one point was considered for housing Guantanamo prisoners -- with Republican lawmakers now claiming the purchase would open the door for ultimately carrying out the Guantanamo transfer. Administration officials, though, denied that they were looking for a new home for Guantanamo inmates. They insisted the decision to buy Thomson Correctional Center, an under-used state prison 150 miles west of Chicago, was a move to alleviate overcrowding and create jobs in the process. "This is about public safety and 50 percent overcrowding in high-security prisons," one Justice Department official said.

  



Romney floats $17K limit
on tax deductions
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink & Peter Schroeder    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 6:50:41 PM     Post Reply
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney floated a $17,000 cap on tax deductions, a proposal that could reconcile his pledge to lower tax rates with his promise to make the plan deficit-neutral. Limiting individual tax deductions could also hit the rich more than the middle class, which could help Romney ensure his plan lowers the effective tax burden on the middle class even as it could raise the tax burden on the wealthy. Romney has been under criticism from the Obama campaign for offering policies they say would benefit the rich and hurt the middle class. Romney floated the idea the

Obama aides mum on
Libya security complaints
USA Today, by David Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/2/2012 6:48:26 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is saying little about new claims that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for more security before the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. "I'm not going to get into a situation under review by the State Department and the FBI," said White House spokesman Jay Carney. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will respond to a letter from two Republican House members citing requests for more security in the months ahead of the attack.

Romney seeks extended
deadline for overseas voters
Associated Press, by Steve Peoples & Lisa Rathke    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 6:46:56 PM     Post Reply
Madison, Wis. - Working to broaden his popularity among military veterans, Republican Mitt Romney's campaign has sent letters to election officials in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Vermont demanding that the deadline for receiving ballots from military and overseas voters be extended. The letters sent in recent days on Romney's behalf by former U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi charge that election officials in the states missed the Sept. 22 deadline for mailing some ballots to overseas and military voters. A fourth letter was to be sent Tuesday to Michigan officials, according to Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams.

From Radical to Right-Wing:
The Legacy of Eugene Genovese
The New Republic, by Steven Hahn    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 10/2/2012 6:45:42 PM     Post Reply
Eugene D. Genovese, who died on September 26 at the age of 82, arrived at the University of Rochester in 1969 amid a swirl of controversy. Several years earlier, while on the faculty of Rutgers University, he had ignited a political firestorm when he publicly welcomed a Vietcong victory in the Vietnam War. Some New Jersey officials, including a Republican candidate for governor, called for his dismissal and even Richard Nixon denounced him.

US importing welfare cases?
Just .068 percent of visa
applications denied due to
dependency risk in FY 2011
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 6:22:23 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Homeland Security missed their second deadline to explain the apparent dilution of immigration law barring those seeking entry to the United States from becoming “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence,” or a so-called public charge, to four GOP senators on Monday. The ranking Republicans on the Senate Finance, Agriculture, Budget, and Judiciary Committees have been pushing DHS and the Department of State since early August for an explanation as to why reliance on only two of the nearly 80 federal welfare programs in America (Supplemental Social Security Income and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) constitute a

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