Several big-name fundraisers stepped forward late in President Obama´s reelection campaign, new campaign records show. The Obama-Biden campaign released an updated list of bundlers from the fourth quarter of the 2012 campaign on Saturday. Those bundlers – which the campaign refers to as voluntary fundraisers – are able to collect large sums from other donors. Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith landed on the list, having hosted a fundraiser at their Los Angeles home, in the $500,000-and-above category. Filmmaker Tyler Perry is also billed in the top category.
London, England - A new wealth tax is being proposed by the leftist wing (The Liberal Democrats) of our coalition government that will come with unprecedented powers to enter our homes and root through our personal possessions to value rings, necklaces, paintings and furniture, anything that might raise more taxes. If we refuse to be inspected or get our own valuations wrong, we would be facing fines, maybe even a jail sentence. This brainchild was conceived by the Lib Dems for their next election manifesto and is part of a series of measures planned to tax the better off.
Denver - A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol. A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign. “They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd. Brophy says if Democrats succeed in passing a bill limiting large capacity magazines in Colorado, they’ll outlaw the most popular selling firearm for hunting.
The Superintendent of Capitol tried to assure staff on Friday that employees will not receive a cut in pay as a result of sequestration, despite President Barack Obama’s claims to the contrary. In a news conference earlier in the day, Obama warned that starting on Saturday “the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol” and “the janitors, the security guards” would face a pay cut. But in a letter to supervisors and building staff, obtained by POLITICO, superintendent Carlos Elias said “the current sequestration plan does NOT include ‘Reductions in Force’ or Furloughs.
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Treasury Department for records pertaining to the department’s decision to grant a Chinese government-backed company access to oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico, a move that will benefit Obama donors. The Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) reached a “definitive agreement” with Nexen, Inc., a Canadian energy company, announced on July 23, 2012, to buy all of the company’s outstanding public shares. Nexen has holdings in the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, giving the Chinese government access to millions of barrels of
ORANGE GROVE - The Blue Angels Air Show is a big thing here in South Texas and today locals got to explore "Fat Albert," named after the cartoon, up close and personal. the sound and sight of a Blue Angels airplane is majestic to many. Our tour of the Blue Angel´s C-130 came before word from NBC News that U-S Navy is expected to announce the cancellation of the Blue Angels air shows for April 2013 due to sequester cuts. The cancelation includes the NAS Corpus Christi show.(Snip) "That sound, that noise that you hear is the sound that
SEFFNER, Fla.- Florida rescue personnel on Saturday searched for a man who disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his whole bedroom while he was asleep in his suburban Tampa home. Jeff Bush, 36, who is presumed dead, was in bed when the other five members of the household who were getting ready for bed on Thursday night heard a loud crash and Jeff screaming.Jeff´s brother, 35-year-old Jeremy Bush, jumped into the hole and furiously kept digging to find his brother. Jeremy himself had to be rescued from the sinkhole by the first responder to the emergency call,
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Instead of making a move, Tiger Woods was stuck in neutral Saturday at the Honda Classic. Woods never found his tee shot that plugged into the bank below the par-3 17th green and eventually made double bogey. That ruined a good start and sent him to a third straight round of even-par 70 that left him in the middle of the pack. "If you play well, you can shoot about 5- or 6-under par, there´s no doubt," Woods said. "There are some accessible pins. The greens are perfectly smooth out there. They
Dr. Benjamin Carson revealed on Fox News´"Hannity" that before his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast he was instructed by an Obama official to “not offend the President” with his remarks. - (Video follows)
SAN FRANCISCO—Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday signaled that she currently has no plans to run for president in 2016, saying she will continue to stay involved in public service by lending her voice to the immigration debate and efforts to improve the education system in the United States. "I learned that running for office really wasn´t in my DNA when I helped [President] George W. Bush run in 1999. We´d go to maybe five campaign events in a day..and at the end of the day, he was raring to go and
There must be some fans of The Walking Dead at the White House and the DNC these days, because there are apparently some bad ideas which never die, no matter how many stakes you drive through them. One of these is the carbon tax, not so subtly invoked during the State of the Union address, and now making a comeback with some of the usual list of suspects in Congress. But this time it may be coming with a twist. You want your Keystone XL pipeline and all of the jobs, opportunity and energy advantages it offers?
It was a scene that held all the potential for a bloodbath. Two men chose to execute Courtney Jackson on Thursday night, in the middle of the Dudley Square bus station, in front of a bus loaded with ?passengers. That Brian Cooper and Jamel Bannister were captured within minutes after Jackson was shot is a testament to the fearlessness of Boston police officers Wilfredo Coriano, Dominic Columbo, Brian Holmes and Kevin Plunkett. What is more amazing is the fact that the only shot fired in the midst of this chaotic scene was the one that ended Courtney Jackson’s 26-year-old life.
The Democrat style of madcap tax-and-spend waste and fraud is nicely captured by the sad aftermath of this year’s big political convention, as reported by the Charlotte Observer: Duke Energy won’t be repaid the $10 million line of credit it guaranteed for Charlotte to host last year’s Democratic National Convention, the company confirmed Thursday. As the credit line came due, Duke made official what it had signaled to shareholders in an earnings report last November. Because Duke can claim the money as a business expense for tax purposes, shareholders will foot $6 million of the cost.
Theses days, little Kayden is eating like a champ, but a few weeks ago he was malnourished and fighting for his life. "I was scared out of my mind, I was scared out of my mind about his not getting enough," said Kayden´s mother, Cierra Kelley. "He was two days old when I took him to the hospital. He was only two days old, I didn´t know what was going on. So he went to see a lactation specialist at Piedmont health."The lactation specialist is just one of the services available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola charged that Republican establishment figure Karl Rove cares more about the Republican brand than Republican "core beliefs." "What Karl Rove and some of the establishment groups only care about is the brand," he said during an appearance on CBS´ "Face to Face." "They only care if someone´s a Republican or not. They don´t really care what their core beliefs are. I think voters actually care what their core beliefs are." Rove and Chocola are expected to butt heads in 2014 over a number of upcoming House and Senate races,
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has rejected the state of Alaska’s attempt to remove polar bears from the threatened species list. Friday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has major implications, because polar bears were the first species to be listed solely on the basis of threats to their survival from global warming. The D.C. appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling supporting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to put polar bears on the federal threatened list.
SEFFNER, Fla.- The effort to recover a Florida man´s body from a sinkhole that opened up beneath his bedroom resumed Saturday morning, officials said. Jeff Bush, 37, was in his bedroom Thursday night when the sinkhole opened up and trapped him underneath his house, CNN reported. Rescue workers left the site Friday night, saying the hole is still expanding and the house could collapse at any time. "Until we know where it´s safe to bring the equipment, we really are just handicapped and paralyzed, and can´t really do a whole lot more than sit and wait,"
In the soul-searching saga that has followed Mitt Romney’s defeat in November, some leading Republicans claim that to stave off political oblivion the GOP must wholeheartedly embrace comprehensive immigration reform including amnesty for those illegal aliens already in the country. This is wishful thinking, of course. According to various studies including a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report, pandering to Latino voters will not gain the Republican Party Hispanic-American votes. Latinos are particularly hard to win over to the Republican side because they tend to be
Are you typically lost when co-workers discuss current events around the water cooler? Do you have trouble figuring out the national debt or who that Ben Ghazi dude is, but you know what’s on Kim Kardashian’s grocery list? If you think you only deserve fun answers to all life’s questions … you’re right! This primer will help you look smart and morally superior in any political discussion. Just memorize these big words, explained in easy terms you already know from TMZ and The Daily Show: BIASED: If you have a weird friend who goes to church and her
In a late Friday afternoon email, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano notified staff that her chief of staff was leaving. "I extend my deepest appreciation to DHS Chief of Staff Noah Kroloff for his over four years of service to the Department of Homeland Security and his eight years of service to me while I served in Arizona as Governor and Attorney General. Noah has been a trusted advisor, a good friend, and a superb Chief of Staff to this department. Since January 2009, he has been instrumental in
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wis.) is hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Friday night in Boston. Brown is hosting the event alongside Ron Kaufman, formerly a senior adviser for Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee committeeman for Massachusetts, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker (R), according to Mike DuHaime, a senior adviser for Christie. The fundraiser is taking place at the home of Christopher and Jean Egan, according to The Boston Globe. Attendees are asked to donate a minimum of $3,800 according to the Globe.
Lobbying giant Patton Boggs has laid off 65 lawyers and staff, including 23 from its Washington, D.C. practice, according to multiple reports. The firm´s revenue and net profits had fallen between 2011 and 2012. Lobbying revenue declined five percent from $48.4 to $46 million, according to calculations by The Hill. The layoffs are an attempt to "align head count with revenue," managing partner Edward Newberry told the Wall Street Journal. "We´re trying to be very disciplined in managing expense and operations," Newberry said. The move responds to increasing market pressure and is expected
Rory McIlroy’s already bad ear just got worse Much worse. Golf’s boy wonder did the inexcusable on Friday, borrowing from the worst of John Daly’s sorry repertoire and quitting mid-round at the Honda Classic. After walking off PGA National, where he was defending champion, the world No. 1 gave reporters a less-than-satisfactory explanation for his early departure. “I can´t really say much, guys. I´m just in a bad place mentally,” he said. Of course, not many professional golfers would be in a good place, mentally or otherwise, after playing eight holes in seven strokes over par.