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Ben Carson for President
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/10/2013 10:12:30 AM

Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until "Downton Abbey," make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week. Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn´t look happy. You know something´s coming when Dr. Carson says, "It´s not my intention to offend anyone. But it´s hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."

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And he proceeded to lay into everything Obie holds near and dear. PC control of anything that sounds like dissent, penalizing the rich with unfair taxation, Obamacare (not by name), and on and on. All the while reminding "I don´t want to offend anyone." Obie appears to turn to stone.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/10/2013 10:18:52 AM     (No. 9168532)

A self-admitted difficult underachiever in school, Carson credits his mother for keeping at him and turning his life around. He is now the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and probably the most renowned in his field.

Do read the article (better yet, view the video - you´ll be glad you did). His words on the flat tax, which start with a Biblical reference to tithing, are terrific. He is incredibly eloquent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 2/10/2013 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9168535)

I´ve known and read about Dr. Carson for many years. He is a great and good man. Comparing him to Obama leaves Obama far, far behind. Dr. Carson´s story is the story they´d like you to believe is Obamas. It isn´t. Dr. Carson´s story is true and real and amazing. This is the man all of our young black people should be looking up to and admiring and aiming for. Not Jay-Z and Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock....yuk.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/10/2013 10:30:28 AM     (No. 9168552)

Get ready for the flying monkey assault on this fine man. He´s about to get Tebow-Palin-Borked. I can hear the wheels grinding on both coasts. Conservatism must NEVER be allowed to appear and sound obvious,pleasant,fashionable and never ever...attractive. This will not stand.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/10/2013 10:37:18 AM     (No. 9168565)

I´d vote for him. A few years back I watched him give a virtual tour of a downtown area. On his tour he pointed out everything that had been invented by an African-American. It was an incredible list. Obama would have said you didn´t invent that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cousair, 2/10/2013 10:37:19 AM     (No. 9168566)

I heard Dr. Carson´s speech and watched him as he spoke with the President sitting right. There was an obvious devide of good and evil there...in the man speaking, and the other. Dr. Carson should be heard by everyone. He brought God into the mix with our country and founding fathers!! What novel approach!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/10/2013 10:41:37 AM     (No. 9168571)

I would vote for him, just to see him apply his scalpel to the budget.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/10/2013 10:43:13 AM     (No. 9168574)

On TV this AM, Doctor Carson, said we now have a fourth branch of government, the "Special Interest Branch". The good Doctor makes a lot of sense but how many will listen and act.......

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gator, 2/10/2013 10:44:14 AM     (No. 9168579)

He would be an excellent candidate for President of the new Free States of America, hopefully coming soon.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pros7767, 2/10/2013 10:54:47 AM     (No. 9168593)

I had heard a great deal about this speech but had not watched it until now. All I can say is "WOW".

I would vote for him in a heartbeat. He needs to do a speaking tour at every inner city school in the country. He is amazing!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/10/2013 10:58:25 AM     (No. 9168596)

I, too, have known of Dr. Carson for many years. We have several copies of "Gifted Hands" in our school library and urge the students to read it. As a matter of fact I have it displayed right now for Black History Month. If you like Dr. Carson´s book try reading "We Beat the Streets" by Sharon Draper. Similar story about three young black men. Two become doctors and one becomes a dentist. Well, back to the subject at hand. I would vote for Dr. Carson in a heartbeat. Let´s see Dr. Carson or President Skeeter? No choice. Loved the look on Skeeter´s face. He was most assuredly thinking bad thoughts about Dr. Carson. Oh, and by the way, no one has the right to go through life believing they should never be offended. Affirmative action, self esteem and PC silliness is ruining this country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 2/10/2013 11:14:42 AM     (No. 9168622)

The left are bringing out the scalpels to use against Dr. Carson now as they cannot let a conservative, black man speak this way as it is bad for their propaganda. Anyone they perceive as a threat, has to be taken down.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calico Al, 2/10/2013 11:16:12 AM     (No. 9168624)

Gloria Allred is searching her list of floozies,as we type,for candidate to bring the good doctor down.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/10/2013 11:20:10 AM     (No. 9168631)

If the blacks in America are to be saved from modern liberalism we must have a conservative black president....and soon. While we all may be doomed by 2016 we surely cannot survive if Hillsry follows Barry. And certainly not if we can´t sweep away the Republican establishment.

I don´t know much about Carson but what I heard in his speech was most comforting.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/10/2013 11:58:23 AM     (No. 9168683)

My biggest disappointment in this speech was the cameraman. While it was fun to watch Barky squirm , I would have enjoyed watching the Wookie. Toward the end of this wonderful speech, Skeeter was getting ready to give Dr Carson the Ryan/Hillary salute upside the nose but thought better of it.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: I want to be president, 2/10/2013 11:59:39 AM     (No. 9168685)

The tea party needs to put the good doctor Mr. Carson on the tour for President; with Alan West as Vice -President. I would bet that the country would love this. The democraps would be looking under every rock to find some way to destroy the man. We could also add Mr. Cain to be Treasury Secretary

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kono, 2/10/2013 12:04:36 PM     (No. 9168698)

Enjoyed the article. It´s pretty euphemistic to call the Communist thought police "the PC police"... but that´s about as frank and direct as anybody could dare to go without putting a drone target on his forehead.

A flat tax, like tithing, would be fair. But power, not fairness, is the real aim of confiscatory taxation systems.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/10/2013 12:19:54 PM     (No. 9168728)

If the Republicans had any smarts at all, they would write a bill, have Dr Carter edit it and agree to be the spokesperson. It must be no more than ten pages. It must repeal Obamacare and replace it with Carter´s approach. Call it "The Ben Carter Healthcare Reform Act".

Then, do the same for taxes.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: coyote56, 2/10/2013 12:25:29 PM     (No. 9168738)

I love Dr. Carson & his speech - what an answer to prayers! I prefer that he stay where he is & talk to young brainshed Americans as a conservative model for our Republic. I would like a Rubio/DeMint ticket cause both are strong Constitutional conservatives - Rubio can talk straight to young & old alike & DeMint even though quiet speaks truth very well that can be understood. Rubio would be strong with young students,Hispanic & the poor while DeMint will be strong with even some of the Rino elites as well as conservative Tea Party types. We are going to have candidates for 2014 & 2016 who can talk "plain language" & not a 3rd Party - if you go 3rd party you will lose!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susieq1, 2/10/2013 12:29:23 PM     (No. 9168745)

Wow, an honest God fearing man with common sense. Would vote for him for president, he is my hero.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: johngalt1, 2/10/2013 12:40:57 PM     (No. 9168756)

Watching Ben Carson speak at the Prayer Breakfast and seeing President Obama’s reaction was a great way to spend a half-hour on Sunday morning. Carson exudes goodness and hope. His anecdotes were humorous and relevant. His reasons for supporting the adoption of a flat tax and establishing a pre-tax personal health savings account for every American were apolitical and very compelling. We are fortunate to have men like Mr. Carson among us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/10/2013 1:06:39 PM     (No. 9168799)

Dr. Carson was on Hannity Friday night. During that segment - which was very good - Dr. Carson said he´d welcome the opportunity to debate anyone in the Obama adminstration about health care. Hannity will try to bring in economist Austin Goolsbee for an appearance with Dr. Carson next week. Stay tuned...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tocsin, 2/10/2013 1:36:42 PM     (No. 9168841)

The Obama drone program hit list grew by one Friday morning.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 2/10/2013 2:01:02 PM     (No. 9168874)

#3 hit the nail on the head. Pray for the Good Doctor, he will be taking a full frontal assault by the Libtards before he knows it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Penney, 2/10/2013 2:36:40 PM     (No. 9168919)

Dr. Carson is exactly the kind of leader America needs during these challenging times. ´´Ben Carson for President?´´ ...We would be enthusiastic about this possibility, should he decide to run.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/10/2013 2:48:40 PM     (No. 9168949)

Evangelical Christians have known of and followed this great man. He speaks in many churches. He has been on Christian TV programs for years. He makes no bones about being a devoted Christian first and foremost. I read a little article where his Mother was interviewed. Wow. She refuses a lot of accolades - she says All Glory to God for what she was able to do as a mother. She credits trusting God and obeying Him for EVERYTHING. She said any mother in any manner of dire poverty CAN do what she did. No, Dr. Carson is right. She has no sympathy for the victim mentality especially as its always conferred on single mothers now.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Kimistry, 2/10/2013 4:54:59 PM     (No. 9169093)

I just posted on my facebook that I found Dr. Carson´s National Prayer Breakfast speech inspiring and like him very much.

Waiting for the avalanche of "unfriendings" from professional associates & acquaintances.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/10/2013 5:23:42 PM     (No. 9169133)

To anyone "meeting" Dr. Carson for the first time... please treat yourself to the biographies of and books by the good Doctor. ALL of it is inspirational.

You will love his Mom.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ivehadit, 2/10/2013 5:40:25 PM     (No. 9169159)

Yes, yes, YES! PLEASE Dr. Carson, we need you to run for President! LOVED your speech at the prayer breakfast. Your power was on display...a real power not a mandated power!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/11/2013 9:03:02 AM     (No. 9169861)

Ben has my vote!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LZK, 2/11/2013 9:44:01 AM     (No. 9169938)

He´s a delightful man.....

How long will it be before the MSM wolves tear him apart and conjure up stories about his bullying some kid while in grade school....

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 2/11/2013 9:45:18 AM     (No. 9169945)

On-the-Job-Trainee Barack Hussein Obama, now in his fifth year – HIS FIFTH YEAR of OJT, was taken to the woodshed at last Thursday morning’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. Dr. Ben Carson was the one who took him there. Dr. Carson is known internationally for confronting challenges, accepting them and ultimately accomplishing them. Mr. Obama is known internationally for avoiding challenges, ducking them and ultimately shirking them.

With an incompetent OJT for a leader, we Americans are now facing four more disastrous years of living in Never-Never Land. God help us!


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Reply 32 - Posted by: maryc, 2/11/2013 9:55:47 AM     (No. 9169966)

The difference in having a mother who helped her son work to acheive what he was capable of through work and responsibility. While the other mother abdicated her own responsibility to her son. One is helping people and one is destroying a country.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: starboard, 2/11/2013 9:59:44 AM     (No. 9169975)

After seeing Dr. Carson on Hannity, I have no doubt he could slice and dice the press with very few words. I think he´s a breath of fresh air compared to the Cool Daddy we now have messing up this great nation. If I were Dr. Carson, I would say to the press, come on down.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Arby, 2/11/2013 10:10:04 AM     (No. 9169993)

The contrast between this person of true achievement and the empty suit sitting next to Senator Sessions was painfully obvious.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/11/2013 10:11:00 AM     (No. 9169994)

There is a movie out there "Gifted Hands"
worth watching on Netflix. It gives an idea of how hard this good man worked to get where he is.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 10:50:09 AM     (No. 9170072)

What an incredible man. He just draws you in when he speaks and has such a calming influence. Of course he´s the antithesis of what we now have in Washington, with the exception of a few. He´s on Laura Ingraham´s show right now and said that it´s obvious that there´s a groundswell from the people who want common sense and and for their politicians speak the truth. He was on Fox & Friends yesterday morning and he said when asked about running for president he said he was an Independent. The link is below. He will also be in Neil Cavuto´s show this afternoon.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2154473388001/straight-talk-speech-wins-rave-reviews

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/11/2013 11:35:03 AM     (No. 9170140)

I plead for all to take the time to watch the speech on youtube.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 2/11/2013 11:47:40 AM     (No. 9170163)

I was just wondering how he came to be speaking at the prayer breakfast. Did the powers that be just assume, because he was black and a doctor he would be endorsing o-bomb-a-care? How did he slip past the resident´s shield?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/11/2013 11:57:49 AM     (No. 9170174)

People ARE hungering for common sense and for political leaders to speak the truth. RNC, are you listening?

Watching Obama´s rude deportment regarding Dr. Carson was certainly an eyeful. The contrast was clear and unmistakable. The good doctor represented America, the real America with graciousness, wit, and brevity. It can be done easily when these are the speaker´s core values and beliefs.

If Dr. Carson can disect Obamacare in two paragraphs, why can´t Boehner or McConnell? Why didn´t Romney? The same can be said for taxes and the toxic PC. The answer for the GOP is to go simple. Craft policy solutions based on the Constitution and our God given liberties, and communicate them with confidence. However, I have little hope that the GOP will do so because I´ve seen little evidence that these are their core values and beliefs.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2013 11:58:10 AM     (No. 9170175)

Re #38, he was invited. This is not Obama´s party. Here is an excerpt about the National Prayer Breakfast - I didn´t know this before so happy to find and share:

The National Prayer Breakfast is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a conservative Christian organization more widely known as "The Family". Initially called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the name was changed in 1970 to the National Prayer Breakfast.

It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and build relationships.


More here, including the fact that the breakfast itself is just one in a series of events over several days:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Prayer_Breakfast

It appears that the change in name from the "Presidential Prayer Breakfast" to the "National Prayer Breakfast" was done for a good reason - to prevent misunderstandings about who was responsible for it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2013 11:59:33 AM     (No. 9170176)

PS. Bob Beckel, Candy Crowley, and their ilk are seriously uninformed about the National Prayer Breakfast and its purpose.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/11/2013 12:11:48 PM     (No. 9170192)

Dr. Carson´s mother was totally different from Stanley Anne. That right there is a huge takeaway when you compare this gentleman to the pRESIDENT.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: b4lucy, 2/11/2013 1:44:07 PM     (No. 9170374)

God All-mighty!!! Grab him by the collar....

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Penney, 2/11/2013 3:18:45 PM     (No. 9170585)

Voila! Character counts and the difference between the authentic and a counterfeit becomes apparent.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 2/11/2013 3:38:34 PM     (No. 9170618)

Isn´t it a tragedy that Ben Carson was not our first "Black" President, instead of Mr. Pretend-to-be black?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/11/2013 4:26:05 PM     (No. 9170723)

I´ve just got to say it again. Ben Carson is a man of great character, wisdom and grace - and the direct opposite in every way of that mean little man in the Oval Office.

I´m proud to say Dr. Carson is one of my heroes - and always will be. May his influence grow, and spread far and wide.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/11/2013 5:00:28 PM     (No. 9170797)

I just wrote a letter to the editor of my local rag here praising Dr. Ben and lampooning Barry Soetoro with a suggestion that everyone google Dr. Ben Carson and read about him, his upbringing, his mom, and his movie, Gifted Hands, starring Cuba Gooding and the editor e-mailed me back saying my letter was in process of being printed! Hear that, you low-info idiots? You´re about to learn something your ass-press enemedia and your fraud academia wont tell you...but I will!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 2/11/2013 7:11:26 PM     (No. 9170999)

I wish I could speak to EVERY black person in America. I would tell them to watch what the left is going to do to Dr. Carson. Then I would remind them of Herman Cain. And I would ask them to seriously consider who respects blacks more...the left, or the right.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/11/2013 8:44:25 PM     (No. 9171085)

I would not want to see Dr. Carson as President. Do you realize how many years of training it took to become a pediatric neurosurgeon? At least 12 years post-college. He´s doing what he should do. But he is an outstanding Concerned Citizen, speaking his (brilliant) mind. Thank you, Doctor!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2013 11:07:39 PM     (No. 9171230)

Re #49, he said today that he will retire from surgery in June. Continue to teach, but no longer operate.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
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If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives


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