Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America's top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made the difference between victory and defeat. 1. The Media’s Biased Gaffe Patrol Hammered Romney: The media unfairly jumped on inconsequential mistakes — or even invented controversies — from Romney and hyped them in to multi-day media “earthquakes.”
We have all known for years that the media was and is biased. Blaming the media for being biased is like blaming a tiger for being striped. The question isn't what to do "about: a biased media, the question is how to prevail "in-spite" of a biased media.
I will freely admit to being shocked at how overtly biased the media was this time around. And I wonder ...... now that Obama has been re-elected by a moronic majority, will the press now start doing its job. Now that Obama is safely re-elected, will they report actual job numbers, report on Benghazi, fast and furious, the small arms treaty etc etc etc. ???
Any and all charities: look elsewhere for contributions, not to me. You are getting all you need from your socialist government. Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get an Obamaphone! Why not? Everyone else has one! Four more years of not flying my flag because I am not a socialist. Why a compassionate God let this happen to this formerly wonderful country I will never understand. We are doomed. I cry for every one of you who have served or now serve our country. It was not to have a socialist for a president, I am sure. I know one thing. He is not MY president; never has been. I am sick, sick, sick.
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Mike PHX, 11/7/2012 1:09:45 AM (No. 8994860)
I, for one, will never be a part of this dumbasses's so called "Recovery".
It's not just the media, it's the schools, universities, professors, teachers, celebrities etc.
It's all the leftists who hate America. We'll be lucky to survive not just Obama but all the leftist traitors and scum that he puts into our government. Hell, they're already there. Will we have any military by the time this is over? We're now very vulnerable to foreign attack anywhere in the world. Obama will do nothing to defend us. This is just part of his, Soros and God knows who's else plan to destroy us from within and now very probably without.
There is more than enough blame to go around for this catastrophe, from the MSM to Christie, to the markets which seem to like QE, to the venal and evil politicians who indulge themselves like hogs at their feed.
Now, we will have to deal with the fallout. As #6 says, that will be ugly. Let us hope it is not literal fallout.
Chris Christie was a huge factor. Instead of crying all of the time about the media, Republicans need to work on getting their message out. Need to work on changing the brainwashing of tithe kids in the schools.
With a Romney concession, will there be any investigation into the fraud? Can the House do it since we know that Holder won't?
By the way, I see people telling everyone to become viciously political. Leave services providers that are Democrats for those who are Republicans. Make them suffer for their politics the way Republicans have. Alinsky. I'm not sure it's in my nature to do that, but it's pretty much all we've got left, it seems.
Congratulation to those of you who voted for Obama. By doing so, you have said its ok that Americans have been murdered and no one has paid for it, doesn't matter that he has borrowed us into a never-ending debt, doesn't matter that our taxes are being sent to foreign countries to aid terrorists, does not matter that so many companies went belly-up and hundreds lost their jobs....that's ok....you forgive him. You will one day look at each other and ask "What happened to America? And how did it happen? You have only to look in the mirror. There's blood on this presidents hands. How much more will there be?
What we have just learned: the reach and influence of the criminal enterprise known as the MSM is still vastly more powerful than that of any alternative media. We had better stop kidding ourselves otherwise.
The large information and media based operations mostly run out of NYC by liberal Democrat supporters made billions of dollars running ads given them by both campaigns. They are not about to retire, and will be back much more partisan when it is time for the run up to the next election.
Tomorrow, the local fishwrap is toast - no more of their lefty spin thank you. We shall not watch TV for anything other than Glenn Beck on ROKU, and dvds. The media deliberately choose to be untruthful - so let them talk to the trees.
It wasn't the media's fault. It was America's fault in turning away from God.
This country was founded on faith in our Lord. Our forefathers placed their destiny in God's Providential will.
Our amazing country has fallen from God's grace simply because we have turned our backs on God.
Many up here agree with me on this, and many are afraid to admit that what I said is true, but they do understand what I said.
This country was great for 200 years, but during its latter years it began to get full of itself and God was left out of the equation.
WWII found the majority of Americans on their knees praying forgiveness to God for not seeking Him. Now we sit on our butts and complain about what went wrong.
We went wrong. We glorify the TV, the talk show, some celebrity, some website, or some video game. We do not glorify God, and acknowledge Him.
Some of us here wrote that they spent the last few days praying. Or they spent the evening praying... Why do they think a couple of wayward prayers a couple of times every 4 years will have any impact?
They should have been on their knees ever since we all knew Obama was going to be our president 4 years ago. And even better if they did it long before then.
Get real people. WE are the guilty ones. Not the media or anyone else. Quit being victims and take responsibility.
Agree # 19. The party that rejected God at their convention won. I'm going to concentrate more on church and family as that is the way back. Sorry, don't know who said this....."We do believe in the separation of church and state. But we don't believe in the separation of faith from political life".
I too am done, and for all those who say there is a chance I wish I could agree. They have the schools, the media, and the courts. There is absolutely no way the house can do anything, especially with Bonehead as leader. As others have pointed out, we have a lawless regime running this country and an electorate that just want's free stuff. I really prayed that God would lead us through this nightmare, but sadly not enough people saw the light. In conclusion, I lay this whole disaster at the feet of the RNC, there were too many people left over from the McCain campaign running things. How is it that so many of us here on Lucianne knew that they needed to take the gloves off and fight the media in order to have a chance? But no, they played it safe and coasted home. I do not blame Romney but one name comes to mind, and that is Dan Senor. Like many others, I mourn the loose of our once great country, think of what is coming; card check, more czars, the end of coal and cheap electric, more regulation and let's not forget the full implantation of 0bamacare.
I find it hard to understand how anyone other than a dem can get elected with all the help the LSM gives them. However,two bright spots for me 1)Jeff Flake beat the O's hand picked, carpetbagging, lap dog and 2)we still have Sherrif Joe to give them h-e-double toothpicks. I know the O's win is very depressing but, really folks, we just can not give up. I can't, I have 19 grandchildrens futures to think about.
Josh Mandel, running for senator in Ohio, had an ad that said, if you want to change Washington, you have to change the people you send there. After last night, I realize the problem is not just the politicians, but rather it is the media who are controlling and manipulating the information a democracy needs to survive.
I expect one of the first executive orders from Hussein will be to make all illegals into citizens instantly. That way they will be able to start getting full benefits immediately and be ready to vote bigtime in 2014.
The gimme group isn't big enough to do this on their own. Who pushed it over? Women? None of this adds up. BHO lost voters from every group, unions, blacks, Jews, Catholics, business, evangelicals, etc. Romney had the crowds, the money, the debates, the McCain votes, the independents, the white males ... where did he get the votes? The media helped him but who voted for him?
Yes, it's hard to believe that with the wretched/poor performances of Obama, across the board, the media smokescreen could make that much difference. Just think what a short term memory all the pro Obama voters have, if they even knew of his misdeeds. Did Hurricane Sandy, Obama making a visit to the area, the bear hug etc, at the LAST MINUTE, really make that much difference to the short-sighted voter? Guess so. O'Reilly was right - that it knocked Mitt and Benghazi completely off the radar for five whole days right at the end.
Both parties have been turning a blind eye to illegal immigration, for all these years(dems for free votes and pubs for cheap labor), going back to at least the 1980's, which has also played a large part in this. It's finally caught up with us. Will be we able to elect another Republican president? We might be at the Point of No Return. Just how is this "Republican soul-searching" the political pundits on LSM call for, going to change the makeup of the population? Hmmmm? NO repeal of healthcare now.
I think women voted for Obama based on his claim that Romney, et al, would take away their "reproductive rights." It worked in local races as well as national. We need candidates that talk about the issue without shooting themselves in the foot. Let's face it, women want the right to abort if not for them but for their daughters. We have lost that issue and might was well accept it.
Romney had to be kicking himself that he let the Obama barrage of negative ads in swing states go unanswered all summer long. Around 13 million voters from 2008 stayed home. About 3.3 million of them were McCain voters. I suspect what we will find is that's what allowed the very strong Democrat public employee union turnout machine to prevail.
Keep in mind that a lot of recipients of government aid aren't venal as much as they are fearful. The administrator of the public housing project for the elderly tells a resident to go vote or she'll discover that that $50 the resident's son leaves every time he visits and she'll raise the rent.
Don't believe for a second he won legitimately. And we all know the Republicans won't stand up to him. It will be by the grace of god if we get to vote again. If we're still here. Once Obama fires all our military and finishes deactivating our nuclear missles, we're toast for any tin horn dictatorship who wants to take us over.
#19 agreed, unless they go back to Him and His laws that country is doomed. The nation of freebies & hate won. We are officially a minority, the only hope is for the red states to break away, we in blue ones would have a place to go and start over.
This outcome is stunning and unbelievable, still. Agree wholeheartedly with all five points made in the article. Yes, the media certainly tipped the scales but they did it by several additional means not mentioned, one being quoting Mitt Romney's fellow partisans and 'conservative' columnists and commentators. Newt Gingrich during Primary debates, especially, was volatile and vicious; Mike Huckabee on TV made snide little comments about Mormonism, etc., etc., etc. These comments quickly made their way into Democrat talking points for the gleeful media. Have you ever heard Democrat spokespeople or MSNBC personnel criticizing President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi? But Republicans and conservatives in every capacity do not hesitate to publicly disagree and to attack their own. They seem to have forgotten the admonishment of mothers everywhere to keep family disputes within the walls of the home and with Ronald Reagan’s commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican”.
Last evening, to add insult to injury, FOX ran Shepard Smith as its final commentator. I turned him off as he was berating Republicans for being old-fashioned, behind the times, etc. Mitt Romney not only had to run against his opponent but had to endure the attacks of fellow candidates of his own party, fellow conservatives, and members of the so-called conservative-sympathetic Fox network along with all of the main stream media. It’s a testament to the qualities of the man that he received as many votes as he did against such adversity. Mitt Romney is an honorable man and was a fine and stalwart candidate. America lost a wonderful opportunity yesterday. Yes, you can blame the media but they had plenty of outside fodder laid at their feet on which to feed.
The only ''mandate'' after last night is, unfortunately, with the leftist media. They managed to shield the awful truth about Obama in order to get him re-elected. Well, good luck with your choice. Perhaps George Bush will be left alone now because this mess is truly Obamas.
In 4 years socialism will be so far entrenched in our country a republican will never stand a chance of being elected again, let alone a conservative. There will just be too many people dependant on the government to break the grip.
It is a sad testimony to the decline of our American spirit that over 50,0000,0000 voters prefer a handout...
Obama won but the country lost. Now that there will not be another campaign in 4 years, what will Obama do? Where will the Obama's vacation in December? I think Obama will become vacationer-in-cheif and leave the really dirty work to Jarrett and Axelrod.
Yes, the MSM is biased and was for Baraky, but that is nothing new.
Mitt and Ann did a great job, but with the auto bailout, Ohio believed the media, and it came down to Ohio...The pundits are probably right about responding sooner to those early "kill" Romney ads... Let's learn from this folks, and not give up. Too many have died for our freedom, we must get back that American resolve.
As for me, I am going to change careers, as I don't see retirement in Scripture. My local community college has an on-going need for part-time teachers, and my 25-years in banking and finance [and love of kids and students who want to learn] should be a great fit... I have children who voted GOP and I would like grandchildren to teach and love some day too... America may be down, but we can, with God's help, come back stronger again...
I do not believe Obama won the election. I think there is little doubt that, along with Old Media lies, the fraud at the polls succeeded this time. They were unable to pull it off during Bush/Gore or Bush/Kerry, but they certainly succeeded this time. .... I also believe that proof of fraud will be ignored because of blackmail threats against our electeds who have something to hide. I have lost faith in the system. Good men have remained silent.
I have a cure for the biased MSM. Stop watching it on TV,stop subscribing to the papers and magazines, and stop going to their websites. If their ratings and usage drop their advertisers will abandon them.
Santorum, Palin and Bachmann are in the best positions to say I told ya so and get some serious traction in the next couple of years; Rubio and Jindal will be heard from also. Ryan lost big, couldn't deliver his home state for the ticket.
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Unfortunately, this was apparently God's will. And if so, this is just the beginning of a horrible time ahead. I truly do not believe that this Nation, concieved under God, will fall to the evil that has been perpetrated upon it by so many forces. Only a full cleansing can do that now, and my heart aches for what this fools have wrought upon us all.
Lucianne.com should be draped in black today. The America that we know and love is dead. Obama and his allies can continue on with the destruction of this country. I leave you now. I'm going to the grocery store, I'm out of chocolate.
Stupidity of Americans, plain and simple. $4.00 a gallon gas alone should have been enough to sink Obama. Just wait until winter of next year, when the Northeasterners can't afford to heat their homes.
What we just witnessed is just how much the media can influence (brain dead, emotionally driven) Americans.
Americans can't make a rational decision anymore; they are dependent on the media to take them by the hand and tell them what to buy, what to think, what to value, what to believe and yesterday, who to vote for.
America is no longer the America I knew while growing up. America has been high jacked by marketing and the media (which has no morals) and Americans have been turned into self-indulgent over-sexed buying machines, with no responsibility, no morals, no values with no sense of what is sacred. Nothing is off limits to their self-indulgent lifestyles.
As for the Republican Party; maybe they didn't succeed because they had plenty of opportunities to stop the slaughter of innocent children and the destruction of marriage and family and they let those opportunities slip away and did nothing. They have nothing to show for the times they were in control. Maybe God is saying Republicans don’t deserve to be re-elected.
God Bless The United States? How can He? God Have Mercy on the United States is more like it. The moral decline will continue at an even more accelerated rate. American will likely never be what it was.
I feel vindicated. So, why am I not happy about it? There’s really nothing to be happy about today. That is, unless you’re the shortsighted, self-delusional, basically ignorant majority who have brought about what our once great nation now faces head-on. For years on these website threads, I’ve posted every negative comment I could think of about the corrupt, complicit cronies in our so-called mainstream media. But, did that ignorant majority mark my words? Apparently not.
Once upon a time, we proudly revered “America’s Greatest Generation.” Today, we’re reluctantly faced with “America’s Gulliblest* Generation.” Odds are they won’t be around nearly as long.
*No, it’s not a real word, even though it should be.
Half of the voters DO discern what the devistating results of 40 years of deceitful lefty/lib/statist dem policies AND their scripted media tools have done to obliterate the blessings of Liberty throughout fabric of America the Beautiful. But then, half apparently do not, for yesterday they apparently didn't YET realize their votes just endorsed the already failed statist 0bama policies which are crippling this country.
Remorse will soon set in though, ...when 0bama's radical BIG Government policies reach out from on high, grab EVERYONE by the lapels, and divide those 0bama intends to take, ''REVENGE,'' upon, from his buds. ...Who EVER thought a majority of American voters would approve such a divisive President so obviously dedicated to taking, (-AS HE INFAMOUSLY DECLARED!), ''REVENGE,'' against at least half the country?!!
Have the dem party voters been dumbed down just enough to fall for 0bama's theatrical deceits? Did they really vote yesterday for 0bama to simply sweep aside America's Constitutional principle of equality & replace it with, 'kiss the king's ring,' and beg for alms?!!
What's next to be tossed out on 0bama's power grab list, ...the entire Rule of Law?! ...Tyranny over Liberty?!!
i will never forgive the MSM for what they did to a decent, moral man who was probably the most qualified man to have run for president in the last 70yrs......he is intelligent (summa cum laude graduate of harvard law with an MBA and law degree), CEO of an extremely successful business in the private sector, governor of massachusetts and rescuer of the olympics. it is my opinion that the country will suffer and implode into a total welfare state with the few carrying the masses on their shoulders. mitt was too much of a gentleman to go against the vulgar punk who occupies the white house now.
If nothing else is pinned on the kenyan prince in the next four years, I want to see a link proven between millions of stimulus- funded dollars going to the nation's liberal news organizations. There is no other explanation for such blatant bias and propping up of a useless puppet.
We've been 'Chavezed'. There is no way that Obama won legitimately. The crowds at my polling place and that of everyone I spoke to were unprecedented. We heard all day that turnout in democrat areas was down, but up in republican districts. Romney drew huge crowd, while Obama's audiences were dwindling. My guess is that the voting machines were dumping republican votes. There is no possible way that McCain got more votes than Romney. No. Way.
Aside from old media Pelley Sawyer Brokaw betrayal and cover up, communist style, add in union, organized, vote fraud and you get the fix is in. Anything it takes to support the quiet underbelly of never mentioned communism, the stealth machine. Don't laugh, read about it. It's the one consistent thread through all of this sick behavior by the Mafia Media, Marxist class rooms, censored movies that do not show the ultimate violence of communism.
Sarah Palin: We show what happened, back in 2008, I believe that´s when it started, when the media decided to just go along to get along with Obama, ingratiating themselves with him and vice versa. What we saw was these attempts to destroy these whistleblowers, those who were telling the truth, even in the campaign. (Snip) In the campaign, Greta, this is important for Americans to understand. I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain´s campaign at the time said that the media
Sarah Palin joined Greta Van Susteren on Friday night to slam President Obama for the comment during his big economic speech that Washington’s too obsessed with “phony scandals.” Palin wanted to know exactly which scandals the president was referring to as “phony,” and held up a “redneck version” of Karl Rove‘s classic white boards to remind viewers of all the scandals currently plaguing Obama, from Benghazi to NSA snooping, asking in disbelief if he’s really dismissing all of them as “phony.”(Snip) She told Van Susteren she was “banned” from talking about Wright and Bill Ayers because the Republican “elitists”
Mark Levin: You know, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to say this, but it´s right in front of our faces. Obviously, John Boehner does not want to get to the bottom of what took place in Benghazi. It´s obvious. He´s been asked over and over again by a majority of the Republicans in the House to set up a special investigative committee as is the tradition in these types of investigations. So you concentrate expertise and resources and time in one special committee rather than multiple committees that are also investigating
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is bashing Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), responding to Begich´s Wednesday comments that he hadn´t seen her much in Alaska recently. "Really, Mark? Really?" Palin opens in a Facebook post Thursday morning. "Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction. You have voted FOR Obamacare, FOR massive tax increases, FOR carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, AGAINST pro-life
South Carolina’s fledgling William Wallace Caucus might suggest a prototype. She might need a council of advisers (“elders”) like John Brown’s Secret Committee of Six, which included Yankee crusader Theodore Parker and the husband of Julia Ward Howe (author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic"). Others to include: obviously her husband, Todd; and Franklin Graham, Christian evangelist; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and maybe the venerable Judge Andrew Napolitano. She also needs a major celebratory event (think Woodstock for American revolutionaries) — I’d suggested a Tea Party Congress
In a recent stand-up performance, Bill Maher made a crack about Trig Palin, Sarah Palin’s special needs child. He got heard—first by a conservative writer, and then by Sarah Palin herself. Ron Futrell, a former sportscaster and contributor for Breitbart, says Maher referred to Palin’s youngest child Trig as “retarded.” Futrell has a special needs child himself, and has interviewed Palin in the past about their shared challenges. He was appalled, not only at Maher’s word choice, but the audience’s uproarious reaction. Futrell later began heckling the comic over a Halliburton reference:
This morning from The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker: "Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media ... Or as the tea party queen and former Alaska governor likes to put it, the ‘lamestream media.’ In a twist of irony, the two groups have coalesced around a common enemy: the U.S. government.” (Snip) But truth be told, there would be no Tea Party today had there not been a Sarah Palin to egg it on and advance it.
Sarah Palin said Friday that the elite media would never let a Republican president get away with what Barack Obama has done in his push for new gun laws. The former Alaska governor recalled that the national press “tore apart” George W. Bush for using “fleeting images” from Sept. 11, 2001, during his 2004 reelection campaign. At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Palin slammed Obama for flying the grieving parents of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Air Force One and then “making them backdrops” at rallies. “That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel
To say that Sarah Palin shook things up by taking to Twitter to express her displeasure at the nonchalant nose-rubbing going on at the White House Correspondent´s Dinner Saturday night would be an understatement. It doesn´t matter who you are. If you watched the White House Correspondent´s Dinner and simultaneously possessed one shred of passion for the future of our country with regards to crony capitalism and corruption, it´s pretty easy to determine the overwhelming consensus of the event. The media is supposed to exist to hold these people accountable. Instead, they choose to play
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings should not be treated as an enemy combatant, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday morning. “I do not believe under the military commission law that he is eligible for that. It would be unconstitutional to do that,” Feinstein said on “Fox News Sunday.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole surviving suspect in last Monday’s bombings, was taken into custody Friday. Federal officials said they plan to use a public safety exception to delay reading Tsarnaev his "Miranda" rights.
Mainstream media publications immediately exploited the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday to again advance their political agendas by falsely smearing former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In a rush to write whatever they could to tarnish both, outlets like Politico and the Washington Post resorted to "reporting" on a fictitious story and an imaginary trip that have already been debunked years ago. The Post, a publication known for its liberal agenda, immediately "re-upped" the debunked story about Thatcher having snubbed Palin when Chris Cillizza,
There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;
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President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended sweeping changes in the approach to cancer detection and treatment, including changes in the very definition of cancer and eliminating the word entirely from some common diagnoses. (Snip) The group, which includes some of the top scientists in cancer research, also suggested that many lesions detected during breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and other cancer screenings should not be called cancer at all but should instead be reclassified as IDLE conditions, which stands for “indolent lesions of
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.