Wednesday, September 28, 2011

No shock: Ron Paul bests Obama in latest poll 51-49

In a new Harris Poll, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul beats President Obama 51 percent to 49 percent in a general election race.


Despite claims, audio shows NC gov's 'suspend elections' comment not a joke

Flashback: Democrat governor suggests suspending democracy

WH approves two loan guarantees worth more than $1billion for solar energy projects

Facing a Friday deadline, the Energy Department has approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the department has completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for a 110 megawatt solar tower in Nevada, and a $337 million guarantee for Mesquite Solar 1 to develop a 150 megawatt solar plant in Arizona.


Even those cleared of crimes can stay on F.B.I.'s watch list

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is permitted to include people on the government’s terrorist watch list even if they have been acquitted of terrorism-related offenses or the charges are dropped, according to newly released documents.


Heckler apologizes to Bristol Palin

A heckler who got into a heated exchange with Bristol Palin at a Southern California bar and restaurant last week has apologized for the incident.

"Having had an opportunity to view the camera footage of the incident this past Thursday ... , I have come to the conclusion that no matter what my feelings are towards Sarah Palin, I should not have expressed them towards her daughter, Bristol Palin," Hanks said in a statement released by his attorney Tuesday.


'We didn't mean to track you' says Facebook as they track you

Facebook has admitted that it has been watching the web pages its members visit - even when they have logged out.


Former Obama budget director: 'We need less democracy'

So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

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Solyndra said to have violated terms of its U.S. loan

The failed solar-panel maker, which is under numerous criminal and congressional investigations, ran so short of cash in December 2010 that it was unable to satisfy certain terms of its U.S. loan agreement, these people said. The agreement required Solyndra to provide $5 million in equity to a subsidiary building its factory but cash-flow problems prevented those payments.


Florida teen murder suspect says she' a vampire

An 18-year-old Florida girl accused of helping lure a 16-year-old boy into a fatal trap says she's a vampire who has drunk the blood of her boyfriend.

Stephanie Pistey confirmed assertions by police in Parker, Fla., that the people involved in the July murder of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot were in a vampire cult. Pistey, who was arrested last Monday and charged with accessory to murder, said she sees herself as a modern day Dracula.


Massapequa Park to use sensors to detect illegally parked vehicles

Police can quickly slap a $25 fine on the vehicle after the wireless discs notify them of the violation by transmitting a signal to the officers’ cellphones.

“For us it’s a safety issue,” Mayor James Altadonna Jr. told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Former AMEX CEO: My grandson knows more about capitalism than Obama

Ron Paul draws enthusiastic response in NY

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is never going to carry this city in the 2012 presidential race, but the libertarian presidential candidate understands the importance of visiting the Big Apple to broadcast his unorthodox campaign message and pay attention to his passionate base.


NATO says it fired on protesters

A NATO spokesman says its troops shot at Serb protesters after the military alliance's troops were attacked near Kosovo's border with Serbia.


Iran threatens to deploy navy near U.S. coast

Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.


L.A. prosecutors display photo of Michael Jackson dead on hospital gurney

The photo was taken shortly after the singer’s June 2009 death from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol.

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Video: UN brawl between security staff and Turkish delegation

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s security team members became aggressive after they were escorted to the wrong floor during Thursday’s session, sources tell the NY Post. After being told they couldn’t enter that area by UN security, they “pushed their way onto the floor, screaming, shoving and stomping on UN security,” witnesses said, as the group tried to push in to hear the debate over Palestine.

U.S health insurance cost rises sharply, study fines

The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs.


Five things conservative voters would hate about Chris Christie

1. Illegal Immigration
In 2010, Christie told Politico that America needs to come up with a "clear path to citizenship."

2. Gun Control
"Listen, we have a densely-populated state, and there's a big hand gun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don't support all the things that the governor supports by a long stretch. But I think on guns — certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law-enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed, we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey."

3. Climate Change
Chris Christie, after going back and forth on the issue a bit, said just this August that "climate change is real" and "human activity plays a role in these changes."

4. Race to the Top
Well, we know Chris Christie supports Race to the Top, because as governor, he applied for its funds. Christie also called Obama a "great ally" in education reform and praised Duncan as an "extraordinary leader on this issue."

5. Muslims
Christie came under fire by some anti-Islam hysterics this summer for his appointment of Sohail Mohammed to New Jersey Superior Court.


Rhode Island passes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

A state higher education board on Monday approved a measure that would allow students who immigrated to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Rhode Island's public colleges and universities after the General Assembly declined to take up the issue.


How Harry Reid manufactured a crisis over disaster aid

Listening to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) or reading The New York Times yesterday gave the impression that disaster relief victims were suffering from a lack of government aid.

“Without additional funding,” Reid warned, “thousands of people who have lost literally everything they owned will be forced to go without food and shelter.”


Van Jones: Time for the rich to pay America back

Former Obama environmental adviser and "green jobs czar" Van Jones spent more time venting about his disgust of the Tea Party. His latest hate rhetoric echos the voice of what many left-wingers keep insisting today: The Tea Party is the problem and "the rich" need to start doing their fair share of giving back.


Ron Paul: The country is ripe for revolution

"We are seeing a level of enthusiasm for Ron Paul that can be compared with President Obama in 2008", said Eric Brakey, Media Coordinator for NYC Liberty HQ, the grassroots organization hosting the rally for the candidate. "Congressman Paul's youth support is different now than it was during his last presidential campaign. It's more organized and it's picking up steam and continues to grow."


Harris poll: Ron Paul would beat Obama 51-49

A new Harris Interactive poll released today reveals that Congressman Ron Paul would defeat Barack Obama 51-49 in a hypothetical run off, one of only two Republican candidates who would stand a good chance of preventing Obama from securing a second term in the White House.


MTV blows off White House: No 'Barack the Vote' this year?

President Obama’s re-election campaign wants to connect with young Americans and reached out recently to MTV for help — but the cable network turned them down, sources tell The Post.


Mob of blacks and Hispanics with bats and pipes attack man in his house, 'We got you, you white mother-----!'

The attackers pounded on his front windows and kicked his wooden door so hard, it flew open and some of them entered his house.

"The first guy hits me with a pipe. The second guy knocks me in the face. All I'm hearing is my wife and kids screaming," said LaVelle, who feared that the next time they saw him, he would be in a casket.

Police arrested Bergson Morin, 21, of Rosehill Street near Wyoming Avenue, Feltonville, as the man with the gun. They arrested Enrique Delgado, 32, of Rockland and C streets, Feltonville, as the man who hit LaVelle with the pipe. And they arrested a 17-year-old juvenile as the one who punched LaVelle in the face, giving him a black eye.

The next day the mother of the juvenile came back with some other people, banging on his door, screaming.

The mother yelled at him, " 'You white mother------, you got my kid locked up! You got my son locked up because he's black, you're white!' " The mother claimed that her son had been "a witness," not an attacker. To that, LaVelle said if that were true, it would come out in court.

" 'If you make it to court! I know where you live!' "


Obama demands his jobs plan be passed; Vacation first say Senate Dems

President Obama still is pressing Congress to pass his jobs stimulus bill immediately, but his own party leaders in the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, have pushed that vote off yet again.


Monday, September 26, 2011

U.S. troops on Ron Paul: YOU WANT HIM

As someone who has served his country, Air Force veteran and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has some very straightforward views on the United States' involvement in the Global War on Terror.

He believes hundreds of thousands of U.S. Servicemembers have been stretched thin all across the globe in more than 135 countries - often without a clear mission, any sense of what defines victory, or the knowledge of when they'll be permanently reunited with their families.


Perry's Medicaid plan secret: Dems like it

Texas Gov. Rick Perry publicly floated dropping out of Medicaid less than a year ago to cut spending — but now the state is quietly revamping the health care safety net for the poor in a way even some Democrats can get behind.


Secret bases mark escalation in War on Terror

Recent disclosures that the CIA is setting up a ring of secret bases for its unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa signal a sharp escalation in the U.S. wars against terror.


Pakistan interior minister warns against unilateral U.S. ground attack on Haqqanis

Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik rejected the accusations and warned against a unilateral U.S. ground attack on the Haqqanis, believed to be based in the mountains of North Waziristan.

"The Pakistan nation will not allow the boots on our ground, never. Our government is already cooperating with the U.S. ... but they also must respect our sovereignty," Malik said in an interview with Reuters this week.


Republican Senator Lindsey Graham threatens Pakistan with war

A high-profile American senator has said that the United States should consider military action against Pakistan if Islamabad continues to sponsor militant attacks against US troops in Afghanistan.

“The sovereign nation of Pakistan is engaging in hostile acts against the United States and our ally Afghanistan that must cease,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Associated Press reported Sunday.


U.S. government used taxpayer funds to buy, sell weapons during 'Fast and Furious'

This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice's previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a "botched" operation where agents simply "lost track" of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources, has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded their country with illegal weapons.


CA Dem operative embezzles millions in campaign $$, Dems go Back to donors for more

This week Kinde Durkee, a longtime California Democrat operative and campaign treasurer for multiple candidates, was arrested for the “alleged” embezzlement of millions in campaign donations stretching back to the early 1990s.


Man faces jail for placing raw chicken in ex-wife's heating ducts

A Denver man could face up to 18 years in prison for breaking into his ex-wife’s home and causing thousands of dollars in damage.


Why did Obama give bunker-buster bombs to Israel?

In late 2009, the Obama administration transferred 55 so-called bunker-buster bombs to Israel. The 5,000-pound bombs conceivably put Israel in the position to attack Iran's buried nuclear facilities--or to target Hezbollah's buried bunkers in Lebanon.

The revelation, first reported by Newsweek's Eli Lake Friday, received independent confirmation via a sensitive U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last month.


Gallup: Americans express historic negativity towards U.S. government

A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.


Mr. Buffett's secretary is one of "them"

It all started in August, when Buffett wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he said last year his federal tax bill was $6,938,744, only 17.4 percent of his taxable income. That is lower than what the other 20 people in his office paid, which ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent.

This isn’t hard to believe, given that the lion’s share of Mr. Buffett’s income would be from dividends and capital gains that are taxed at a 15% rate. The assumption is that the folks in his office are primarily W2 wage earners, although they probably also have a significant amount of income from investments in the Berkshire Hathaway company as well.


Arnold Schwarzenegger commissions bronze statue of himself

Schwarzenegger, 64, began competing for bodybuilding titles in 1968 and won several -- including five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles -- before making his Hollywood breakthrough with "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982.


Federal Reserve to monitor "key bloggers" for conversations

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs. This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact. As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a "Request for Proposal" to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a "Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution". In other words, the Federal Reserve wants to develop a highly sophisticated system that will gather everything that you and I say about the Federal Reserve on the Internet and that will analyze what our feelings about the Fed are. Obviously, any "positive" feelings about the Fed would not be a problem. What they really want to do is to gather information on everyone that views the Federal Reserve negatively. It is unclear how they plan to use this information once they have it, but considering how many alternative media sources have been shut down lately, this is obviously a very troubling sign.


Rick Perry drop out would push Ron Paul to second place

I wrote in August that Rick Perry will self- destruct within 30 days. His prospects for the presidency were as phony as the fantasy of a two-person race was false. Perry is a phony conservative who is not conservative. He is a pay-for-play politician who gobbled up Obama stimulus like a hound dog eating a bone, and created oceans of new government jobs in Texas while his big donors mysteriously received big government contracts. The Texas deficit ballooned and the Texas jobless rate doubled on Rick Perry's watch.


Office of Personnel Management payed $600 million to dead people

The Office of Personnel Management has paid more than $600 million to deceased annuitants in the last five years.

Efforts to stop the flow of improper payments from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund have not worked, said OPM Inspector General Patrick McFarland, in a new report. The payments since 2006 have averaged $120 million annually.


Audit reveals city paid $1.8 million in housing subsidies to dead people

A shocking new audit from city Controller John Liu discovered that city bureaucrats paid out $11.8 million in rent subsidies in recent years to nearly 4,000 people too dead to enjoy them.


Obama gaffe confuses Jews with janitors

When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline -- and your response is that you want poor folks to pay more?

Give me a break.

If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.


Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

"The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset," Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis, who planned the event, told CNN-affiliate KGO. "But it's really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions."


Friday, September 23, 2011

Bristol Palin attacked by drunk, gay man at bar, 'Your mother is a whore'

Obama administration to ban asthma inhalers over environmental concerns

Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration is would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer:


Dems want their way or they threaten government shut down, again

The Obama team, the Democrats, and the Republicans are dusting off the arguments they made the last time the government nearly shut down (as well as the time it nearly went into default).

The White House is pointing the finger at House Republicans for passing a stop-gap spending measure that is anathema to the Democratic-run Senate.


Key Romney environment official now at Obama's EPA

One of Romney's former top state environmental officials during his tenure as Massachusetts governor now oversees air quality at Obama's Environmental Protection Agency, playing a key role in the march of environmental regulations to fight climate change and slash pollution from coal-fired power plants that is regularly blasted by Republicans seeking Obama's job. Sometimes, even Romney himself.


'First Irish case' of death by spontaneous combustion

A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled.

It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland.

West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he had recorded such a verdict.

Michael Faherty, 76, died at his home at Clareview Park, Ballybane, Galway on 22 December 2010.


Armed troops burn down homes, kill children to evict Ugandans in name of global warming

Armed troops acting on behalf of a British carbon trading company backed by the World Bank burned houses to the ground and killed children to evict Ugandans from their homes in the name of seizing land to protect against “global warming,” a shocking illustration of how the climate change con is a barbarian form of neo-colonialism.


Subatomic particles beat the speed of light

Puzzling results from Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have confounded physicists because subatomic particles seem to have beaten the speed of light.


Video: Michael Moore threatens the rich: Let's "deal with it nonviolently now"

"The smart rich know they can only build the gate so high. And, and, sooner or later history proves that people when they've had enough aren’t going to take it anymore. And much better to deal with it nonviolently now, through the political system, than what could possibly happen in the future, which nobody wants to see," Michael Moore said on Current TV's "Countdown" program.

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Ron Paul wins Fox News-Google debate, Fox declares Romney winner

Fox News Insider

Ron Paul - 73.37%
Mitt Romney - 4.34%
Gary Johnson - 13.96%


Fox & Friends

Ron Paul - 47.98%
Mitt Romney - 15.6%


Fox America's Newsroom

Ron Paul - 33.44%
Mitt Romney - 23.14%


NY Daily News

Ron Paul - 24%
Mitt Romney - 13%
Rick Santorum - 19%



Ron Paul - 30%
Mitt Romney - 27%


Washington Post

Ron Paul - 35%
Mitt Romney - 31%


NBC First Read

Ron Paul - 69.5%
Mitt Romney - 9.3%
Unsure - 7.7%


Tampa Bay Online

Ron Paul - 86%
Mitt Romney - 6%


Fox News Facebook

Ron Paul - 3,444 votes
Mitt Romney - 557 votes
Herman Cain - 1,683 votes


Hannity Facebook 

Ron Paul - 3,003 votes
Mitt Romney - 430 votes
Herman Cain - 557 votes


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Criminal complaint charges Obama birth record 'forged'

Vogt's criminal complaint asserts: "I have irrefutably proven that the Certificate of Live Birth that President Obama presented to the world on April 27, 2011, is a fraudulently created document put together using the Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator programs, and the creation of this forgery of a public document constitutes a class B felony in Hawaii and multiple violations under U.S. Code section Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 47, Sec.1028, and therefore an impeachable offense."


Nancy Pelosi: Obama created more jobs than all 8 years under Bush

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Nancy Pelosi have one thing in common. When they tell lies they do it with such expertise that you doubt what you are hearing. When Napolitano said that the Arizona border was the most secure it had ever been recently, she said this even as Phoenix has been dubbed the kidnap capital of the world; there are more and more mass graves popping up on the border; on average 10,000 people are killed on the US-Mexico border; the Federal government is handing out free guns to drug dealers and on and on. She knows she is lying but she simply does not care.


Dem Rep. Maxine Waters named one of the most corrupt members of Congress

In the midst of a national financial catastrophe, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) used her position as a senior member of Congress and member of the House Financial Services Committee to prevail upon Treasury officials to meet with OneUnited Bank. She never disclosed that her husband held stock in the bank. This outrageous conduct has led Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to include the congresswoman as one of the Most Corrupt Members of Congress.


House to honor once-censured Rangel

House leaders Thursday pay tribute to the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee with a ceremony unveiling Rangel's official portrait as head of the committee, a post he led from 2007 until March 2010, when Democrats pressured him to step down as the scandal over unpaid taxes, unreported assets and misuse of his office grew, The Hill said.


Ron Paul gaining momentum in N.H. primary

Despite facing an uphill battle to prove he is more than a fringe libertarian candidate, the campaign of Texas Representtaive Ron Paul appears to be gaining momentum. The campaign is opening offices and launching ad buys, in an attempt to capitalize on rising poll numbers and strong fundraising.


U.S. stocks drop on Fed's plan to 'Twist'

U.S. stocks slid, while Treasuries and the dollar rallied, after theFederal Reserve announced plans to buy $400 billion of long-term debt in an effort to combat “significant downside risks” to the economy.


Report: GM spaying with OnStar, selling data

Originally, the terms and conditions stated that OnStar could only collect information on your vehicle's location during a theft recovery or in the midst of sending emergency services your way. That has apparently changed. Now, OnStar says that it has the right to collect and sell personal, yet supposedly anonymous information on your vehicle, including speed, location, seat belt usage and other information.


One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader a $158,000 city pension

Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration.


Couple threatened with $500-per-meeting fines for home bible study

An Orange County couple has been ordered to stop holding a Bible study in their home on the grounds that the meeting violates a city ordinance as a “church” and not as a private gathering.

Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm, of San Juan Capistrano, were fined $300 earlier this month for holding what city officials called “a regular gathering of more than three people."


Turkish morgue ready for the resurrection of the dead

A local town council in central Turkey has built a morgue with a warning system in case dead bodies come back to life, Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.


Boy finds 30-year-old human fingers in jar

A French schoolboy has dug up a glass jar containing severed human fingers preserved in alcohol which police believe may belong to a local carpenter who lost four digits in an accident 30 years ago.


Video: Welfare recipients spent money on resorts, nail salons

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fraud case targets grants awarded by President Obama's friend

The indictment of a Chicago nurse accused of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for her personal use has turned a spotlight on an Illinois state agency that awarded her money while it was headed by one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, records show.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ron Paul wins another Republican Party straw poll

Texas Congressman Ron Paul handily won a presidential straw poll in Cleveland County, Okla. this week with nearly 40 percent of the vote. The second-closest was Paul’s fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, who won 29.5 percent of the vote in the straw poll.


White administrators sue California school district for race and sex discrimination

Five white male administrators who were demoted or allegedly forced to resign are suing the Victor Valley Union High School District for race and sex discrimination.

The lawsuit alleges three black women in a bloc on the district’s Board of Trustees “have developed an agenda to achieve what they characterize as ‘equity’ to remove Caucasian administrators from the district,” according to a complaint filed Sept. 7 in Victorville Superior Court.


Obama courts wealthy New York donors after tax boost pitch

“We were able to pull this economy out of a great depression,” Obama said of the recession, speaking to a gathering of 60 contributors tonight at a $35,800-per-ticket event at the New York home of Ralph Schlosstein and Jane Hartley. At the same time, he said unemployment is too high nationwide and more relief is needed for “ordinary folks.”


Obama's deficit plan to cut $248 billion from Medicare; Pelosi cheers plan

The plan calls for strengthening a controversial piece of the healthcare reform law, and it includes proposals state governments have strongly opposed. It also would require seniors to pay more for certain Medicare benefits, according to a summary of the proposal, which would cut $248 billion in Medicare funding and $73 billion to Medicaid and other health programs.


On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) released a statement in support of Obama’s deficit plan. “I welcome President Obama’s continued emphasis on creating jobs for America’s middle class and for his commitment to reducing our long-term deficit as we work to promote economic growth,” Pelosi said.


FLASHBACK: Pelosi argues against Medicare cuts

FLASHBACK: Pelosi: 'No benefit cuts in Medicare'

KNIGHT: Obama tears up the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States, whose adoption we celebrate every Sept. 17, clearly lists the powers of each branch of the national government. Let’s take a look at what Barack Obama, like any president, is empowered to do and see if it squares with his actions.


Issa to launch probe of Obama actions on Solyndra, LightSquared

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that his committee plans to investigate government loan programs to private corporations in light of allegations of improper dealings between the White House and failed energy company Solyndra and wireless start-up LightSquared.


Tony Bennett: 'They flew the plane in, but we caused it'

American icon Tony Bennett took to the airwaves at Sirius Radio to promote his new album, “Duets II,” but it’s what he said about war, peace, terrorism, and who was to blame for the Sept. 11 terror attacks that could get people talking.

Sitting down with Howard Stern on Monday, the 85-year-old singer dodged questions about his sex life and prior drug use. He did so with a laugh, but matters about the U.S. military and 9/11 were fair game, and on these topics the Grammy winner held little back.


Italian scientists go on trial for failing to predict L'Aquila earthquake

A group of Italian scientists went on trial Tuesday for failing to predict an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009 despite signs of increased seismic activity in the area.


Shock: AP begins fact checking Obama; Are rich taxed less than secretaries?

"Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires," Obama said Monday. "That's pretty straightforward. It's hard to argue against that."

The data tell a different story. On average, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more taxes than the middle class or the poor, according to private and government data. They pay at a higher rate, and as a group, they contribute a much larger share of the overall taxes collected by the federal government.


$16 muffins being served during meetings

U.S. Justice Department agencies spent too much for food at conferences, in one case serving $16 muffins and in another dishing out beef Wellington appetizers that cost $7.32 per serving, an audit found.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Gov. Patrick seen riding in SUV during "Car-Free-Week"

Governor Deval Patrick did walk to a morning event on Beacon Hill — a stone’s throw from the Statehouse — but was quick to sheepishly admit that he probably hadn’t set the best example earlier in the day.

“You got me!” grinned the Governor.


New hotline opens to help illegal immigrants facing deportation

A new hotline being unveiled Monday aims to help illegal immigrants clear up confusion about deportation.

Modeled after those for the homeless or victims of domestic violence, the "first-in-nation" crisis hotline will serve callers 24 hours a day. It launches Monday afternoon at Jane Addams Hull House.


Secret recording raise questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' Operation

CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent.


AP: 'It's not just millionaires who'd pay more' under Obama's latest plan

It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Barack Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit.

Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more than $130 billion in government revenues raised through new or increased fees.


Liberals vow to challenge Obama in Democratic primiaries

President Obama’s smooth path to the Democratic nomination may have gotten rockier Monday, after a group of liberal leaders, including former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, announced plans to challenge the incumbent in primaries next year.


Obama's DOJ: Crime against whites cannot be "hate crimes"

The Obama Administration has a double standard on hate crimes. When the victim is black or Hispanic, they prosecute the alleged offender. When the victim is white, they don’t. This violates constitutional equal-protection guarantees, which forbid discrimination against whites, except for certain bona fide affirmative action programs in areas like employment and education.


Dem Rep Mike Quigley: 'I apologize on behalf of America'

Obama defends tax hikes for wealthy: 'This is not class warfare'

President Obama fired off a shot in what Republicans call "class warfare" Monday - proposing $1.5 trillion in tax hikes on millionaires to cut the nation's rising deficit.


Obama's urgent jobs plan: Right now, 'right now' means sometime next month maybe, after vacation

CROWLEY: When is the bill going to get on the floor?

DURBIN: The bill is on the calendar. Majority leader Reid moved it to the calendar. It is ready and poised. There are a couple other items we may get into this week not on the bill and some related issues that may create jobs. But we're going to move forward on the president's bill. There will be a healthy debate. I hope the Republicans will come to...

CROWLEY: After the recess, so next month? Or when will it actually begin to act on?

DURBIN: I think that's more realistic it would be next month.


Black caucus chair: We'd 'be marching on the White House' if not for Obama

"If Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House," Cleaver told McClatchy Newspapers for an articlepublished on Sunday. "There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."


Ron Paul cheated out of Texas straw poll win?

Ron Paul is riding high again after his California Straw Poll victory yesterday, but some Paul supporters are questioning why the Texas Straw Poll was cancelled for “lack of interest,” and whether it was actually killed because the Congressman would have inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Governor Rick Perry in his own state.


Obama: 'You don't raise taxes in recession'

Speaker’s Suggestion that Protesters Start Urinating on GOP Lawmakers Draws Applause, Laughter at Fighting Bob Fest

Thousands of liberal political activists, gathered here Saturday for an annual conference, cheered and laughed as a speaker recounted the recent assault of a GOP lawmaker.

The crowd attending the Fighting Bob Fest also rejoiced at the suggestion that protesters, instead of dumping beer over the heads of Republicans, should urinate on them.

“This is Wisconsin, this is the place where you had some guy pour a beer on the head of a Republican State Senator?” said Fest speaker Greg Palast as the crowd erupted with cheers. “No, no, no, that’s all wrong. You can’t do that. That’s just wrong. I’m from New York. If you’re going to pour beer on a Republican, you have to drink it first.”


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ron Paul wins California straw poll

Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.

A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said.

Paul won with 44.9% of the votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 29.3% of the votes, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in third with 8.8% of the votes.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ron Paul Most Competitive Against Obama in Latest Poll

In a new Reuters/Ipsos survey, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul polls within striking distance of President Obama among registered voters.


Eric Holder's political appointments

"If you go to the Wisconsin State Fair and are beaten because you are white, your federal government will do nothing for you..."


Erdogan warns Israel: Turkey can send warships to east Mediterranean at any time

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in the eastern Mediterranean and that Turkish warships could be there at any moment.


Obama bumper sticker leads cops to shooting suspect

A paroled killer’s “Obama” bumper sticker was the break that helped cops nab the man accused of the cold-blooded murder of a Tedeschi’s convenience store clerk, jurors in Edward Corliss’ murder trial learned yesterday.


King Obama: 'I'd like to work my way around Congress'

Facing growing opposition to his economic proposals and dimming prospects that Congress will pass other parts of his agenda, President Obama told a Hispanic group in Washington Wednesday that when it comes to the issue of immigration, "I'd like to work my way around Congress."


AF general pressed to change testimony by White House to favor Democrat donor

The four-star Air Force general who oversees Air Force Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large Democratic donor.


Former CEO of 'green' group pleads guilty to fraud

The former chief financial officer of a Knoxville nonprofit group that promotes energy from renewable sources has pleaded guilty to skimming federal funds.

Cameron J. Potter worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.


MTV's 'Jersey Shore' costs taxpayers $420k

The state Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved covering $420,000 of the production costs for the hit reality series' inaugural 2009 season.


Olbermann: Republicans 'leading terrorist groups' in US

Dem Rep. Jan Schakowsky: 'You don't deserve to keep all' your money

Obama's desire to unionize the American military

A longtime Wall Street insider shares their personal views about President Barack Obama - including shocking details of a meeting that left many in attendance wondering what, if anything, the president understands about the American economy - as well as Barack Obama’s desire to unionize the American military.


Donald Trump accepts 96 ounces of gold as payment for real estate security deposit

You may not be able to eat it, but gold has been used as a store of value and medium of exchange for millenia. We’ve previously opined that it may not be long before it once again becomes the world’s defacto currency. Governments, investment firms and individuals alike have been accumulating gold assets amid currency debasement, rising inflation and economic uncertainty.


E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number

We even have a copy of the affidavit signed by the private citizen who entered Obama’s Social Security Number into the “Self Check” section of the E-Verify website only to find Obama’s Social Security Number flagged as likely being fraudulent.


Nobel prize winner resigns over global warming fear mongering

“Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I cannot live with the (APS) statement below (on global warming): APS: 'The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.'


Democrat Rep. Gutierrez: 'I want to thank' Obama for bypassing Congress to cancel deportation of illegals

“We had a president of the United States that recently was speaking at National Council of La Raza who said during his speech, ‘There are those who simply wish me to bypass Congress when it comes to immigration,’ and many in the audience clapped, saying, ‘Yup, bypass Congress…’” Gutierrez told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) conference on Monday.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Obama plan to tax health benefits stirs Democratic opposition

The proposal, tucked deep inside the 155-page jobs legislation Obama submitted to Congress on Sept. 12, would make plans provided by employers partially taxable for couples earning more than $250,000 a year and individuals earning more than $200,000.


Obama: 'If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill'

President Barack Obama is back inNorth Carolina, talking about jobs again, just as he did three months ago.

At one point, someone in the crowd yelled, "We love you!" Obama chuckled and said, "I love you back. But if you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill."


Passenger cuffed, searched over 'appearance'

A U.S. woman said Tuesday that she endured nearly four hours in police custody that included being forced off an airplane in handcuffs, strip-searched and interrogated at Detroit's airport on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks—all, she believes, because of her Middle Eastern appearance.


Veteran Schumer staffer joins lobbying firm

A veteran staffer for Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is joining the lobbying firm Van Scoyor Associates to work on tax issues.


Glen Rice: I slept with Sarah Palin

Did Miami Heat star Glen Rice and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have a fling back in the 1980s, when she was a budding sports reporter and he was a star at the University of Michigan?


Poll: Support for Obama falling even in California

A Field Poll released Wednesday shows support for President Barack Obama is falling even in reliably Democratic California, where the shaky economy and persistently high unemployment have created pessimism about the future.


Watchdog groups accuse Kerry of reversal in fund-raising pledge

Senator John Kerry won plaudits from campaign finance and good government groups earlier this week after he told the Globe he would not seek political contributions while serving on a special congressional “supercommittee” aiming to cut at least $1.5 trillion from the federal budget deficit.

Now he is drawing their condemnation, after making an exception to what appeared to be an ironclad guarantee. He is planning to speak at a fund-raiser in Boston next week benefitting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.


Obama website to collect attacks on president

Republicans take Weiner's seat, Democrat held since 1923

Republican Bob Turner was called as the winner of the special election for the 9th Congressional District, held to replace disgraced former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in June after admitting he sent sexually-charged messages to women he met online.

Democrats have held the seat since March 1923 -- and Turner's challenger David Weprin was early Wednesday refusing to concede.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Video: Mexican president Fox thanked Rick Perry for in-state tuition for illegals

Ron Paul wins CNN/Tea Party Republican debate

The cost of Obama's stimulus plan: $312,500 per job

For those eager to put some math to the rhetoric coming from the White House over the president's jobs creation plan, and that should be everyone, here is a quick and dirty estimate based on the numbers being thrown around of a 2% GDP increase in year 1 and 1.9 million jobs created or saved... most saved, as in those you can't really quantify. Said otherwise, roughly a $300 billion increase in GDP yields 1.9 million jobs. So far so good.


Ron Paul doubles his national support in just 2 weeks

When Ron Paul routinely trounces his opposition in post-debate polls, the establishment media dismisses the outcome as not being reflective of national trends. However, a new CNN survey confirms that the Congressman is a top tier candidate and his popularity is rapidly accelerating.


Ron Paul's view on foreign occupations supported by US troops

The establishment media is once again attempting to smear Ron Paul as anti-American following Paul’s simple observation during the debate last night that foreign occupations increase the risk of terrorist attacks, when in reality the Texan Congressman’s views are endorsed by US military personnel more than any other Republican candidate.


Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant and union supporters

Police say union supporters have directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota.


Officials stop NAU students from passing out flags

Northern Arizona University students who were passing out American flags Friday in remembrance of 9/11 got a bigger response than they expected.

No fewer than four university officials and a police officer descended on the group, accusing them of hindering foot traffic and lacking an advance permit.


Monday, September 12, 2011

US nervous as ties fray between Israel, neighbors

The Obama administration is watching warily as relations among its allies Israel, Egypt and Turkey deteriorate, threatening Mideast stability and U.S. goals for the region.


Iran hit by massive '$2.6 bn banking scam'

Several Iranian banks have been targeted in one of the biggest frauds in the Islamic republic's history, losing nearly $2.6 billion in more than two years, media reports said Sunday.

The fraud was reportedly orchestrated by a single man, referred to as "Mr X" in Iranian media, who developed a network and used forged letters of credit to purchase assets, including one of Iran's largest steel production companies, Khuzestan Steel Company.


Turkey says flotilla raid was 'cause for war'

Turkey's prime minister said Monday that Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year was "cause for war" but added that his country showed "patience" and refrained from taking any action.


Italian student killed in 'sex game gone wrong'

Italian prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man with killing a female student who suffocated during a sex-game gone wrong, media reported Sunday.

Soter Mule tied Paola Caputo, 24, to another woman while performing a Japanese sado-masochist technique known as "shibari."


'Game-changer' in evolution from S. African bones

Two million-year-old bones belonging to a creature with both apelike and human traits provide the clearest evidence of evolution's first major step toward modern humans — findings some are calling a potential game-changer.


Why Ron Paul scares Rick Perry

One of the cardinal rules of politics is "never attack down,” meaning a front-runner should never attack or respond to an opponent who is far behind. Yet that is what Rick Perry is doing. He is intimidated by Ron Paul, and responding to Ron Paul. Why? The answer is that Ron Paul is a true libertarian and a true conservative, while the latest version of Rick Perry, the man who once championed Al Gore, is a phony conservative and can't even pretend to be a phony libertarian.


Cheney: 'Israel to attack Iranian nuclear facilities'

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney tells Newsmax 'Iran represents an existential threat, and Israel will do everything to guarantee their survival, security'; says next 9/11 might involve WMDs.


The bill we're supposed to pass right away will be ready soon

Given that President Obama robotically chanted “Pass this bill right away!” seventeen timesduring his rollout speech last week, you would think there was actually a bill that could be passed right away. You would be wrong.


TSA creator says dismantle, privatize the agency

“The whole program has been hijacked by bureaucrats,” said Rep. John Mica (R. -Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

“It mushroomed into an army,” Mica said. “It’s gone from a couple-billion-dollar enterprise to close to $9 billion.”


Facebook commissar warns Infowars reporter about political posts

“Be careful making about making political statements on facebook,” McBreen was told in an email, “facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.”


Police intimidate drivers for allegedly honking horn near a protest over deadly police beating

Fullerton police have cited drivers who allegedly honked their horns near a protest over the death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent confrontation with officers.


Report: Turkey to defuse Israeli Navy weapons

Turkish newspaper claims Ankara ready to deploy three warships to Mediterranean Sea; instructs them to intercept Israeli navy vessels in international waters, neutralize their weapons system.


Iran parliament voices support for attack on Israeli embassy in Cairo

The Iranian parliament on Monday applauded the recent attack against the Israeli embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, state media reported.


Revealed: Obama's jobs plan to raise $400 billion in taxes

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew outlined President Barack Obama's plan to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan — mostly through tax increases.

Lew said itemized tax deductions and exemptions for those making more than $200,000, and families earning more than $250,000 would be cut — raising about $400 billion to pay for Obama's jobs plan over 10 years. This includes a change to bring more hedge fund earnings under normal tax rules as opposed to capital gains rates.


Obama team backed $535 million Solyndra aid as auditor warned on finances

Solyndra LLC’s workers making solar-power panels in a California factory subsidized by U.S. taxpayers showed “the promise of clean energy isn’t just an article of faith,” President Barack Obama said on a visit to the company in May 2010.

Two months before Obama’s visit, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP warned that Solyndra, the recipient of $535 million in federal loan guarantees, had financial troubles deep enough to “raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”


U.S. Congressman witnessed European special forces beheading Libyans

Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, who recently returned from a self-sanctioned peace mission to Libya, said he went into hiding for about a month in Libya after witnessing horrifying events in Libya’s bloody civil war — a war that Fauntroy claims is backed by European forces.


U.S. boots on the ground in Libya, Pentagon confirms

Despite repeated assurances from President Obama and military leaders that the U.S. would not send uniformed military personnel into Libya, four U.S. service members arrived on the ground in Tripoli over the weekend.


Egypt threatens to use live rounds in security crackdown

Egyptian authorities have detained a further 92 people and vowed to use live ammunition to protect key buildings following the storming of the Israeli embassy last week, which left three protesters dead and provoked the worst crisis in Israel-Egypt relations for a generation.

"We won't allow anyone to attack the interior ministry or any police station," the interior minister, Mansour al-Essawy, told state TV. "According to the law, we will resist … If there is a danger to a building or those present inside the building, we will confront with bullets."


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Famous economist inadvertently blurts out the truth about Keynesian economics

Alan S. Blinder has all the credentials and accolades which liberal elites crave. He is a Princeton economics professor, the first member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, a former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and one of Keynesian economics' staunchest supporters. Recently in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, he juxtaposed two recent downgrades of the U.S. economy by two different entities in a Keynesian economist's typical way.


Schumer: Some Republicans 'want the economy to actually fail'

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday morning that he believed Republicans in Congress would rather see President Obama defeated than economic improvement that would benefit the country as a whole.

"I think that is true. I think that is absolutely true. I'm sure there are some on their side who would say that of people on our side, but I believe that is all too true," Schumer said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."


Jon Stewart thinks Ron Paul should be America's 'idea guy'

“I don’t know if he should be president or have any kind of power but I like him as our idea guy,” said Mr. Stewart during his roundup on Wednesday’s Republican debate from the Reagan library.


U.S. Education chief Arne Duncan: Double teacher salaries

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday that teachers have been “beaten down for too long” and endorsed “doubling’’ their salaries.


Turkish prime minister Erdogan harshly escalates the military threats against Israel

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped up his belligerent rhetoric against Israel, saying Turkish warships will escort future aid boats leaving its territory for Gaza to prevent a repeat of last year’s deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla.


Video: Maddow calls president Obama 'BOY KING'

Ex-NASA scientist admits offering secrets to Israel after FBI discover plot during tax probe

A former scientist with Nasa has narrowly escaped the death sentence after he admitted trying to sell U.S. secrets to Israeli spies.

Stewart Nozette was snared by an undercover sting operation launched after a tax investigation uncovered classified documents at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


U.S State Department condemns settler attacks on West Bank mosques

Statement condemns attacks on the mosques in the villages of Yatma on September 8, and Qusra on September 5, calls on those responsible to be arrested and “subject to the full force of the law."


Israeli news channel shaken up following clash with U.S. billionaire

Three of Channel 10 news' top officials have resigned following the channel's decision to air an apology over a profile piece on Netanyahu ally, newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson.


PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe during speech

The New York Times transcript has the following quote:
"We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. But in the middle of a civil war, he was also a leader who looked to the future -- a Republican President who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad -- (applause) -- launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land grant colleges. (Applause.) And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set."
But how does it appear in the PBS transcript?
"We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. But in the middle of a Civil War, he was also a leader who looked to the future - a Republican president who mobilized government to build the transcontinental railroad; launch the National Academy of Sciences; and set up the first land grant colleges. And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set."
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Citizen ticketed for directing traffic during outage

We’ve all heard the saying: no good deed goes unpunished . . . and that’s exactly what happened to a South Pasadena resident who was issued a ticket by police for his charitable act.

When a major traffic light in the area went out Thursday morning, Alan Ehrlich took matters into his own hands, directing traffic at Fair Oaks and Huntington avenues.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Police investigate carjacking, assault during baseball bat and axe handle wielding union melee

Authorities are investigating a carjacking and assault that occurred Thursday during protests by union activists concerning their right to work at a Washington state grain terminal at the Port of Longview.

Police were forced to back off from their defensive position during the ILWU protests over fears for their safety.

"Our teams of four or five officers were confronted by baseball bat and axe handle wielding protesters." Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson said.


Feds raid homes of Solyndra CEO, Execs

Federal agents have expanded their examination of the now-bankrupt California solar power company Solyndra, visiting the homes of the company's CEO and two of its executives, examining computer files and documents, iWatch News and ABC News have learned.


Ron Paul returns over $140,000 from his office budget to the U.S. Treasury, $100,000 the year before

Last year, we took notice when Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) returned $100,000 of his Congressional office budget to the United States Treasury. CAIVN editor and contributing author Ryan Jaroncyk wrote:

"Like him or hate him, Dr. Ron Paul doesn't just talk a big game about fiscal conservatism, he lives it... Unlike the vast majority of politicians, he doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk."

Taking another step forward in 2011, the Texas congressman and darling of the more libertarian, Tea Party wing of the Republican Party is continuing to walk the walk, returning a whopping$140,000 in unused office funds to the U.S. Treasury for the purpose of paying down the national debt. The sum is nearly 10% of his office funds and a 40% increase over the $100,000 he returned last year.


Union thug attacks reporter

Teacher union chief: Emanuel declared war over longer school day

The Chicago Teachers Union on Thursday filed its first major legal salvo in the battle over a longer school day, charging that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his education team are waging an illegal campaign to circumvent the union.


Interpol issues warrant for Qaddafi's arrest, Syria's Assad still shooting protesters

Interpol, the international police agency, issued an arrest warrant Friday for Muammar Qaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, and Abdullah al-Senussi, the former head of the Libyan intelligence agency. (See full text of warrant here)


Obama's $450 billion employment package to save one job: his!

Facing a barrage of criticism over his handling of the economy, President Obama last night unveiled a massive $450bn plan to combat the country's unemployment crisis - and try to save his own job.

In a rare address to a joint session of US Congress at what is being seen as the lowest point in his presidency, Mr Obama tried to inject fresh confidence that he can still turn the dire jobs outlook around.


Jay Carney: President wants to put party ahead of country

Vampire arrested in bloody biting attack

A Florida woman who claimed to be a “vampire” last night attacked an elderly man, biting him on the face and arm and tearing away chunks of his skin, according to police.

Josephine Smith, 22, was arrested today and charged with felony aggravated battery on an elderly person. Smith, seen in the mug shot at right, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Obama's uncle quietly released from jail - not deported

Officials released President Obama’s uncle from Plymouth County jail yesterday after holding him for more than two weeks on an immigration detainer for violating an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992.


Democrat ad compares GOP to 9/11 terrorist

Just three days before the numerology-centered tension of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th finally releases, is using a private jet buzzing right by the Manhattan skyline—to illustrate Bob Turner’s lax stances on corporate tax reform, of course—slightly less-than-appropriate? Or at the very least, not completely thought-through?


US military plane forced down by North Korean electronic attack

A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday.


Senate approves $500 billion increase in borrowing authority in an unusual procedure

The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion to $15.19 trillion, enough to keep the support federal government borrowing through late January or early February.

The action came under an unusual legislative procedure spelled out under the August agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a U.S. credit default. In a 52-45 vote, the Senate blocked an attempt by Republicans to slow down the process that will result in the $500 billion debt-ceiling increase.


Captain Jihad: Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero

The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked militant Nasir Abas have become a comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from foe to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Video: Ron Paul comments on Rick Perry's off camera aggression

Ron Paul brings substance to a poorly moderated debate

The only thing that this debate had in common with the rest of the Republican debates was that the moderators did not moderate, and that Ron Paul walked away as the only candidate to provide any substance...once again.


Ron Paul and Rick Perry's off camera confrontation

During a commercial break at Wednesday’s Republican debate, Rick Perry and Ron Paul continued their spirited exchange on stage. Suddenly, Perry grabbed Ron Paul’s forearm while aggressively pointing his index finger towards the Congressman’s face. Alerted by Perry’s menacing gestures, Ron Paul’s bodyguard (front left) was standing by, ready to protect the Congressman.


At any rate, the upside for the Paul campaign -- who no doubt see Perry as an establishment politician, offering warmed-over versions of the anti-federal government tropes that Paul's been enunciating for years -- is that they can see this as a sign that they've managed to rattle Perry's cage. Don't doubt for a minute that these pictures won't steel the resolve of Paul's core supporters, either. I wouldn't be surprised if the return fire sounds like a "money bomb."


Video: O'Reily Factor corners Ron Paul

O'REILLY: All right. Here now is Jesse Watters. Now, I have read the Constitution, and it doesn't say anything about gold and silver. What is he talking about?

WATTERS: No, he is misreading the Constitution. And this theory of his has been around for quite some time. It's just not taken very seriously in most circles. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution says Congress has the ability to coin money and regulate the currency and doesn't say anything about gold or silver.

O'REILLY: OK. And also there is a part of that in the states thing that says if they are going to have any coinage at all that has to be simpatico with the United States, they have to use gold or silver. They can't use, you know, mutton to do that.


U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 10

"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debtspass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."

Barack Obama pushes Medicare cuts in jobs speech

In his jobs speech before Congress Thursday night, President Barack Obama appeared to call on congressional Democrats to cut Medicare, a politically toxic proposal that undercuts a previous Democratic campaign strategy.


Flashback: Nancy Pelosi: "... (cutting Medicare) it's a threat to health and economic security of our seniors... -- ...and a threat to the safety of American people."