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Redstate… Swingometer: Gallup Party ID figures predict solid Romney win, By Neil Stevens
October 26th, 2012 - We always talk about the independent, swing vote in elections because those tend to be the persuadables. But party ID numbers matter as well, because those partisan voters tend to split better than 90/10 for their party. It is for that reason that Gallup’s new partisan ID split, one that mimics what Rasmussen has been saying all along, predicts nothing less than doom for the Democrats, and a solid, national win for Mitt Romney this year. Ignore Gallup’s headline. They’ve buried the lede so far... read more
Redstate… Did Obama Refuse To Aid Our Men In Benghazi?, By streiff
October 27th, 2012 - In the month and a half since our consulate in Benghazi was sacked and our ambassador and three other staffers killed the Obama regime is no closer to presenting a coherent, truthful narrative of what happened before, during, and after the incident than it was when it uttered its first deliberate lies and misdirections on September 12. Right now we are being treated to the vision of the highest level of the ongoing criminal enterprise that governs us playing the equivalent of a game of... read more
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Townhall… Rumbling Toward a Knockout, by Suzanne Fields
Oct 26, 2012 - Reporters and pundits writing about politics and particularly presidential debates can't resist the metaphors of the ring. And why should they? The metaphors work. "The incumbent fought with a challenger's aggression, while the GOP nominee mostly avoided heated disagreement, except to make jabs on the economy," reported the Hill, the Capitol Hill political daily. "But if Obama looked to lay Romney out on the canvas... read more
Redstate… Why I Think Obama Is Toast, By Dan McLaughlin
October 26th, 2012 - Barack Obama is toast. This is not something I say lightly. I generally try to remain cautious about predictions, because the prediction business is a humbling one. I have never been especially bullish on Mitt Romney, and I spent most of the summer and early fall arguing that this was basically a neck-and-neck race that would go down to the wire. But in the end, two things stand out: One, Mitt Romney has a consistent, significant lead among independent voters, which increasingly looks... read more
Salt Lake Tribune… Tribune endorsement: Too Many Mitts - Obama has earned another term
Oct 19 2012 - Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state, and his head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state But it was Romney’s singular role in rescuing Utah’s organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal, and... read more
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Townhall Finance… Al Qaeda is No "Remnant," Mr. President, By Bob Beauprez
During his interview recently on the Jon Stewart Show, President Obama continued his established narrative that he has driven al-Qaeda into the ground sufficiently that only a few "remnants" of the radical Islamic terrorist organization remain. A "remnant" is a "small group of surviving people" according to the dictionary.  But, remnants don't grow, multiply, and spread. A remnant doesn't extend across a significant portion of the planet. In the final debate, the... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The Battleground States That Will Decide the Election, by Arnold Ahlert
Now that the debates are over, the most significant information Americans will get regarding how the candidates are doing will be from the polls. If those polls are any indication, it is Republican challenger Mitt Romney who has been the beneficiary of a bump that most likely came from his obvious win in the first debate, followed by two debates in which no clear cut winner emerged. This week Romney moved above 50 percent in his favorability rating with the voters for the first time. Yet it is no... read more
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Redstate... Cheap Tricks and One Night Stands, By Erick Erickson
October 25th, 2012 - If you needed further proof about just how much the President has cheapened the Presidency, consider his latest ad, which not only compares voting for him for the first time to losing virginity, but also ridicules those who might not want to lose their virginity to just any politician. This is the peer group peer pressure people across the political aisle have complained about in high schools for years... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Obama Gets Military Tech All Wrong in Debate, by Bright Knight
That's what actually made the Failure-in-Chief win the debate: bullshitting around and telling all kind of crap in a way that makes the people believe he's right. That made him look like he has a clue what he's talking about and that he's doing a good job in regard to Foreign policy. If those who actually fell for his arrogant snake-oil-salesman attitude would know the facts, they would probably see him for what he really is... AWR Hawkins sets the facts straight at Breitbart: President Barack Obama ended... read more
Heritage Foundation… How Escalating Education Spending Is Killing Crucial Reform
By Lindsey Burke - October 15, 2012 - Abstract: In August 2012, the White House released the report “Investing in Our Future: Returning Teachers to the Classroom” to bolster President Obama’s call for massive new education spending. The report suggests that, absent an enormous infusion of more tax dollars, the nation’s public schools will lose teachers and programs, damaging American education. This claim ignores the fact that over the past 40 years, both teaching and non-teaching... read more
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Verities & Balderdash… HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
From a CNO Reader and Halloween Humor - Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married. One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom. The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely. After the wedding, at the... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Some Post Debate Poll Data, by Bright Knight
The Presidential and Vice Presidential debates are over and IMO it went well for the Romney/Ryan-ticket. Romney crushed the Failure-in-Chief in the first debate (which was the most important, because the main issue and the basis for everything to come is the economy) and didn't lose ground in the other two. And Joe "the brain" Biden's weird appearance in the Vice Presidential debate as the Clown of a third-class Circus doesn't deserve any further comment. The people learned about the real Romney... read more
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Townhall… Greed, by John Stossel
Oct 24, 2012 - On TV, my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations."Give me a break. Bill's smart. If he believes such things, we who care about freedom have done a poor job communicating economics. Blaming problems on "greed" is a mindless cliche. Yes, Wall Street was greedy -- but that's nothing new. Greed is a constant. Did you ever turn down a raise? We need a free market because... read more
A Peek Inside the Corporate Taxation, From Mona Lease
This is from Wikipedia. Corporate Taxation is a tax imposed at the Federal level. Most states tax the corporations, too. Some local levels want their share, too. This can apply to estates and trusts, as well. Federal levels are some 15-35%. This is income over $365,000. (Interesting - that's over a $1.000 a week). Corporations are also subject to Federal Alternative Minimum Tax AND alternative state taxes. These are "flat rate taxes." There is a chart for these. For Corporations, they... read more
Mail Magazine 24… President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures, by Ashe Schow
It is no secret that President Obama’s and green-energy supporters’ (from both parties) foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case.The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of... read more
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Townhall… Libya and Lies, by Thomas Sowell
Oct 23, 2012 - It was a little much when President Barack Obama said that he was "offended" by the suggestion that his administration would try to deceive the public about what happened in Benghazi. What has this man not deceived the public about? Remember his pledge to cut the deficit in half in his first term in office? This was followed by the first trillion dollar deficit ever, under any President of the... read more
The Washington Post… Presidential debate: Obama tells more about Libya to some guy than to American public - By Erik Wemple - For the good of the republic, Kerry Ladka must leave his job with Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y., and take up residence in the White House briefing room. Because, as it turns out, this 61-year-old undecided voter showed great skill in getting some much-needed candor out of the president on Benghazi. At Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Ladka stood up and asked about rejected requests for greater diplomatic security in Libya. “Who was it that... read more
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Redstate… Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin, By Erick Erickson
October 22nd, 2012 - The whole time during the last Presidential debate, Mitt Romney looked like the incumbent and Barack Obama looked like a challenger trying to keep it together. More specifically, Barack Obama, when he made eye contact, looked like he was seeing and invisible hand writing “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin” on the wall behind Bob Schieffer. This was a man who knows the gig is almost up... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Winning Issue, by Frank Gaffney, Jr.
Today's rematch of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is likely to be their first of two in which the incumbent's record as Commander-in-Chief is going to be a matter of direct debate.  If last week's set-to between their running mates is any guide, there will be opportunities and perils for the challenger.  It behooves Gov. Romney to maximize the former and minimize the latter if he wants decisively to defeat the President in these mass-audience settings, and in November... read more
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Verities & Balderdash… The dumb things that people do
From bored.com - Time for a little pre-election humor… Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the electric... read more
Political Humor About.com… Transcript of Barack Obama's Comedy Roast at Al Smith Dinner
By Daniel Kurtzman - By the way, John, I'm just curious, is Fox News included in the media? Because I'm always hearing about this love, just curious. Then at one of these campaign rallies, someone in the crowd started yelling, No-Bama, announcing to everyone in the room that I shouldn't be the Democratic nominee because there were far more qualified candidates. I really wish Joe Biden hadn't done that. But at least we've moved past the days when the main criticism coming from the McCain... read more
Real Clear Politics… Mitt Romney's Speech at the Al Smith Dinner, By Mitt Romney
October 18, 2012 - MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Thank you, thank you. Thank you so much. Your Eminence, Cardinal Dolan, Mr. President, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer, Al and Ann Smith. Thank you for your invitation. Thank you for your extraordinary warm welcome. Ann and I appreciate your friendship very, very much. Thank you. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) Now, Al, you are right, a campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes... read more
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Upstart Business Journal… "New economy," entrepreneurs surface in Obama, Romney debate
by J. Jennings Moss - October 17, 2012 - Finally, those of us in the entrepreneurial ecosystem got to hear the presidential contenders talk about job creation in a truly 21st century context during their second presidential debate Tuesday night. The only problem is, neither President Barack Obama nor former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney went far enough in their second debate... read more
Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!? From a CNO reader
A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people.  Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "un-likability." Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney: 1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief. 2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been... read more
Mail Magazine 24… School Bus Driver Tells Student He Should’ve Been Aborted for Supporting Romney, by Philip Hodges - A woman school bus driver got fired recently for telling a student passenger that his mother should have aborted him. This seems like it should be somewhat big news taking into account what’s considered “big news” these days, until you find out what the context was. The bus driver had been harassing the student because he had a Romney/Ryan sign in his front yard. At some point, the subject of abortion was brought up during their political arguments... read more
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Townhall Finance… Student Savings Plans, by Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
Dear Carrie: I've always encouraged my daughter to work to contribute to her college costs and she's managed to save quite a bit. Now I'm told that her savings may actually work against her in terms of financial aid. Why is this? Is there anything we can do? --A Reader - Dear Reader: I think it's great that your daughter is saving for college. To me, having kids contribute to college costs has a double benefit: It not only... read more
Townhall… Only Republican Gaffes Dominate Presidential Coverage, by Matt Towery
Oct 18, 2012 - Most political pundits know that presidential debates, particularly these absurd "town hall" debacles, are more about who makes a gaffe or has an "oops moment" than about who brings the better policy to the table. But before I make my case with regard to the pushing of "gaffes" in one particular direction, let me disarm the same media I will later take to task (of course, you can never really disarm them ... they have a permanent round of journalistic bullets to fire). I know conservatives and... read more
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Townhall... Obama at Hofstra: Relatively Alert, Ergo Big Winner, by Ann Coulter
Oct 17, 2012 - The best question at the second presidential debate came from Michael Jones, an African-American who said: "Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008. What have you done or accomplished to earn my vote in 2012? I'm not that optimistic, as I was in 2008. Most things I need for everyday living are very expensive." To which Obama said: "Are you my half-brother?" Actually, all Obama could say was that he had ended the war in Iraq (while... read more
Toledo Blade… Power of the court
During last week’s vice presidential debate, incumbent Democrat Joe Biden mentioned in passing a critical issue that has been largely forgotten in this year’s campaign: the power of the U.S. Supreme Court to bring fundamental change to American society. Mr. Biden brought up the future of the nation’s top court in the context of abortion and how Roe vs. Wade, the landmark ruling that established a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, might be overturned by a Mitt Romney... read more
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The Great “Secession” of 2013, Sent by a CNO Reader
Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union. (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.) We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action if Barack Obama wins the election. We'll miss you too. Here is what can happen: 1: Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States, and Texas secedes from the Union in summer of... read more
Heritage Network… Nuclear War Averted, 50 Years Ago This Week
Fifty years ago, the world came to the brink of nuclear war. On October 14, 1962, U.S. policymakers learned that the Soviet Union was building missile bases in Cuba, which would have allowed Moscow to attack anywhere in the continental United States within minutes. An international crisis followed, and while the crisis did not end in a nuclear exchange, it is important that U.S. policymakers never forget lessons the crisis taught us. The most important one is that it is very difficult to manage... read more
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Investors.com… Obama Administration Dooms Seniors To Painful Aging, By Betsy McCaughey
10/12/2012  - On Oct. 1, the Obama administration started awarding bonus points to hospitals that spend the least on elderly patients. It will result in fewer knee replacements, hip replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery and cataract operations. These are the five procedures that have transformed aging for older Americans. They used to languish in wheelchairs and nursing homes due to arthritis, cataracts and heart disease. Now they lead active lives.... read more
Townhall Finance… You Just Lost the Presidency: What are you Going to Do?, by John Ransom
Editor’s Note: I typically ignore columns like this, but this time the title got my attention. Try to find the relevance in the following to the title… I couldn’t. Regardless, this turned out to be fascinating reading, offered for your enjoyment. Be sure to click on the link for the video and other interesting comments. BR - Doug3370 wrote: There are natural processes that will, ever so slowly, remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The sooner and the faster we reduce our emissions, the... read more
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Heritage Foundation… Morning Bell: Heritage Experts React to Vice Presidential Debate
By Rob Bluey - October 12, 2012 - Vice President Biden and Representative Paul Ryan squared off last night for a spirited and intense 90-minute debate at Centre College in Danville, KY. Topics ranged from foreign to domestic, touching on serious issues that Heritage policy experts grapple with every day. While many commentators were critiquing style, a team of 19 Heritage experts cut through the malarkey... read more
Redstate… An Insignificant Hour and a Half of Joe Biden Braying Like a Biblical Donkey
By Erick Erickson - October 11th, 2012 - I really do personally like Joe Biden, but he came across as a braying Biblical donkey tonight on stage in Kentucky. It was made worse by a moderator who lost repeated control of the debate. Up front, I have to say I’m hung up on one big thing. Joe Biden said the intelligence community got it wrong in Libya, but he says we can trust those very same people on Iran. That’d be a gaffe, but Joe Biden says he always says what he means. I really don’t... read more
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The Kitchen Cabinet… Deliberate Or Stupid? By Sonja Eddings Brown
October 12, 2012 - Watching Joe Biden Is like watching ego in motion. Joe is always JOE.  The Obama campaign pulled him out of travel and campaigning for SIX SOLID DAYS to prep him for this week’s Vice Presidential debate.  Did it show? Perhaps. There is an old litigator’s strategy known among legal beagles.  If you don’t have a good case, no facts to stand on, then INTERRUPT... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Bloomberg and Obama Misrepresent Tax Hikes on Small Business, by Curtis Dubay
In the recent presidential debate, President Obama said that only 3 percent of small businesses would pay higher rates under his plan to increase the top two marginal tax rates. The implication was that job creation wouldn’t suffer, because so few businesses would pay higher tax rates under his plan. Bloomberg, in an editorial after the debate, repeated this misleading statistic. This line of reasoning is a red herring, because the number of small businesses paying the higher rates is irrelevant... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Top 5 Obamacare Promises to Remember, by Nina Owcharenko
Remember when former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) told the American people that “we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it”? Well, it’s been over two years since the enactment of Obamacare, and we’ve found out a lot. Not only are the provisions currently in place falling short; the promises made about the health care law look to be broken. Here are five of them. 1. The law won’t raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Looking the other way: President Obama's dangerous foreign policy
by Rep. Allen West - President Barack Obama has built a foreign policy on trying to appease and make friends with America’s enemies, rather than facing them head on with strength and clear consequences for their actions. The president’s approach, marked by his belief that he could transition from a community organizer to a global organizer, has been an utter failure. The president has diminished our nation’s international influence and stature, and most egregiously, has put the lives of all... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Median Household Income Down in Nearly Every Battleground State, by Tony Lee
In yet another sign of how poorly the economy is doing under President Barack Obama, the median household income declined last year in every key battleground state except for Iowa and Wisconsin. The American Community Survey compiled the data. Nevada and Florida were the hardest hit, seeing declines of 6% and 3%, respectively.  New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico also saw their median household incomes... read more
Heritage Foundation… Morning Bell: There Was No Protest, Only a Terrorist Attack, in Libya, By Amy Payne
October 10, 2012 The Obama Administration’s story on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens has changed yet again. In advance of a hearing on diplomatic security in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, more details have leaked out—and the State Department is now saying it never thought that the attack in Benghazi was prompted by a YouTube video. “The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya... read more
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Townhall… Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man, by John Stossel
Oct 10, 2012 President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good. Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free enterprise system, and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business. ... The private market and individual responsibility always work best." They do. But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too! We who hope for... read more
Investors Business Daily… The Obama Levee Breaks
Election 2012: President Obama might think sagging polls are his biggest post-debate problem. But it's really people like Buzz Bissinger, Stacey Dash and Bill Maher showing it's now acceptable in polite society to attack The One. In an eye-opening piece Monday on the Daily Beast, "Friday Night Lights" author and lifelong Democrat Buzz Bissinger announced he was voting for Romney. The tipping point, he wrote, "was last week's debate in Denver," which showed Obama out... read more
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Common Sense Junction… “George Will: Romney’s trifecta”
Friday, October 5, 2012 - George Will reviews the debate and highlights three important things Romney accomplished. Here is one of them: Late in the debate, when Romney for a third time referred to Obamacare’s creation of “an unelected board, appointed board, who are going to decide what kind of [medical] treatment you ought to have,” Obama said, “No, it isn’t.” Oh? The Independent Payment Advisory... read more
Policymic.com: Latest Presidential Polls…
Romney Now Leads in Rasmussen Polls, Obama Losing Steam Elsewhere
Polls indicate that Romney did see a solid boost from his consensus total domination debate victory over President Obama last week. The right-leaning Rasmussen polls is now showing Romney ahead of Obama. Gallup shows a statistical dead heat. Either way, it is clear that Romney holds the momentum … for now. The Republican was looking for a slam dunk in the first presidential debate, and he seems to have gotten it. Many agree that Obama looked stale, rusty, cold, uninterested, short... read more
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Townhall… The Multitudinous Mitt, by Steve Chapman
Oct 07, 2012 - In Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney said he will "stop the subsidy" to public broadcasting. That's good to know, because Mitt Romney's campaign website says he will merely "reduce subsidies for ... the Corporation for Public Broadcasting." Kill Big Bird or just pluck some of his feathers? Or neither, in keeping with what often happens to promises made by politicians? As Ted Kennedy once said of Romney's abortion policy, "I am pro-choice... read more
Mail Magazine 24… The Green Job Myth
“We can invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy … to create 5 million new jobs, new energy jobs, all across [the] country, jobs that pay well, jobs that can’t be outsourced,” candidate Obama promised.[i] President Obama spent $90 billion of his stimulus package on green energy projects, but according to the Labor Department, just 9,245 people landed new jobs in the “green energy” industry by the end of the third quarter of last year,[ii] well short of the 200,000 jobs that President Obama... read more
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Townhall…Trading Places, by Linda Chavez
Oct 05, 2012 - Who was that stiff, out-of-touch guy onstage in Denver at this week's presidential debate? He looked a lot like Barack Obama -- but how could that be? It was as if the candidates swapped bodies before they went out onstage. The president became the Mitt Romney caricature the Obama campaign has created through millions of dollars of advertising: an elitist who has no idea what the middle class is going through. And Mitt Romney became... read more
The Heritage Network… Heritage Experts React to First Presidential Debate, By Amy Payne
October 4, 2012 - During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s domestic policy experts were live-blogging their analysis of the ideas discussed. Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made. Competing Tax Plans - Most of the time on taxes was spent on Romney’s tax plan. Romney’s plan, like most tax reform plans, would lower tax rates and make other changes to the tax code to encourage... read more
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Redstate… Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM! By Erick Erickson
October 4th, 2012 - There was a surreal moment after the debate last night. On CNN, the polling went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney among debate watchers. Basically two-thirds of the American public who watched the debate claimed Romney won. A majority claimed Romney was with them on taxes, the economy, healthcare, their views of government, etc. He dominated. A CBS poll of undecided... read more
Heritage Network… Morning Bell: Anemic Job Growth Continues, By Amy Payne
October 5, 2012 - Job growth continues to sputter—this morning’s jobs report shows that 12.1 million Americans are still out of work. Going against other economic indicators, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. Economists are already looking into the drop, saying it seems to be a statistical fluke, because it doesn’t match up with the sluggish job creation and recent downward revision of GDP growth. Heritage’s J.D. Foster says: One time out of a hundred, the true figure will be much different... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Global Taxes are in Sight, by Luke Powers
The 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly has just convened and there are already devastating power plays going on. One is in the form of a series of proposals pertaining to global taxes, which are said to be for “developing” countries. That’s right, the UN is trying to tax people. These taxes include a tax on billionaires around the world, a tax on exchanging currency (e.g. changing U.S. dollars to British pounds at a bank),  a tax on the use of fossil fuels, and a royalty on... read more
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Verities & Balderdash… Different perspectives of the Political Process, Compiled by Bob Robinson
Everyone has heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a 1,000 words.” The same holds true with cartoons. They offer an artist’s perspective on thoughts, ideas and events of the day. Today, they are creating political commentary that can be consumed in a few seconds rather than reading long-winded rhetoric. County News Online was fortunate enough to receive some cartoons from the Democrats’ perspectives... read more
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Verities & Balderdash Noah Today, Sent by a CNO reader
In the year 2012, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Oregon, and said: "Once again, the earth has become evil and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have six months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights." Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah... read more
Mail Magazine 24… 'The Nearest Thing to Eternal Life on Earth is a Government Program!' by Frank Hill
Federal budgeting can be very confusing at times. But at its core, it is very simple arithmetic. As in 'addition and subtraction'. No advanced calculus required, ring theory or Boolean algebra. Just 1+1=2. Or preferably if you are a spending budget hawk: 100-50=50 as in 'reduce many federal programs by 50%...and hardly anyone would know the difference'. Take a look at how President Obama's economic stimulus has been recorded in official CBO documents in the summary... read more
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Townhall… Real World Problems, by Rich Galen
Sep 28, 2012 - Living and working in Your Nation's Capital I forget, sometimes, that grand issues are fun to debate on CNN or MSNBC, but real people deal with real issues. At a fundraiser for Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Oh) last night, I heard from a nurse anesthetist that there is a continuing shortage of the basic drug she uses to put people to sleep for surgery. And that when they have the drug it often has a label written in some language other than English... read more
Townhall… An 80’s Remake, by Tim Phillips
Sep 28, 2012 - With millions of Americans out of work, unemployment is marching ever higher. Gasoline prices soar, painfully hitting family budgets with every fill-up. As fall approaches, an incumbent President holds a narrow lead, intent on gaining a second term. The key to victory is a relatively small group of undecided voters; a conflicted electorate who respect the President, but recognize his policies have failed to lift the economy out of a recession. Do they give the President a second chance and hope... read more
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WND… When is Campaign going to get Nasty? By Joseph Farah
I know Barack Obama is serious about winning re-election. Sometimes I wonder if Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment are. If this is indeed the most important presidential election in American history, and if the contrast between the candidates is so clear, why are the Republicans so timid about going after Obama? I’ve given away far too much free advice to Team Romney, none of which was taken, with the possible exception of his... read more
Townhall Finance… Benghazi-gate – Obama Knew, by Bob Beauprez
In the days following the assassination attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three aides dead it was appalling to watch the Obama Administration's painstaking efforts to deny any connection to radical Islamic terror.   A week later, the White House was forced to admit a connection to al Qaeda after the Director of the National Counterterrrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, testified to a Senate Committee that Benghazi was indeed a "terrorist... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Poll: Nearly 80% Think Everyone Should Pay Some Income Tax, by Bright Knight
When you see all the polls about the issues (not about the candidates - those polls canNOT be trusted), such as Obamacare, dependency on Government, the economy, the direction our country is headed, etc., you must think that the Empty Chair will lose by 30%. So, obviously many people think "right" but lose their common sense and betray their values as soon as they are in the voting booth and vote "left". Is it because they traditionally voted "D" (as Dad did, and Grandpa, and....) and don't... read more
Townhall… Al Gore Versus '2016', By Brent Bozell
Sep 28, 2012 - Two weeks ago, Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "2016: Obama's America" passed Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" for second place on the all-time box-office money list for political documentaries. It now has a box office gross of more than $32 million. But if you're an independent or a liberal who's unplugged from conservative websites and talk radio, you'd never know. You didn't see D'Souza on CBS or NBC (although he showed up on ABC's "Nightline" in late night). There... read more
Heritage.org… Obama and Congress Are Choosing to Cause a Recession, By Amy Payne
September 27, 2012 - President Obama recently said, “The most important lesson I’ve learned is you can’t change Washington from the inside.” That’s demoralizing to hear when a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it’s an inside job. The Congressional Budget Office has forecasted a fresh recession to hit next year if Taxmageddon, a nearly $500 billion tax increase, hits the nation and Congress and the President drive us off the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama has... read more

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