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Subsidized Housing Tenants Live Large On Public Dime...
Resort-style swimming pools with fountains and heated spas, billiards rooms, granite counter tops, ceramic tile, indoor basketball courts, stainless steel appliances -- many Fairfax County taxpayers cannot afford such luxuries. But they are paying for these amenities for use by low-income residents who live in subsidized housing in affluent neighborhoods.

Obama the 'Most Successful Food Stamp President in American History'
Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. We need a program to put 14 million Americans back to work. We are committed to creating jobs. The Democrats are committed to killing jobs. You decide which future you want, paychecks or food stamps?

The president’s evasion tactics on the debt and deficit
Since he released his proposed budget earlier this year (a budget the Congressional Budget Office said would double the national debt and never achieve a deficit of less than $748 billion), he’s done nothing but deliver general remarks - and, as CBO director Doug Elmendorf said recently, the CBO doesn’t exactly score speeches.

Are Jewish Democrats Turning Away From Obama?
Since his May 19 speech on the Arab Spring and with the increasingly vocal support of Israel coming from Republican challengers, more and more Jewish Democrats are having trouble picturing themselves voting for Obama in 2012.

Are Michigan‘s Financial Emergency Rules Really a ’Big Government’ Power Grab?
The authority for the EFM program was established by Michigan’s Public Act 72 that was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jim Blanchard in 1990. If the state determined that a serious financial problem existed in a municipality or school district, Public Act 72 granted the governor’s office authority to intervene in local government administration as a last resort means of shoring up budget deficits

FBI Invites Virulent Westboro Baptist Church to Assist in Counterterrorism Training Program
The FBI first invited the church group to address the FBI’s law enforcement training classes back in 2008. And initially, there were no apparent problems. But the most recent sessions, including three at Quantico and one in Manassass, Va., stirred up controversy.

McConnell calls balanced-budget amendment to floor
In order to sidestep Democratic objections to the resolution, McConnell deployed an obscure Senate procedure known as Rule 14 that allowed the legislation to skip the committee process and go straight to the floor.

Obama Ally Code Pink Invites Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Join Us In Cleansing Our Country’
Fresh on the heels of their Hamas-protected trip to Gaza, the so-called feminist, American antiwar group Code Pink, co-founded by top Obama funder Jodie Evans, is running banner advertisements on the English language version of the official Web site of a terrorist sympathizing group, the Muslim Brotherhood, one of which invites the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country.”
Does the word SEDITION come to mind?

Forecasts for Growth Drop, Some Sharply
Earlier this week, Mr. Bernanke confessed that “some of these headwinds may be stronger and more persistent than we thought,” adding, “we don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting.”
Translation: We don't know what we are doing but we are still waiting on the "economy fairy".

Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’
Ellmers then said: “Sixty-four percent of jobs that are created in this country are for small business.” Geithner conceded the point, but then suggested the administration’s planned tax increase on small businesses would be “good for growth.”

Mexican troops cross into the United States at Bridge Two
A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law.

Pelosi demands seat at debt talks
Pelosi stayed out of the talks on crafting a continuing resolution funding the rest of 2011 that included $38.5 billion in spending cuts because House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) expressed confidence they would pass it without Democratic help.

Bill would freeze Obama admin's power to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants
“The Obama administration cannot continue to pick and choose which laws it will enforce,” said Smith in a statement. “It is outrageous that they have put illegal immigrants and their liberal political base ahead of the American people.”

The ULTIMATE SARAH PALIN is a Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest...
This is the best montage piece I’ve seen in a long time, maybe evah! It’s the best way you’ll spend 9 minutes today. P.S. Watch it before you yell at me. Seriously.

Obama tossing Melson under the bus?
The shakeup shows the extent of the political damage caused by the gun-trafficking operation called Fast and Furious, which used tactics that allowed suspected smugglers to buy large numbers of firearms. Growing controversy over the program has paralyzed a long-beleaguered agency buffeted by partisan battles. The ATF has been without a Senate-confirmed director since 2006,

House rejects measure to continue US role in Libya
The vote was 295-123, with Obama losing the support of 70 of his Democrats one day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had made a last-minute plea for the mission.

"US oil refiners will pay more than $6 million in fines to the EPA for not using a product that doesn’t exist."
This year, US oil refiners will pay more than $6 million in fines to the EPA for not using a product that doesn’t exist. Refiners are required to blend at least 6.6 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol this year, or pay a fine to the EPA of $1 per gallon of this target not met.

More on the Cellulosic Ethanol “Mandate”
This is the world we live in. Mandates for fuels that do not exist, and “compliance fees” for companies required to use the nonexistent product. Bravo, EPA. And they wonder why we’re skeptical of governments.

Leaders take over in debt crisis — it's down to Obama and Boehner
Negotiations over cutting Washington's debt plunged into crisis Thursday, as the top Republican negotiator walked out of talks over his Democratic counterparts’ demand that taxes be raised.

Senate kills measure to defund policy 'czars'
The Senate voted 47-51 on Thursday to kill an amendment offered by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that would have ended the ability of the White House to appoint policy "czars,” and prohibited the use of federal funds for the salaries and expenses of czars already appointed.

DeMint: Balanced-budget pledge a 'dealbreaker' for 2012 support
DeMint is demanding that Republican presidential candidates sign a "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge drafted by a coalition of conservative groups in order to win his endorsement in 2012, a coveted prize for candidates looking to appeal to conservative primary voters.

Key GOP lawmaker slams administration labor plan
“Not only will this misguided proposal to expedite union elections undermine an employer’s lawful right to communicate with his or her employees, it will cripple a worker’s ability to make an informed decision,” Mr. Kline warned.

Global Warming Scientist James Hansen Exposed
The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to "silence" his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.

CBO Releases Budget Outlook Paints ‘Daunting’ Picture
One of the more dire figures in Wednesday’s report is the CBO’s projection that by the end of 2011, federal debt will reach approximately 70 percent of gross domestic product – the highest level it has been since the end of World War II.

Obama Gets 30% of Americans Certain to Support Re-Election in Economy Poll
By a margin of 61 percent to 37 percent, a Bloomberg National Poll conducted June 17-20 shows Americans say they believe that Obama will have had his chance to make the economy “substantially better” by the end of 2012.

Huntsman’s family gave nearly $25,000 to Reid last cycle
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said this week he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney in the GOP Mormon presidential primary, has taken a lot of money from the Huntsman family, and the former Utah governor appointed Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents. So no wonder Reid said Tuesday, “If I had a choice in that race, I’d choose Huntsman over Romney.”

Ten GOP sens. vow no debt-ceiling hike without balanced-budget amendment
The document states the signatories will oppose the debt increase unless three conditions are met: substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit, the implementation of enforceable spending caps and passage of a balanced budget amendment.

AZ Sheriff: Why More Troops at Korean Border Than U.S. Border?
He said he thinks Obama has made race the issue instead of fulfilling his job of protecting the American people by enforcing immigration laws. “It’s not about race, color or national origin,” Babeu said. “It’s about enforcing the law, Mr. President. That’s our job.”

10 Reasons Obama is a One-Term President
...he has governed ineffectively and stubbornly against the wishes of the American people. He could win reelection. But the preponderance of indicators suggests his defeat. This should make conservatives hopeful for change.

Obama Eyeing Anti-Gun Backer to Run ATF
The Obama administration is in talks this week with the man who could replace the current head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a man gun-rights groups have railed against as being hostile to their cause.

Payback: Obama Labor Board to Make Organizing Easier
Labor regulators are set to propose sweeping new rules Tuesday that would dramatically speed up the time frame for union elections, a move that could make it easier for struggling unions to organize new members, and cut the time businesses have to mount anti-union campaigns.

White House Loosens Border Rules for 2012
"They're pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law," said Kris Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state. "At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration.

Obama Admin Cuts Off AZ Uranium Mine, Creates 'Serious National Security Threat'
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., slammed the Obama administration's "shameful effort" to cut off the land from future mining, saying the decision is making the U.S. "even more dependent on foreign powers and potentially creating a serious national security threat going forward.

NLRB tried to save America from dumb, unskilled Southern workers
… because of [our] trade deficit, foreign creditors have the country in their clutches. That’s not because of our labor costs … It’s because we have too many poorly educated and low-skilled workers that are simply unable to compete.

Nasty conservatives rigging elections again
The laws in question include requiring voter identification cards at the polls, limiting the time of early voting, ending same-day registration and making it difficult for groups to register new voters.

'Obama adopting Arafat’s staged plan for Israel’s end'
"Obama adopted Yasser Arafat’s staged plan for Israel’s destruction, and he is trying to force it on our prime minister,” Likud MK Danny Danon said. “All that was new in the speech was that he called for Israel to return to 1967 borders without solving the crisis. Netanyahu has only one option: Tell Obama to forget about it.”

'Operation Fast and Furious' Should End Holder Tenure
Documents released by the Issa panel make it clear that Operation Fast and Furious was well-known and enthusiastically supported at the highest leveIs of ATF. That means the program had to have been supported elsewhere within the Justice Department. Thus, it is inconceivable that Holder did not know about Operation Fast and Furious.

Palin: 'I Would Love to Give the White House Fits ...'
I would love to stir it up even more and get the electorate to really start thinking about what the solutions are to these great challenges facing America and how it is that we're going to create jobs, how it is that we're going to get this economy back on the right track, judge. So, I would love to be able to shake it up, but I also know it's not about me, it's not Sarah Palin personally, it's about a message.

Obama overruled top Pentagon, DOJ lawyers on Libya war powers
Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war amounted to “hostilities.” Under the War Powers Resolution,

Uh oh: Romney refuses to sign pro-life group’s pledge
Doubling down on RomneyCare, confirming that he believes in climate change, now this. Say this for him: At least he’s not a total pander machine this time around. He just … seems to be in the grip of a political death wish. I can’t even explain this in terms of him wanting to stick by a position he espoused in the past in order to signal to voters that he’s “authentic” and won’t bend on his principles easily.

Senate votes to end ethanol subsidies, 73/27
Eyeball the roll: 38 Democrats, 33 Republicans, and both independents voted yes, with no votes coming mainly from plains-states senators eager to keep the campaign cash flowing. When you’ve got both senators from California and both senators from Oklahoma on the same side of an issue, you’re working magic, my friends.

Report: Taxpayer Funds for La Raza ‘Skyrocket’ After Leader Secures White House Job
Cecilia Munoz, La Raza’s senior vice president and lobbyist, joined the Obama administration as director of intergovernmental affairs in 2009. Since then, Judicial Watch reports, federal funding being poured into the organization has more than doubled:

Senate keeps $6B in subsidies
Thirty-four Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to advance a proposal eliminating a $6 billion ethanol tax break, which one GOP leader said struck a blow against the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. But the measure fell 20 votes short, 40-59, as most Democrats voted against proceeding.

Group files ethics complaint against Boehner over DOMA defense
“The Speaker expects any cost to be recouped from the Obama Administration Justice Department, which should be defending the law in court. The ‘anti-deficiency act’ has nothing to do with this situation, as anyone with a basic grasp of the law knows.”

Boehner demands that Obama provide legal basis for Libya mission
Citing Obama’s oath of office and the Constitution, Boehner asks the president to provide the administration’s legal analysis regarding the War Powers Resolution and demands an answer by Friday. That is also the date by which the House-passed measure demands a response from the White House.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Walker's Union Law
In a 4-3 decision, the court said Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she said Republican lawmakers violated the state’s opening meetings statutes in the run-up to passage and declared the union rights law void.

New Report Says Students Don’t Know Much About U.S. History
Of the seven subjects on the national test, students performed the worst in U.S. history. Officials with the National Assessment Governing board, which oversees the tests, say the results aren’t comparable to the other tests because different students take each exam in different years.

Where’s the warming?
If atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions are the sole or primary driver of global temperatures, then where is all the global warming? We’re talking 10 years of higher-than-expected increases in greenhouse gases, yet 10 years of absolutely no warming. That’s 10 years of nada, nunca, nein, zero, and zilch.

Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade
What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.

EXPLOSIVE information about the family of Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff. Abedin is also the wife of Congressman Anthony Weiner. Abedin's mother Saleha is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and her brother is the Head of Development for an organization filled with Brotherhood members!

Obama visiting LED light bulb plant that’s sending jobs to China
Cree, a major recipient of Recovery Act funds, may be sending that money straight to China. At the very least, its CEO, Chuck Swoboda, has a very China-centered strategy that involves building a new plant overseas, late 2010, the company opened its first plant in Huizhou City,China. That made Cree the first global LED company to locate a manufacturing plant in China.

I'm sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act your staff briefed you on many of these challenges." At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected." The Council, led by GE's Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter. The Obama administration promised the Recovery Act ("the stimulus") would prevent the jobless rate from going over 8%. It now stands at 9.1%.

Obama's 'Green Jobs' Claims Collapsing
Obama heads to an energy plant in North Carolina on Monday to talk once again about the job-creating power of a green economy. The catch? Nearly three years into Obama's presidency, the White House can't point to much solid evidence that significant numbers of Americans are scoring the green jobs the president has been touting.

Tornado-Hit Families Denied FEMA Grant
Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes - due to 'insufficient damage'. Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was 'not unsafe to live in'. The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.

Sarah Palin emails: Enemies sent a series of death threats
"She doesn't belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the right of every southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally! Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!"

Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say
The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants.

Get ready for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket”
Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60%.

Romney’s strategic faux pas
There is a disengaged, even high-handed politics-by-rules sclerosis in his approach – and it just doesn’t resonate. He won’t be able to get away with toting all his “issue” baggage – RomneyCare, anthropogenic global warming, flip-flops and ambiguity on abortion and gay marriage – while also declining to submit himself to the hard work of face-to-face politicking and actual votes.

Obama May Ease No Child Left Behind Law
States may avoid requirements of the No Child Left Behind law that, for example, more students pass standardized tests each year if they agree to administration-backed “reforms,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a press briefing.

Exxon makes major oil discovery in Gulf
Exxon Mobil said Wednesday it has discovered an estimated 700 million barrels of oil equivalent at a deepwater well off the Louisiana coast, a major find that a top House Republican argued should push the administration to speed up offshore permitting.

New EPA regs would cost coal companies $180 billion...
Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11 percent to over 23 percent, according to a new study based on government data.

Justice Officials in 'Panic Mode' as Hearing Nears on Failed Anti-Gun Trafficking Program
ATF documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly and deliberately flooded Mexico with assault rifles. Their intent was to expose the entire smuggling organization, from top to bottom, but the operation spun out of control and supervisors refused pleas from field agents to stop it.

Bandera County Sheriff's Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning
Hicks said while a training camp for similar anti-government groups was discovered in Kerr County in the past, there is no evidence any members are currently operating in Bandera County. But Hicks said residents should still be cautious.

Sarah Palin emails provide no big bombshells
Many of the emails deal with the mundane business of government. Others show her corresponding with aides, admirers and members of her administration about everything from her views on dinosaurs to fisheries policy.

Sharron Angle: Harry Reid stole the election
In the “Right Angle,” the former candidate asks the question, “Did Harry Reid steal Nevada?” and, in the interview, Angle suggests that she thinks he did unfairly take the election from her. “We have a complaint filed with the Department of Justice,” she said.

FreedomWorks chief: If Romney’s the nominee, tea partiers might have to stay home
“I think that’s a potential problem,” said Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks’ president, during a wide-ranging interview with reporters at The Daily Caller. He also warned that if Republicans nominate another “John McCain,” activists might even vote third party in 2012. “I believe in redemption, but at some point, you sort of give up,” he said. “And we’ve given up on Mitt Romney.”

Rick Perry advisor: The campaign is “ready for launch”
While establishment Republicans have been pining for a candidate who is ready to have a detailed policy debate about entitlement reform and regulatory uncertainty (a la Mitch Daniels) the rank and file wants someone who is ready for a throwdown. Perry has a reputation as a policy lightweight, but he knows how to fire up a crowd and give the kind of straight talk Republicans are itching for…

Obama Faces More Voter Anxiety, Less Excitement
If Obama wants North Carolina in his win column again next year, he might have to count on Elliott Johnson's quiet, even grudging, acceptance rather than the riotous enthusiasm that propelled him to the White House in 2008. Read more on Obama Faces More Voter Anxiety, Less Excitement Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

2012 Troubles Ahead for Obama in Prized Florida?
The state’s economy is worse than elsewhere. Foreclosures are high. Property values are low. As president, Obama could be blamed. Voters’ shifting attitudes show the degree to which the atmosphere has changed since his first campaign. Florida Democrats made gains in 2008 with Obama on the top of the ticket, but the GOP won big two years later.

Pawlenty: NLRB’s suit against Boeing evokes 'Soviet Union circa 1970s'
“The idea that we have a federal agency telling an American business in a supposedly free market that it can’t grow a business or start a business in another state is one of the most outrageous things I have seen,” Pawlenty said.

Barbour, RNC Chair Warn Conservatives
Ralph Reed, the longtime GOP strategist and founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, warned against the opposite of ideological rigidity: apathy. He noted the "frightening statistic" that in 2008, an estimated 17 million Americans who identified themselves as evangelical Christians were either not registered to vote or failed to go to the polls. He also claimed that one of every five voters who called themselves "conservative" that year voted for Mr. Obama.

Top shrink: Leftists are mentally ill
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Rossiter. "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

Resolution affirms government 'rooted in belief in Almighty God'
Therefore, H.R. 107 declares, "This body hereby urges all Tennessee counties to allow the Ten Commandments to be posted in their respective courthouses."

Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account
Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.

GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes
General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker.

Chronic unemployment worse than Great Depression
CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports that the chronically unemployed face the hardest road back to recovery, and that while the jobs picture may be improving statistically on a national level, it is not for them

'Gunwalker' guns linked to helicopter shooting
CBS News has learned that the recent case of a Mexican military helicopter forced to land after it was fired upon is linked to the ATF Fast and Furious "gunwalker" operation. Drug cartel suspects on the ground shot at Mexican government helicopters two weeks ago in western Mexico, forcing one chopper to land. Authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects. Among the seized weapons are guns sold to suspects as part of the ATF sting operation, sources say. That information came from traces of serial numbers

Senate Dems Revolting Against Reid
A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda, creating another headache for Majority Leader Harry Reid as he tries to protect his majority ahead of a daunting election year.

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms
The United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” .

Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout
This is chicanery. Under the president’s math, Chrysler paid back 100 percent of Obama’s loan and less than 70 percent of Bush’s loan. A more honest presentation would combine the two figures to say U.S. taxpayers got back 90 percent of what they invested. In fact, that is how the Treasury and other administration officials frequently portray it; it is just when Obama speaks that the numbers get so squishy.

Goolsbee bails on next Recovery Summer
Austan Goolsbee, one of President Obama’s most trusted economic advisers, said Monday night that he would resign, marking the latest departure from the president’s economic team at a time when the nation’s jobs recovery is slowing.

Republicans Demand Weiner Resign, Democrats Circle Wagons in Disgrace
As Republican leaders called for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner Tuesday, Democrats seemed to retreat and circle the wagons. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants an investigation, but neither her nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would call for Weiner to resign over the lurid tweets and photos he sent women under a phony name.

America IS Alive!
Grand Rapids ended up on some magazine’s list of “America’s Dying Cities”; the locals took exception and set out to prove that they’re still very much alive, and this is the result — 10 minutes, featuring a cast of 5,000, paid for with $40,000 that the director and a colleague raised themselves. Displays of civic pride are often rote and occasionally schmaltzy, but this one manages to be genuinely touching. It’s a time capsule from the heartland, certainly the most American music video ever made whether or not it’s the greatest. You’ll enjoy every minute. And trust me, you’ll want to watch every minute, if only to marvel at the coordination.

"Interest rates are amazingly low and that, thanks to Ben Bernanke, is driving everything," Yastrow said. "We’re on the verge of a great, great depression. The [Federal Reserve] knows it

Ron Paul warns of 'dictatorship in Washington DC'
"We're not on the verge of having a king, but we are on the verge of having way too much dictatorship in Washington, D.C.," Paul said, comparing the U.S.'s current situation to a Biblical tale in which the ancient Israelites demanded, against their own good, that a king rule their land instead of God.

Police Cite Patriot Act, Detain Man For Taking Pictures At Rail Station...
In addition to being wrong about MTA and state policy, the officer incorrectly cites the Patriot Act. “Listen, listen to what I’m saying. The Patriot Act says that critical infrastructure, trains, train stations, all those things require certain oversight to take pictures, whether you say they are for personal use or whatever, that’s your story,” the officer said.

Dems Start Turning on Weiner
"Watching Anthony Weiner's twitter and press blitz is like watching a Charlie Sheen meltdown. It's amusing, uncomfortable, and not necessary," a Democratic leadership aide told me just now. "If Weiner really wants to get beyond this, he'll shut up and let Democrats get back to their Medicare message."

AP FACT CHECK: Democrats Distort GOP Medicare Plan
THE FACTS: First, the Ryan plan explicitly forbids insurance companies from denying coverage to anyone who qualifies for Medicare, including those who have pre-existing illnesses. Second, it does not merely send money to the elderly and leave them to their own devices in arranging for medical care.

Union Enthusiasm for Obama Re-election Fades
Labor leaders said in recent weeks that they would withhold financial support in next year's election from candidates who haven't sided with unions consistently, a move that may hurt Democrats who have relied on labor backing. The International Association of Fire Fighters has vowed to withhold campaign money from federal races, throwing its money into state-level campaigns.

Is Government Aid Helping or Hurting Blacks?
Now I understand that that government poverty programs encourage people to stay dependent. There's money in it. They policymakers would have known this 25 years ago had they read "The State Against Blacks." The author, an economist, said poverty programs destroy the natural mechanisms that have always enabled poor people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Senate Dems guilty of “dereliction of duty,” according to … MSM?
In a sense, the Senate has been in a pro-forma session all year … Although there’s general agreement that the most pressing issue facing the federal government is its runaway finances, the Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in 762 days, a new standard for dereliction of duty.

Major Panel: Drug War Failed; Legalize Marijuana
"Political leaders and public figures should have the courage to articulate publicly what many of them acknowledge privately: that the evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive strategies will not solve the drug problem, and that the war on drugs has not, and cannot, be won," the report said.

"Obama Came In And He Said He Was Gonna Help Everybody, That's a Lie!"
"Tell Obama Shirley said it and she lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama" 69 year old Shirley Billingsley, a tornado victim in Tuscaloosa, Alabama who is still suffering from the devastation one month later.

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