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The numbers just don't add upAt the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton told America that his solution to joblessness and budget deficits was one word -- arithmetic. I couldn’t agree more. Let’s take a look at Barack Obama’s record these last four years -- I think you’ll agree the numbers just don’t add up:
• 23 million Americans are out of work, have stopped looking for work, or are underemployed
• $16 trillion national debt (that’s $50,000 for every American)
• 43 straight months of 8% or higher unemployment
• 4 straight trillion dollar budget deficits in a row -- more than any other president combined
Ultimately, it’s simple arithmetic -- the policies of Barack Obama just don’t add up to the kind of future America deserves.
Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard
The octogenarian Sutton calmly and lucidly explained that he had been “introduced to [Obama] by a friend.” The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction had taken place about 20 years prior.
Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story?
As Jarrett suggests, any black institutions and presumably individuals who became beholden to Arab money might be expected to continue the trend of American “new black advocacy for a homeland for the Palestinians” and presumably for other Islamic and Arabic interests in the Middle East. For that reason, if for no other, the question of how Obama’s college education was funded is of considerably more than academic interest.
Wasted Food, Hungry Kids: Michelle Obama’s Bill in Action
In 2010, Michelle Obama went to a lame-duck session of Congress with a request: pass a nutrition bill giving the United States Department of Agriculture broad new powers to regulate school lunches. That bill was passed in late December of that year, and the new regulations have started to go into effect, with the predictable results of wasted food and angry, hungry children.
At U.N., Obama downplays terrorism in Libya attack
Speaking at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Obama portrayed the deaths of four Americans in Libya as a result of inflamed tensions over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S., rather than a terrorist attack.r
Muslim-led nations seek global ban on insults of Muhammad
As the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week in New York, several leaders of mostly Muslim nations are suggesting that the world body consider sanctions on blasphemy, amid widespread protests against an amateur movie that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
SAT reading scores lowest since 1972...
2012’s high school seniors have the worst SAT reading score since 1972; they scored 486 on reading, out of a possible 800. In writing, students also dropped dramatically, down to 488. That’s a nine-point drop since 2006.
Veterans retreating from Obama
Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he’s got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has even overtaken Obama with younger veterans.
Signs Obama losing
Arguing that most of the major polls reported by establishment media are “skewed” in favor of the Democratic Party and incumbent Barack Obama, a website contends that a true gauge of the presidential race, based on more realistic models, shows Republican challenger Mitt Romney leading by an average of nearly eight points.
Another judge halts Holder's prosecution of pro-lifer
The latest case came in Louisville, Ky., where Holder was asking for a summary judgment – essentially a court’s conclusion that the evidence was overwhelming – so pro-life activist David Hamilton could be punished immediately
CBO: Electric Cars Are A Waste Of Money
The CBO has concluded that electric cars are not a “smart” choice for consumers. From the report: Because of differences in vehicle design and technology, electric vehicles cost thousands of dollars more to purchase than conventional vehicles of comparable size and performance.
Muslim Brotherhood 'infiltrated' U.S. gov't
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, "... people with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are in vital positions within every significant area of the U.S. government." He specifically cited high security clearances for such people in the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security.
High school cheerleaders win 'Bible banners' battle
Cheerleaders at a Texas high school have won a court order allowing them to continue featuring Biblical quotes on the large paper banners that they hold up for football players to tear through when they take the field at the game opening.
EPA Mandates Motorists Buy At Least 4 Gallons of Gas at Ethanol-15 Pumps
The Obama administration wants consumers to use more of the E15 fuel – a blend that contains 15 percent ethanol. E15 fuel can potentially damage engines made prior to 2000 and it cannot be used in motorcycles, ATVs, and many other engines, such as lawn mowers and boat engines.
City Prepares To Outlaw First Amendment
Winter Park, Florida’s City Commission gave a preliminary approval to make an “emergency public safety ordinance” permanent. It would effectively shut down most if not all protests within fifty feet of any home and no ability to protest in a residential area. This is the First Amendment under attack.
Obama Expands ATF's Right to Seize Guns Without Due Process
The rules were broadened under the guise of giving the ATF authority "to seize and administatively forfeit property involved in controlled substance abuses." And if that doesn't strike you as extreme on first glance, consider the fact that this expansion of civil-forfeiture allows the ATF to forego almost all "due process" in making their seizures -- in effect, placing the burden of proof on the citizen instead of federal agents.
More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown
“This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,”
"America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment..."
"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," says Palin. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform."
100 DAYS UNTIL LARGEST TAX HIKES IN HISTORY...
Sunday will mark the start of the 100-day countdown to “Taxmageddon” – the date the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2013:
Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates
Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody.
Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties
Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.
Paulson: Why Did The White House Take So Long To Admit Libya Attack Was Terrorism?
After the deadly attack on the United States Embassy in Libya, it was apparent to many that the attack was premeditated and designed to kill Americans – not to protest an amateur-made movie that mocked Islam and disrespected Mohammad.
Senate GOP furious newspaper got better briefing on Libya
GOP lawmakers were incensed to find many of the details they tried to learn Thursday were in a front-page article in The Times the following morning.
'Every' WH claim was wrong...
For nine days, the Obama administration made a case that virtually everyone understood was untrue: that the killing of our ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, was a random, spontaneous act of individuals upset about an online video—an unpredictable attack on a well-protected compound that had nothing do to with the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.
Clinton: Libya killings were `terrorist attack'
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was a "terrorist attack" that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three others, and she says the U.S. will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice.
Obama’s Shaky Libya Narrative
In the days following the killing of the U.S. ambassador and two ex-Navy SEALs, President Obama and top State Department officials portrayed the attack as a spontaneous reaction to an Internet video depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad as a lascivious brute.
Va. man: No lynching connotations to strung-up 'Nobama' chair
A Centreville man who hung an empty chair from a tree in his backyard with a sign reading "Nobama" attached to it denies that it was meant to represent any inference to lynching or had any racist connotations, though he did manage to "get on the radar" of the Secret Service.
Administration Creates Ad to Appease Pakistanis
The ad, which is costing the State Department about $70,000 to run, differs little from a widely criticized statement by the U.S. embassy in Cairo earlier this month that sought to appease protestors in Egypt. Both the new State Department ad and the Egyptian embassy statement condemn the video and stress U.S. commitment to religious tolerance
House panel set to clear Rep. Maxine Waters of ethics charges
At a rare public hearing for Waters on Friday, members of the secretive Ethics panel said they were prepared to issue a report finding the lawmaker innocent of allegations that she tried to secure federal money during the financial crisis for a bank in which her husband owned stock.
More Americans Added to Food Stamps Than Find Jobs
As the chart shows, since January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, the net change jobs has been negative (-1.3 million), while 5.7 million workers and dependents have been awarded disability and a whopping 15.1 million have been added to the food stamp rolls.
Median income in Ohio hits 27-year low
Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday.
Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood
"After our embassies were stormed, Obama's administration offered apologies while the Muslim Brotherhood stood by as we were attacked," Hanna says. "Instead of confronting our enemies such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama kowtows to them."
WH Nominates Wife of Major Dem Donor Saban to U.N. Gen. Assembly
Her husband founded Saban Entertainment—the production studio behind “Power Rangers”—in the 1980s. Haim Saban is a major Democratic donor, personally giving more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and committees in the 2012 election cycle. He has donated at least $333,333 to the Obama-affiliated Super PAC Priorities USA.
The Obama you don't know
Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end...
Obama Calls For Society Based On Collectivism, Union Power?
In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of which he speaks. Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan.
'Furious' report slams 'disregard' for public safety as DOJ officials quit
A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a "disregard" for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned and another retired.
Italy upholds convictions of 23 CIA agents in absentia
The CIA agents were all being tried in absentia in one of the world's biggest court cases against the US "extraordinary rendition" programme to interrogate alleged Islamist militants after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
SURPRISE: OBAMACARE TAX TO HIT 6 MILLION... MOSTLY MIDDLE CLASS...
Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class. The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises.
Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack, intelligence sources say
That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week's deadly assault a "terrorist attack" -- the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a "spontaneous" act.
Antarctic Sea Ice Sets Another Record
Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data.
DHS Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.
Intel agencies warned U.S. Embassy in Egypt of possible violence
The cable, dispatched from Washington on September 10, the day before protests erupted, advised the embassy the broadcasts could provoke violence. It did not direct specific measures to upgrade security, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Cranston bans 'father-daughter' dances as violation of state law
Lundsten said school attorneys found while federal Title IX legislation banning gender discrimination gives an exemption for "father-son" and "mother-daughter" events, Rhode Island law doesn't.
Students strike against new federal school lunch rules
The changes are hard to swallow for students like Blohm. On Monday, 70% of the 830 Mukwonago High students who normally buy lunch boycotted cafeteria food to protest what they see as an unfair "one size fits all thing." Middle schoolers in the district also boycotted their school lunches, with counts down nearly half Monday. They're not alone in their frustration; schools across the country are reporting students who are unhappy with the lunch offerings.
8,786,049: Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability
The 8,786,049 workers taking federal disability in September is a net increase of 18,108 from the 8,767,941 workers who took federal disability in August.
Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals.
College suspends professor for allegedly attempting to force students to vote for Obama
A college professor has been placed on leave after she allegedly forced her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the upcoming elections. Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
Libya: We gave US three-day warning of Benghazi attack
The claim came as the country's interim President, Mohammed el-Megarif, said his government had information that the attack on the US consulate had been planned by an Islamist group with links to al-Qa'ida and with foreigners taking part.
General Motors pushing U.S. to sell stake: report
The Treasury Department is resisting General Motors' push for the government to sell off its stake in the automobile maker,
Propaganda Update: TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their Top Shows
Hollywood, an industry whose major players have been supportive of President Obama and his agenda, will be tapped. Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television show about “the trials and tribulations of families living without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows, like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas, weave the health care law into their plots.
Libyan president: 'No doubt' attack 'preplanned'
Libya President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf said Sunday that 50 arrests have been made in connection with last week's "preplanned" attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,”
ISLAMISTS DRAG DEAD BODY OF US AMBASSADOR THROUGH THE STREETS OF BENGHAZI!
Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
Dem lawmaker pleads guilty to election fraud...
Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said the lawmaker's campaign bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year.
Debt Deal Collapse Led to 'Pure Fury' From President Obama
An explosive mix of dysfunction, miscommunication, and misunderstandings inside and outside the White House led to the collapse of a historic spending and debt deal that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner were on the verge of reaching last summer.
Democrats at Odds Over How God Made His Way Back Into Platform
In God We Trust — four words that speak volumes about America's values, yet Democrats booed and shouted 'no' when His name was restored to the party platform, and now can't agree on how or why it happened.
606 coal miners furloughed...
In Buchanan County, Horne said that Virginia coal severance tax revenues make up a significant portion of the county budget. Horne said he and Buchanan County Treasurer Bill Keene began another look at county revenues Tuesday in the wake of CONSOL’s news, and both agreed that the Buchanan idling could mean as much as $2 million in lost revenue for the 2012-13 county fiscal year.
Hunger Is Hitting More Middle Class Families
“The bottom of the middle class is being forced to reach out and get assistance,” Clark tells KYW Newsradio. “Their income has not kept pace with inflation, and they’re being squeeze in a vise. They just cannot get through the month.”
S.C. Dem. Chair Compares GOP Gov. to Hitler's Mistress
The comparisons of Nazis and Hitler to the Republicans seems to be an emerging theme from this Democratic convention. Yesterday, a top Democratic delegate from Kansas compared Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Hitler. The day before, a Democratic delegate from California compared Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.
Exaggerations, Embellishments Abound on Day 1 of Convention...
Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record.
Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...
The number Castro cites is an accurate description of the growth of private-sector jobs since January 2010, when the long, steep slide in employment finally hit bottom. But while a total of 4.5 million jobs sounds great, it's not the whole picture.
Pentagon fails to comply with law to help overseas soldiers vote
One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone. But the Pentagon’s inspector general, the military’s internal watchdog, reported Tuesday it got a disappointing result when it tried to locate such voting assistance offices on each installation earlier this year.
Look who parks their cash at Bain
Government-worker pension funds are the chief beneficiaries of Bain’s economic stewardship. New York-based Preqin uses public documents, news accounts and Freedom of Information requests to track private-equity holdings. Since 2000, Preqin reports, the following funds have entrusted some $1.56 billion to Bain:
Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegals
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt
Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology.
Is DOJ 'Community Organizing' Occupy Activists at the RNC?
The purpose of CRS is to mediate in ongoing disputes--not to foment them, or to become participants. However, there is evidence that the Obama administration may be using CRS as a quiet community organizing force.
Texas' voter ID law struck down in federal court
An appeal is likely in the Texas case, but there is no guarantee that the U.S. Supreme Court is going to want to get involved in this case, or any of these voting rights case, before the election. On the other hand, the justices in 2008 said that states could impose some voter identification restrictions
Obama to automakers: Double mileage, or else
The rules mean that all new vehicles would have to get an average of 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year. The requirements will be phased in gradually between now and then, and automakers could be fined if they don't comply.