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Ryan Backs Biden on
‘Buried’ Middle Class
ABC News, by Shushannah Walshe    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 10:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Burlington, Iowa - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan found a rare point of agreement today with his Democratic opponent, after Vice President Joe Biden said earlier that the middle class has been “buried” over the last four years. (Snip) “That means we need to stop digging by electing Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Of course the middle class has been buried. They are being buried by regulations, they are being buried by taxes … they are being buried by borrowing, they are being buried by the Obama administration’s economic failures.” Ryan continued, saying, “Help is

Conservatives seize on Obama video
Associated Press, by Steve Peoples    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 10:12:23 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Conservatives are using a speech President Barack Obama delivered as a candidate in 2007 to accuse him of using racially charged rhetoric. Fox News broadcast the video Tuesday night of the speech that news organizations including The Associated Press and Fox News covered at the time. Fox host Sean Hannity says the remarks contain quote, "some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by Barack Obama." The Drudge Report, a regular critic of Obama, wrote on Twitter that the video will quote, "ignite accusations

DHS ‘fusion centers’ portrayed
as pools of ineptitude, civil
liberties intrusions
Washington Post, by Robert O'Harrow Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 10:08:28 PM     Post Reply
An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators. The nationwide network of offices known as “fusion centers” was launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to address concerns that local, state and federal authorities were not sharing information effectively about potential terrorist threats. But after nine years — and regular praise from officials at the Department of Homeland Security — the 77 fusion centers have become pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liberties intrusions



Media Freakout: Left, Right
Spar over 2007 Obama Video
Breitbart's Big Journalism, by Ezra Dulis    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 10:08:16 PM     Post Reply
News aggregator Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report set journalistic social media circles on fire with the announcement of a video purporting to show troubling racial statements from President Barack Obama. (Snip) BuzzFeed Politics posted several edited clips from the speech, apparently delivered at Hampton University in June of 2007. Others found a transcript of Obama's prepared statements. These sources did not contain all of the quotes teased by Drudge, which suggest the remarks were off the cuff. Several progressive journalists have reacted to the video's social media buzz angrily or dismissively before learning the contents of the full 40-minute

9/11 Families Say Obama Set
to Bring Gitmo to U.S. Soil
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 10:05:34 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to buy an Illinois state prison that was considered a potential destination for Guantanamo prisoners. Administration officials attribute the $165 million acquisition of Thomson Correctional Center to overcrowding in high-security federal prisons, but some lawmakers believe the move is a pretense for the original Gitmo plan, Fox News reports: But Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, among the lawmakers who opposed the federal purchase of the prison, claimed Tuesday that the Obama administration could still carry

U.S. Investigating White
House Cyber Attack
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 10:00:43 PM     Post Reply
Law enforcement and national security agencies are investigating the hacking of a White House computer last month that penetrated a network inside the White House Military Office that handles top-secret data, U.S. officials said. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans this week asked the White House to provide details of the attack on the White House Communications Agency, which runs the Situation Room and classified communications and teleconferences. Meanwhile, officials said President Barack Obama was not notified about the cyber attack—which was traced to China when it was first discovered—but was informed about the incident later.

Obama checks into North
African-themed Vegas
resort for debate prep
PJ Media, by Zombie    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:54:39 PM     Post Reply
Is Obama tone-deaf in the extreme — or is he blatantly rubbing our noses in it? What else could explain his bizarre decision, after weeks of violence and anti-American rioting in cities across North Africa and the Muslim world, to check into a Las Vegas resort with a North African theme? As reported by the Business Insider, Obama chose the new Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort to do his debate preparation: President Barack Obama arrived in Nevada last night to begin three days of debate preparation at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, a luxurious golf



DNC scrambles to deflate
Obama video before Daily
Caller story published
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/2/2012 9:46:23 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee — armed with the help of dismissive tweets from a variety of journalists — scrambled Tuesday night to attack The Daily Caller for its videos of President Obama’s controversial race comments in 2007 before the story was even published. Using comments from reporters speculating on TheDC’s report, the Democrats quickly worked to dismiss the story it hadn’t seen yet — which was teased Tuesday afternoon on Sean Hannity’s radio show and on the Drudge Report — by calling it “lame.” At about 7:30 p.m. ET, the DNC Rapid Response team sent an email to reporters

Pentagon eyed Al Qaeda early
as attacker on U.S. Consulate
Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:35:23 PM     Post Reply
The day after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, military intelligence was spreading the word inside the Pentagon that an al Qaeda-linked group was likely responsible. A source familiar with intelligence reporting told The Washington Times that the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia was singled out as the likely principal planner and executor of the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11. U.S. Special Operations Command quickly dispatched its troops to the region, but not into Libya directly,

Obama Proclaims October ‘Energy
Action Month’ Despite Rejecting
Pipeline, Threats To Natural
Gas And Coal Industries
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Bannister    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:27:36 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday, Pres. Obama proclaimed October 2012 “National Energy Action Month.” “I call upon the citizens of the United States to recognize this month by working together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children,” Obama declared. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, took exception to Pres. Obama’s proclamation of National Energy Action Month, saying “Every month should be national energy month.” “Every day of the year Americans should be able to develop our resources to create millions of new jobs and supply

Obama orders CIA and Navy
SEALS to hunt down terrorists
who attacked US consulate in Libya
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:19:34 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to hunt down the terrorists who attacked the US consulate in Libya. It's unclear what the president plans to do once the perpetrators of the September 11 assault in Benghazi are found, but he has mobilized the military's Joint Special Operations Command to help carry out the mission. JSOC and the CIA teamed up to send Navy SEAL commandos into Pakistan in 2011 for a raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The White House plans for retaliation come after it was revealed that security officials



Senate GOPs to Obama: Put Brakes
on Cybersecurity Executive Order
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2012 9:12:59 PM     Post Reply
A group of Republican senators today urged President Obama to work with Congress on cybersecurity legislation instead of ramming the languishing bill through by executive order. Democrats urged Obama last month to quickly issue an order to put into effect the legislation killed by a GOP filibuster in August. John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) in a letter last month that “following congressional inaction, the President is determined to use existing executive branch authorities to protect our nation against

Exclusive: In heated ’07 speech, Obama
lavishes praise on Wright, says feds
‘don’t care’ about New Orleans [Video]
Daily Caller, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 10/2/2012 9:02:20 PM     Post Reply
In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government

Caminata In Caracas
Human Events, by John R. Thomson and Norman Pino De Lion     Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/2/2012 8:37:01 PM     Post Reply
CARACAS – Sunday marked the culmination of Henrique Capriles Radonski´s surprisingly successful insurgent campaign to oust autocrat Hugo Chavez from the presidency of Venezuela. With a week to go before voting next Sunday, October 7, Spanish newspaper ABC estimated more one million Capriles supporters staged a caminata, walking eight miles, or in many cases further, to hear their candidate make a rousing 35 minute speech in the country’s capital city. The day was picture-perfect for a political demonstration: 75 degrees; bright, nearly cloudless skies; virtually no traffic.

Drudge Teases ‘Campaign
Drama’ Tape to Drop Tonight
(Update: Is This the Video?)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 8:27:26 PM     Post Reply
I’m sure you’ve seen the tease that Drudge has up on his front page by now. CAMPAIGN DRAMA: VIDEO MADE 6 YEARS AGO SURFACES ON EVE OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE... DEVELOPING TONIGHT... He’s added some extra teasing in his tweets. Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions! And Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate… MORE I was thinking that this would turn out to be a hit on Romney, until that tweet about the internal debate at a network. What network



Obama, Romney Tied
Among Likely Voters
National Journal, by Shane Goldmacher    Original Article
Posted By: Bubbasuncle- 10/2/2012 8:26:49 PM     Post Reply
President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The survey showed that voters remain resistant to either Obama or Romney holding full control of the federal government. Obama and Romney each pulled in 47 percent support in the poll among likely voters. It is among the narrowest margins of several presidential surveys published ahead of the debate this week. Other polls have shown the president with a slim lead. In this survey, while the race

The Most Controversial Quotes from
Obama’s Hampton University Speech
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2012 8:22:10 PM     Post Reply
Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there – at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago – that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for

Push calls in Ohio ask 'How can
you support a 'Mormon' who
does not believe in Jesus Christ?'
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 8:18:14 PM     Post Reply
It's from a group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" and it highlights one of the major strategies of the Obama campaign; make Romney's Mormonism an issue.US News: On Wednesday Hudson also revealed that a group calling itself Catholics for Obama had been making push poll phone calls in support of the president's re-election bid. Among the questions being asked, he said, was "How can you support a 'Mormon' who does not believe in Jesus Christ?"

Time's Mark Halperin melts down
over Drudge's Obama video tease
Breitbart's Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 10/2/2012 8:12:17 PM     Post Reply
There's nothing more entertaining than watching in real-time as an elite member of the corrupt media completely loses his cool over something he has no control over. And more importantly, something that might derail all the wicked work he's done to drag a failed president over the reelection finish line. Mark Halperin one of the leaders of what he calls "The Gang of 500" -- or those who control the media. He's the guy who yucks it up with Joe Scarborough every morning and who sits on political stories so he can later release them in books like "Game Change"

Why the Great Barrier Reef could
lose almost all its coral
in the next decade
Reuters, by David Fogarty    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 8:02:41 PM     Post Reply
Singapore - The world’s largest coral reef — under threat from Australia’s surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish — is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 per cent in the next decade, a study shows. (Snip) Globally, reefs are being assailed by myriad threats, particularly rising sea temperatures, increased ocean acidity and more powerful storms, but the threat to the Great Barrier Reef is even more pronounced, the AIMS study published on Tuesday found. “In terms of geographic scale and the extent of the decline, it is unprecedented anywhere


India, Pak trapped in war of
words over Kashmir at UN
Times News Network [India], by Indrani Bagchi    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:59:01 PM     Post Reply
New Delhi - India and Pakistan engaged in an ugly war of words at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, underscoring how the two countries remain trapped in their rhetoric on Jammu & Kashmir. It all started when foreign minister S M Krishna added an extra paragraph to his UN speech during the general debate on Monday, joining issue with Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari's contention that Jammu & Kashmir was a sign of UN "failure". (Snip) The high-voltage exchange between India and Pakistan at UNGA was in sharp contrast to the reconciliatory tone of foreign minister S M

Why We Are So
Rude Online
Wall Street Journal, by Elizabeth Bernstein    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/2/2012 7:51:24 PM     Post Reply
Jennifer Bristol recently lost one of her oldest friends—thanks to a Facebook fight about pit bulls. The trouble started when she posted a newspaper article asserting that pit bulls were the most dangerous type of dog in New York City last year. "Please share thoughts… 833 incidents with pitties," wrote Ms. Bristol, a 40-year-old publicist and animal-welfare advocate in Manhattan. (Snip)Then a childhood pal of Ms. Bristol piped up with this: "Take it from an ER doctor… In 15 years of doing this I have yet to see a golden retriever bite that had to go to the operating room or

Bangladesh police arrest 300 for
attacks on Buddhist temples
Press Trust of India, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:47:09 PM     Post Reply
Dhaka - Nearly 300 people have been arrested in Bangladesh for their suspected involvement in attacks on 11 Buddhist temples over an anti-Islam post on Facebook, sparking worst violence against the minority community in the Muslim majority country. "Thirteen cases were lodges naming 1,000 people and we arrested so far some 300 people, 73 of them in the past 24 hours as manhunt is underway for the suspects," additional police superintendent Babul Akhtar told PTI. During the attacks on Saturday night, a mob torched 11 Buddhist temples, damaged two others and ransacked at least 30 homes of Buddhist at southeastern

Popcorn recalled due to possible
Listeria contamination
CNN, by Jacque Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:42:59 PM     Post Reply
Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that is pathogenic –- meaning that it is infectious to humans, causing the illness listeriosis. It is most dangerous to young children, the elderly, people with a weakened immune system and pregnant women. Listeria can cause a high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The recalled popcorn bags were distributed after August 8 and have "best by" dates of February 4, 2013 to March 12,

Tunis judge questions raped
woman over indecency claims
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 10/2/2012 7:40:38 PM     Post Reply
A young woman allegedly raped by two policemen has been questioned by a magistrate in Tunis who will decide whether she is to be charged with indecency, in a case that has sparked outrage. The woman arrived at the court wearing sunglasses and a black scarf, alongside her fiance, who faces the same accusation (Snip) The 27-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped on September 3, and her fiance are under investigation for "indecency"; a crime that carries a possible jail sentence of up to six months. The alleged rapists say they took the couple by surprise in an "immoral position"

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