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Dick Morris predicts an
Obama-Iran 'October surprise'

Washington Times, by Dick Eldridge

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/20/2012 6:51:14 PM

Political guru Dick Morris predicted Saturday that the White House will announce an "October surprise" — a deal with Iran over nuclear inspections before the Nov. 6 election. Citing an Internet report on ***, a conservative website, Mr. Morris said a deal between the White House and the Iranian regime is in the works to ease sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on the Iranian nuclear program. Such an agreement, announced before the election, would represent a big foreign policy victory for the president, who has been under pressure from Israel to take a more robust stand

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: aasilver, 10/20/2012 6:55:00 PM     (No. 8948808)

....and I would trust Iran ??? why???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/20/2012 6:56:28 PM     (No. 8948811)

I don't think this would help. It certainly wouldn't mean anything in the long run.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 10/20/2012 6:56:51 PM     (No. 8948812)

The Iranians want Zero to stay in office, signing an agreement which they never intend to honor is not much of a sacrifice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grayjay, 10/20/2012 6:58:01 PM     (No. 8948815)

See post immediately below this one, from the New York Times, announcing just that. I wonder what Obama offered for them to agree to this. Probably as he said to the Russians, "After my election I'll have more flexibility."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/20/2012 6:58:47 PM     (No. 8948817)

Expiration date if BO is elected Nov, 7 2012.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/20/2012 7:00:58 PM     (No. 8948820)

Only a naive fool would cut a deal with Iran and expect them to live up to it. Several bunker busters up their wazoo would be more effective.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/20/2012 7:05:16 PM     (No. 8948825)

Big deal, with gas at almost four bucks a gallon and food prices rising daily voters could give a flip about Iran.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/20/2012 7:05:51 PM     (No. 8948826)

This will validate Hussein's weakness.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/20/2012 7:10:14 PM     (No. 8948832)

It's the economy, stupid.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/20/2012 7:10:23 PM     (No. 8948833)

Exsqueeze me, a report on ***? A conservative web site? Is worth what?

[and just why is *** a "bad word" on ldot?]

Still, it does sound like something Dick Morris would say. It even sounds like something that Zero would do. But what would it be worth? Obvious answer: Zero. Would even come across as pandering, wag-the-dog stuff. Only the insane would credit it, and they're already solid Democrats.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 10/20/2012 7:12:58 PM     (No. 8948838)

And I would trust the maoist?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rubinski, 10/20/2012 7:18:44 PM     (No. 8948846)

Someone posted this information last week and said it came from either the Ulsterman report or White House Insider. Can't recall.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma, 10/20/2012 7:20:08 PM     (No. 8948847)

know what...obama could discover the cure for cancer...and I still would not vote for him....and I dont trust anything Iran that comes out of Iran...
I really dont think I am the only person who thinks this way....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: avikingman, 10/20/2012 7:20:36 PM     (No. 8948849)

The Liar wants me to trust a deal Iran?

Not to mentions four years of debris from his foreign policies.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/20/2012 7:24:39 PM     (No. 8948859)

# 1 Trust Iran? No way! Trust 0bama? No friggin' way!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/20/2012 7:25:38 PM     (No. 8948862)

It's not going to matter. The asshat could balance the budget and pay off the debt and he'd still get beat. The American people do not like a lying, conniving communist infiltrator.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/20/2012 7:27:33 PM     (No. 8948865)

Give us all a break.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/20/2012 7:28:55 PM     (No. 8948869)

From an article elsewhere:

A secretive former CIA expert who is known as Reza Kahili maintains that in return for an end to economic sanctions, the Tehran regime will, before the U.S. presidential election, publicly state that it will temporarily halt some aspects of uranium enrichment in return for a lifting of sanctions by the United States early in 2013.

This article, published 18 hours ago, includes information from the writer's interview with Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, who stressed that as of that time there'd been no confirmation of such an offer.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/20/2012 7:29:35 PM     (No. 8948872)

Link omitted from #18:

http://www.examiner.com/article/secret-deal-with-iran

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 10/20/2012 7:30:39 PM     (No. 8948876)

The only people that would understand this are people who have no intention of voting for him under any circumstance. The libs would have no clue.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: volksford, 10/20/2012 7:31:26 PM     (No. 8948878)

Yes indeed..the first Muzzie has made a deal! Neville Chamberlain eat your heart out ! Unicorns and Rainbows on the horizon. Barry..you are the greatest !

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Reply 22 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/20/2012 7:31:49 PM     (No. 8948879)

This would return relations to about the same point they were at 4 years ago in terms of hope for an agreement. All you have to do is have amnesia for the last 4 years and believe that, after 4 years of abject weakness, the Ayatollah will be scared of Obama this time. Right.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/20/2012 7:35:50 PM     (No. 8948888)

We can only pray that the administration will take such a desperate step. Nothing would better demonstrate their incompetence and the extreme danger they pose to national security. As Clint once said: Go ahead. Make [our] day!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/20/2012 7:43:48 PM     (No. 8948902)

Did we agree to move our carriers in the straits of Hormuz?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/20/2012 7:45:57 PM     (No. 8948905)

Do they really think this will make everyone forget about Obamacare, the national debt, his green energy scams, and disastrous policies that are hurting everyone in the pocketbook? I sincerely think not.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard, 10/20/2012 7:47:01 PM     (No. 8948907)

Obama's aspirin factory

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Reply 27 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/20/2012 7:56:14 PM     (No. 8948922)

Just another desperate act by a desperate man. This will be seen as a back room deal with our enemies-his brotherhood. It will backfire.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chillijilli, 10/20/2012 7:58:38 PM     (No. 8948926)

Probably less harmful than Gloria Allred producing a cascade of women who "are willing" to testify that Mitt allowed discrimination against them in some way. Or worse. Remember what she did to Herman Cain...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/20/2012 7:58:57 PM     (No. 8948928)

It would not represent a "big Obama foreign policy victory". Iran cannot be trusted. Much like the Russians who are famous for simply ignoring any treaty they sign. What it would represent is Obama being snuckered one more time. The guy is a total fool when it comes to dealing with the Middle East. And those countries are in chaos thanks to his rampant mismanagement.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jorgecito, 10/20/2012 7:59:17 PM     (No. 8948929)

... a deal between the White House and the Iranian regime is in the works to ease sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on the Iranian nuclear program. Such an agreement, announced before the election, would represent a big foreign policy victory for the president ...

Oh goody, another Munich Agreement. Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/20/2012 8:08:02 PM     (No. 8948942)

The October surprise is going to be Gloria Allred's little circus. My prediction is that she's going to bring out a "client #1" who will say (through Allred) that Mitt Romney or one of his sons sexually assaulted or harassed her. Ultimately, she will not file charges.

If client #1 doesn't do the trick, there will be a client #2. It will happen so close to the election that the Romneys won't even have much of a chance to answer the accusations.

It's worked for them before, they'll try it again. Romney better have his lawyers on stand-by.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/20/2012 8:12:10 PM     (No. 8948944)

#31, if that happens, then Romney should immediately issue a statement that he is personally filing suit for slander against the person making the claim. I wouldn't even wait an hour. And make it a huge amount...say 50 million plus.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: JDD, 10/20/2012 8:14:34 PM     (No. 8948946)

#1 - "trust Iran"?? How about trusting 0bama???

Defies belief!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/20/2012 8:16:23 PM     (No. 8948948)

If they agree to nuke Tehran on pay per view, we've got a deal.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: john56, 10/20/2012 8:19:13 PM     (No. 8948956)

I wouldn't trust that liar as far as I could throw him.

And neither do I trust that doofus from Iran, either.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mainelysane, 10/20/2012 8:31:04 PM     (No. 8948960)

Some day, one of Morris' predictions will come true.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/20/2012 8:33:25 PM     (No. 8948962)

I do believe the people of America know that the "religion of peace" Muslims can't be trusted to abide by any agreement with the "infidels". If this admin does anything Romney should state he will immediately renegotiate any policy signed from now till he is sworn into office in January.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/20/2012 8:33:53 PM     (No. 8948963)

#20, I agree.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: berthabutt, 10/20/2012 8:39:00 PM     (No. 8948973)

#5 If Obama is re-elected the expiration date for Israel will be Nov. 7, 2012.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: tonyl, 10/20/2012 8:40:39 PM     (No. 8948976)

An agreement with iran will not help Obama. Another middle east agreement that will ultimately be broken for the millionth time. Obama is all done in Carter fashion. Nothing should or will save his presidency.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/20/2012 8:46:03 PM     (No. 8948986)

An "agreement" with Iran has the same guarantee as Chamberlain's peace accord with Hitler!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Rita, 10/20/2012 9:00:40 PM     (No. 8949011)

Gee, history repeats itself. Iran sees a new and Republican president coming at them. Better deal with the Califate appeaser presently playing at foreign policy-- Obama.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Juzthinkin, 10/20/2012 9:16:11 PM     (No. 8949023)

Puh-lease. Two weeks before the election, Barry comes up with an "agreement". Stinks to high heavens. People will see through this.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: oriton, 10/20/2012 9:29:51 PM     (No. 8949045)

Two leaders who can't be trusted alone, much less united together. Awh shucks, obama thinks we're stupid again. Anyway, if Ache-me's word is bond, it won't matter who's president, right?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 10/20/2012 9:33:07 PM     (No. 8949047)

If Allred is involved it will be a woman she represents.

It will be about abortion. They want to dampen the Evangelical Christian vote.

I can only hope and pray that the EC vote is not that cheaply bought or negated.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/20/2012 9:50:24 PM     (No. 8949074)

So Barry is going to sell his soul directly to the devil himself and the "Great Satan IRAN", amazing how far the Dumbacrats will go just to stay in power. But a former student who helped take over our embassy in 1979, and is now calling for the extinction of Israel, and is now the president of I-ran is probably pretty darn credible...NOT!!!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/20/2012 9:51:34 PM     (No. 8949077)

Whoopi tried the Romney didn't serve in the military scam. Alas, Whoopi is sorely ignorant and didn't realize Mormons can serve in the military and was thrown into confusion.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: silencedogood, 10/20/2012 9:52:09 PM     (No. 8949079)

If barry makes a deal with I'm-a-nut-job, then all Romney would have to do is show an old clip of Chamberlain getting off of a plane holding a piece of paper saying, "Peace in our time!"

But, then again, I am presupposing that Americans understand and remember history.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/20/2012 10:07:35 PM     (No. 8949106)

I would not trust Iran under any circumstance. It does not change the fact that for four years obama has done his best to send America down a rat hole. And he lied big time about Libya.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/20/2012 10:54:45 PM     (No. 8949164)

Reza Kahili is a 100% on our side. He thinks Obama is a total disaster and if watch any of his interviews on his website, ( atimetobetray)
You will see him on panels with so called "intellectuals" trying to tell them how wrong they are and how dangerous Iran regime is and what total fools they think the US is. Also his book is amazing and scary. I learned a lot about Iran in that book.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Miss Patriot, 10/20/2012 11:31:49 PM     (No. 8949203)

Sure, and if peope believe this, they are not ver smart! and that is putting it mildly!! Just think, he tried it with the unemployment rate, and how many jobs (part time, volunteer work, and people dropping out of the work force) Gas prices and now this. Sure, i believe you. Not!!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: laurahome, 10/21/2012 12:09:15 AM     (No. 8949234)

For the umpteenth time, you cannot reason with unreasonable persons. You cannot reason with terrorists. They are not like us.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: WIBadger, 10/21/2012 12:35:09 AM     (No. 8949247)

Whats really funny about this is that Barky is actually stupid enough to believe it would change his political fortunes.

Keep deluding yourself Stinky.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/21/2012 12:48:30 AM     (No. 8949255)

The Iranians know that they will lose their moles in the white house if Romney succeeds. I am sure if they thought they could ensure their man Solbama was re-elected they would say what ever is necessary. They also are aware he would never hold them to it.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/21/2012 12:51:34 AM     (No. 8949257)

I mentioned this the other day that there would be a temporary halt until after the election to make jugears look like he was a great prez. Just a con-man, nothing else!
This 30 min You Tube video spells out his life from Chicago early days to the WH. So scary!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxB0FlYayGA


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Reply 56 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 10/21/2012 2:12:50 AM     (No. 8949314)

The October surprise is that Romney is beating Obama!

If Iran wants an agreement with Obama, I'm sure he will give them anything to stay in power. All indictions point to a Romney sweep. Still, with Obama in control, I am holding my breath. Sure hope Romney performs like Reagan. It is terrible to have such a low, down low, opinion of Obama, but I just can't hide it. He's more deadly than the Spanish Flu.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: kono, 10/21/2012 2:29:13 AM     (No. 8949320)

I trust coaches are helping Obama brush-up on his Neville Chamberlain impersonation as preparation for the announcement.

And the MSM are champing at the bit to be his mouthpiece for this. Hope they've got a good supply of kneepads...

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Reply 58 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/21/2012 3:19:59 AM     (No. 8949339)

Read elsewhere Iran told Barry no... not til after the election. Sounds believeable.

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(LOUISVILLE) -- Police say a crime wave terrorizing apartment complex dwellers city wide appears to be connected to the same gang of criminals. Masked armed robbers have terrorized at least 40 victims and police say they have no suspects and only a few leads. WAVE 3 Investigator James Zambroski reports. The spree of armed robberies has been going on since February. At least 40 victims have been identified, including two people who were shot and two who were victims of sexual assault over the weekend.(Snip)Another similarity is that the suspects, who generally work in groups, are African Americans, wearing dark



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American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
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$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
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Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
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Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
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Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
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Muslims Object to Easter Eggs
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Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/4/2014 11:34:07 PM     Post Reply
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CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
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Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
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A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
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President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
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A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”


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