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Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-
kissed’ Barack Obama

Politico, by Kevin Robillard

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/18/2012 9:00:21 AM

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012, Cruz said. But in the first debate, he argued, that changed. “It was the one time we actually contested ideas,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/18/2012 9:15:28 AM     (No. 9021746)

Cruz is great.
Right in there with Trey Gowdy.

Mitt is a choir boy.

We needed a bull dog.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vast Right Winger, 11/18/2012 9:26:18 AM     (No. 9021763)

Mitt Romney went to a gun fight with a plastic knife.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wordstress, 11/18/2012 9:28:02 AM     (No. 9021765)

It was for exactly this kind of reason that Cruz was not my candidate in the primary. He sometimes hurts the party by dividing it when it´s not necessary -- just for the sake of it sometimes, it seems. He has strengths, but he doesn´t have to be mean.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lala, 11/18/2012 9:28:10 AM     (No. 9021766)

I´m disappointed Romney lost, but I´m also disappointed to hear Senstor-elect Cruz speaking this way. When will Republicans stand together and address the issue of vote harvesting and dirty tricks? It´s easy to throw mud on the losing candidate two weeks after an election, but cheap. Thought Cruz was better than that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 11/18/2012 9:30:20 AM     (No. 9021772)

I voted for Cruz but this is not the first thing I´ve seen from him that I don´t like.

I don´t see any reason to slime a good and honorable man who made a valiant effort to wrest this nation from the grasp of a Marxist regime.

I´m sick of the Romney bashing from a number of other sources, as well.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: cheeflo, 11/18/2012 9:31:38 AM     (No. 9021775)

How vulgar.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/18/2012 9:34:49 AM     (No. 9021781)

Word #3 and #4. I think Romney did make a mistake not going after Obama on Benghazi and Obamacare and opted instead to just ´look´ presidential, and Ryan didn´t come across strong enough against the repulsive, hideous Biden either. There were mistakes, miscalculations. But there´s no need to go into hyperbole and call it a French kiss, it was nothing like that. Mitt deserves better.

The French kisser is Obama, any time a dictator blows into town.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/18/2012 9:38:12 AM     (No. 9021787)

cruz seems to be lewd, crude and socially unacceptabe. Not classy and that is an understatement, glad I didn´t have to vote for him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 11/18/2012 9:40:12 AM     (No. 9021791)

There´s a mental picture I could have done without. Please keep your comments G-rated Mr. Cruz ~ your words reflect on your (& my) church family as well as the great state of Texas.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2012 9:46:34 AM     (No. 9021803)

Crude Cruz just disqualified himself in my estimation. He seemed like a lounge show warmup at the convention. He talks like one, too.

Read the Must Read: "The Victim of a Crime".

Cruz and those who believe the loss of the election was Romney´s fault are delusional. We know how it was lost. The robber - Obama.

No one we´d have run would have fared any differently than Romney did.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/18/2012 9:49:07 AM     (No. 9021807)

Trey Gowdy and Cruz similar? Be serious. Gowdy is a strong man, a potential patriot, and a gentlemn.

Cruz is a flashy, shiny suit with a foul mouth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AnnG, 11/18/2012 9:49:10 AM     (No. 9021808)

I´m also tired of the Romney bashing. It serves no purpose whatsoever ..

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/18/2012 9:49:15 AM     (No. 9021809)

Many of us here were not big fans of Mitt Romney from Day One, but when it became clear he ´´won´´ the nomination, we got fully behind him. I went, enthusiastically, to every rally in Las Vegas he appeared at. And an couple of Obama´s, as a protestor outside the event.

Along the way, however, Mitt lost (if he ever really had) the conservative core that Cruz and other conservatives live and breathe. Still, yes, he put up as good a fight as he could have. As HE could have.

Cruz is right, whether you want to admit it, or like it, or not.

Until we present candidates, like Cruz, who demonstrate a clear difference between Republicans and Democrats, we will keep losing. The Republican Party has become Democrat-Lite. And it´s obvious today that when it comes to a choice between Democrat and Democrat-Lite, most American voters (setting aside the fraud factor) went with the real thing.

Perhaps the French-kissing comment has you disturbed, but the Republican Establishment lost many races around the country with their Demo Lite strategery. Mitt tried. And lost.

Cruz actually IS, and won.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 11/18/2012 10:07:36 AM     (No. 9021847)

Thank you #3 5 8

When I saw him at the convention I thought....little bantam rooster.

Ugh. His swagger is revolting.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JAN, 11/18/2012 10:08:27 AM     (No. 9021849)

And 10

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/18/2012 10:22:31 AM     (No. 9021872)

Ted Cruz is a trial lawyer and this is what trial lawyers do. It´s why I voted for Dewhurst in the primary. But, Cruz, up until now, has done a good job supporting Romney as our nominee and mending the Texas fences with those of us who distrusted him.

This is a step backward, Mr. Cruz. You haven´t built enough creds yet to be cutting down Mitt Romney.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: shamus, 11/18/2012 10:23:11 AM     (No. 9021874)

I think Romney is absolutely outstanding as a person, but not as a candidate. Winning elections in the US means explaining difficult things to dimwits. It´s akin to teaching civics to preschool children. If you can´t manage this, then it´s hard to get elected.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ramona, 11/18/2012 10:38:09 AM     (No. 9021893)

I find this remark distasteful as well. If the RNC could only figure out that in this sentiment is the disdain so many of us have for the party that sets up such flawed candidates, even a wonderful individual like Governor Romney, who refused to engage the party of doom.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jrmax13, 11/18/2012 10:40:07 AM     (No. 9021898)

It is this exact same MEAN STREAK that caused me to vote against Cruz in the TX primaries. Spoiled, rotten. More than likely an only child.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/18/2012 10:48:35 AM     (No. 9021914)

It was either the comment by Cruz of "french Kissing" or "kissing obama´s backside" which Romney did. Wimpy candidates who think it was "their turn to be The Candidate" never win. Romney has a mean streak--that was used in the primaries against his peers-BUT, was able to keep his hands clean and say it was the PACS and he had no control.
Strange, when complaints of other PACs were made, the candidate who was supported by those PACs immediately said for those ads to be pulled or that they did not agree with those ads.
Romney´s surrogates, although not too publicly but in a sneaking way, spent over 4 years going after the person he knew could keep him from being "the" candidate for pres.
It´s a crying shame Romney didn´t have the GUTS or BACKBONE to confront the muslim fraud in the WH.
Ted Cruz is spot on! Darn happy I voted for him. Anyone professing Dewhurst as their choice approves of crony capitalism, the elite ruling class/establishment in DC, who get along to see who can best fleece the citizenship; no backbone for their beliefs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 11/18/2012 10:48:54 AM     (No. 9021915)

I thought Romney had drawbacks in early 2012, but he emerged as the best candidate and I said nothing more about my apprehensions. Good Man and thanks to him for going where few dared.

What Cruz said reflects the real drawbacks including the likelihood of too many "me too, Mr. President" moments in the final weeks. Mitt underperformed McCain in Republican votes if he picked up more than 790,000 independent votes that everybody says he did. Thinking about that.

But more than anything, it was the media. There were better moves available using all of media and message strength and exposing the demagoguery were parts of that equation. We will have to do these things next time and the good news is that it will be a little easier next time too. But we still have to do them - effectively.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 11/18/2012 10:51:52 AM     (No. 9021922)

So, on one hand, we needed to confront Obama and the progressives directly and forcefully, while, on the other, we get the vapors every time one of our guys fails to utter a stream of focus-grouped inanities.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/18/2012 10:54:22 AM     (No. 9021925)

"Romney´s surrogates, although not too publicly but in a sneaking way, spent over 4 years going after the person he knew could keep him from being "the" candidate for pres."

???? Every person who wanted to run for president, and who had the guts to actually get into the race and campaign, did so. If there were any who chose not to step up, that person has forfeited allegiance or belief in being the one who could have stopped Mitt Romney.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/18/2012 10:59:30 AM     (No. 9021934)

´´This is a step backward, Mr. Cruz. You haven´t built enough creds yet to be cutting down Mitt Romney.´´

As someone who voted for Ted Cruz in Texas, this comment about Romney is quite perplexing at this point. It is true that one needs to first be sworn in and establish some political savvy first in submitting and supporting key GOP legislation, instead of going backwards and attacking our ´´flawed´´ candidate.

Romney was on the bottom of my list as far as candidates go in the primary. I forgot until someone pointed it out here that he got to the top by slinging mud at all the other GOP conservative front-runners and knocking all of them out of contention. That he DIDN´T rub salt in 0bama´s political gaping wounds during his blitz to election day is beyond me.

Romney, like a general who tied his fate to his past victories & spotless uniform with many campaign medals, didn´t inspire US in the present to come out in enough numbers to win the one final battle for him to claim victory.

Cruz, we need forward thinkers, not another ´´mouth from the South.´´ Keep focused on our conservative values by being a role model for other Tea Party candidates.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/18/2012 11:16:23 AM     (No. 9021954)

Rush has always said that given a choice of dem or dem-lite, democrats will always go with the real democrat. Why vote for the fake? Until the RNC takes this advice to heart and runs a conservative in the Reagan mold, they will always lose the race.

I voted for Romney, but would have preferred a more conservative candidate.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tomishere, 11/18/2012 11:27:53 AM     (No. 9021984)

To all of you crying about Romneys mud slinging. Gingrich was much to unstable to endure a presidential campaign, Santorum would have given Obama a forty state victory. Did Romney make mistakes yes, did bigoted social conservatives not vote for Romney because he´s a Mormon, yes, and may they burn in hell, is Cruz right Romney should have stayed tough during the last debate yes, is Cruz a slob and a pig yes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXspyder, 11/18/2012 11:32:10 AM     (No. 9022000)

Voted for Cruz and have no problem with what he said. The very good and accomplished Rep candidate went up against a street fighter, and lost.

Vote for revenge?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/18/2012 11:32:58 AM     (No. 9022003)

I´d like to see some documentation of the fact that Romney´s surrogates spent four years preventing anyone from getting into the presidential race, plus some details on how they accomplished this goal. Otherwise it just appears to be a hollow rationalization.

As for Cruz, he should know better than to join the circular firing squad. This accomplishes nothing.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/18/2012 11:36:57 AM     (No. 9022012)

Absolutely terrific! Note Cruz would not bite when asked about Mitt´s comments about Obama´s "gifts?" BRAVO. I get so irritated at our guys falling for the same media traps time after time.... Cruz is AWESOME!!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/18/2012 11:40:13 AM     (No. 9022022)

...BUT the French kissing comment was unnecessary and he better lay off that stuff from now on. Otherwise, fine.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 11/18/2012 11:43:57 AM     (No. 9022032)

I caught part of Cruz´s speech on C-SPAN, and speaking as a former Romneybot, I thought he was right on. He was not attacking Romney, but just stating the obvious. At one point, Cruz talked about the "mendacity" of the "War on Women" theme, mocking and refuting it very effectively, I thought. Why couldn´t Romney have done the same thing?

But we knew going in that for all his personal gifts, Romney is not especially good at conveying strength and talking about ideas.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mws50, 11/18/2012 11:57:18 AM     (No. 9022050)

I voted for Romney, but wanted to vote for Palin. Maybe next time.

Cruz got it right. Romney did not present a compelling reason to vote for common sense and logic and against the imbecile we are stuck with.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/18/2012 12:17:34 PM     (No. 9022077)

Cruz is CRUDE! What #3, #5, #8, #10 #11 and #12 said, and any others who see Cruz for what he really is, a loudmouth-opportunist-wannabe-GOP-"star" who sounds a lot more like a demonrat than a Conservative. BTW, is HE supposed to be the kind of "Conservative" that represents the Tea Party now? If he is, count me out. Cruz´ name and Trey Gowdy´s should not be used in the same sentence...Ever...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: kahunavol, 11/18/2012 12:19:40 PM     (No. 9022081)

#26 - before you blame social conservatives and say they should rot in hell perhaps it would be better to see if your hysterical analysis had actual facts to support it.

79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That´s the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it´s ever been for an election.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/18/2012 12:38:46 PM     (No. 9022130)

In retrospect, it seems neither Romney´s supporters nor his critics saw him entire and clear. Mitt Romney is, by all accounts, an extraordinary man with deeply conservative instincts governing how he has led his life. Successful in business, sincere in his faith and, above all else, secure in his love of family. He is a living archetype of what conservative values look like in practice. His critics (myself included) were slow to recognize the good in Mitt the man, and his supporters were too quick to assume that Romney´s personal values would translate into the political virtues that win elections. As a politician, Romney was opportunistic in his embrace of conservative positions and dishonest in his attacks on conservative rivals. He was inconsistent and ineffective in advancing conservative ideas against Obamaism and completely failed to engage and defeat the liberal media complex that was his true opponent. The Romney Campaign was a mess without a message--bad polling assumptions, no campaign slogan, reactive on the air, and inept on the ground. With an economy this bad, it was Romney´s election to lose, and he did.

Weighing all this up, I come to this: Ted Cruz was right in what he said, and wrong to have said the way he did.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/18/2012 12:42:10 PM     (No. 9022138)

Another classless Haavard Law Ambulance Chaser speaks. We would have been better off with the Dewhurst fella. This guy is as phony as Jindal is awkward.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/18/2012 12:48:40 PM     (No. 9022150)

If someone wanted a nice career politician who would ´´play nice´´ and say politically correct things, you probably voted for Senator Cruz´s opponent in the primary.

The Republicans are never going to win another key election by ´´playing nice´´. Period!!! We need candidates that can get in the Demon-RAT gutter and out-nasty the Demon-RATS.

The rules have changed. The people have proven they don´t want ´´nice´´ any more. They ignore nice. They sit home knowing that nice can´t win.

I, for one, hope Senator Cruz is just getting started, and will be a HUGE thorn in both the Demon-RAT´s, and the establishment RINO´s, sides for many years to come!!! That is exactly why I voted for him every step along the way!!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/18/2012 12:50:52 PM     (No. 9022156)

Cruz is obviously an amateur. In politics, the Left and the stupid celebrate crudity.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: yottyhere, 11/18/2012 12:59:06 PM     (No. 9022174)

Next,I suppose, Cruz will be rubbing his nose with his ´bird´ finger as he says other Republican names so he will look as gangsta as dearLeader. My my how droll.
Cruz is a lout. I´m sure he and Al Franken will become BFFs as soon as he is sworn in….
(And I am so thankful we didn´t send him a single dime.)


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Reply 40 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/18/2012 1:05:18 PM     (No. 9022193)

Nolan Ryan supported Dewhurst in the Texas primary and that´s good enough for me. Seems as if the Tea Party does have a knack for picking too many jerks.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/18/2012 2:34:33 PM     (No. 9022321)

It is easy to talk trash after the fact. Where was Cruz when he could have made a difference?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 11/18/2012 10:11:18 PM     (No. 9022843)

Ted Cruz sounds like a disgusting fool. And, if people think he is a "real" conservative, just give him a few months in DC. He´ll turn in to a lib just like everyone else.

I am convinced our country doesn´t deserve a decent, honest man like Romney as president.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: judy, 11/18/2012 10:14:11 PM     (No. 9022847)

Sorry Cruz I had high hopes for you but you are crude & rude. Probably a closet dem.

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The increasingly open “civil war” now raging between a Republican establishment that favors big government and members of the Tea Party is a necessary evil that will eventually force the GOP back to its limited government principles, conservative leaders say. “This is part of a literally 102-year-old civil war that’s been going on in the Republican Party since 1912, when Teddy Roosevelt leaves the Republican Party, splits the party, starts the Bull Moose Party, which leads directly to Woodrow Wilson’s election with less than 42 percent of the vote,” Conservative HQ chairman Richard Viguerie told CNSNews.com.

Hedge funds´ secret weapon
is ex-Obama aide
CNBC, by Lawrence Delevingne     Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 8:54:36 PM     Post Reply
Hedge funds and other Wall Street firms have used an unlikely counselor for the past year: a former top economist for President Barack Obama. Through a contract with New York City-based consultancy 32 Advisors, Austan Goolsbee has held conference calls most Fridays since February 2013 with employees of large hedge fund firms Fortress Investment Group, York Capital Management, Perella Weinberg Partners, SkyBridge Capital and others. Those firms and others paying to be on the call get to hear from Goolsbeee on the most important economic and policy issues of the day, such as Federal Reserve moves, the U.S. housing market,



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Brendan Eich and the New
American Totalitarian State

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American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
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Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/4/2014 1:04:42 PM     Post Reply
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

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Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

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
Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution. The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit. “It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
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
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
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
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
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
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
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
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
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

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
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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