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Obama´s approval drops to
41 percent, lowest in two
years, poll finds

The Hill (Washington DC), by Rebecca Shabad

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/4/2013 10:12:18 PM

President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to one of the lowest levels in two years. Since the government shutdown Tuesday, Obama’s approval rating has slipped 3 percentage points to 41 percent, while his disapproval went up to 52 percent, according to Gallup’s daily numbers. Reuters also polled a 41 percent approval rating in the same time period. Rasmussen Reports said he had 46 percent approval, and Fox News recorded it at 45 percent. Gallup hasn´t recorded that low an approval rating for Obama since 2011. The pollster´s surveys in September showed 44 percent approved of the president’s job. The federal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/4/2013 10:20:43 PM     (No. 9550797)

Should be much lower. I think the polling companies have all felt the pressure from this administration, so they lie and enhance the figures to avoid a visit from the most brutal collection agency in the world.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/4/2013 10:35:15 PM     (No. 9550803)

Without the continual propping up by a sycophantic media, Obama would be at best in the low 20s, with support limited to card carrying Communists, welfare recipients, Hollywood imbeciles, and college professors.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: badrad, 10/4/2013 10:39:38 PM     (No. 9550805)

If the GOP does not stand tough on this issue while the polls show the weakness of public support for el Presidente and his takeover of more of the economy then the party is finished.

This time the GOP must forget that they are adults and quit priding themselves in the fact. Give themselves a new mandate to stand for something-something once given away will take much more effort to get back.

If they cave in the name of anything other than a continuing resolution they cause their own demise and the country´s.
The Four D´s. A demander demands. Choices are to defer, defect or declare. Deferring is what obaMao and his pop press aids seek. No way we say.

So if we aren´t going to defect by throwing things, honking at barricades, creating emergencies that need government action, then we must declare. Congress GOP has tried that but the Great OZ says "No". So we must declare and declare to the newspeople, the Congress and to the Only Force and Power worth seeking and can really help us but in a different tone and mood of course. So how to get there? Closet oneself?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/4/2013 11:01:16 PM     (No. 9550820)

Obama expected his approval rate to soar higher, not plummet lower. A three percent drop in three days is a disaster. It also shows that his petulance, meanness and all-for-politics-screw-the-people mindset is increasingly offensive.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/4/2013 11:14:11 PM     (No. 9550829)

Meaning that 41 out of 100 of our fellow "citizens" are low-grade morons.
Now that´s depressing!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 10/4/2013 11:14:46 PM     (No. 9550832)

it should actually be ZERO!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/4/2013 11:38:41 PM     (No. 9550850)

He doesn´t care - he hates the America that exists, and he promised in 2008 that he would fundamentally change our country.
He has no connection to America, except for his slatternly mother´s sexual escapades.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/5/2013 12:10:01 AM     (No. 9550872)

Wonder where it will be at in three years? Most likely around 12 to 14 percent.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Subal, 10/5/2013 1:36:37 AM     (No. 9550907)

I just hope every day for him is progressively more miserable.
He has wrecked our country!
And we have let him do it!

Wife and I are glad we grew up in the 50 & 60´s.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 10/5/2013 1:50:20 AM     (No. 9550911)

The "progressives" I know personally all still worship Dear Leader. They worship him because he enabled them to vote for an anti-American black socialist and thus feel good about their needy, progressive selves. That´s not going to change, and they will project that same neediness onto whoever the next ridiculous Democrat candidate for president is. I don´t see 41% as any problem for His Majesty, since his "approval" was never, and will never be tied to any actual performance.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/5/2013 3:13:52 AM     (No. 9550927)

If you want to know who the Obama supporters are,just go to the grocery store and see who has the overflown carts.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/5/2013 4:36:14 AM     (No. 9550960)

You get a whopping distorted 41% when they continue to poll SEIU, ACORN, etc.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 10/5/2013 4:43:25 AM     (No. 9550962)

Pollsters try to dress it up in percentages, demographics, etc. but they are still reliant on last century´s technology with a corresponding population from which to sample.

Frankly, anyone still using a land line and gullible or bored enough to answer the phone between 5-9 pm should be banned from driving and should avoid sharp objects.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/5/2013 6:47:55 AM     (No. 9551030)

Just watched Hannity (Friday night) with the "best and brightest" from Universities etc. and found that the young Dems were as pro Obama as ever, with all their own stats and theories and yes, even George Bush barbs. No matter what contrasting (and correct from neutral sources) figures and theories were advanced, these best and brightest had NO problems with Obama´s record.......don´t confuse them with the facts! I find the same with my Democratic, well educated adult friends, but they skim over anything negative re: Obama, or just pay no attention at all. So I am convinced that if we have an eventual economic collapse they STILL will blame anything but Obama.......they just seem to NEED to close their eyes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lancer12, 10/5/2013 6:58:06 AM     (No. 9551038)

Obamatrons don´t care. The ones I work with-the dearest sweetest people on this earth-and very knowledgeable about medical and insurance issues (and very hard-working). This is the week of the new TV dramas and there are new characters and plots to be sorted out. Republicans who didn´t vote for Romney sure proved their moral greatness.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/5/2013 7:24:51 AM     (No. 9551064)

The troubling thing about this blind allegiance is that it is so dangerous. When people ignore reality in order to support a political philosophy then we have a serious problem in this country. Ignoring Obama´s pettiness and spitefulness in the decision to close the WWII memorial, is a clear indication that these folks have gone from enthusiastically supporting Obama to worshiping him. The division in this country is reaching a tipping point and I believe it is one that Obama has worked hard for and wants to see happen. Only an evil heart could work toward such a result.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 10/5/2013 7:43:04 AM     (No. 9551085)

As usual, Odumbdumb ha overplayed his hand. It´s obvious that he is too busy using this to score cheap political points rather than trying to negotiate a solution. It stinks, and everyone can smell it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/5/2013 7:53:45 AM     (No. 9551103)

A 41% approval rating? Not a record but a damn good average for an undocumented communist foreign student.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/5/2013 8:05:50 AM     (No. 9551114)

Obama does not care about polls ! HE is not running for re-election and HE only cares about himself.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/5/2013 8:28:26 AM     (No. 9551143)

Up 4 on Fox, down 4 on Gallup, holding steady on Rasmussen; the most parsimonious explanation for the ´drop´ is sampling error. Meanwhile look at the internals in Fox: Boehner at 22 and Ted Cruz is upside down already, except of course in he bubble. Obama´s RCP average has dropped a whopping 6 points in 2013, scandals and all. We´re winning alright-in the same alternative universe where Mittens was winning in 2012 because polls were ´skewed´ DEMS + 6. s/o

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/5/2013 8:57:55 AM     (No. 9551172)

FTA: Gallup hasn´t recorded that low an approval rating for Obama since 2011.

Wasn´t that when they got The Visit?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: EnsignO, 10/5/2013 9:14:13 AM     (No. 9551195)

Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold the phone. If his approval was lower in 2011, then what has made it go up since then? Things have only gotten worse in every way - most assuredly more and more people are losing their full-time (40 hrs.week) jobs. I have a neighbor who had three part-time jobs just to make ends meet and she recently lost one of them! That neighbor´s son is a doctor! Something about these polls doesn´t make sense!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: EnsignO, 10/5/2013 9:32:29 AM     (No. 9551224)

Please excuse a second post - I meant to comment on #14´s comment. I watched Hannity´s program last night with the college students. I was alarmed and horrified because I couldn´t believe that these young people were so blind!

Schools have really done these young minds a disservice - they would have been perfect for the "Hitler Youth Corp" organization. My god, those kids could be convinced to "rat" on their parents if they felt their parents ridiculed Dear Leader.

There is only one college I know of where kids will get Truth and that is in my former home state - Michigan - at Hillsdale College. I know that Hillsdale is "planting" other colleges in other states, but it may be too late to turn the tide. The Ivy League has done its "dirty work" along with the Big Ten and other large unions of state- run universities.

Pray for our nation´s children and grandchildren!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: strike3, 10/5/2013 9:37:11 AM     (No. 9551229)

The only people who approve of this buffoon are those who may share his skin color or are too brain dead to realize that there is a finite end to the free lunches. They don´t know who he is, what he´s done and where they are going to get their handouts once the economy has crashed. One day all of the obamaphones are going to stop functioning and then the riots will begin.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/5/2013 9:40:33 AM     (No. 9551237)

#2

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lefthanddan, 10/5/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9551239)



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Reply 27 - Posted by: lefthanddan, 10/5/2013 9:44:17 AM     (No. 9551244)

We all learn so much here at Lucianne. Thank you # 7 for a new adjective...
slat·tern·ly

(of a woman or her appearance) dirty and untidy.
synonyms: slovenly, untidy, messy, scruffy, unkempt, ill-groomed, disheveled, frowzy, bedraggled; More


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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 10/5/2013 9:49:08 AM     (No. 9551252)

Aww isn´t that sad and alarming ? 41 percent or any number above 0 mans there are actual Americans who still believe that Obama is a sane person and actually cares about anything or person other than himself

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/5/2013 9:49:16 AM     (No. 9551253)

I believe that high number about as much as I believe the low number they use in unemployment figures. The latter should be doubled and the former, halved.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tasine, 10/5/2013 10:09:51 AM     (No. 9551282)

If an honest poll could be taken and reported, I believe it would hover around 15% at best. Everyone I know detests Obama´s policies and "leadership".

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/5/2013 10:32:10 AM     (No. 9551328)

I never pay much attention to such polls because of the Obama disconnect: Too many people remain so in love with the idea of black president that they refuse to connect the man to his policies. They continue to say they support Obama but what they really support is a self image as someone who is educated and enlightened.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tnorling, 10/5/2013 10:32:16 AM     (No. 9551329)

My immediate reacation to the headline was shock that it would be so high. I wonder, as other posters, what his real approval rating is.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/5/2013 10:34:53 AM     (No. 9551332)

#1, I think it is lower, but with all the massaging and lying for Obama in the media, they have been able to cover for him up until now.

I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of the covering up for Obama. There is only so much cover the media can give to corruption before it explodes out into the light of day. We just have to have the patience to wait it out. What comes out will not be pretty to look at either.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/5/2013 10:45:28 AM     (No. 9551355)

Meaningless numbers.

Bami´s previous low was in 2011, a year before he was re-elected.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: sandianne, 10/5/2013 10:59:25 AM     (No. 9551391)

#34: Re-elected? One wonders.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Megrits, 10/5/2013 11:18:47 AM     (No. 9551435)

It sits at 41% because of the sycophant media. They did all they could do to lower GWBs approval rating, and have done even MORE to inflate the resident commie´s. if I´m not mistaken, did Evan Thomas not admit a few years back that the "media" was good for adding at least 15 points to a commiiecrat´s approval rating? My guess is that this fraud has about a 25% approval rating. What really bothers me is that half of my own family, who do not live their lives like socialistic/comunists, voted for him. I was accused by one of the of being a racist because I didn´t vote for him. It´s what it all boils down to for the indoctrinated, brainwashed, politically correctED masses; skin color.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/5/2013 11:24:19 AM     (No. 9551453)

I think he has overplayed his filthy hand. When his disgusting failure to scare and intimidate third world countries with harsh rhetoric and threats of punishment failed, he should have shut his pie hole.

Then Putin stepped up and sucker punched him and made him look like the worlds biggest sissy. Then he sent out Jon Carry (who was in Viet Nam) to cover his backside. Carry had to read a travel book to find Syria. At the end of that chapter, both looked like fools.

Then he made a speech to the UN where that funny looking man in robes from Iran ate his lunch, followed by Netanyahu who made them both look like fools. Now he is punishing Vets, people who work and pay taxes, and threatening to stop Social Security checks. He shouldn´t be messing with seniors.

Forty-one percent huh, Probably more like 12.5%.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: owl, 10/5/2013 11:39:36 AM     (No. 9551487)

I just read the headline on Drudge - the cultist admirer´s clan of their Dear leader don´t know what party he claims to belong to. Huh ?. Is America this so far out of touch with reality?. Now I´m scared.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/5/2013 11:43:33 AM     (No. 9551495)

Shouldn´t that number be 14%? Maybe the pollster is dyslexic.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: garyhope, 10/5/2013 12:04:52 PM     (No. 9551545)



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Reply 41 - Posted by: garyhope, 10/5/2013 12:09:27 PM     (No. 9551555)

41%,...? Among who? Lefty "liberal" socialist/commie traitors/America haters/black racists?

Obammy has had 0% approval rating from me since Nov. 2007.

I´ve always known that he was a fake, fraud and phony. He´s simply a leftist agent and stooge bought and sold by the left/George Soros etc.

He´s the ultimate, ULTIMATE example of the Peter Principle to the 10th power. A complete, inept fraud.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/5/2013 12:50:35 PM     (No. 9551618)

High low? Who cares? It´s speculative % at best. All that matters is the realization
that Benghazi is the Diane Sawyer TV media actors cover up of all time, that Communist medicine got its shaky start this month, that the IRS is a proven tyranny auditing Dr Ben Carson, our wounded vets and their families are getting horrifying care, the uncredentialed president wants to give credentials to 30 or 40 million uncredentialed illegal alien invaders, mass killing events (ops) keep happining on schedule to give communists like Feinstein and Schumer the instant opportunity to scream out gun confiscation, total people control, Most hard working families work through August for the government, start working for themselves only at the end of the year, the Federal debt keeps going up and will collapse us all. Sponsors and their
lobbyists, all who pay for the networks to
create network fear and protect the crimes of Congress, are never in the news, never criticized. They pay to create damage.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: cgood, 10/5/2013 2:06:22 PM     (No. 9551716)

When more than 80% of the population believes that the government controls the people instead of the other way around, opinion polls- and elections for that matter-have no meaning. An opinion poll taken at the neighborhood day care center would be about as valid.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/5/2013 3:52:19 PM     (No. 9551831)

Excuse the double post for a bit of history from Gallup´s site:
"A majority of Americans, 57%, say they now view President Obama more negatively as a result of the shutdown, while 28% see him more positively. By contrast, during the December 1995 shutdown, 49% of Americans viewed Clinton more negatively and 35% more positively. Clinton´s overall approval rating would tumble to 42% by the end of the 1995-96 shutdown, but rebounded later in 1996, when he was re-elected."
Now Barry cannot be re-elected. But there is another Clinton that CAN be elected. Be very afraid.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/5/2013 5:00:53 PM     (No. 9551903)

I thought it was at 39 or somesuch a week or so ago. After this "Memorial Weekend", it will be plummeting further. He has really gone and done it this (spiteful) time.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/5/2013 5:05:10 PM     (No. 9551906)

Speaking of psychophants, while the world crashes around them, the Os party on:

http://mrs-o.com/newdata/2013/9/26/stunning-in-black-and-white.html#comments

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Reply 47 - Posted by: kono, 10/5/2013 5:31:16 PM     (No. 9551948)

These ´approval polls´ lump together those who disapprove because Zippy´s too Marxist with those who disapprove because they believe he´s not Marxist enough. By its very nature the approval poll is absolutely useless, because it is fundamentally ambiguous.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/5/2013 5:32:43 PM     (No. 9551950)

There would be something to discuss if...

Polling in the U.S. House showed 70 percent plus supported immediate impeachment...

Polling in the U.S. Senate showed 100 percent of GOP´ers and 50 percent of DimWitz
favored conviction & removal of NO-Bomber, the Wannabe Kommie Dicktater.

Otherwise, get a grip on reality by examining football and baseball results...
those numbers don´t lie.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/5/2013 6:27:06 PM     (No. 9552019)

Same thing happened before the 2012 election.
It made no difference.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: strike3, 10/5/2013 7:00:18 PM     (No. 9552061)

The American people didn´t care one polling point when Ear Leader abandoned our citizens to be killed in Benghazi but now that he has made a complete vindictive ass of himself by closing down tourist sites and pushing World War II vets around, maybe, just maybe they will pay a little more attention.

With results this high, I think the current classification of "American people" and what makes up the polling sample are not what they used to be. Thirty years ago, a brainless dufus like obama would not have made it even close to national office, except maybe as White House kitchen help.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/5/2013 7:56:39 PM     (No. 9552108)

Give it a rest, Bric-a-Brac! Face it! Your sell-by date expired years ago. There are so many worthwhile things you could be doing now instead of that ‘fundamentally transforming’ routine of yours. By the way, over the past five years, has even one media kiss-up asked you what you meant by those words? “Fundamentally Transforming?” And if so, did you have an answer? And if you did, what was it?

I’ll wait.

Times up! Just as I thought. You don’t know either!


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With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extra lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. "Five adults, four teenagers, that´s a lot of hamburger to buy," said Anderssen, a 42-year-old mother of two who works as an office manager. She bought chicken instead for $2.99 a pound. Retail beef and pork prices reached all-time highs last month, according to Bill Hahn, agricultural

Parents and kids don’t want
Michelle Obama at HS graduation
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:24:53 PM     Post Reply
TOPEKA, Kan. — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was

GOP candidate ties his
opponent to Harry Reid
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:16:17 PM     Post Reply
Is Harry Reid unpopular enough to become an election issue for races nationally? A GOP incumbent in North Carolina is trying to find out. Stuart Rothenberg reports in his Roll Call blog: The 30-second spot, titled “Meddling,” accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of “trying to fool Republican voters, meddling in our primary to get a weak opponent for Kay Hagan.” (Video) The North Carolina Senate race is rated Toss-up/Tilt Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, in part, because of uncertainty in the GOP primary.

Dem consultants telling candidates
not to use the word ´recovery´
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:09:28 PM     Post Reply
Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don´t use the word "recovery" in your speeches. Associated Press: Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

´Bitter´ Hank Aaron ´Fed Up´
Readers Took KKK Quotes Out of
Context, Was Referring to ´CEOs,
Corporate America´
Breitbart Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:33:57 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is reportedly "upset" and "bitter" because he feels that readers -- not the reporter who wrote the story -- took his comments that implied those who opposed President Barack Obama´s policies now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of KKK hoods out of context. And the reporter who wrote the story is claiming Aaron should not have to apologize for something he never said because Aaron was talking about CEOs, American society, and corporate America and not referring to a political party. Last week, in a story that appeared the day before Aaron was honored



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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

Glen Campbell has been
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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his


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