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NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say
fire every member of Congress

NBC News, by Dominic Montanaro

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Posted By:M2, 10/11/2013 9:02:29 AM

Throw the bums out. That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.(snip) The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/11/2013 9:14:03 AM     (No. 9560420)

I agree generally but I would make 3 or 4 exceptions beginning with Cruz and Lee.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Former lurker, 10/11/2013 9:14:23 AM     (No. 9560421)

I just read that 20% of people polled were government workers. Does anyone know if this is fact? If so, explains poor R results and once again exposes the bias that shapes public opinion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: franq, 10/11/2013 9:18:25 AM     (No. 9560425)

I prefer the Mars Attacks! solution. Just make sure the handful of conservatives are stuck in Beltway traffic.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/11/2013 9:23:32 AM     (No. 9560432)

These people want a king, emperor or dictator. They want the Congress to just rubber stamp anything the majority wants with Obama in control. It is by design that our country has checks, balances and gridlock....less the majority force tyranny on the minority. We are not suppose to get along and have bipartianship. It is the House of Reps that have control of the purse, not the white house.
The people have a right to say no! You can´t spend us into oblivion.
Washington is now like England under King George with mandates, rules, taxation and we the people can go to hell.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/11/2013 9:24:34 AM     (No. 9560437)

Not all members of Congress should be fired. This poll just show how ignorant so many Americans are about the legislative process and the current fiasco. The House has passed bill after bill to fund various departments; budgets for the US, etc but because Harry Reid (D) in the Senate will not allow these bills to come for a vote in the Senate -nothing happens. The problem with Congress is Harry Reid. Prior to 2009, Congress actually passed appropriations bills that would fund all the departments for the fiscal year -not this continuing resolutions garbage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tobias, 10/11/2013 9:26:47 AM     (No. 9560442)

repeal Obamacare
No more CR,Present a real budget
Do not raise the debt limit
Impeach the president

Our congress refuses to allow any of this to happen. Throw all the bums out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mamafrog, 10/11/2013 9:33:58 AM     (No. 9560466)

The question was do you have a government worker at any level living with you . . . . that includes teachers, bus drivers, military and others so 20% is a reasonable number. These are terrible numbers for the Republican Party and even worse for the Tea Party.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 10/11/2013 9:34:06 AM     (No. 9560468)

This country needs a national enema. Then, a colonoscopy, to see if somebody was left behind. Except for the Pentagon, State, and Commerce depts., the rest should be dismissed. This includes all the illegal alphabet agencies and anybody in between. We should divide every state in four parts with only four congressmen in the House - no more district gerrymandering.
Senators should be named by the states per the constitution. Politicians should be forbidden to lobby after they leave office subject to put in Leavenworth for life. Well, I know I forget something, but you get the picture.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: offrope, 10/11/2013 9:34:31 AM     (No. 9560469)

60% say Fire Them All. Yet, 95% of them will be reelected. We get the governance we deserve.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/11/2013 9:41:23 AM     (No. 9560479)

Poll shows a sea change in public opinion and it is not good for GOP. Obama approval up 2 points to 47, GOP approval in toilet and a 9 point Dem generic advantage. And Ted Cruz is upside down in approval for those who even know who he is. Teddy is a good debator but a lousy general. He should have guessed when he launched his strategery that Obama would not cave. Obama now has one advantage that he lacked during the debt ceiling debates of 2011: He no longer has to face reelection. One risk to Obama during 2011 was that even if a debt ceiling breach endangered many congressional Republicans, it could also have injured his reelection chances because of the long-term damage to the economy. Voters could have chosen both a new Congress and a new president, though I doubt they would have chosen clueless Mittens.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/11/2013 10:06:13 AM     (No. 9560514)

Obama approval ratings increased to 47%. Two days ago they were in the 30´s. There very little truth getting through the media blitz to save Obamacare. Meanwhile has anyone heard of Benghazi lately? The circus keeps the acts going to keep the attention off the the donkey and elephant crap that is piled higher and higher.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/11/2013 10:07:48 AM     (No. 9560517)

This poll was of 800 adults (not registered or likely voters, or even citizens), and oversampled Democrats and government workers.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/11/2013 10:08:59 AM     (No. 9560521)

Small business idea:

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 10/11/2013 10:20:11 AM     (No. 9560541)

Term limits!!!!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: arkfamily, 10/11/2013 10:21:59 AM     (No. 9560545)

The powers to be are really trying hard to convince the public what they should believe. We should believe that the Republicans are to blame in all of this and poor Obama can´t do what he wants to do.

If there is a percentage of blame attributed to the Republicans, it would be 5-10% in my book. I blame a great portion of this mess on Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Democrats, and liberals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mark of fish, 10/11/2013 10:34:46 AM     (No. 9560571)



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Reply 17 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/11/2013 10:36:52 AM     (No. 9560576)

There is a consensus: we all agree that every member of Congress should be fired, except ours.

Further, all benefits and spending should be cut, except the ones we like...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mark of fish, 10/11/2013 10:37:45 AM     (No. 9560579)

New amendment please: Congress shall make no law which applies to its members or any other employee of any government agency or entity differently than it applies to other persons.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/11/2013 10:43:58 AM     (No. 9560599)

As Tip O´Neill used to advise, congressional politics is local, so a national poll regarding Congress is really not worth a hill of beans. Because as long as the majority of constituents in the State or District where the individual Senator or Representative is from agree with the positions that their Senator or Representatives is taking, nothing will change and chances are great that the Senator or Representative will get re-elected.

In that respect, who cares what a group of liberal people in New York or California think about what a conservative Senator or Representative from Texas or Utah is doing, as what they think is irrelevant to that Senator or Representative and his or her constituency.

The same is not true for the President because his constituency is the whole country.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Joe vann, 10/11/2013 10:45:26 AM     (No. 9560604)

I agree with 5 and 15.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nihtwael, 10/11/2013 10:52:15 AM     (No. 9560616)

Fire them? That´s incredibly lenient.

Doesn´t matter anyway, the electorate will replace them with more of the same.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/11/2013 10:52:30 AM     (No. 9560617)

#2 has opened a very interesting can of worms with that question.

If employees and relatives of said employees are legally prohibited in participating in contests run by their employers, I think Government employees should fall under the same rules in regards to polls and other stuff that affect this Country.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/11/2013 10:55:22 AM     (No. 9560625)

Translation - Democrats are winning behind the scenes and the Mitch McConnell Brigade of Doddering Plantation Masters are losing.

As predicted ..

No Film@11

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 10/11/2013 11:02:52 AM     (No. 9560645)

And again...who are polling? Anybody that lives in Realville? And the alphabet drive by media consistently cherry picks and then total spins what comes off the teleprompter...then out of the mouth of the bobble talking head in front of the camera. Safe to say 80% of those in Congress need to be not just fired but sitting in jail with everything they acquired through illegal means while abusing their office taken away and given back to the taxpayers. They have forgotten the "serve the people" portion of their oath as well as the "protect and up hold the Constitution of the United States". And yes I would want to keep one Senator...the other needs to go...and I am sad to say he is not the man he was when he started out...but he has become a man of his environment...sleezy,backroom dealing, untruthful and a DC elistist.....and our family hosted many an event to help his get elected...he needs to come back to Texas and remember his roots.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/11/2013 11:07:23 AM     (No. 9560654)

Stupid question since it can´t be done. Only reason for the poll is so the lying media can continue to never report that most all the problems are caused by one party that is always perfect in their lying eyes. Not fire, arrest in more in order for many.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/11/2013 11:07:58 AM     (No. 9560657)

Mr Senator is Ted Cruz, so I want him to stay. And any like him that truly stand for the Constitution. Sadly, we can count them on one hand.

The rest can, and should, all go.

This nation was mortally wounded on 11-6-2012. Our only hope of surviving is to return to our Constitutional roots. Sadly, few in Congress care about anything except their own power, prestige and perks.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hermoine, 10/11/2013 11:13:47 AM     (No. 9560673)

The whole "everyone hates" Congress schtick is as old as the republic itself. It´s so easy to "hate" Congress as a body, but that´s not how our system works. Everyone hates Congress, but generally, likes their own Congressman (woman). It´s a diversionary tactic and the press only reports on it when the GOP controls one or both chambers. Do you remember all the reporting on how much people hated Congress when Reid and Pelosi were running the show? No? And, do you remember how shocked, SHOCKED, the media were when the grassroots of the country threw the Dems out in 2010? And do you remember what the President did? Started silencing the grassroots Tea Partiers by auditing them.

My advice to Boehner and the rest of the GOP -- ignore the polls, you are in thick of it now, you cannot go all wobbly, you must press ahead...to come this far only cave under the pressure of misleading polls is asinine.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 10/11/2013 11:15:41 AM     (No. 9560678)

Congress. Administration. Justice. Get ´em all.
It avails nothing if one does not clean out civilian government employees too.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/11/2013 11:18:30 AM     (No. 9560683)

They left out the idiot in the White House. If our nation ever again elects a Democrat to the WH- I may just have to leave the country myself.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/11/2013 11:25:41 AM     (No. 9560702)

When a team fails, the manager and coaches should be released, not the players. Everything that is occurring is being orchestrated by the WH, the WH staff, the advisors, and the leaders of the Democratic party. The mess stared in Sept 2001 with the GOP leaders going to war and it has not stopped since. It´s just a continuing downward spiral which cannot be broken until rational people are elected to office, should it ever happen. There are plenty of good people in Congress but they are scared to think for themselves and to represent their
Constituents.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: floydhowardjr, 10/11/2013 11:34:04 AM     (No. 9560725)

RINO”S you’re going home! The Tea Party "is" the Republican Party. Its members are the majority. We will not be dissuaded, deluded, compromised, delayed, detoured, bought or lured away. We will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, negotiate at the table of corruption, hesitate in the presence of adversary or meander in the maze of mediocrity. We won´t give up, shut up or let up because we´re prayed up and suited up. You won´t have any problem recognizing us! We’re through with your phony, backstabbing, panty waist, cloistered backroom clique politics that have brought our country to ruin and the party to impotence. WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!!!! WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!!!! GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!



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Reply 32 - Posted by: dman, 10/11/2013 11:37:34 AM     (No. 9560733)

First, remember that this is an NBC/WSJ poll. Second, reading the .pdf details it comes across that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction, with the Dems holding an edge at this time. However, the number of "undecideds" or "not sures" could swing the next election either way.

What I take away from this is that there is a political vacuum to be filled. Can the GOP straighten up and do it, or is a new party the only remedy?

Just stay firm, Republicans, stay firm. Remember that many of us are looking at results, not just process. A "cave" can no longer be disguised.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/11/2013 11:53:45 AM     (No. 9560760)

I thought Obama was part of the equation. I guess they forgot to ask about that. This looks like a push poll designed to soften up Republicans. There´s a lot of flak flying around right now from both sides.

The giveaway was "Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who helped conduct the poll with Hart, added that Americans are paying attention to this fight and want it resolved before the debt ceiling deadline of Oct. 17."

OK then, call out Obama.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/11/2013 11:57:18 AM     (No. 9560762)

#1: I agree except that I´d like to see Cruz and Lee run for the governorships of their states. Get a whole new congress (firing all of them might be the only way to get rid of the McCains and Durbans of the bunch) and have a nice free-for-all in elections for the new congress.

Democrats almost never have to fight off a primary challenger. It just never happens. I´d love to see that too.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tommyr, 10/11/2013 12:06:39 PM     (No. 9560782)

Of course Brian Williams and Chuck Todd, said the poll reflected on the Republicans in the House but neglected to find the democrat scum in the senate to be failures. Note to Brian--You are being used by the corrupt Obama/Pelosi/Reid machine.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Lalo, 10/11/2013 12:17:08 PM     (No. 9560797)

I´ve heard some ignoramusi say this, too. Apparently they´re not aware the reps are elected.

Congress is making a valiant, if doomed, effort to fight Obamacare. Too bad we can´t fire the electorate & the won they elected!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/11/2013 12:57:16 PM     (No. 9560873)

Ok. If 60% of American wants to get rid of the entire congress, then where are those that are willing to join a revolutionary army? That´s the only way that it can be done. And while we´re at it, lets clean out the executive brand and the federal judicary too. There are plenty of problems in those two branches too. If we do all of that, then we can begin all over again with a clean slate. And with the knowledge of how to prevent the same thing from happening again. Just take the list provide by #8 and add a few more things to it, and we can finally have a country that if free and operates in the manner the original founders intended. Me, I´m ready to sign up NOW.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/11/2013 2:45:40 PM     (No. 9561048)

More media lies, "fire them all", to get attention, then propaganize the rest of the article with compromise, raise the deficits
keep rolling to collapse once you have them.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: kono, 10/11/2013 2:59:02 PM     (No. 9561063)

How about running a more realistic poll -- such as "should we keep or fire our own reps?" -- the % saying ´fire´ would more likely come in below 50%. Few people want to risk losing whatever political leverage their reps might have in Congress, so most would wind up voting to keep their own incumbents.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/11/2013 3:25:40 PM     (No. 9561100)

Truth is at least 75% of our elected officials should be replaced since they are more interested in serving themselves than serving the public or looking out for the country as a whole. My senators are Dems, and my congressman is a Dem-lite Republican. I would not miss any of them.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/11/2013 4:02:13 PM     (No. 9561158)

Today I got this email from a Dick Morris site:
Dear Friend,Today on my radio show, I´ll discuss the dismal new poll data showing that people blame the shutdown on the Republicans by 53-31 and that the Republican Party´s approval rate has dropped ten points in two weeks to an all time low of 24%. How can we get out of this mess and go back on offense?"

Didn´t Dick predict a Romney landslide on Hannity. Fox fired Dick bit should have fired Sean and Karl Rove as well for polling malpractice.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/11/2013 11:14:04 PM     (No. 9561667)

We can fire them in the voting booth.
You should have fired Zippy when you had the chance.

Term limits and a retirement age.

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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