Archive for October, 2009
Trick or Treat: Obamas Expect 2,000 Children at White House for Halloween [What’s M Wearing in Pic?}
Trick or Treat: Obamas Expect 2,000 Children at White House for Halloween
[See Pic in URL of Michelle Obama]
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, invited more than 2,000 children to the White House on Saturday night for a Halloween party.
31 Oct 2009
Barack and Michelle Obama greet trick or treaters at the North Portico of the […]
Oh boy: (h/t Doug Ross)
The [Fannie Mae] “seriously delinquent” rate has gone parabolic, increasing by roughly 5% sequentially and just under 300% YoY [year-over-year]. As mere text will simply not do this metric justice, please enjoy this chart of the dataset from Blytic. It tells you all you need to know about the Fed’s containment […]
UP close and personal, the modern day pirate gang is a mob of scruffily dressed Somali males armed to the teeth with AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons.
And the group encountered by those aboard the Anzac Frigate HMAS Toowoomba in the Indian Ocean last month were distinctly unhappy that their plan to hijack a Portuguese […]
“The grass roots of the conservative movement just claimed a scalp before anyone even voted,” said Republican strategist Mark McKinnon, a former senior adviser to President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “The conservative movement is alive, well, kicking hindquarters and taking names. And if you don’t measure up, look out.”
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What Obama and Huckabee have in Common - They both like to vote present (Huckabee votes present in N.Y. 23rd)
One name is notably absent from the list of prominent conservatives who have lined up against the GOP nominee in the Nov. 3 New York special election: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Even as other past and prospective Republican presidential candidates have offered their endorsements, Huckabee has conspicuously declined to officially support Conservative Party nominee Doug […]
Republican Chris Christie continues to hold a three-point advantage over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in New Jersey’s down-to-the-wire race for governor.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state, conducted Thursday night, shows Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%. … In this year’s only other gubernatorial race, Republican Robert F. McDonnell […]
U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday that Americans are in the toughest times he can remember and that President Barack Obama hasn’t brought the change in Washington that he promised.
The Arizona Republican spoke at a town hall Friday to a couple hundred people at Mesa’s Central Christian Church, reiterating many of the same arguments he’s […]
Breaking News:MSNBC Report Confirms that Dede Scozzafava has Dropped Out of NY 23rd Race - Video 10/31/09
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NY 23RD Election: Hoffman (The Real Conservative) 45%; Owens 26%; Scozzafava 17% (Last night’s results from the PPP poll)
With about 200 interviews down we had Hoffman 45 Owens 26 Scozzafava 17…her withdrawal will just make it that much easier for Hoffman
Well that wrecks our NY-23 poll. We’re finding Hoffman with more support than Owens and Scozzafava combined…explains the withdrawal
Public Policy Poll
Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan: Hillary Clinton
* US taxes everything, and ‘that’s not what we see in Pakistan’
* Pakistan must start planning for challenges posed by population growth
* US secretary of state meets COAS
LAHORE: The leadership of Al Qaeda is in Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
“I find […]
A man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said.
Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops at about 11:30 p.m. last night because he was […]
New figures released by the White House on Oct. 30 add to evidence that the federal economic stimulus package is working to create and save jobs. Unfortunately, that’s not altogether good news.
Why not? Think about it: If the stimulus is working, and the job market is extremely weak in spite of it, what will […]
The Power of “We The People”: SCOZZAFAVA SUSPENDS New York 23R District CAMPAIGN (Conservatives are saying NO to liberal or moderate masqurading as Republicans)
Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters.
The state Assemblywoman has not thrown her support to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, or Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate.
“Today, I again seek to act for the good […]
The health care bill recently unveiled by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is over 1,900 pages for a reason. It is much easier to dispense goodies to favored interest groups if they are surrounded by a lot of legislative legalese. For example, check out this juicy morsel to the trial lawyers (page 1431-1433 of the bill):
Section 2531, […]
Posting its results late this afternoon at Recovery.gov, the White House claimed 640,329 jobs have been created or saved because of the $159 billion in stimulus funds allocated as of Sept. 30.
Officials acknowledged the numbers were not exact, saying that states and localities that reported the numbers have made mistakes.
In recent days, the Recovery Act board […]
White House Visitor Log:Clooney, Oprah, Bill Ayers, Soros, Jeremiah Wright among W.H. visitors (Please pray for America)
Visitors logs released by the White House late Friday afternoon show that a host of prominent people have been spending time at the executive mansion, including liberal powerhouses George Soros and former vice president Al Gore.
Soros, the global financier and philanthropist, for example, visited the White House on Feb. 25 for a visit with Obama’s […]
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will overturn a 22-year-old travel and immigration ban against people with HIV early next year. The order will be finalized on Monday, Obama said, completing a process begun during the Bush administration.
The U.S. has been among a dozen countries that bar entry to travelers with visas […]
The public insurance option would typically charge higher premiums than private plans available in the exchange, according to the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House bill.
That surprising conclusion raises doubts about Democratic promises that a government-run insurance plan would provide a lower-cost alternative to consumers. At the same time, it calls into question Republican charges […]
The new economic statistics put growth at a healthy 3.5% for the third quarter. We should be dancing in the streets. No one is, because no one has any faith in these numbers. Waves of money are sloshing through the system, creating a false rising tide that lifts all boats for the moment. The tide […]