News: White House Was Told Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack Two Hours Into the Battle

October 24, 2012
By CMAC

White House Was Told Benghazi was a Terrorist Attack Two Hours Into the Battle

Reuters, the least accurate of the 16 pollsters in 2008, has Obama way ahead.

Rasmussen, the most accurate pollster in 2008, has Romney 4 points ahead.

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NEEDS A MIRACLE...

RASMUSSEN: R 50% O 46%...

GALLUP: R 51% O 46%...

Reuters was least accurate in 2008 and received an overall grade of F

The table below is an assessment of pollster performance in the 2008 Presidential election. The pollsters were graded on both the accuracy of their final poll (popular vote) and the consistency of their polling during the month of October. The overall score is a weighted average of their Accuracy and Consistency numbers. The weighting is 75% accuracy and 25% consistency. Formula details are at the bottom of this page.

Overall
Poll Score Grade Accuracy Consistency
Rasmussen Reports 91% A- 92% 86%
Ipsos/McClatchy 89% B+ 92% 79%
CNN/Opinion Research 88% B+ 92% 77%
Fox News 84% B 92% 61%
Pew 83% B- 92% 56%
GWU/Battleground 79% C+ 92% 41%
Diageo/Hotline 77% C+ 77% 79%
NBC News / Wall St. Journal 76% C 77% 75%
Gallup Traditional 73% C- 77% 63%
Marist 67% D+ 62% 82%
ABC News / Wash Post 67% D+ 62% 82%
IBD/TIPP 66% D 77% 34%
Gallup Expanded 66% D 62% 78%
CBS News / NYT 60% D- 62% 56%
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby 35% F 31% 48%

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Romney says no to Obama cocaine hit... Obama was a cocaine dealer?

Town Hall ^

Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama’s campaign: No divorce records. That’s why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney’s tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to “pick through, distort and lie about” — as the Republican candidate says. Obama’s usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents. Democrats aren’t going to find any personal dirt on the clean-cut Mormon, so they need complicated tax filings going back decades in order to create the illusion of scandal…

DIVORCE COURT: ALLRED VS. TRUMP?

Trump to reveal?

Allred to reveal?

Mitt: Whatever...

TMZ ^ | Oct 23, 7:36 PM
Mitt Romney was heavily involved in the extremely messy divorce of one of his key supporters … and the Boston Globe is going to court first thing Wednesday morning in an attempt to unseal the court file as well as lift a gag order … TMZ has learned.The divorce was between Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife Maureen. We’re told the divorce battle lasted for years and was extremely ugly.Sources tell us Romney gave both a deposition in the divorce and testified in the trial. According to our sources, the Boston Globe got a tip that there was…
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/23/12 | Daniel Bates
Original title: Donald Trump to reveal ‘divorce papers of Michelle and Barack Obama’, claims respected financial pundit ———————————– Donald Trump is to claim that he has unearthed divorce papers of Michelle Obama and the President, according to a respected financial pundit with links to the tycoon. It is alleged that the eccentric real estate mogul will claim that the documents show the First Lady and the President were at one point in their two decades of marriage seriously considering splitting up. Trump set the hare running on Monday by claiming that he was set to make an announcement on Wednesday…

Nachumlist/Scanner-Gate ^ | 10/23/12 | Nachum
Scanner-GateMajor Airports to Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners (before election day….)Report: TSA wasting money on screening machinesTSA cancer danger coverup?How Safe Are TSA’s Porno Scanners? …. Still no Rigorous Hard Data for the Safety of X-Ray Airport Passenger ScannersTSA ‘ignored warnings’ on cancer clusterTSA ‘ignored warnings’ on cancer clusterNapolitano’s email- lies about safety of full body scanners2008 Document obtained by EPIC shows that a growing number of TSA workers diagnosed with cancers are voicing concern that the full body scanners and x-ray machines are indeed to blame for their illnesses.John Hopkins study – radiation zones around (airport) body scanners could…
  • Texas Attorney General warns OSCE on Election Observations

    Tue Oct 23 21:25:02 2012 · by markomalley · 23 replies 

    Redstate ^ | 10/23/12 | Neil Stevens
    Left-wing groups have gone to international organizations in the run up to this election, seeking to apply global governance to the United States. The results of this is that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, not the UN as is often reported) has announced it will send election observers, with the implication that Voter ID laws are a problem.Now, the reason they’re only investigating Republican-run areas is that Republicans would never run to the OSCE or anyone else to interfere with American elections. But that said, we must not let the OSCE observers think they are above…

 

  • Biden’s Brother Awarded Lucrative Gov’t Contracts: Media Silent

    Tue Oct 23 21:18:55 2012 · by chessplayer · 5 replies 

    The rampant crony capitalism of the federal government simply can’t be ignored anymore, but the media has made a habit out of selectively picking and choosing what it wants to report on with this administration. This latest example may ultimately be ignored and denied too however, because it involves the brother of our current vice president. According to Charlie Gasparino of Fox Business, a subsidiary of the construction company called Hill International was handpicked last year to oversee the building of at least 100,000 affordable homes in decimated areas of Iraq. When asked why his company was chosen over all…
  • Romney Likens Obama Campaign to Sinking Ship

    Tue Oct 23 19:59:48 2012 · by Arthurio · 6 replies 

    Win McNamee/Getty Images(HENDERSON, Nev.) – In his first appearance since the final presidential debate, Mitt Romney stormed into the battleground state of Nevada and characterized President Obama’s campaign as a sinking ship. “These debates have super-charged our campaign,” Romney said during the first of two joint appearances Tuesday with running mate Paul Ryan. “There’s no question about it, we’re seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support.” “He’s been reduced to try to defend characters on Sesame Street and word games of various kinds, and then misfired attacks after one and another,” Romney said of Obama. “You know the…

 

  • Obama’s Inflated Jobs Claim

    Tue Oct 23 18:48:51 2012 · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies 

    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | FactCheck.org
    In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added during his time in office is actually about 325,000. In the ad, the president says “over 5 million new jobs” while the figure “5.2 million” appears on screen. But that’s a doubly misleading figure. Viewers would need to pay close attention to the on-screen graphic to know that the ad refers only to employment gains starting in March 2010, omitting the 4.3 million jobs that were lost in the first year of Obama’s term. And there’s no way a…
  • THE CONSEQUENCES OF OBAMA’S LOVE OF ISLAM

    Tue Oct 23 18:31:23 2012 · by BMC1 · 6 replies 

    World Net Daily ^ | October 22, 2012 | Nonie Darwish
    I have never entertained the idea that Obama was a Muslim and always believed he was a socialist. But Obama’s behavior over the last four years regarding Islam has convinced me that Obama has a Socialist/Islamic centered world view – a combination that is not uncommon in many parts of the Muslim world. Having been a journalist in Egypt for six years in the’70s, I have witnessed socialism with an Islamic twist to be a popular political ideology, especially amongst Arab journalists and intellectuals. Socialism and even communism have managed to survive in the ruthless Islamic political system as an…
  • Romney’s final debate vow: I’d ‘get rid of’ ObamaCare ‘from day one’

    Tue Oct 23 18:29:28 2012 · by NYer · 12 replies 

    Life Site News ^ | October 23, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    BOCA RATON, FL, October 23, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mitt Romney pledged to increase military spending by scrapping the health insurance reform known as ObamaCare last night in Boca Raton during a debate more marked by pointed answers and conflicting style than substantive disagreements. The third and final presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, was held last night at Lynn University. When asked by moderator Bob Schieffer how he would increase military spending without raising taxes, Romney said he would begin “by reducing spending in a whole series of programs. By the way, number one I get rid of…
  • Milwaukee: People registering to vote weren’t checked against felon list

    Tue Oct 23 18:23:59 2012 · by Jean S · 2 replies 

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 10/23/12 | Patrick Marley
    Updated: Milwaukee election officials on Monday — the first day of early voting — did not check those registering to vote against a list of felons ineligible to vote, according to city and state election officials. None of the 204 people registering to vote Monday at the Milwaukee Election Commission were checked against the felon list when they registered, according to the commission’s director, Neil Albrecht. The commission checked the 204 voters on Tuesday and found that none of them were ineligible felons.Monday was the first day of early voting and 2,369 people voted that day in Milwaukee. Thousands of others voted…

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TRUMP TO OBAMA: Release college, passport applications, I'll donate $5 million to charity of choice...

  • Dow Chemical to Close 20 Plants and Cut 2,400 Jobs as Economy Slows

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:14:29 AM · by SC_Pete · 2 replies 

    Industry Week ^ | 10/23/2102 | Agence France-Presse
    Dow Chemical (IW 500/22) said Tuesday it planned to cut 5% of its global workforce, or 2,400 people, and shut 20 plants in an effort to slash costs as the global economy slows. Dow said it aimed to generate $500 million in savings on annual operating costs from the cuts by the end of 2014. The company will also cut capital investment on programs it no longer sees as priorities, for another $50 million in savings, it said. Two U.S. Plants will Close The shuttered facilities will include plants in Tessenderlo, Belgium; Delfzijl, the Netherlands; Ribaforada, Spain; Birch Vale, UK;…
  • Clint Eastwood: ‘Obama’s Second Term Would be a Rerun of the First’

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:38:11 PM · by Evil Slayer

    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/24/12 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood says “when someone doesn’t get the job done, you gotta hold them accountable” in a new ad from conservative super PAC American Crossroads. Eastwood famously endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year at the Republican National Convention with an unconventional address. Watch the more serious 30-second spot below: “Obama’s second term would be a rerun of the first, and our country just couldn’t survive that,” Eastwood says. “We need someone who can turn it around fast, and that man is Mitt Romney.” The New York Times reports that the ad will be airing on TV in seven…
  • IS NEWLY APPOINTED LIBYA INVESTIGATOR AN ISLAMIST-SYMPATHIZER WITH TIES TO CAIR?

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:30:02 PM · by penelopesire · 1 replies

    The Blaze ^ | October24,2012 | Tiffany Gabay
    Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Department’s “Accountability Review Board,” which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an “apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.” What’s more, the man in question — former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering — has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was…
  • President Obama booed during Clemson game

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:20:59 PM · by DFG · 15 replies

    WYFF ^ | 10/24/12 | Staff
    The president of Clemson University is chastising those who booed President Barack Obama during the college’s Military Appreciation Day at last weekend’s game. During the university’s annual event that was held this year during the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game on Saturday, a ceremony was held to induct ROTC cadets into the military. The ceremony was disrupted by booing from some fans in the stands. In an email with the subject line, “Dear Clemson Family: Focus on Positive Dialogue and a Civil Discourse,” Clemson University president James Barker addressed the behavior at the football game.
  • WaPo: Palin accuses president of ‘shuck and jive’ on Libya (That’s racist!)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:18:41 PM · by maggief · 4 replies

    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Like many conservative pundits, Sarah Palin is criticizing President Obama for his administration’s inconsistent statements on the Benghazi, Libya, attack. Unlike many conservative pundits, Palin used the term “shuck and jive” to describe Obama’s behavior. In a Facebook post today, Palin wrote: “Obama’s Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies.” She also used the term in the text of the post, which concludes, “President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.”
  • From the Desk of Donald Trump: Major Announcement [regarding Barack Obama]

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:15:30 PM · by grundle · 3 replies

    YouTube ^ | October 24, 2012 | Donald Trump
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgOq9pBkY0I
  • ProjectVeritas: Jim Moran’s (D-Va.) Field Director Conspires to Commit Voter Fraud, Forge Docs

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:15:00 PM · by Ironfocus · 2 replies

    Project Veritas ^ | 10/24/12 | Project Veritas
    Project Veritas and James O’Keefe strikes again. Video of Jim Moran (D-VA) campaign field director (and his son) conspiring to commit voter fraud.
  • Christian Just War V. Islamic Jihad

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:11:32 PM · by arthurus

    Right Side news ^ | October 24th, 2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    One of mankind’s first recorded discussions concerning morality in warfare is found in Thucydides’ passage in his master work, the Peloponnesian Wars (431-404 B.C.), wherein Athenian commanders, who possessed overwhelming force, approached their adversary before commencing the battle with a surrender ultimatum stating that they would hear no protestations about justice, rather the weaker adversary must consider the incontestable facts of the situation and surrender. In other words, ‘the strong do as they will, and the weak do as they must.’ Obviously these ancients dismissed the concept of restraint in war as irrelevant. To their way of thinking, after the…
  • New Gallup Poll Shreds CNN’s Speculation on Women, Abortion, and the GOP (Only 1% of Women)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:06:56 PM · by Red Steel · 3 replies

    News Busters ^ | October 23, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    After a USA Today/Gallup poll showed women in swing states thought abortion the top election issue, CNN hyped the news and cast a wary eye toward “controversial” Republican positions as the possible catalysts. Five days later, however, Gallup reported that, nationally, abortion is near the bottom of importance among voters. CNN hosts Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper led their October 18 shows with the swing state poll, and anchor Carol Costello touted it the next morning. Costello wondered if “controversial” statements by certain Republicans were to blame for women suddenly treating abortion with utmost importance. “And that has more than…
  • Obama: I’ll get immigration reform done next year

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:05:28 PM · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies

    CBS News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama says he is “confident” that, if reelected, he will oversee passage of immigration reform next year, in part because Republicans will have an interest in reaching out to a growing Latino voting bloc they have “alienated” in recent years. Mr. Obama made the comment in an off-the-record phone conversation with the publisher and editor of the Des Moines Register days ahead of that newspaper’s scheduled announcement of an endorsement in the presidential race. After the Register’s editor publicly argued that the 30-minute conversation should be available to all voters, the Obama campaign released the transcript. “The second thing…
  • Gallup Tracking Poll: R50/O47

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:04:13 PM · by tatown · 30 replies

    Gallup ^ | 10/24 | Gallup
    R50/O47
  • Nigel Farage On The Total Subjugation Of Europe (video)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:59:59 PM · by DJ MacWoW · 2 replies

    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/23/2012 14:35 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Forget black swans, Nigel Farage is rapidly turning himself into the black sheep of the EU Parliament with his constant stream of truthiness and honest pragmatism. It seems the broadly nodding-donkeys that fill the chamber remain cognitively dissonant to any and everything in the real world – hanging instead on the next soundbite from Van Rompuy or Barroso on how well things are going, or how the crisis is ‘almost’ over. If only the Germans would bless them all with their money. In one his plainest-speaking rants, Farage provides clarity to his ‘peers’ on just exactly what the bailouts of…
  • Trailblazing Women Fail Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:52:16 PM · by QT3.14 · 14 replies

    KPBS.org ^ | October 17, 2012 | Beth Ford Roth
    Two trailblazing women who became the first female participants in the notoriously brutal Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course have dropped out of the program, according to the Stars and Stripes. The two female lieutenants failed to complete the combat endurance test portion of the program, as did 26 male Marines.
  • US sues Bank of America for $1B for mortgage fraud

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:48:06 PM · by John W · 9 replies

    www.thenewstribune.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan says he’s suing Bank of America for $1 billion for mortgage fraud against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Countrywide, which was later bought by Bank of America, had procedures designed to process loans at high speed and generated thousands of fraudulent loans.
  • Putting It Into Perspective: One Week Of QE 3 In Minimum Wage Job Terms

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:47:11 PM · by Snuph · 1 replies

    Zerohedge ^ | 10/24/2012 12:13 | Tyler Durden
    By now everyone knows that as part of QEternity, Uncle Ben is currently monetizing $40 billion in MBS per month, a number which as we first forecast hours after its announcement and which everyone is now piling on to reaffirm, will rise to $85 billion in outright, unsterilized monetization beginning January 1, 2013 (as anything less would be seen as impllicit tightening in a market which now needs $85 billion in Fed Flow monthly simply not to collapse). This is fungible money which is going solely to benefit the banks, whose reserves with the Fed swell, and which proceeds can…
  • Indiana GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:38:38 PM · by Altariel · 33 replies

    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | AP
    Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God intended.” He says some people have twisted his comment. Mourdock said in a news conference Wednesday that he abhors any sexual violence and regrets it if his comment during a debate Tuesday night left another impression. Mourdock, who’s been locked in one of the country’s most expensive and closely watched Senate races, was asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. “I struggled with it myself…
  • Obama’s Big Libyan Lie

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:38:08 PM · by morethanright · 6 replies

    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-24 09:23:00 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Fox News reports that their network obtained copies of State Department e-mails proving the Obama administration knew the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was the work of an Al Qaeda-affiliated terror network and not a mob angered by an anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube.A State Department e-mail sent to the White House Situation Room two hours after the attack reads, “Ansar al-Sharia (an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group) Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.”The administration’s cover story, blaming the attack on a Libyan mob angered by an American-made anti-Islamic video, was obviously meant to deflect blame from…
  • Police: Black Woman Lied About KKK Setting Her On Fire

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:32:34 PM · by F15Eagle · 15 replies

    CBS Houston ^ | October 24, 2012 7:47 AM | CBS Houston
    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) — Forensic evidence indicates that a 20-year woman suffering from extensive burns set herself on fire then invented a story about being doused in flammable liquid by three men who she said also wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car, state police said Tuesday. On Sunday at 8 p.m., Sharmeka Moffitt called 911 from a walking trail in Winnsboro and told authorities she had been doused in flammable liquid by three men wearing white hoodies. She suffered extensive burns on more than half her body and was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center…
  • Thank You for Re-Electing Obama

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:28:21 PM · by Snuph · 2 replies

    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2012 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As a soldier, I want to thank you for ensuring that I will have less than adequate protection in a field of military action now that the president has reduced military expenditures. In fact, “Aerospace Industries Association, a trade group, released a study that projected the sector would lose in the neighborhood of 350,000 direct and supplier jobs under [Obama's] automatic cuts.” That will certainly help the already burgeoning unemployment rate. As a senior, I want to thank you for ensuring that as I age, I will have some faceless bureaucrat tell me that I cannot have cataract surgery or…
  • UN chief jealous of ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:25:08 PM · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies

    Times of India ^ | Oct 24, 2012, 10.52AM IST
    UN leader Ban Ki-moon had to admit on Tuesday that he is no longer the world’s most famous South Korean as he came face-to-face with “Gangnam Style” rap phenomenon Psy. But the world body’s secretary general got the bonus of an offer of a skydiving lesson from Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the sound barrier in freefall. Ban said he felt overshadowed by his countryman Psy, who showed off some of the wacky dance moves that have been viewed more than 530 million times on YouTube. “I’m a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I…
  • Trump’s Announcement is …

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:21:38 PM · by CitizenM · 85 replies

    Youtube ^ | 12/24/12
    Well…the “announcement” is not what anyone thought or expected. It does not expose anything about Obama. Rather, it is a challenge from Trump to Obama asking him to release his college records and passport information in exchange for a $5 Million contribution to Obama’s favorite charity. Watch. From the Desk of Donald Trump
  • California lawmakers altered 5,000 votes

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:20:26 PM · by SmithL · 3 replies

    AP via CoCo Times ^ | 10/24/12 | HANNAH DREIER and JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO — In a closely contested state Senate campaign, Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has been urging voters to judge her on her legislative achievements, saying on her website that she is “proud to have a record of standing up for the people of my district.” Voters who try to examine the record of the Central Valley Democrat may come away with the wrong impression. They would not be able to tell that Galgiani remained silent during 136 votes, adding her vote to those pieces of legislation only after the bills had already passed or failed. Nor would they see that she…
  • Hellish Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Cathedral

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:19:48 PM · by mgist · 1 replies

    October 21, 2012 | By John Ritchie
    “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns,” they said. Five hundred pro-abortion women spray painted the walls of the Cathedral, ridiculed the Catholic Church, and attacked a group of Catholics with paint, spittle, insults and blows. (Someone pls insert video) The incident took place on Sunday night, October 7 during the 27th National Women’s Conference in Posadas, Argentina when a group of about 500 activists from various feminist groups vented their rage against the Church for its position on abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Although the aggression led to the cancelation of Sunday Masses, hundreds of faithful Catholics,…
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 24, 2012

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:19:02 PM · by Biggirl · 48 replies

    The EIB Network ^ | October 24,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List!
  • Valero tightlipped about rumored sale of Benicia oil refinery

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:10:53 PM · by SmithL · 4 replies

    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 10/24/12 | Tony Burchyns
    BENICIA — Rumors are swirling that Valero is putting its two California oil refineries on the market, including one in Benicia that is the city’s largest employer. The speculation follows a Wall Street Journal report last week that said the San Antonio-based company has enlisted Citigroup Inc. to help find a buyer for the facilities. The article cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Valero operates a 78,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Wilmington outside Los Angeles and a 132,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Benicia. Together, the plants represent about 10 percent of the company’s U.S. refining capacity. Valero, which has been critical of California’s…
  • The Donald Speaks (youtube video)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:09:09 PM · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies

    youtube.com ^ | 10/24/2012
    The Donald offers a $5 million reward payable to the charity of Obama’s choice for the release of Obama’s records, etc.
  • Chambliss slams W.H. for Libya emails (Calls for additional Senate hearings on emails)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:07:33 PM · by Qbert · 5 replies

    Politico ^ | 10/24/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    A senior senator slammed the Obama administration on Wednesday and called for additional hearings on Libya after emails surfaced showing that White House officials knew within hours that an Islamic militant group was taking responsibility for the attacks on the Benghazi-based U.S. Consulate there. “I don’t know what the White House’s problem has been through this whole thing,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Fox News Channel’s”Fox & Friends.” “Here’s what really concerns me: You’ve got four Americans dead, you’ve got an ambassador, a very important person in any administration, dead…
  • China’s Economy Slows, Power Output Falls to Four-Month Low

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:06:13 PM · by Kaslin · 1 replies

    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    A rally in Asia is underway this morning as Wen Jiabao, China’s premier is upbeat on China’s economy Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, has given his most optimistic assessment of the Chinese economy since the start of the year, saying that it had stabilised and that the government’s target of 7.5 per cent annual growth was well within reach. Mr Wen’s comments, published in a statement on the government’s main website on Wednesday, came a day before China releases its third-quarter GDP data. The data are widely expected to show growth slowing from the 7.6 per cent recorded in the second…
  • Katty Kay: Obama Campaigning With “Romnesia” Message Is “Depressing”

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:01:42 PM · by Outraged At FLA · 7 replies

    Real Clear Politics & MSNBC ^ | 10/24/12 | Real Clear Politics/MSNBC
    KATTY KAY, BBC: It’s so far from what it was in 2008, right? When he was talking — in this stage in the campaign two weeks before the election and he had all that momentum and he was talking about all the things that he was going to do in the country. And that was an agenda campaign. I mean, he was promising to change the way Washington works, to change the way politics works here. And now, I guess Chicago has said, ‘Hey, we think this Romnesia idea is your ticket to reelection, Mr. President, in the last two…
  • Are We Becoming Medieval? In an age of technocratic elites, national unity is losing its charm.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:01:31 PM · by neverdem · 4 replies

    National Review Online ^ | October 24, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A tourist mecca like Venice now boasts that it dreams of breaking away from an insolvent Italy. Similarly Barcelona, and perhaps the Basques and the Catalonians in general, claim they want no part of a bankrupt Spain. Scotland fantasizes about becoming separate from Great Britain. The Greek Right dreams of a 19th-century Greece without Asian and African immigrants who do not look Greek. Belgium increasingly seems an artificial construct, half Flemish, half French, with the two sides never more estranged. These days Texas and California do not even seem like two parts of a united nation, just as Massachusetts…
  • Hellish Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Cathedral

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:00:04 PM · by mgist · 1 replies

    tfp Student Action Defending Morals on Campuses ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Ritchie
    “The only church that illuminates is the one that burns,” they said. Five hundred pro-abortion women spray painted the walls of the Cathedral, ridiculed the Catholic Church, and attacked a group of Catholics with paint, spittle, insults and blows. The incident took place on Sunday night, October 7 during the 27th National Women’s Conference in Posadas, Argentina when a group of about 500 activists from various feminist groups vented their rage against the Church for its position on abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Although the aggression led to the cancelation of Sunday Masses, hundreds of faithful Catholics, mostly young men, stood…
  • Judge postpones decision on Romney records in pal’s divorce case

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:54:12 AM · by Snuph · 22 replies

    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A decision on whether to unseal testimony by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 1987 divorce proceedings of one of his closest friends has been postponed a day to allow the former Bay State governor and his attorneys to review the records. Celebrity feminist attorney Gloria Allred arrived this morning at a Norfolk court to back the unsealing of what she called two volumes of records in the case. “We believe the public has a right to know what Mitt Romney’s testimony was,” Allred told reporters outside Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton. Allred arrived with her arm…
  • Clinton: ‘cherry picked’ Libya emails prove little

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:54:08 AM · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies

    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that State Department emails that a group with al-Qaida links claimed responsibility for the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya do not tell the whole story.
  • Obama camp slams ‘outrageous and demeaning’ GOPer’s rape claim

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:54:02 AM · by Uncle Slayton · 10 replies

    Yahoo ^ | 10/24/12 | OLIVIER KNOX
    President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Wednesday denounced GOP Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s “outrageous and demeaning” comments on rape and pressed Mitt Romney to repudiate his fellow Republican.
  • Obama Pays Price for Backpedaling on Libya Attack

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:52:44 AM · by Cincinatus’ Wife · 3 replies

    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    ……….State Department emails obtained by FOX News colleague Chad Pergram show that even as the fighting continued between Islamist militants and the tiny, doomed garrison at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, high-ranking officials had reason to believe an al Qaeda was involved.This comes on the heels of the revelation that top officials, and perhaps even the president himself, were able to watch the hours-long battle in real time as U.S. drone aircraft circled the besieged compound filming the slow-motion massacre.The president knew, or ought to have known, about the involvement of al Qaeda and may have seen the attack unfold….
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Tracking: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:43:09 AM · by tatown · 8 replies

    Rasmussen ^ | 10/24 | Rasmussen
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now. Platinum Members have access to detailed demographic information. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 50% of the vote to Obama’s 46%. Two percent (2%) like…
  • Michelle Malkin criticizes Ann Coulter for calling Obama ‘the retard’

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:42:46 AM · by Colonel Kangaroo · 31 replies

    The Hill ^ | 10/23/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Ann Coulter is under fire from a fellow conservative on Tuesday after calling President Obama a “retard.” On Monday night during the final presidential debate, Coulter used the long-considered derogatory term for mentally handicapped individuals. She tweeted that she thought Mitt Romney was handling the debate well, apparently by not engaging Obama too aggressively. “What a stupid, shallow thing to say, Ann,” fellow conservative pundit Michelle Malkin tweeted in response early on Tuesday. “She sure doesn’t speak for us,” the staff of Malkin’s social media site Twitchy wrote in an article headlined “Groan: Ann Coulter calls President Obama a ‘retard.’…
  • UPDATE: Hillary Clinton Has Legal Team Assembled

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:41:30 AM · by Nachum · 14 replies

    Conservative Daily News ^ | 10/24/12 | Erin Haust
    After weeks of administration officials blaming an anti-Islamic YouTube video for the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, new documents obtained by multiple news outlets now prove beyond doubt that Secretary Hillary Clinton was aware of the situation within 2 short hours of the onset of weapons fire on the consulate. Shortly after 4:00PM on September 11, 2012, emails from the consulate detailing the extreme nature of the attack were sent to some 200+ intelligence, State Department and White House officials, including the Situation Room. By 6:07PM, the email communications clearly indicated that Al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia had claimed…
  • Video: Romney draws massive crowd to remote Colorado location

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:41:11 AM · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies

    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I’m not sure that there is anything that is directly noteworthy about a massive crowd for a major-party candidate at the end of the presidential cycle. Both candidates will have at least 60 million people voting for them in this election, which means there are going to be lots of people who will show up for these kinds of events. But will they climb hills and mountains and trek out to the middle of nowhere to do it? The Denver Post put together this visually stunning video of Mitt Romney’s event at Red Rocks, which also shows the difficulties that…
  • Cleveland Gun Buyback Program Attracts Buyers Offering Cash for Guns (VIDEO) (OH)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:38:01 AM · by marktwain · 3 replies

    guns.com ^ | 23 October, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    On Saturday, Cleveland police held their annual gun buyback program outside a former municipal building on Payne Avenue. This year, police were offering $100 gas, Target or Dave’s Supermarket gift cards, tickets to see the Cleveland Cavaliers or Lake Erie Monsters and a chance to win $1,000 all for the community’s unwanted firearms. But as tempting as that offer was, there was another offer on the table, so to speak. That is, a group of gun owners and collectors stood nearby, offering would-be participants cash for guns. As they say about any transaction, “cash is king.” For one reason or…
  • Counterfeit Aussie gold sold in China

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:37:27 AM · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies

    Yahoo News ^ | October 22, 2012, 7:13 pm | Mike Duffy
    An Australian mint has called in the Federal Police after being shown evidence by Seven News that its gold bars are being counterfeited. The investigation uncovered Chinese ‘forgery factories’ that will churn out fake bullion and even Australian coins, for a fraction of their face value. Just one of the bars should be worth more than $1700. “There are some poor people out there who have gone and bought these products thinking they’ve got a bargain and have actually been ripped off,” Ron Currie from the Perth Mint said. At Wenzhou, in China’s south east, a suspicious discovery is made…
  • Rassmussen New Hampshire – Romney 50 Obama 48

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:35:44 AM · by Perdogg · 21 replies

    The presidential race in New Hampshire remains neck-and-neck, with Mitt Romney stretching to a two-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, finds Romney earning 50% support, while President Obama has 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.
  • Should you buy stock in gun companies? (Top market analyst makes predictions… growing unrest)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:30:33 AM · by Perseverando · 9 replies

    WND.com ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mark Leibovit
    With all of the violence unfolding around the world – from the Colorado movie theater massacre to civil unrest in Europe and war the Middle East – it is a fact that many people today are taking notice and arming themselves to protect themselves and their families. Indeed, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was put there for three important reasons: 1) safety against criminal elements, 2) national security – our Founding Fathers did not trust a standing army, and 3) as an insurance policy against our own government, to keep it in check. And despite calls for more…
  • Politico: Democrats see Obama 20-page second term agenda release as a desperation move

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:27:46 AM · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies

    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If you suffered whiplash after Team Obama’s sudden change in strategy after the last debate, you weren’t alone. After waiting until almost literally the last moment to release Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, suddenly the campaign rushed out an ad and a 20-page booklet that consists of mostly full-color pictures out to the press — not coincidentally, the day after the last debate in which Obama might have been able to make its case to a national audience. Politico reports that few are impressed with this move, not even Obama’s fellow Democrats: Everything was going great for Barack Obama until about…
  • Politico: Democrats see Obama agenda release as a desperation move, too

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:27:24 AM · by chessplayer · 6 replies

    If you suffered whiplash after Team Obama’s sudden change in strategy after the last debate, you weren’t alone. After waiting until almost literally the last moment to release Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, suddenly the campaign rushed out an ad and a 20-page booklet that consists of mostly full-color pictures out to the press — not coincidentally, the day after the last debate in which Obama might have been able to make its case to a national audience. Politico reports that few are impressed with this move, not even Obama’s fellow Democrats:
  • Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine [NC]

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:22:54 AM · by Red Badger · 32 replies

    MyFox8 ^ | October 23, 2012 updated on: 09:55am, October 24, 2012 | by Scott Gustin and Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. –The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County. On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location. One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama. “I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis. Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises…
  • U.S. Government’s Foreign Debt Now $47,495 Per Household

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:22:44 AM · by IbJensen

    CNS News ^ | 10/22/2012 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) – The debt that the U.S. government owes to foreign interests now equals approximately $47,495 for each household in the United States, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau. The portion of the U.S. government’s foreign debt now owed to interests in Mainland China is about $10,090 per household. At the end of August, the latest period reported by the U.S. Treasury, foreign interests held a total of $5,430,000,000,000 in U.S. government debt. According to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate (which was for June 2012) there were 114,328,000 households in the United…
  • Obama Supporters Continue to Threaten Riots, Assassination if Romney Wins – (Twitter the conduit?)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:19:42 AM · by yoe · 49 replies

    Univision ^ | October 23, 2012
    Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night’s presidential debate. As we reported last week, Twitter has been flooded recently with violent comments from Obama supporters. The increase in volume of the comments seemed to coincide with Romney’s poll numbers edging higher against Obama. Not only have Obama voters been making open threats that they will riot and cause mayhem, they have also been caught making direct threats to…
  • The Boston Globe endorses Republican candidate Richard Tisei

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:16:10 AM · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies

    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2012
    The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that they will be endorsing Republican candidate Richard Tisei for the Massachusetts’s 6th Congressional District race against Democrat John F. Tierney who has become unpopular among members of his own party.
  • Dow Chemical to Close 20 Plants and Cut 2,400 Jobs as Economy Slows

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:14:29 AM · by SC_Pete · 2 replies

    Industry Week ^ | 10/23/2102 | Agence France-Presse
    Dow Chemical (IW 500/22) said Tuesday it planned to cut 5% of its global workforce, or 2,400 people, and shut 20 plants in an effort to slash costs as the global economy slows. Dow said it aimed to generate $500 million in savings on annual operating costs from the cuts by the end of 2014. The company will also cut capital investment on programs it no longer sees as priorities, for another $50 million in savings, it said. Two U.S. Plants will Close The shuttered facilities will include plants in Tessenderlo, Belgium; Delfzijl, the Netherlands; Ribaforada, Spain; Birch Vale, UK;…
  • Just in time for Christmas: Obama releases ‘second term agenda’ (In a 20 page glossy booklet)

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:08:26 AM · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies

    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2012 | Rick Moran
    Obama channels Bullwinkle: “Hey Rocky, watch me pull a second term agenda out of my hat…”Nuttin up my sleeve…Presto! (He pulls forth Joe Biden’s head from the hat.) “Sorry – Wrong Hat!” National Journal: After weeks of being challenged by Democrats and Republicans to lay out his second-term agenda, President Obama’s campaign is releasing a 20-page booklet called “Blueprint for America’s Future” on Tuesday and airing a new television ad to support it.While several of his policy initiatives are not new, laid out in the last State of the Union address and during Obama’s convention speech in September, they…

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