Cyprus told: take bank levy or leave euro
President, eurozone finance ministers and bailout troika hold emergency meeting as €100 limit imposed on ATM withdrawals
Wealthy Russians stand to lose billions of euros in Cypriot banks under draconian terms being hammered out on Sunday night in Brussels to prevent the Mediterranean tax haven becoming the first country forced out of the single currency.
Negotiations got underway [...]
Mexico Wants USA Gun Owners To Register Their Guns
Huffington Post: Outgoing Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) gave an exit interview to the Washington Post this week, capping off his career with a claim that he’s driven throughout his 36 years in Congress: The two-party system is obsolete.
Responding to a question about a recent warning from his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), that the GOP was at risk of becoming a “dinosaur” if it remained unwilling to consider libertarian-inspired positions, the congressman argued that both [...]
President Barack Obama held his first postelection press conference today, Nov. 14, 2012, in the East room at the White House. The president took eight questions from the White House press corps; one of those questions was on the subject of Global Climate Change, and the President’s plan to “tackle the issue of climate change”.
Mark Landler, part of the White House press corps and a journalist for the New York Times, asked the President the following question [...]
Ryan W. McMaken
Lew Rockwell Blog
Nov 7, 2012
Romney lost today to a guy who is overseeing a horrible economy, prosecuting unpopular wars, and who can barely string 5 words together without a teleprompter. This was the best the Republican Party can do. Not only are the Republicans evil, they’re evil and contemptible losers, which is far worse.
The biggest losers tonight are of course people who value peace and freedom, but we [...]
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, who backed Democrat Barack Obama for president in 2008, did not endorse Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in an opinion column released days before the election.
“I have campaigned for and supported the president in the past and many people now want to discuss his job performance with me,” Wilder writes in a column for Reuters.
“They often note that Obama ran as a moderate — and [...]
November 4, 2012
Sick of seeing MSM calling the Election for Obama even as the polls are becoming neck and neck, Alex Jones has decided to show bias and call the election for Romney. This is not an endorsement for Romney as his policies will continue to destroy our economy, but the Main Stream Media’s bias is becoming unbearable.
Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her ‘MDNA Tour’ in New Orleans.
The Material Girl asked during Saturday night’s performance, ‘Who’s registered to vote?’ adding: ‘I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.’
Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: ‘Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for … Do not [...]
Ten months ago this newspaper endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. An overarching consideration was which of the party’s candidates could we see occupying the White House, and there was no question that Romney was qualified for the job.
Now, in the closing days of the general election campaign, the question is which of the two contenders deserves to be the next president of the [...]
The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register–and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has “absolutely” no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress.
Here is the key part of the exchange:
Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you [...]
Madonna offered a profanity-laced endorsement of President Obama at her concert Monday night, which involved the singer stripping down to her underwear to reveal the president’s name written on her body.
“You all better vote for f—ing Obama okay,” she told the crowd at Washington’s Verizon center.
Former President Bill Clinton tried to get former senator Ted Kennedy to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the 2008 election by describing Barack Obama this way: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”
This anecdote is revealed in a New Yorker article on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Obama:
“Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement [...]
On the ‘new’ eve of the Republican Convention, it appears all is not well in the Romney-Ryan ranks. In what is quite a stunning admission, though not entirely surprising given his outspoken desire for a change to the status quo, the NY Times is reporting that Ron Paul does not fully endorse Romney for President. Mr. Paul, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver [...]
Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained by The Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in an unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an Illinois state agency to engage in political activity on the taxpayers’ dime.
According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students [...]
FAIRMONT, W.Va.—After giving then-Sen. Barack Obama a full-throttled endorsement in the 2008 presidential election, the United Mine Workers of America has decided not to endorse either Obama or the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
“As of right now, we’ve elected to stay out of this election,” said Mike Caputo, a UMWA official and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. “Our members right now have indicated to stay [...]
Some rather unexpected rational insight out of Bernanke responding to Patrick McHenry’s question on whether and how much more QE the Fed can do:
“I assume there is a theoretical limit on QE as the Fed can only buy TSYs and Agencies”
“If the Fed owned too much TSYs and Agencies it would hurt the market“
“Higher Inflation Goal Doesn’t Have Lot of Fed Support“
But in closing:
“We still have some capacity at [...]
She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign.
But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin?
In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing.
Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign [...]
July 6, 2012
Rev. William Owens, president of Coalition of African-American Pastors
A large coalition of African-American pastors, snubbed by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their demand for a meeting to discuss same-sex marriage, are calling on blacks to boycott the president and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw support for gay marriage.
“By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral [...]
Michael Musto, the Village Voice’s longtime nightlife columnist, wrote on his blog today that the gay Republican group GOProud are like “Jewish Nazis” or “Black Klan members” because of their endorsement of Mitt Romney.
So, here’s to you and your bizarre contradictions, GoProud.
You’re like Jewish Nazis!
Black Klan members!
Women who campaign for Rush Limbaugh
Roaches who moonlight as exterminators!
Blech, go away.
Many in the gay community have criticized GOProud for the endorsement; Musto follows [...]
June 13, 2012
Rand explains he anticipated the backlash in response to his endorsement of Mitt Romney, but that it was unrealistic to think that his father would actually win the convention in Tampa.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Senator Rand Paul shocked many supporters yesterday when he endorsed Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate for the upcoming November election. Even though the Kentucky senator said his father, Congressman Ron Paul, would have been his “number one” choice if he won the GOP nomination, many Libertarian leaning conservatives feel betrayed by this endorsement. Lew Rockwell, chairman/CEO of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, joins Abby Martin to [...]
File this under signs the Ron Paul campaign is really, truly over: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paulthrew his support tonight to Mitt Romney.
The endorsement came in an appearance on “Hannity,” a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is “not enough to win the nomination.”
(PHOTOS: The 25 best quotes from the Ron Paul campaign)
Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a “leading voice [...]
Barrack Hussein Obama was a member of the Socialist New Party in Chicago IL in the late 1990′s
“Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also [...]
The day before Memorial Day, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan lamented that Mexico had lost territory to America due to the Mexican-American War and disparaged American military action around the globe.
(Related: Farrakhan Slams Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement: ‘He’s the First President That Sanctioned What the Scriptures Forbid’)
The poorly-timed rant took place in San Diego in front of a partially Hispanic audience. Theoft controversial minister began by disparaging “White Mexicans” of Spanish decent before announcing that “Africans were in that part [...]
For many conservatives, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is a unique specimen. A literal scion of one of the most controversial Republican political figures in recent memory, Paul has managed to form a cordial relationship with mainstream conservatives quite a bit less problematic than the active hostility courted by his doggedly contrarian father, and in the process, has become one of the more influential Tea Party figures in Washington. His name [...]
DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed.
Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether.
But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character – who was previously assumed to be straight – will become ‘one of our most [...]
“From McKissic’s blog:
“President Obama has betrayed the Bible and the Black Church with his endorsement of same-sex marriage. The Bible is crystal clear on this subject, and the Black Church strongly opposes same-sex marriage. His endorsement is an inadvertent attack on the Christian Faith. America is now a candidate for the same judgment received by Sodom and Gomorrah. This was a sad, sad day and a very bad decision, by [...]