Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Aurora Massacre’s Scary Simplicity

Posted by Paul Campos, Salon On July - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Campos, SalonAmerica is a violent country "“ our homicide rate is four to 12 times higher than that in more civilized parts of the world "“ and Aurora, Colo., is more violent than the average American town. A...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Romney says stimulus money for solar and energy was "outsourced" to overseas companies Faced with criticism that he sent American jobs overseas, Mitt Romney tried to turn the tables on President Barack Obama by ...

Mitt Romney: Says stimulus money went to buy electric cars from Finland as a payback to Obama supporters.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Romney ad says stimulus money went to buy electric cars from Finland as a payback to Obama supporters In the presidential battle over who sent more jobs overseas, Mitt Romney and his supporters are fond of citing th...
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Did Barack Obama hold 100-plus fundraisers while his jobs council never met? In a video and an infographic, the Republican National Committee amplified a charge first raised by Mitt Romney on the stump the day before...

Some Good News That Obama Should Be Touting

Posted by Will Marshall, RCP On July - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Will Marshall, RCPDespite a string of doleful job and sales reports, there are signs that America is starting to get its productive mojo working again. The good news can't come fast enough for President Obama, who needs some economic success stor...

George Zimmerman: ‘I’m Sorry’

Posted by AP/The Huffington Post On July - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
SANFORD, Fla. -- George Zimmerman says he would tell Trayvon Martin's parents: "I'm sorry," and says he's open to talking with them. Zimmerman is charged...

Rush Limbaugh: Says it's not "accidental" that the villain in the Batman movie is named Bane.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Rush Limbaugh claims link between Batman’s Bane and Romney’s Bain What’s behind the mask of the snarling, hulking, steroid-crazed villain who wants to take down Batman and rule Gotham City? A plo...

Barack Obama: Says Mitt Romney’s carried interest income was a tax "trick."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Barack Obama says Mitt Romney received carried interest, a tax 'trick' President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign continues to press the point that Mitt Romney made a lot of money in ways that most p...

Mitt Romney: "When I was governor, not only did test scores improve – we also narrowed the achievement gap."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mitt Romney says achievement gap in Massachusetts improved on his watch Mitt Romney heard both cheers and boos during his speech to the 2012 NAACP convention, where he vowed to "help hundreds of millions of...

Barack Obama: Says Mitt Romney had millions in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Obama ad says Romney stashed money in Cayman Islands A snarky ad juxtaposes an off-key Mitt Romney leading a crowd singing America the Beautiful with claims on the screen saying the Republican candidate has parked mi...

Barack Obama: Says Mitt Romney "had millions in a Swiss bank account."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Mitt Romney had millions in a Swiss bank account, Barack Obama campaign ad says President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is using hard-edged irony to attack Mitt Romney in a new ad that pairs Romney singin...

Steve Doocy: "If you make more than $250,000 a year … you only really take home about $125,000."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Steve Doocy says someone earning $250,000 pays half that in taxes Steve Doocy, one of the co-hosts of Fox & Friends, last week took aim at President Barack Obama’s longstanding proposal to let the George W...

Arpaio Scores Good News Despite Controversy

Posted by Real Clear Politics On July - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is leading campaign fundraising efforts by a large margin over challengers vying for his office in November, and a recent...
If a candidate's slogan is "Believe in America," shouldn't he invest in America? And will GOP governors really turn down 100 percent funding to cover free riders at hospitals?
WASHINGTON -- Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida and Terry Branstad of Iowa on Sunday attacked President Barack Obama's decision to grant states increased flexibility...

WATCH: Maddow Mocks Romney’s Interview Blitz

Posted by Jack Mirkinson On July - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Rachel Maddow lampooned Mitt Romney's Bain Capital interview blitz on her Friday show. The presumptive GOP nominee sat down with correspondents from five networks --...
CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has held her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president and says that America's "share strategic...

The Islamist Generation

Posted by Mark Steyn, National Review On July - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mark Steyn, National ReviewMedia types like to talk about "the narrative": News is just another form of storytelling, and certain plot lines grab you more than others.The easiest narrative of all is anything involving young peo...

Pressure Mounts On Romney For Tax Release

Posted by The Huffington Post On July - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mitt Romney is facing renewed pressure to release further years of tax returns following reports on his complicated personal finances and disclosure filings that show...

Big Government Image Is Obama’s Bane

Posted by Scott Clement, Washington Post On July - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Scott Clement, Washington PostPresident Obama and Democrats have fixated on Mitt Romney's work at Bain Capital as the keynote attack against the Republican hopeful, and recent polls show the attacks are making headway "” especi...

Barack Obama: "Mitt Romney's companies were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Were Romney's companies 'pioneers in outsourcing' ? For Mitt Romney, a candidate who has made job creation the centerpiece of his campaign, it hardly helps to have news reports that Bain Capital invested in comp...

The Islamist Ascendancy

Posted by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post On July - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostPost-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular a...

Jeff Duncan: "83% of doctors have considered leaving the profession because of #Obamacare."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On July - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | GOP lawmaker Jeff Duncan repeats survey finding that 83 percent of doctors are considering quitting due to Obamacare As the House was taking another vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law in m...

Why Not Try the Small Government Solution?

Posted by Cal Thomas, Denver Post On July - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Cal Thomas, Denver PostBy Cal Thomas - July 12, 2012In order to get the correct answer to anything, one must ask the right question. That is what former ABC News and current Fox News TV host John Stossel does on his weekly program. If ever there was &...