Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

From the "what a dumb-ass department"  ....we have NBC's Chris Hansen, star of "Perverted Justice" and "To Catch A Predator."

Hansen was caught in a National Enquirer sting when he was filmed cheating on his wife of over 20 years ...with a look-a-like blonde reporter from Florida.


Chris Hansen
Kristyn Caddell

Affair: Married NBC anchor Chris Hansen is allegedly having an affair with Florida television reporter Kristyn Caddell, who is more than 20 years his junior

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Has the President learned anything about imaging in all the years he has been before TV cameras at press conferences?

Yesterday, he was complaining SIX times that Americans who have private jets should pay more in taxes - as his wife MICHELLE flies around the world on her taxpayer-funded free vacation aboard an Air Force jet.

Obama himself is flying on the taxpayer funded Air Force One every single time he travels.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Jim Geraghty has more at National Review Online.Michelle Obama's Short shorts

Michelle Obama shorts

First lady, Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama, is on the spotlight again for her fashion, this time however not many people not many people are in favor of the mid-thigh shorts she chose to wear on a family holiday to the Grand Canyon. Mrs Obama was recently photographed stepping off Air Force One wearing... FULL ARTICLE AT International Business Times


I will keep saying this until President Obama is retired to Chicago and it's gangland politics after a one-term stab at history.

American's are hurting and the President is causing the pain!

"...The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits barely fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market was struggling to regain momentum.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped just 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims dropping to 420,000. The prior week's figure was unrevised at 429,000.

It was the 12th straight week that claims have been above 400,000, a level that is usually associated with a stable labor market. Employment stumbled badly in May, with employers adding just 54,000 jobs—the fewest in eight months.

"Payroll growth is going to be more like last month's rather than first three months of the year," said Troy Davig, senior U.S. economist at Barclays Capital in New York.

Nonfarm payrolls are expected to have increased 90,000 this month, according to a Reuters survey, with the unemployment rate edging down to 9.0 percent. The employment report for June will be released on July 8.

A Labor Department official said one state was estimated, noting there was nothing unusual in the state-level details.

The continued elevation of claims could raise concerns that the economic soft patch in the first half of the year could linger. The economy has been slammed by bad weather, high gasoline prices and supply chain disruptions after the March earthquake in Japan.

However, many economists and the Federal Reserve believe activity will pick-up in the third quarter as these temporary factors ease.

The four-week moving average of unemployment claims, a better measure of underlying trends, nudged up 500 to 426,750.

The number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after an initial week of aid fell 12,000 to 3.70 million in the week ended June 18. So-called continuing claims covered the survey week for the employment report's household survey, from which the unemployment rate is derived.

The number of people on emergency unemployment benefits climbed 1,471 to 3.30 million in the week ended June 11, the latest week for which data is available. A total of 7.51 million people were claiming unemployment benefits during that period under all programs, down 30,701 from the prior week."



Halperin apologizes for Obama gaffe
By: Tim Mak
June 30, 2011 07:07 AM EDT

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a dick” on Thursday on a popular MSNBC morning show and then quickly apologized.

“I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference.

Host Joe Scarborough hoped to prevent the comment from being broadcast, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing? I can’t believe… don’t do that. Did we delay that?”

Just minutes later, Halperin quickly apologized to the president and viewers for his choice of words. “Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the president and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.

“We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.

According to Scarborough, there had been a mishap with the seven-second delay button – a new executive producer apparently didn’t know how it worked. “You are supposed to know how to do the job,” Scarborough said of his producer. “I would tell you what I think of him, but he doesn’t know what button to push.”

Later in the show, Halperin again apologized, saying, “I can’t explain why I did it. It’s inappropriate, disrespectful. I’ve already apologized, and I will again to the President. I’m sorry, I’m sorry to the viewers…It is disrespectful, what I said was disrespectful to the president and the office but it also lowers our discourse.”

He also tweeted to his followers, “I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President and the viewers of Morning Joe. My remark was not funny. I deeply regret it.”

Scarborough and Morning Joe Executive Producer Alex Korson said they were sorry for what happened.

“Certainly (host) Mika (Brzezinski) and I also apologize to viewers,” Scarborough said. “And we hear this all the time - parents come up and say, ‘Hey, by the way, we don’t just watch the show, our kids watch the show.’”


Original Article
According to the latest McClatchy-Marist poll: Only 37 percent of registered voters approve of President Obama’s handling of the economy, his lowest rating ever. By nearly 2-1 (61 percent v. 32 percent) voters disapprove of how he’s handling the federal budget deficit. Fifty-eight percent of voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, comprising 60 percent of independents, 31 percent of Democrats and 91 percent of Republicans. Not all the news was bleak for the president. Fifty percent of voters said they had favorable impressions...

...and then our Commander-in-Chief lies about it.

The new normal.

Original Article by Stephen F. Hayes


Lieutenant General John Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Afghanistan decision President Obama announced last week was not among the range of options the military provided to the commander in chief. Allen’s testimony directly contradicts claims from senior Obama administration officials from a background briefing before the president’s announcement.In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.” Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?” Allen: “It was not.”

Just imagine John Lennon as a Ronald Reagen, Star Wars approving, commie - busting supporter who shed his left-wing politics behind before this murder in 1980.

Just imagine John Lennon's former assistant is telling the truth, as he maintains in a new article out today that John Lennon was a changed man (politically) and enjoyed arguing about left versus right.

Just imagine.

"...John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.

Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.

He says, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.

"He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.

"I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who's an old-time communist... He enjoyed really provoking my uncle... Maybe he was being provocative... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.

"He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."

(this piece first spotted at

 The Failure of Al Gore: Part Deux.

It is a measure of how far Gore has fallen that almost all the scanty attention the piece received focused on Gore’s criticism of what he sees as President Obama’s failure to lead on climate change. Gore, like the global green movement he champions, has fallen by the wayside. Despite terrible weather, despite tornadoes, droughts, food crises and high oil prices, the world conversation has moved on. The question is why. . . .

The global green treaty movement to outlaw climate change is the most egregious folly to seize the world’s imagination since the Kellog-Briand Pact outlawed war in the late 1920s. The idea that the nations of the earth could agree on an enforceable treaty mandating deep cuts in their output of all greenhouse gasses is absurd. A global treaty to meet Mr. Gore’s policy goals isn’t a treaty: the changes such a treaty requires are so broad and so sweeping that a GGCT is less a treaty than a constitution for global government. Worse, it is a constitution for a global welfare state with trillions of dollars ultimately sent by the taxpayers of rich countries to governments (however feckless, inept, corrupt or tyrannical) in poor ones.

For this treaty to work, China, India, Nigeria and Brazil and scores of other developing countries must in effect accept limits on their economic growth. The United States must commit through treaty to policies that cannot get simple majorities in Congress — like sending billions of dollars in climate aid to countries like Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan, even as we adopt intrusive and expensive energy controls here at home.

To some, of course, that’s not a bug, but a feature. But not to enough.

Plus this: “Mr. Gore’s work up to and including his latest Rolling Stone essay has taken a demagogic rather than intellectual approach.” Yes. As he’s gotten older and fatter — even “jowlier” — Gore has come to resemble Jerry Falwell in many ways, including but not limited to the physical, though it appears he is less intellectually and politically sophisticated.

This story is shocking, except to those of us who have worked at ABC News (including myself) and should be a wake-up call to all news consumers: there is bias at the network level.

Yes, it is true. John Stossel has confirmed that odious fact from the inside out.

Original Article
"...Despite slipping mostly under the radar, John Stossel disclosed something on his FBN program last Thursday that should have garnered a lot more attention. As he chatted with guest Andrew Breitbart, Stossel admitted that the conservative publisher had offered him the James O'Keefe/Hannah Giles/ACORN scoop, but the former ABC Newser declined due to politics at the network he used to work for (Snip) Speaking of the mainstream media, I am a little bit ashamed of this one, but I am revealing now for the first time publicly that when I worked at 20/20, you, who I didn't know at that..."

Good Grief. TSA is out of control.

We can't allow racial profiling, but we can force 95 year old women to take off their adult diapers for a screening search?

The terrorists are winning.

"...Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this."

  • Bachmann is scheduled to launch her presidential bid formally on Monday
  • She has hired Sarah Palin's debate coach, nabbed Haley Barbour's pollster
  • Bachmann's staff challenge is to broaden her appeal beyond conservative activists

Washington (CNN) -- Forget political pedigree, executive experience or ties to deep-pocketed donors.

No Republican presidential candidate is better positioned to capitalize on the recent tide of conservative anger toward President Barack Obama than Michele Bachmann.

Her charisma and crossover appeal to both social and fiscal conservatives have the three-term Minnesota congresswoman rising in the polls and primed to make a serious impact on the GOP nomination fight.

Bachmann, unlike several of her rivals making appeals to the Tea Party movement, has the resources and fundraising potential to steer her campaign beyond the crucial early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Though firmly on the insurgent side of the Republican field, she is also taking steps to position herself as a credible alternative to the crop of establishment-friendly White House contenders with deep pockets and long political resumes.

She has hired Sarah Palin's debate coach. She nabbed Haley Barbour's pollster.

And Bachmann's campaign organization will be based not in Minnesota, but in Washington, where the coming battle on Capitol Hill over raising the debt ceiling will place her squarely in the middle of the national political debate this summer.

Most her rivals, now out of office, will be watching from the sidelines.

The question of whether Bachmann can ride these advantages all the way to the Republican nomination will begin to be answered on Monday in Iowa, where she formally launches her presidential bid in Waterloo.

That Bachmann was born in Waterloo and lived there until age 12 is fortuitous. Iowa, political observers say, is now key to Bachmann's chances of becoming president.

The bad news for Bachmann is that she has to win Iowa. Without it her campaign is over. The good news for Bachmann is that she can win Iowa.
--Curt Anderson, Republican strategist

"The bad news for Bachmann is that she has to win Iowa," said Republican strategist Curt Anderson, who is not aligned with any 2012 campaign. "Without it her campaign is over. The good news for Bachmann is that she can win Iowa."

That much is true. A Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend confirmed what many Iowa Republicans have been proclaiming for months: That barring a late entry into the race by a high-profile conservative like Palin or Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Bachmann might be the Iowa frontrunner.

Bachmann captured the support of 22% of likely caucus-goers in the survey, putting her just one percentage point behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP frontrunner who does not plan to compete as seriously in Iowa as he did during the 2008 race.

No other candidate came close to that level of support, including Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Sen. Rick Santorum, businessman Herman Cain or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- all candidates who, like Bachmann, are angling for support among Tea Party activists and social conservatives.

Strikingly, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has campaigned in Iowa for more than a year but has struggled to gain traction, took just 6%.

Hey Everybody! I just got back from the Richard M. Nixon Library in Southern California where we had our Troopathon IV broadcast and I have GREAT news!

We raised over $507,000 dollars (and the total is going up) thanks to the generosity of thousands of you who want to help me send care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This money is going a long long way to sending tons of goodies to our guys and gals.

I am so grateful to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Gary Sinese of CSI: NY, Kelsey Grammer, my co-hosts Roger Hedgecock of KOGO in San Diego, SE Cupp of, and my kooky and brilliant friend Andrew Breitbart. PLUS dozens more, as well as the bloggers and the Drudge Report!

This event was awesome. I wish you could have been there. You can still donate, though, by going to

Mel Morgan

Executive Producer, Co-Host "Troopathon IV"


Adding to the stellar list of Troopthon guests and supporters, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stands out as one of the most talked about members of congress, known for being a favorite of the Tea Party Movement.

She has graciously agreed to join the Troopathon in support of our brave men and women in uniform serving overseas.

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Michele Bachmann was the first female candidate in history to be elected as a Republican to the U.S House of Representatives from Missouri.

She quickly distinguished herself as more than just another beltway politician, stressing strong adherence to the Constitution and believing in the ideals of limited government as well as a strong pro-life stance. She’s had five children of her own, and she’s cared for 23 young people by opening her home to foster children who needed her help.

She leads the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, another testament to her faith in the Tea Party movement and the goal to bring America back to it’s core values. The Tea Parties have rewarded her by making Bachmann one of their most visible leaders. She recently made waves by announcing her intention to run for President in 2012.

As a member of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Michele Bachmann receives information that keeps her in the loop on the War on Terror and the thousands of threats to American security that could be happening at the same time. She knows how important our troops are and how critical their mission is to maintaining American security.

That’s why she is committed to supporting our troops through efforts like Troopathon. Please let everyone know that we have the prestige that comes with having people like Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity on our show. Dozens more pro-troop celebrities and have also signed up to help make Troopathon a success.

Despite all the help we’ve got, we still need YOUR assistance to make Troopathon truly successful, by sponsoring a care package now! We must be committed enough to send our troops as much support as we possibly can muster!

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Don’t forget to tune in and see the big show, enjoy the fruits of our months of labors and planning and organization to put together this Troopathon. We hope you enjoy “Remember Their Sacrifice”

Thursday, 23 June 2011
4 PM - Midnight Eastern
1 PM - 9 PM Pacific

If you are in the Southern California area, you can attend the Troopathon personally at the Richard M. Nixon Memorial Library in Yorba Linda. It's free!

How can you possibly hate a woman who has five kids and has 23 foster children? Dunno, but the lunatic left will find a way paint her as Satan herself (that's feminism, doncha know?)

(Full disclosure: Michele Bachmann is now our lead-off guest for Troopathon IV this Thursday from the Richard M. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda California....broadcast begins at 1:00 p.m.)

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"I've given birth to five babies, and I've taken 23 foster children into my home," Michele Bachmann explained from the stage of the first major Republican presidential primary debate of the 2012 season. Jon Stewart joked that Bachmann was the winner of the primary baby-off: "And I just wanna ask everyone else here up on the dais: Have you ever had to divide a birthday cake into 28 equal pieces?" The Minnesota congresswoman was answering a question about abortion and brandishing her most authentic credentials as an embodiment of those God-given rights that America was established to protect.

We are getting the word out to the media that Troopathon IV is coming to the airwaves! Watch me on Channel 7, KGO TV earlier today...and listen for me on Sean Hannity's show this Thursday. Rush Limbaugh will also be promoting our great event!

Lots of help coming from my co-hosts Andrew Breitbart and SE Cupp, as well as the fabulous Roger Hedgecock, syndicated talk show host from KOGO in San Diego.


Mel on Channel 7


“Troopathon” Brings Celebrities Together for Pro-Troop Event



Celebrities Come Together for Pro-Troop “Troopathon” Event



It bears repeating, prompted by more riots and demonstrations in Greece and Spain: nothing is more politically difficult than taking away government freebies from a public that's grown accustomed to them.

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Geoffrey Hunt on The American Thinker website has a painful reality-check for conservatives:

"The Republican House is flinching on passing the simplest and most symbolic piece of legislation this term: repeal of the incandescent light bulb phase out. Amidst great fanfare and promises to restore limited government, the new majority is proving it isn't much different than the old majority."

     It was just such unresponsive behavior by politicians that brought the Tea Party movement to life.
     Gallup Poll has congress' approval rating at 17%.

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The Ninth District Court of Appeals, populated largely by leftist lunatics, holds the record as the court most-overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it's happened again. Some disgruntled women employees of Wal-Mart sued the company, alleging discriminatory practices. They succeeded in the 9th ... but that decision failed to stand up in the Supreme Court.

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was back in Tucson this past weekend for the first time since she was shot in the head by a raving lunatic with no known political motive. While I do not live in the city of Tucson, Ms. Giffords is the elected representative for the district in which I live. By all accounts, she is a likeable person and very good on constituent services. I have never voted for her because we disagree on virtually every significant issue. Since she is, on most matters, a typical knee-jerk liberal largely elected by the thousands who populate the University of Arizona in Tucson, it is extra-ironic that the one issue on which she parts company with national liberals is ... gun control. She supports gun-owner rights. 

    To do otherwise in Arizona is political suicide. It is not unusual to see cowboys with holstered pistols at my neighborhood supermarket. So long as there are cattle to protect from predators and threatening rattlesnakes on rugged range-land, it will always be thus. And the shibboleth is true: a well-armed society is a POLITE society. I have yet to see anyone hassle a gun-totin', spur-wearing gentleman; nor have I seen any of our local armed cowhands start any trouble with anybody else.

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Like many Americans, for years I absorbed every word of the column by Sydney J. Harris.  I found his

"Antics with Semantics" an especially enjoyable feature. It came to mind as I again encountered the word "progressive" in a political news item. It seems ironic -- and so misleading -- to use that word to describe a failed political philosophy advocating all the nostrums that led to the downfall of the old Soviet Union under the dead hand of government guidance of the economy.

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How long can MSNBC delude its (admitedly small) audience by pretending the Joe Scarborough is actually a Republican?  His attack on Texas Governor Rick Perry could've been written in the White House.

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Cultural note: a former intern for Hillary Clinton, one Sammie Spades, is now a porno movie actress. The London Daily Mail newspaper carries photos of her. Not to be overly judgmental, but in a (slightly) different line of work, you'd find her at the $2 window.

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This is the home stretch boys and girls! We are now only four short days away from our 4th Troopathon, “Remember Their Sacrifice” and this is the critical time when we really need your help.

The goal of Troopathon is to send the largest single shipment of care packages to our troops ever. The summer an extremely tough time for our troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Right now in Basrah, Iraq, daytime temperatures are hitting 115 degrees. In Afghanistan temperatures are 109-113 degrees! To help provide comfort and help our troops beat the heat, we want to send tons of care packages to our troops deployed on the front lines.

Help get the word out about Troopathon! We need to let as many people know as possible before Thursday June 23rd!

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Matthew Marsden cast in Transformers 2

If you want a laugh or two, please join me on 7 Live on KGO-TV in San Francisco with Brian Copeland.

I have been invited to the Voicebox segment at 3:00 p.m. PDT. I'll be talking about a few issues of the day, and Brian is graciously allowing me to discuss the upcoming web and live radio broadcast of Troopathon IV, designed send the largest amount of care packages to our troops in American history....(Don't forget you can donate now! ) and the show part starts Thursday at 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with all my talk show and show business friends.

NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Perry delivered an unapologetically socially conservative speech before a friendly crowd here.

“We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life,” the Republican Texas governor bellowed at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech.

“Stop apologizing” for wanting to stem the tide of the “entitlement mindset,” he boasted.

“Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them,” he said, before imploring the crowd to “stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral.”

He acknowledged later with a smile, “I’m preaching to the choir here." 

Perry did not address the speculation surrounding his potential run for president and did not take questions after his speech. Instead, after bounding off the stage to chants of, “Run, Rick, run,” pumping his fists, and shaking hands with audience members, he headed backstage and did not reemerge in the hallways here.

Of all the speakers of the three-day confab, Perry was the best-received, even more so than Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who was a close second. Perry got a standing ovation when he took the stage, several times during his speech, and at the end.

“He’s the man,” one man said to a woman right after Perry’s speech.

“Him and Bachmann,” she responded. “That’s the ticket.”

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Just weeks before federal prosecutors charged John Edwards in a six-count felony indictment, ABC News has been told, the two-time Democratic presidential candidate requested millions of dollars from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the banking heiress whose financial support of Edwards is at the center of the criminal case.One person with knowledge of the request confirmed the amount was in the millions of dollars but was unwilling to discuss why Edwards was seeking the money.William Taylor, an attorney for Mellon, declined to address questions from ABC News. A spokesman for Edwards' legal defense team also refused to comment.

 Weiner is roasted, but the taxpayers are toasted - over his million dollar pension.

While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’ generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime.

According to an analysis of his available benefits by the National Taxpayers Union, the New York Democrat’s pension and a savings plan lawmakers have access to similar to a 401(k) could be worth $1.12 million to $1.28 million.

At 46, Weiner will not be eligible for his pension for another decade, at which point he could begin drawing a reduced rate of $32,357 a year, according to NTU. If he waits until age 62 to begin drawing his pension, he will receive his full benefits, or $46,224, according to NTU’s calculations.

Additionally, if Weiner aggressively invested in the Thrift Savings Plan, his balance would be roughly $216,000, the organization said.

Weiner announced Thursday that he would resign from the House in the wake of a sexting scandal that had engulfed the liberal firebrand for weeks and distracted his party.

As of Thursday evening, however, Weiner had yet to actually resign and would technically remain a Member of Congress until next week at the earliest.

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by Radar Staff

After weeks under intense media scrutiny for his online sexcapades, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner has told pals he's planning to resign.

According to the NY Times, Weiner made the decision after a chat with his pregnant politico wife, Huma Abedin.

The paper reported that Democratic leaders Thursday were priming to meet and "discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness."

PHOTOS: Anthony Weiner Goes Out With His Dirty Laundry

In recent weeks, Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi had publicly urged the politician to step down to avoid further humiliation and bad press.

Weiner is currently seeing treatment at an undisclosed facility in wake of his lewd photo scandal.


Only 7 days remain in the countdown to Troopathon! Our continuing drive to raise money to send care packages to our troops overseas is culminating soon. Please help us reach our goal by sponsoring a care package now!

Exciting news today, as MAF is confirming that conservative commentator, author and rising star S.E. Cupp has signed up to co-host Move America Forward’s 4th Annual Troopathon!

As a political commentator, she’s been on FOX News, CNN, C-SPAN, and even MSNBC (bleh).

She’s a regular guest appearing on TV with people like Sean Hannity, Greg Gutfeld and Glenn Beck.

She’s joined radio hosts like Dennis Miller, Curtis Sliwa, Mancow, and many more.

She hosts The S.E. Cupp show exclusively on Glenn Beck TV.

An accomplished author, S.E. has written two books. Her first book “Why You’re Wrong About the Right” came out in 2008 and attacked many cultural misconceptions about conservatives. Last year she released her second book “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity.” She has also written columns and articles on such respected publications as Townhall magazine, Politico, Washington Post, Newsmax, Human Events, American Spectator, and others.

Of course, as with all Troopathon guests, S.E. Cupp is an ardent supporter of our troops. She supported Vets for Freedom and Alaska’s Healing Hearts, where she brought wounded US military veterans out on exotic once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing expeditions in Alaska’s most beautiful and remote places, taking our brave troops after the most elusive, trophy game.

S.E. Cupp with shotgun in hand, on a hunting expedition with Iraq veterans

We’re happy to have S.E. Cupp joining us on Troopathon this year along with Melanie Morgan, Roger Hedgecock and Andrew Breitbart!

Troopathon is a wonderful event with an even more important mission – supporting our troops, and sending the tangible evidence of that support – care packages sent to our brave troops on the front lines. Send a care package to our troops now!

When Ken Vogel is not stalking Sarah Palin (here and here); Ginni Thomas (Clarence Thomas' wife) (here, here and here); the Koch brothers (here, here and here) et al., or regurgitating Anthony Weiner's attacks on a talk radio (among other outlets) advertiser like Goldline (here and here), Vogel is listening to talk radio and, amazingly, he learns, like tens of millions of listeners, that conservative organizations that want to build their membership base and promote a daily or weekly message about their works are actually advertising on talk radio shows. Here is his "breaking" story.

This is what passes as news on Politico. Let me explain how the real world works and unravel some of Vogel's drivel.

Unlike National Public Radio, which is subsidized in part by the federal government (i.e, taxpayers), commercial radio broadcasting is, remarkably enough, commercial. In other words, it has to compete and make money. Broadcasting companies compete with other broadcasting companies. Stations in each market compete with other stations. Formats on the stations compete with other formats on other stations. And radio competes with other broadcasting formats, such as television, etc. There are costs associated with commercial enterprises, in all their forms, and there are, hopefully, profits, which make the industry viable and possible. We can't all work for NPR now can we?


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President Obama's supporters are cashing in their chits, and checking out with jobs and political appointments.

Surprised, anyone? Apparently a left-leading watchdog group is - puzzled as to how Mr. Hope and Change has steered the government to status quo corruption.

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney    Original Article
President Obama's image as a scourge of the special interests is fading. His posture as a good-government reformer is increasingly seen as phony. The Center for Public Integrity, certainly not a right-leaning organization, has a new report out about the favor machine that operates in this administration: More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite

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Politico reports this morning former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is having meetings with both Texas Governor Rick Perry and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The obvious implication of these conclaves is Giuliani is conferring with these two famous non-candidates for president about his own interest in joining the race for the 2012 Republican nomination. Giuliani’s camp is sending out clear signals their man is very interested in another run for the presidency. Rudy may be thinking there is an opening for a moderate mainstream candidate to challenge frontrunner Mitt Romney.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's controversial collective-bargaining law Tuesday, ruling that a lower-court judge who put the law on hold improperly interfered with the legislature. Fourteen Democratic state senators fled Wisconsin for three weeks this spring to block the law, which eliminates most collective-bargaining rights for most of the state's public employees. The workers will have to contribute more out of their paychecks for their health insurance and pensions, and it will become tougher for unions to retain members. Thousands of protesters came to the state capitol in Madison to oppose it.


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner’s pregnant wife Huma Abedin returned to their Washington, DC home early Wednesday. Abedin had been traveling overseas with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the disgraced congressman’s Twitter scandal broke. The question is now: does her return mean the defiant House member’s resignation may be imminent?


Mother of Schwarzenegger's Love Child Speaks Out for First Time

Lee Celano/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mildred Baena, the housekeeper with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child, spoke out for the first time Tuesday to Hello! magazine, saying she cried together with the former governor's wife after revealing the news.

She was joined for the interview by her son Joseph, who she said began to increasingly resemble his governor/actor father as he grew older.

What's perhaps most surprising about Baena's tell-all interview is the high regard in which she holds Schwarzenegger's wife and former first lady of California, Maria Shriver.

She told Hello! that Shriver had an inkling of her husband's secret as she heard talk of Joseph's physical similarity to his father around the house. When Shriver asked Baena about her son's paternity, she admitted that the governor was indeed the father. Shriver then hugged Baena and cried with her, telling her to "get off [her] knees."

While Shriver has separated from Schwarzenegger and moved out of their Brentwood home, Baena also expressed hope for their reconciliation. She acknowledged that the former governor "is suffering." She added, "He loves Maria. I hope in time they work things out."

When his grandmother sat him down one year ago to explain that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father, he exclaimed: "Cool!", Hello! reported. His mother said the young boy is looking forward to building a relationship with his father.

Schwarzenegger fathered a son with Baena about 14 years ago. Birth records show Schwarzenegger's son Christopher and his newly revealed child were born less than a week apart. Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.

Man dies while raping
elderly South Texas woman

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REFUGIO, Texas (AP) — Investigators said a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman. The Refugio County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright said the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles by bicycle from his home to that of his 77-year-old victim in the tiny coastal community of Tivoli. Wright said the 5'-7", 230-to-250 pound man sneaked into the woman's house and raped her at knifepoint. During the assault, he said he wasn't feeling well, rolled over, and died.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stole the show last night during the GOP Presidential debates in NewHampshire, but it was a civil affair with everyone getting a chance to strut their stuff.

At least, that is what the pundits say.

From left to right: Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain are shown in a composite photo. | AP Photos

President Obama's performance to a half-empty hall in Miami is proving my point (made early and often) that he is absolutely beatable next year.

 Even Michelle must think so too, since she is out on the trail defending her husband's work ethic.

Huh? Does she forget that Al Gore invented the Internet so we can fact-check stupid statements like that?

"...First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama.

"I see the sadness and worry that's creasing his face," she said to a crowd of about 500 at the Pasadena luncheon organized by the Southern California Women For Obama. She described his worth ethic as “tireless,” according to pool reports.

"He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him," she said. "This man doesn't take a day off."

She said the next two years of campaigning would be difficult for the Obamas and their supporters. "It is not going to be easy, and it is going to be long," she said. "Now more than ever we need your help to finish what we started."

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Followers of doomsday radio preacher Harold Camping were awaiting news of the 89-year-old's condition Monday after he suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in California. Camping -- who received global publicity by predicting that the Rapture would occur May 21 -- had a stroke Thursday night after taping his radio program, according to an Internet posting by a regional manager at his Family Radio network. The manager said an update on Camping's condition would be issued Monday.
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The deafening roar of nothingness emerging from the Sarah Palin email trove points up the media’s hypocritical lack of interest in Barack Obama’s pre-presidential record. Just as Palin’s emails were released, Slate’s David Weigel pointed out that Barack Obama’s State Senate records are not available. Weigel quotes Obama’s statement to the effect that he didn’t have the staff or financial resources to preserve office paperwork. As a result, Obama claims, his State Senate records may have been thrown out.
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Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.”

Seriously? Is she really going to be such a blatant hypocrite and hyper-partisan that even the most liberal Democrat is blushing?

No wonder Nancy Pelosi is the former Speaker of the House.

WASHINGTON – Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.

The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by "the individual member" and the people in his district.

Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has admitted sending sexually explicit photos and messages over the Internet to a half dozen women over the past three years. Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner used any government resources.

Weiner told a newspaper Thursday he would not resign. At least nine House members and three senators said he should quit.

Two former Democratic Party chairmen also said he should resign.

Weiner did pick up support from Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat who was censured by the House last year for ethics violations.

Rangel suggested that other members of Congress had done things more immoral than Weiner.

Rangel said Weiner "wasn't going with prostitutes. He wasn't going out with little boys."

In a recent poll of registered voters in Weiner's district, 56 percent said he should stay in office while 33 percent said he should leave.

Weiner penis update!

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Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

By Jana Winter

DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived.

The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm doing OK."

The police left the home after about 30 minutes, followed by the daughter and mother, who left in a separate car. It was not clear if the mother and daughter were going to continue the conversation with police at another location.

Sources close the student said the girl followed Weiner on Twitter after seeing him speak during a school trip to Washington on April 1. Weiner, after signing on to follow the girl's Twitter feed, direct-messaged the girl on April 13, the sources said, though it is not clear what other communication the two may have had between or after those dates.

At a news conference on Monday, Weiner finally admitted that he sent lewd photos and sexually suggestive messages to six women through social networking sites over a three-year period. When asked whether all the women he exchanged messages with were adults, Weiner said, "to the best of my knowledge."

The confession came after Weiner had lied for a week about how a photo of his bulging underwear was sent to all of his Twitter followers before he quickly deleted it. Weiner claimed his Twitter account was hacked and that he was the victim of a prank. In fact, he had intended to send the photo to a 21-year-old college student but accidentally made it public.

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Sometimes justice is served with a smile - because it is so darn much fun delivered! So true for the motorcycle buddies who rumbled through Topeka, Kansas to the Westboro Baptist Church assholes.

"....I decided when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church months ago that I was going to make a trip to Topeka Kansas and express my right to free speech as well; on their doorstep. True to my word, I made that trip this weekend and let’s just say that we were heard!

Photo by Charley Barnes

My best friends Kenny Oldson and Jay Tamlin, along with Chad Blanco, rode out with me early Saturday morning on a long awaited journey for justice. It was a great day to ride through Kansas; completely overcast and it was like a sign that what we were about to do was the right thing to do.

Somebody upright and breathing is about all it's gonna take after news like this.

BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- We all think it’s a panacea. If you don’t have enough money saved for retirement, you’ve got a few ways to close the gap between what you have and what you need in your nest egg: Save more, invest more aggressively, and/or work longer.

Well, it turns out that working longer is indeed an option, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute latest study. The only problem is that the latest research shows that you’ll have to work much longer than you anticipated. In fact, many Americans will have to keep on working well into their 70s and 80s to afford retirement, according to the study, titled “The Impact of Deferring Retirement Age on Retirement Income Adequacy.”

What’s more, it’s even worse for low-income workers, according Jack VanDerhei, one of the co-authors of the study. Those who earned (on average over the course of their careers) less than $11,700 per year, the lowest income quartile, would need to defer retirement till age 84 before 90% of those households would have just a 50% chance of affording retirement.

Those who earned between $11,700 and $31,200 will need to work till age 76 to have a 50% chance of covering basic expenses in retirement. Those who earned between $31,200 and $72,500 will need to work to age 72 to have a 50% chance and those who earned more than $72,500, those in the highest income quartile, catch a break; they get stop working at age 65 to have a 50/50 chance of funding their retirement.

So what can be done to make sure you have enough income in retirement? Well, the sad truth is that not working is no longer an option and working past age 65 is fast becoming a fact of life, at least for those in the lowest three income quartiles.

It has dawned on Delta that it had a huge PR nightmare when it was caught charging returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan excess baggage fees.

But thanks to national outrage, led by Debbie Lee, a Gold Star Mom who works with Move America Forward, the largest pro-troops grassroots organization in the country, Delta has changed its policy.

Delta Airlines (credit: CBS)

Delta Airlines (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Delta Airlines has changed its luggage policy regarding U.S. Servicemen and women. The policy change comes after soldiers returning from Afghanistan claim the airline charged them hundreds of dollars in extra baggage fees.

Staff Sgt. Robert O’Hair of Lochbuie is one of the soldiers expressing his displeasure with Delta Airlines. He said the response to the YouTube videos is unexpected. The soldiers said they just “wanted to vent.”

O’Hair and other members of his unit were on the final leg of their return from Afghanistan, taking a Delta flight from Baltimore to Atlanta to get back to Fort Polk, La.

Is it an organized witchhunt by the Washington Post to bring down Sarah Palin, or a lazy, nearly bankrupt dinosaur media that has to recruit volunteers to do it's dirty work?

You pick. I'm torn.

"....More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and diligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the e-mails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom.

Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the chall 

You will communicate with us virtually and work in small teams to make light work of reviewing the e-mail threads. Notice the patterns. Identify recipients and senders. Connect specific e-mails to larger themes and events. We’ll give you a sense of what to look out for, but the hope is that your team can tackle the challenge together in a collaborative way that our journalists alone cannot. And in fact, we are selecting just 100 people because we want to make real use of your talents and trust you to use teamwork to your advantage."

Democrat Congressman Tony Weiner refuses to leave Capitol Hill, even though it was revealed today that A) his wife Huma is three months pregnant and B) his private man-parts picture was stolen from Andrew Breitbart and Tweeted to the universe.

Yikes. This is getting weirder and weirder.

"...Rep. Anthony Weiner’s grip on his House seat grew far more tenuous Wednesday as he was hit with the release of another graphic picture purported to be of his genitals, the public revelation that his wife is pregnant and a flood of calls from prominent Democrats for him to resign.

It’s up to Weiner to decide whether he’ll ride out a scandal that grows more intense, and more embarrassing, by the day. For now, Weiner is resisting the calls. “He is not resigning,” said a Democratic insider who spoke with him.

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But pressure is steadily building from within Democratic ranks for him to call it quits and end the saga of the first Twitter-made political sex scandal.

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The Hollywood Reporter is out with a piece today about the so-called obscurity of Andrew Breitbart, and how he has become super famous now because his websites broke the story of Anthony Weiner's weiner pictures.

Nice try.

But Andrew was famous way before that story. And beloved.

He is renowned for his over-the-top support of our military, as well as his huge heart, relentless pursuit of conservative causes and journalistic truth.

Andrew is my co-host of Troopathon 2011 this June 23rd to raise money to send the single largest shipment of care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in American history.  He doesn't get paid a dime. He has done this for three years because he can help, and he makes a huge difference. Compare his lifestory to Tony Weiner, who cheated his way into his first elected office, and cheated in cyberspace on his wife and lied to everyone else. And Weiner attacked him?! His liberal enablers hate Andrew?! Phooey!

"...Not that Rep. Anthony Weiner needed help humiliating himself, given his now-revealed penchant for sending women lurid tweets and emails, but the other man most responsible for the mess Weiner has gotten himself into is Andrew Breitbart, who revealed a week ago the infamous photo that Weiner inadvertently tweeted to a college co-ed. Here are 9 other things Hollywood should know about Breitbart, a new-media maven few people had heard of until recently:

VIDEO: Andrew Breitbart Hijacks Rep. Anthony Weiner's Cable News Briefing

1. His father-in-law is actor Orson Bean, who was blacklisted in the 1950s as a suspected Communist, and his stepmother-in-law is actress Alley Mills, best known for her role as the mom on The Wonder Years.

2. He was a liberal until 1991, when he says he had an “epiphany” while watching on C-Span the Clarence Thomas U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which focused on accusations of sexual harassment. He told "Townhall" magazine: “By the end of the hearings, I was screaming at my TV, ‘How can you do this to this man?’”

3. He worked for E! Entertainment Television before becoming “Matt Drudge’s bitch” (his words) as editor of the Drudge Report. He also helped launch The Huffington Post before creating Big Hollywood, a blog for conservatives working in Hollywood. (“Big” is a reference to the media’s sinister habit of referring to “Big Oil” and “Big Tobacco”). He has since launched Big Journalism, Big Government and Big Peace.

4. Before penning his current bestseller, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World,” Breitbart co-authored with Mark Ebner “Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon,” a book that rips the behavior of numerous celebrities.

5. Married with four children, Breitbart is on the advisory board of GOProud, an organization of gay Republicans, and is a staple at Tea Party rallies, where he sometimes introduces Sarah Palin.

6. Breitbart launched Big Government by posting videotape of conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe posing as a prostitute and pimp seeking financial assistance from ACORN, a liberal community organizing group that once engaged Barack Obama as its attorney. The videos led to Congress de-funding ACORN, quickly leading to its demise.

7. After members of the Black Congressional Caucus claimed they were called the N-word at a Tea Party rally, Breitbart offered to donate $100,000 to the United Negro Fund for any audio or video footage that proved the allegation. No such footage has surfaced.

8. Breitbart posted a portion of a speech that got Shirley Sherrod fired at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod, speaking to the NAACP, said she didn’t want to help a farmer because he was white. Further into the speech, though, she makes it clear that she did help him. Breitbart endured a hailstorm of criticism for selective editing, including from fellow conservatives like Glenn Beck, though he maintains that the point of posting only the snippet was to show the positive reaction of the audience when Sherrod acknowledged her urge to discriminate against the white farmer. Sherrod has sued Breitbart for defamation.

9. Breitbart sometimes substitutes for radio talk-show hosts Dennis Miller, Michael Savage and others. He is a frequent guest on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and several Fox News Channel shows, especially Hannity and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfield.

You can certainly make a compelling case that Anthony Weiner should not have to give up his seat in Congress or his career in elected politics because of the online photo scandal that has engulfed him this week.

But if this does end up being the end for Weiner's public career, it might not be quite the injustice it seems like -- at least if you know how his career began.


And speaking of and its resident whackadoodle Joan Walsh .....

Joan Walsh On Defending Weiner: "I Look Kind Of Stupid"


The President of our United States is now offering money we don't have to a country that is broke. Greece is bankrupt, and we are up to our eyeballs in debt.

Now that is a freaking brilliant strategy. Way to go, Barry O.

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A team of returning soldiers from Afghanistan was hit with an unpleasant surprise upon their arrival into the United States this morning. The squadron, bringing a full load of gear with them back from the Central Asia was sacked with the baggage fees in place at Delta Air Lines, which, despite the agreement that they have with the armed forces charged the soldiers extra baggage fees.

In sum, the group spent nearly $2800 in baggage fees for their gear, money that had to come straight out of their pockets.

Obviously a policy is in place between the airline and the armed services that permits soldiers returning from war to bring back all of their gear without cost. What's likely is that an uninformed agent at the connecting airport didn't know about the rule and charged the group. Either way, Delta should fix the error and refund the fees.

UPDATE: Delta's policy states that for military members, THREE checked bags are allowed in coach and FOUR checked bags are allowed in first, so the baggage fees may actually be correct. Whether Delta's policy is palatable or not is another question, but it appears that the agents were charging the servicemen properly.


I can't sit back and tolerate this! These are our brave warriors just returning from the battle field in Afghanistan fighting the terrorist and when they return home to America are told to fork over 200.00 of their own money to pay for the excess bag!!!! Are you kidding me.....I am reaching out to the military to locate these soldiers and with your help we will reimburse them. Please go to and click on the donate button and make the most generous donation you can so we can return the fees charged by Delta to our brave warriors.


Then let Delta know your outrage with the way they have treated our brave warriors!


Thank you in advance for your help! God bless our troops!


Debbie Lee


A team of returning soldiers from Afghanistan was hit with an unpleasant surprise upon their arrival into the United States this morning. The squadron, bringing a full load of gear with them back from the Central Asia was sacked with the baggage fees in place at Delta Air Lines, which, despite the agreement that they have with the armed forces charged the soldiers extra baggage fees.

In sum, the group spent nearly $2800 in baggage fees for their gear, money that had to come straight out of their pockets.

Obviously a policy is in place between the airline and the armed services that permits soldiers returning from war to bring back all of their gear without cost. What's likely is that an uninformed agent at the connecting airport didn't know about the rule and charged the group. Either way, Delta should fix the error and refund the fees.

UPDATE: Delta's policy states that for military members, THREE checked bags are allowed in coach and FOUR checked bags are allowed in first, so the baggage fees may actually be correct. Whether Delta's policy is palatable or not is another question, but it appears that the agents were charging the servicemen properly.


I can't sit back and tolerate this! These are our brave warriors just returning from the battle field in Afghanistan fighting the terrorist and when they return home to America are told to fork over 200.00 of their own money to pay for the excess bag!!!! Are you kidding me.....I am reaching out to the military to locate these soldiers and with your help we will reimburse them. Please go to and click on the donate button and make the most generous donation you can so we can return the fees charged by Delta to our brave warriors.


Then let Delta know your outrage with the way they have treated our brave warriors!


Thank you in advance for your help! God bless our troops!


Debbie Lee


Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has hired well-known GOP strategist Ed Rollins, giving further evidence that she intends to run for president. Bachmann is expected to announce her campaign soon in her home state of Iowa.

Michele Bachmann, Ed RollinsBachmann already had hired former George W. Bush and John McCain adviser Brett O’Donnell and pollster Ed Goeas.

Rollins told ABC News that he will play a key role — probably, campaign manager.

“I have talked to her about how you put a campaign together,” said Rollins, who said he doesn't have a title at this point. “If she chooses to run, I’ll certainly be involved."

Rollins was Mike Huckabee’s national campaign director in 2008. The former Arkansas governor recently announced he would not be making another run for the White House.

Rollins first came to national prominence during the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign in 1984.

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...and the shocking news is that Mitt Romney has pulled into the lead for the Presidential sweepstakes.

The country is hungry for change. They don't like being unemployed, foreclosed upon, and their savings snatched by crooked banks. They don't like these foreign entanglements, and they want their troops home.

"...The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how he is handling the nation’s economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

By 2 to 1, Americans say the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, and nine in 10 continue to rate the economy in negative terms. Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover, regardless of what official statistics may say, and most of those who say it has improved rate the recovery as weak.

New Post-ABC numbers show Obama leading five of six potential Republican presidential rivals tested in the poll. But he is in a dead heat with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who formally announced his 2012 candidacy last week, making jobs and the economy the central issues in his campaign.

Among all Americans, Obama and Romney are knotted at 47 percent each, and among registered voters, the former governor is numerically ahead, 49 percent to 46 percent.

Overall, about six in 10 of those surveyed give Obama negative marks on the economy and the deficit. Significantly, nearly half strongly disapprove of his performance in these two crucial areas. Nearly two-thirds of political independents disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy, including — for the first time — a slim majority who do so strongly.

In another indicator of rapidly shifting views on economic issues, 45 percent trust congressional Republicans over the president when it comes to dealing with the economy, an 11-point improvement for the GOP since March. Still, nearly as many, 42 percent, side with Obama on this issue.

The president has sought to point to progress on the economy, particularly in the automobile industry, and to argue that the policies he put in place at the beginning of his term are working. But the combined effects of weak economic indicators and dissatisfaction among the public are adding to the political pressures on the White House as the president’s advisers look toward what could be a difficult 2012 reelection campaign.

Meanwhile, Romney emerges in the new survey as the strongest current or prospective Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential field. Although he is by no means in a secure spot, on virtually every measure, the former governor appears better positioned than any of his rivals.

In contrast, the poll brings more bad news for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, whose bus tour along the East Coast last week renewed speculation that she might join the race.

Almost two-thirds of all Americans say they “definitely would not” vote for Palin for president. She is predictably unpopular with Democrats and most independents, but the new survey underscores the hurdles she would face if she became a candidate: 42 percent of Republicans say they’ve ruled out supporting her candidacy.

More than six in 10 Americans say they do not consider Palin qualified to serve as president. That is a slightly better rating for the former governor than through most of last year, but is another indication of widespread public doubts about a possible presidential run.

The Post-ABC poll asked Republicans and GOP-leaning independents whom they would vote for if a primary or caucus were held now in their state. Romney topped the list, with 21 percent, followed by Palin at 17 percent. No one else reached double digits, although former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has suddenly shown interest in becoming a candidate, is close, at 8 percent. Without Palin in the race, Romney scores 25 percent, with all others in the single digits.

In another measure of the field, Republicans chose Romney as the only one of a dozen possible candidates they would “strongly consider” for the party’s nomination as opposed to stating that they definitely would not vote for him. He and Palin scored equal numbers of respondents who said they would strongly consider supporting them, but Palin has more than double the percentage who have ruled her out.

Other candidates fared poorly on this count, including former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), whose campaign got off to a rocky start; Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.), a libertarian who has a passionate following but many detractors; and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), who announced his candidacy on Monday.

His Twitter tears spilling down his cheeks, the cheeky Anthony Weiner admitted what everyone knew from the beginning ....he Twittered his junk to a young college coed. And there is likely much more to this sordid story.

Drudge Report has the headlines and links. Andrew Breitbart has the credit for withstanding a blistering assault on his journalism and his character.

Breitbart: 'I Want To Hear Truth'...
6 'inappropriate' relationships...
ABCNEWS: Mystery Woman Revealed...
Risqué Online Chats, Photo Swaps...

According to a Business writer who has been examining the AOL-Huffington Post deal trouble has erupted across the blogosphere for our flame haired narcissistic friend Ariana Huffington.

Watch me cry, Argentina. Not.


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"...AOL bought Huffington Post for $315 million earlier this year.

So far, according to a reader, the intergration is going very badly:

Twelve reasons why the AOL – Huffington Post merger is going down in flames.

The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post.
It is the Peter Principle on a grand scale.  None of AOL’s senior editors (Huffington, Roy Sekoff, and Nico Pitney) have ever managed more than a few people.  Now they have hundreds and lack the experience to manage a team this big.  Behind the scenes, long time Huffposters say that Jai Singh’s departure has eliminated the key adult in the room.  Now they need to grow HuffPost and save AOL – not possible.
Dissension in edit.  The editorial team is miserable and views Arianna as unpredictable and her leadership unsteady.  Several editors are racing to close book deals to be write the “Devil Wear’s Prada” of the digital age.  Others are aggressively pitching unflattering profiles to New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the LA Times.  

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A new bombshell blasting across cyberspace with Andrew Breitbart's latest revelation in Weinergate at

The Congressman is not guilty in a court of law, but he is certainly finished politically. He needs to slink off into obscurity where he belonged BEFORE this creepy stuff started.

"...A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of  a “prank” or a “hack.”

The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs. and were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous “gray underwear” photograph appeared publicly on Rep. Weiner’s Twitter feed.

We will be updating and throughout the day with photographs, timelines, and other clarifying details. However, we will not be releasing all of the material because some of it is of an extreme, graphic nature."

Check it out ...A Nobel Peace Prize nominee who campaigns against global poverty is moving his vast fortune around to avoid paying taxes that go towards support of the poor.

That's the story being written about Bono, the Irish superstar who harangues the world to re-distribute wealth from rich to poor. Except it doesn't work that way for HIM.

And conservatives are supposed to be the greedy hypocrites?

"...He is the rock legend dubbed 'Saint Bono' for his long-running campaign against global poverty.

But when Bono's band U2 perform at Glastonbury later this month, protesters are planning to accuse them of avoiding taxes which could have helped exactly the sort of people the singer cares about so dearly.

Members of activist group Art Uncut will hoist a massive inflatable sign with the message 'Bono Pay Up' spelt out in lights during the Irish band's headline performance.

They will also parade bundles of oversized fake cash in front of the singer.

The protest has been provoked by U2's decision to move their multi-million-pound music and publishing business away from Ireland – thus allegedly avoiding taxes on record sales.

Target: Bono is being accused of tax avoidance in his native Ireland and is likely to see a protest from the stage

Target: Bono is being accused of tax avoidance in his native Ireland and is likely to see a protest from the stage

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Tony, Tony, Tony.

The Dude is seriously in trouble. In the split second that takes to send a crotch Tweet to a college coed, a Congressman's career is flushed.  Lying about it hasn't helped....or tweeting around with some porn stars.

Where is Weiner's wife?

The New York Congressman (and liberal attack dog) has so much 'splaining to do.

In the wake of the notorious Twitter photo that may or may not have been of his crotch, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has had a week full of headaches.
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In the wake of the notorious Twitter photo that may or may not have been of his crotch, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has had a week full of headaches.
Adult film actress Ginger Lee was Twitter follower of politician.
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Adult film actress Ginger Lee was Twitter follower of politician.

The gang at "Fox News Watch" had some very interesting things to say about how media members who absolutely despise former Alaska governor Sarah Palin just can't get enough of her "One Nation" bus tour.

The best line came from liberal commentator Kirsten Powers who said of the former vice presidential candidatee, "It’s actually kind of refreshing to see somebody who just says screw you to these people who treat her like garbage" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank.

Former Presidential candidate John "Silk Pony" Edwards has dreaded this day since the National Enquirer revealed that he had a secret love child while his wife Elizabeth was dying of cancer... and he used campaign funds to cover up the sordid mess.

The day of indictment has arrived.

Via P.J. Tatler

It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup. In former Sen. and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards’ case, literally.

A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.

That’s the entirety of the WaPo story, so far. It leaves out quite a bit, including his party affiliation. Puffington Host has a bit more, while still managing to omit the “D” word.

The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. The indictment was returned in the Middle District of North Carolina Friday.

The primary issue is the use of campaign funds to cover up Edwards’ affair with his then campaign videographer. That money came from major supporters like the late trial lawyer Fred Baron, whose estate still provides the financial foundation for the Texas Democratic Party and its “shadow party,” led by Matt Angle.

More: Once he stopped giggling, Ace conjured up a reminder of just what sort of man John Edwards is.

You may remember John Kerry’s own memory of Edwards, as recounted, I believe, in Bob Shrum’s book.

Apparently Edwards was lobbying VP, and told Kerry a story about his son’s death, and gave a teary account of it, and told him that he’d learned so much from it and was ready to be VP, or that kind of thing.

And he concluded: And I have never. Told. Anyone. That story before.

Kerry got a chill when he heard this, but not for the reason you’d think. He’d got the chill because he remembered Edwards telling him this same story, with the same dead son and the same “And I have never — told — anyone” conclusion, to convince him on some other virtue of Edwards’, years earlier. And he got a sense of the man he was thinking about putting on the ticket.

Put him on the ticket anyway, of course.

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Secrets are funny things. The harder you try to keep them under wraps, the harder they spring up in the most embarrassing places. And in my line of business, you learn that no matter how you try thinking about baseball those secrets can jump right out of their soft cotton comfort and put you on ice permanently. My name is Rather. And I'm a dick. It was 1:35 PM on a grey Spring Tuesday. I was just getting back to the office after a long lunch uptown with some of my old investigative pals at the CBS Commissary Automat......

Meanwhile, Democrats are leaving Anthony Weiner to twist in the wind, while privately ranting about the situation.

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Publicly silent, fellow Democrats privately seethed Thursday over the distraction and furor surrounding the lewd photo sent from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account, even as he declared he was finished talking about it and wanted to move on. (Snip) Though generally mum in public, Democrats privately fumed at the forced detour in their arguments about Medicare and spending, leaving the generally well-liked seven-term congressman from Brooklyn and Queens largely to fend for himself for a third day in a row. Most Republicans seemed content to let the controversy simmer.

I don't know if our Navy Seals coated their bullets in pig fat and then shot Bin Laden, but I like to believe it. It pleases me to think that the monster who roamed this Earth will never live in paradise. It pleases me enormously.

"...Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise?

Yes, if one rather shady website, that peddles gun oil containing liquefied pig fat, is to be believed.

The makers of Silver Bullet Gun Oil claim it contains 13 per cent USDA liquefied pig fat thus making the product 'a highly effective counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier.'

The apparent owner of the gun oil site, who goes by the name 'The Midnight Rider,' explains how the pig fat will transfer onto anything the bullet strikes.

This 'effectively denies entry to Allah's paradise to an Islamo-fascist terrorist,' Rider adds.

The oil, which costs $8.95 for 4oz, apparently puts the 'fear of death into them (terrorists)'.

In Islam consumption of pork is forbidden, but the Quran also states that if one is forced to consume the meat then they are guiltless and therefore not disqualified from paradise.

The website also notes its customers include members of the U.S. military.

'Thousands of bottles of Silver Bullet Gun Oil have been distributed since July of 2004 by its creator to members of ALL U.S. Military branches,' it claims.

Product: The website claims its Silver Bullet Oil is popular with members of the U.S. military

Product: The website claims its Silver Bullet Oil is popular with members of the U.S. military

Claim: The oil distributors make their Bin Laden claim in a promotional video on YouTube

Claim: The oil distributors make their Bin Laden claim in a promotional video on YouTube

A promotional YouTube video for the oil shows a picture

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The man who chose to print Top Secret defense secrets during a time of war now finds himself on the defensive after getting fired/resigned from his top job at the Gray Lady.

Bill Keller, who should have been tried for treason, creeps off to a staff writer job at the NY Times.

A word or two for Mr. Keller.

You should have made BETTER CHOICES.

As for me, I don't regret a word that I wrote/said/blogged about Keller during the SWIFT database fiasco that created a firestorm of controversy back in '07.  Read further for a re-cap that I am sure the Mainstream Media will be again mischaracterize later today.

Keller's Legacy

If the Left ever wonders why so many conservatives are outraged by what they read from Liberal publications (such as the New York Times or the American Prospect) one need not meander any further than Greg Sargent's interview with me last Thursday.

No, I am NOT backing away from any of the comments I made in the "Horse's Mouth" blog.

But I am pointing out that the summarization of my comments is completely misleading, and totally in character for people who despise those of us who work ceaselessly to stand-up for our troops in time of war, and who are outraged when others refuse to do the same.

First, folks, to the headline:


The truth: I pointed out in my comments that if a person is TRIED AND CONVICTED of committing treason then obviously they should face the punishment for that crime.

That includes the death penalty.

I never suggested murdering Bill Keller of the NY Times or anyone else. Period. Look up the definition of murder. It's in Wikipedia, by the way.

The protest by The American Prospect and other anti-war liberals in the blogosphere over my statements shows either a naivete concerning the law, or more likely it demonstrates once again that those in the 'Blame America First' crowd are rabidly against the war on terrorism, and are blinded by all logic and reason.

And then there was this by Mr. Sargent "Now she's basically said that any editor printing classified national security information should be murdered, maybe it's time to check in with the corporate owners of her local station."

Again - a complete mischaracterization of my quotes. A more accurate summary should have read "Any editor who is responsible for leaking classified information and results in the deaths of American soldiers at a time of war should face the ultimate punishment for that crime, including the death penalty."

The exact quote to Mr. Sargent is "Let me answer your question with a question. If by leaking classified information that resulted in the deaths of American soldiers - let's just say that a terrorist purchased all the ingredients necessary for an IED and detonated it against a convoy of 18, 19, 20-something Marines, killing them - do you honestly think I would give a rat's rear-end how the editor who leaked that information dies? ....NO. I DO NOT CARE."

Because, after all, he or she is recieving the ultimate penalty for the charge of treason.

My WISH list for traitors who undertake to subvert national security interests that results in the deaths of American Soldiers is "to be locked in a steel cage with the family members of slain troops who would happily deliver the ultimate punishment of death, and then sent to the hottest corner of hell."

As a journalist of over 30 years experience covering the Mideast, the uprising for Democracy at Tiannamen Square in China, the return of hostages from the hijacking of a jetliner, I have a bit of experience in observing media convention, classified secrets, and the rule of law. And apparently Richard Valeriani, a long time former NBC reporter agrees by saying that the New York Times decision to publish is akin to 'giving Anne Frank's address to the Nazi's.'

I might also point out to Mr. Sargent that his squealing over my comments most likely would evaporate if one of his friend's or loved one's were to suffer harm at the hands of the terrorists as a result of the repeated attempts to undermine the war effort by deliberately leaking/publishing classified material, and in doing so provided aid and comfort to the enemy.

One other thing. The people within the United States government who actually leaked to the NYTimes, WaPo, LAT, and Wall Street Journal such a successful, worthy program as the SWIFT database should join the folks I have suggested in taking up residence in the hottest corner of hell.

Finally, I'm delighted to report that your efforts to have me blackballed from Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC were entirely unsuccessful.

After all, there is a First Amendment. And it works both ways. Much as the Left hates that.

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
When Mitt Romney formally launches his presidential campaign in New Hampshire today, there will be a renewed focus on the politically toxic health care law he signed as governor of Massachusetts. Yet while Romneycare may be the single biggest obstacle facing his candidacy, political observers err by assuming Romney would otherwise be coasting to the nomination. There are many reasons why Romney lost the nomination in 2008 to the deeply flawed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a time when health care wasn't a dominant issue.

    If you want to understand better why so many states--from New York to
Wisconsin to California--are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy,
consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly
twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in
all of manufacturing (11.5 million). 

    This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there

were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a

paycheck from the government.
    It gets worse.  More Americans work for the government than work in
construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and
utilities combined.  We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to
a nation of takers.  Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and
local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of
state and local employees.  Is it any wonder that so many states and
cities cannot pay their bills?
    Every state in America today except for two--Indiana and Wisconsin--
has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing
industrial goods.  Consider California, which has the highest budget
deficit in the history of the states.  The not-so Golden State now has an
incredible 2.4 million government employees--twice as many as people at
work in manufacturing.  New Jersey has just under two-and-a-half as many
government employees as manufacturers.  Florida's ratio is more than 3
to 1.  So is New York's.

Much to the Democrats chagrin (particularly NY Congressman Anthony Weiner) the scandal continues to grow ...and give birth to some nasty double entendre's, snarky penis jokes, and ugly rumor. You know, kinda like TMZ every night. Or Jon Stewart.

We are checking in with National Review Online and Jonah Goldberg for his take.

"..Over the weekend I said that I suspect this will not end well for Congressman Weiner. I still think I’m right. Rep.Weiner stands accused of sending a lewd picture to a young girl via Twitter. He says he didn’t do it. At first his office said his Twitter account was “hacked.” Now he says it was all a “prank.” This is an important change in language because to claim his account was hacked is to claim he was a victim of a crime. Meanwhile a prank is something he can wave away.

Meanwhile, the Left has been all over the place. They seem torn between wanting this all to go away and wanting to pin it on Andrew Breitbart or some other conservatives to be named later. That’s a problem because Breitbart et al. seem perfectly happy to have an investigation.

Meanwhile, the only person who wants to let the story die is Weiner, which suggests he’s the one who has done something wrong or knows something he doesn’t want others to know. Even some at Daily Kos realize this is a problem. And while the MSM seems perfectly inclined to follow Weiner’s lead, there are just too many other outlets that will not let go of the story.

I honestly have no idea what happened, but I do know that Anthony Weiner is exactly the kind of Democrat who would sensationalize a story like this if the politician involved was a Republican. And you can be sure the press wouldn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming to cover it.   

I don’t think this is a colossal scandal, but the selective standards of the MSM drive me crazy. Recall that the NY-26 race we’ve just finished analyzing was a result of the fact that a sitting congressman had to resign because he sent a picture of himself without shirt to a woman on Craigslist. In 2006, Nancy Pelosi used Mark Foley’s scandal to help win back the Congress.

And what if Weiner’s innocent and this is a dirty trick by some right-wingers? Don’t we need to know that? Shouldn’t they be exposed? (You know what I mean! Do you people have any idea how hard it is not to pepper this post with double entendre?)

At minimum, it seems to me that if the Left wants to claim Weiner was set up, then they are honor bound to support a full investigation."


Weinergate: Jon Stewart’s Take: ‘His D**k’s Just Not That Big’

June 1, 2011 at 1:07 am - Comedy Central
Dateline: New York

Rep. Anthony Weiner's old friend Jon Stewart hopes that the allegations are not true.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dropped by dinner with a few of his newest best Republican friends in Iowa.

I mean, does Governor Christie look like he has ever turned down a free meal?

  • New Jersey Governor Christie and his wife arrive at the Embassy of Italy for an MSNBC after-party in Washington


PRINCETON, New Jersey (Reuters) - As Republicans scramble to find a strong candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential contest, a group of Iowa Republicans met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday to urge him to enter the race, despite his stated disinterest.

Half a dozen businessmen from Iowa, which holds the vital first nominating contest in the U.S. presidential race in February, met with Christie for about 2 1/2 hours over dinner at the governor's mansion to discuss entering the contest.

Iowa entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, who participated in the dinner, told the Des Moines Register that Christie had again said he would not run for president but that he had accepted an invitation to speak at an event in Iowa in July.

"He understands the country's problems but feels very strongly that he has that commitment to New Jersey to continue to serve," Rastetter said.

The Iowa businessman declined to speak to a group of reporters waiting outside the governor's mansion following the meeting.

Christie, known for his blunt style, has been a rising star in the Republican Party since taking office last year with a low-tax, lean-government agenda, and erasing a record $11 billion budget deficit while limiting annual increases in the state's high property taxes.

Every single House Republican said NO...and 82 House Democrats said HELL NO....pretty convincing vote on the move to raise the debt ceiling without accompanying spending cuts.

Progress comes slowly, but surely.

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The House overwhelmingly voted down an unconditional increase to the $14.3 trillion debt limit Tuesday, as the Republican majority delivered a symbolic rebuke to President Obama ahead of a meeting at the White House. The vote was 318-97, with 82 Democrats joining every Republican in rejecting legislation that would have authorized $2.4 trillion in additional borrowing by the federal government. Seven Democrats voted present on the legislation. House Republicans scheduled the vote, which occurred after the close of the American markets, to demonstrate to Senate Democrats ....