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IRS to require businesses to certify they aren't firing workers due to Obamacare - MFn GIMP
[quote]Treasury officials said Monday that businesses will be told to "certify" that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the mandate. Officials said employers will be told to sign a "self-attestation" on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury. [/quote] [link=...


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Obama considering delaying employer mandate again. - MFn GIMP
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-22/insurers-to-get-extra-month-to-set-2015-obamacare-rates.html [quote]The Obama administration plans to push back by a month the second-year start of enrollment in its health program to give insurers more time to adjust to growing pains in the U.S. law, a mo...


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Reid "they have no right to pick and choose" - MFn GIMP
[quote]HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Senator Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irrespon...


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Navy/Air Force football game cancelled due to "optics" - MFn GIMP
[quote]The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. Gladchuk said the Air Force-Navy game could be held without any “appropriated funding.” Air Force recently created a similar athletic association that operates using private funds, donations and rev...


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Lois Lerner to plead the fifth - MFn GIMP
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-top-irs-official-fifth-amendment-20130521,0,6645565.story [quote]WASHINGTON – A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’...


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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling - MFn GIMP
http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-storytelling/ [quote]1. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. 2. You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be very different. 3. Trying for th...


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Update: Colorado - MFn GIMP
http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/332773/gop-likes-early-signals-adams-arapahoe-jefferson-counties [quote]Adams County (lean D county) – strong Republican turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. R...


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Dixville Notch - MFn GIMP
First good news of the day for Romney. Dixville Notch, which always votes at 12:01 am, has switched from 15-6 Obama in 2008 to 5-5 Romney. http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/11/06/obama-romney-dixville-notch/1685083/...


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Obama for America to air ads in Detroit. - MFn GIMP
[quote]Michigan is now at least in play, as I am told by reliable sources that the Obama campaign is buying a week’s worth of television ads in the Detroit market. Mark Halperin is hearing the same things.[/quote] http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/332088/obama-buys-one-week-ads-michigan...


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Creepy new re-elect obama video - MFn GIMP
This isn't from the Obama campaign it's just a creepy video of children singing about how much the world will suck if Obama isn't reelected. Here are the opening lyrics [quote]Imagine an America Where strip mines are fun and free Where gays can be fixed And sick people just die And oil fills...


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Obama Tells MTV He Won't Push Gay Marriage In Second Term - MFn GIMP
[quote]During a live interview today inside the White House, President Obama told MTV viewers that when it comes to same-sex marriage, it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform. Asked if he would use his second term as a platform to overturn the Defense of M...


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Romney Puts Ads in Minnesota - MFn GIMP
[quote]DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is placing television ads in Minnesota, a move that pushes his presidential campaign into a state Democrats have held for more than three decades. Republicans and Democrats who track campaign spending confirmed late Thursday that Romney will beg...


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Swing State Early Voting 2008 vs 2012 - MFn GIMP
I'm going to try and update this daily. Most of the information comes from [link=(http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2008.html)]here[/link] [b][u]Colorado[/b][/u] (GOP +3.1 Dem -1.6) [b]2008[/b]: Dem - 37.7% GOP - 35.9% Ind - 26.4% [b]2012[/b]: Dem - 36.1% ...


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Obama explains why he delayed calling the attack a terror attack - MFn GIMP
Per the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/presidential-debate-libya-questioner-says-obama-didnt-answer/2012/10/17/7109898e-1867-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_blog.html [quote]President Obama, though, wasn’t done with Kerry Ladka. “After the debate, the president came ...


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Initial Jobless Claims Falls to 339k - MFn GIMP
Shockingly, like the 7.8% unemployment rate, this is the lowest that initial jobless claims have been since January 2009. A coincidence I'm sure and not a calculated effort by Democrats to help make the case that the economy is improving dramatically. But what, wait's this? " A Labor Department e...


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Absurd new, actual, ad from the Obama campaign - MFn GIMP
The Obama campaign is now running ads about Romney's desire to destroy Sesame Street. Just watch the ad and enjoy the absurdity. I can't believe they actually spent money on producing it and really hope that they waste money airing it in swing states. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZxs09eV-Vc&featu...


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114k jobs created in September - MFn GIMP
But the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% what a joke. http://www.businessinsider.com/september-non-farm-payrolls-report-2012-10#ixzz28QYAdr99 I'll update this as actually numbers come out. This 7.8% is the lowest since January 2009. Coincidence? I think not....


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Emails show state department rejected requests for increased libya security - MFn GIMP
[link=(http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/)]Boom[/link] [quote]ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the s...


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New DNC Ad - MFn GIMP
Wow, you know the night was a total loss for the Dems when this is the first ad they come out with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qTFJTm4t5Mw I know they tried to get the #testymitt and mitt romney is a bully talking point going last night but I thought they would wise u...


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MSNBC caught doctoring audio - MFn GIMP
Remember that story that MSNBC did about the crowd at a Romney/Ryan rally earlier this week where the crowd is supposedly chanting Ryan, Ryan and then Romney stops them and directs them to say "Romney, Ryan, Romney, Ryan?" I know a couple of liberals on the board brought it up and used it to make...


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2012 Early Voting Statistics - MFn GIMP
I just stumbled upon this website this morning and I thought everyone here would be interested in seeing it. http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2012.html It tracks early vote ballots returned and breaks it down by party registration. And if you chance the 2012 to 2008 you can see 2008's numbers ...


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Q2 GDP Downgraded to 1.3% - MFn GIMP
Lots of bad economic news today: Durable Good orders dropped 13% in August. Nondefense capital goods orders dropped 24%. And Q2's GDP was downgraded from 1.7 to 1.3%. [quote]Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United State...


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White House asks youtube to pull anti-Islam video - MFn GIMP
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-filmmaker-20120914,0,6397127.story [quote]Obama administration officials also flagged the trailer to YouTube and asked the company to review whether it violated the website's terms of service.[/quote] It looks like these terrorist scums are succeeding in t...


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3 GOP Electoral College members say they may not vote for Republican ticket - MFn GIMP
[quote]At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party’s presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the next president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race. ...


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Maryland Congressional Candidate withdraws from race due to voter fraud - MFn GIMP
But voter fraud never happens right? http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/10/Maryland-Democrat-Withdraws-From-Congressional-Race-After-Allegations-She-Committed-Voter-Fraud?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29 [quote]Wendy Rosen, ...


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Obama "I will never turn Medicare into a voucher" is a lie - MFn GIMP
After spending the entire convention, including during Obama's speech, talking about how the romney/Ryan Medicare vouchers would be the worst thing in the world. Well guess what? http://nationaljournal.com/healthcare/obama-more-flexible-on-medicare-than-rhetoric-suggests-20120908?page=1 [quo...


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Are 99% of MSNBC employees white? - MFn GIMP
It sure seems that way if you ever watch their news coverage. How can such a lily white organization, like MSNBC, talk about the GOP being lily white?...


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New Michigan Poll: Romney up 4. - MFn GIMP
Romney 48 Obama 44 Not only that but people are more likely to vote for Romney because of Ryan than against him 36-28 and a plurality support Ryan's budget. 48-45 It also shows Hoekstra beating Stabenow. Great poll for the GOP as it is a likely voter model with 1,733 respondents. [link=...


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About the Obama claim that Romney asked for Obama's Welfare "reforms" - MFn GIMP
Turns out it is a bunch of baloney, or to use a term coined by Romney Obamaloney. [link=(http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050125/NEWS01/301259956)]LINK[/link] [quote]BOSTON — Welfare recipients with children as young as a year old would have to start working 20 hours a we...


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Disgusting New Ad from Obama Super PAC - MFn GIMP
The Obama Super PAC has put out a brand new ad in which they say Mitt Romney is directly responsible for the death of the wife of a laid off worker. It is pretty despicable and way dirtier than anything I thought they could accuse Romney of. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj70XqOxptU&feature=...


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