Mitch Daniels Republican Party

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Mitch Daniels Republican Party: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) gave a perfectly serviceable speech last night. It was a bit dull, maybe, but it wasn’t a wrenching exercise in self-humiliation. Which is to say, by the standards of post-SOTU responses, it was a stunning, historic success. But it was also a reminder of the difficulties Daniels, a fantasy-draft presidential pick for many Republicans, would face if he entered the campaign.“When President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave,” Daniels said, “he must know in his heart that this is not true.” And the reason for Daniels’ gloom was debt. We have too much of it. Much too much of it. And over and again, Daniels signaled that Republicans were not blameless in the rise of red ink. “The President did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight,” he said. “To make such action happen, we also must work, in ways we Republicans have not always practiced, to bring Americans together,” he admitted. Continue Reading…

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Demi Moore Hospitalized

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Demi Moore Hospitalized: Demi Moore was hospitalized late Monday in Los Angeles and TMZ  reports the hospitalization was linked to substance abuse.

The website did not cite named sources, but said that the actress, who split up with husband Ashton Kutcher in November, will “seek further professional assistance” for the substance abuse.

Paramedics rushed to Moore’s L.A. home around 10:45 p.m. Monday and transported her to a nearby hospital. Continue Reading…

Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart: The young woman at the center of an infamous child abduction case — Elizabeth Smart — will tell her story Thursday in Birmingham to raise money for a nonprofit group that serves the needs of Oakland County’s abused and neglected children.

Smart, who was 14 when she was abducted in 2002 from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom, will speak during the Oakland County CARE House’s annual Circle of Friends benefit, held this year at the Townsend Hotel. The event will benefit CARE House’s advocacy and child abuse prevention programs.

“Circle of Friends is more than just an annual benefit,” Cathy Weissenborn, CARE House’s interim executive director and Board of Trustees president, said in a press release. “It also brings a continued awareness to the needs of so many children in our community who cannot stand up for themselves. Continue Reading…

Boehner’s State Of The Union Guest List Highlights Keystone Advocates

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R)

Boehner’s State Of The Union Guest List Highlights Keystone  Advocates: House Speaker John Boehner’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union address include proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline that President Obama rejected earlier this month.

Boehner’s decision to invite backers of the controversial $7 billion, 1,700 mile underground oil pipeline is meant to hammer home Republican opposition to Mr. Obama’s decision to block the construction of the trans-national pipeline, which would link the tar sands fields of northern Alberta to oil refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Early look at Mr. Obama’s State of the Union speech:

Republicans say the TransCanada Pipeline would create 20,000 jobs (though that figure is hotly contested) and lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil. They vowed at their annual Republican retreat last week to keep up the pressure on Mr. Obama to approve the pipeline.

Boehner says the president is responsible for “destroying tens of thousands of American jobs and shipping American energy security to the Chinese” by blocking the pipeline, at least temporarily. At a news conference today, he said “The president’s policies have made our economy worse.”

Mr. Obama decided last week to block the pipeline from moving forward, saying there was not enough time for an environmental review of the project by a Congress-enforced deadline. The administration originally planned to put off a decision until after the 2012 elections, but Congress forced his hand in December when Mr. Obama was seeking an extension of the payroll tax cut, setting a short-term deadline for a decision. Continue Reading…

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Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal

U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal: Both U.S. Senators from Massachusetts are chiming in on a battle between a satellite TV provider and the owner of an NBC affiliate in Boston that may prevent some die-hard Pats fans from watching the Super Bowl in their own homes.

DirecTV and Sunbeam Television Corp., the owner of Boston-based NBC affiliate WHDH-TV, are arguing over retransmission fees since their contract expired on Jan. 13 and the satellite TV provider’s 200,000 customers are caught in the middle. Although network blackouts do happen occasionally when a cable or satellite TV provider fails to reach an agreement with a TV network, this particular impasse is gaining extra attention with the New England Patriots gearing up for another Super Bowl showdown.  Continue Reading…

Obama Equality In SOTU Speech

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Obama Equality In SOTU Speech: U.S. unemployment rate was 8.5% in December., President of the modern age that won re-election with higher rate.

Obama’s rhetoric and partisan reaction to your audience last year when the two parties was overtly than seeking a tone
Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona civility democratic legislators in the wake of the assassination attempt. As he made his way to the Forum the evening’s most emotional moment, Obama embraced warmly, Congresswoman Giffords. who shot in the head, he was retiring from Congress announced Sunday after a remarkable recovery. In response to a protest by Congress, Giffords riven bipartisan enthusiasm was one of only a few moments. Democrat Ann to massive cheer, and Obama “oppose with obstacle.” while sitting in stony silence vowed Republican but when Obama said all domestic energy sources to appreciated by both sides. Obama speech “Billionaire Warren Buffett, who says that she is a Secretary at the rate of the so-called unfair, Buffett’s rule” to rewrite the tax code to phone is resurrected. In a year than those with at least 30% will pay an effective tax rate of $ 1m and finished your tax deduction. Continue Reading…

Mitch Daniels Slams Obama As Pro-poverty

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Mitch Daniels Slams Obama As Pro-poverty: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels delivered a pointed and pugnacious response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, in a speech likely to amplify the drumbeat of voices urging Daniels to wage a late presidential bid.

The term-limited Daniels, who ruled out a White House run last year, slammed Obama for promoting “pro-poverty” extremism and leading a “constant effort to divide us.”

A former budget director under George W. Bush, Daniels was chosen by Republican leaders as a respected and serious voice who could credibly position the party as the champion of business.

“As Republicans, our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life’s ladder,” Daniels said. “We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves.” Continue Reading…

Fred Thompson Endorsement

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Fred Thompson Endorsement: Fred Thompson, the 2008 presidential candidate and former U.S. senator from Tennessee, endorsed Newt Gingrich for the GOP nomination on Monday, two days after Gingrich’s stunning upset over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary.

“Newt Gingrich is the guy who can articulate what America is all about — American exceptionalism — who can make the case and not just read the talking points or do it off the teleprompter,” Thompson told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “He can make the case for free markets and our basic case that lower taxes can be good for everybody. Bring about growth, it’s good for everybody. He is not afraid. He is tough. He is experienced.”

Thompson’s endorsement gives an added boost to a campaign that was declared dead on arrival before resurging dramatically — not once, but twice.

The 2012 campaign has become, in many respects, a contest over who can be the most anti-Washington and anti-establishment — many voters who supported Herman Cain saw his lack of political experience as a strength rather than a weakness — but Thompson said that was the wrong way to look at it.

“I don’t think anymore [that] it’s an advantage to be able to say, ‘I know nothing about the operation of the federal government,'” Thompson said. Continue Reading…

Pregnant Victoria’s Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio Hits The Catwalk For Colcci

Pregnant Victoria’s Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio Hits The Catwalk For Colcci:  Brunette bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio showed off her baby bump in Sao Paolo for the Brazilian fashion line Colcci.

The 30-year-old model, best known as one of Victoria’s Secret’s “Angels,” looked smashing at five months pregnant, wearing tiny shorts and short skirts to show off her long legs but looser fitting tops and dresses to accommodate her growing belly.

Ambrosio was all smiles as she walked the catwalk in sky-high red stiletto heels, with matching lipstick and nail polish.

“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher sat in the front row and clapped with approval upon seeing his friend take the runway.

This will be the second bundle of joy for Ambrosio, who already has a little girl with California businessman Jamie Mazur.

The leggy lingerie model said that she kept her pregnancy a under wraps, and walked the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in November.

“I didn’t tell anybody so no one knew at the show that I was pregnant,” she told Us Weekly in December. “A week before, I told my booker I don’t think I’m going to be able to fit into the clothes because I gained a few pounds already, but we were just quiet.”

She credits lots of workouts and cutting out sweets and sugars 10 days before the show for allowing her to fool the crowds and walk the runway that made her a star.

Oscar nominations 2012 Snubs & Surprises

Oscar nominations 2012 Snubs & Surprises: Oscar nominations are out and there are both surprises and notable trends. Moviegoers are rewarding films that provide a respite from the turbulent world outside the theater. And women seem to be at the forefront of the charge.

Unexpected nods for dark horse “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” about a son’s search for meaning in his father’s death, include both a supporting actor and best film nomination. Also a surprise, Terence Malick’s polarizing, “Tree of Life,” made it onto the list for best film.

Other best-film candidates include “The Artist,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” and “The Descendants.” These films all reflect a turn to nastalgia and familiy – what one pundit calls “’The Blind Side’ effect.”  Continue Reading…

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