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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...

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Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#123022 Nov 3, 2012
It doesn't make any difference on the outcome of the election, the "dogs of war" are on us!
Lock and Load!!!
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#123023 Nov 3, 2012
obama screwed himself on day one with Wall St...
part 1/2 or 3-

Wall Street donors opening their checkbooks for Mitt Romney
The financial industry's support for the Republican nominee marks a sharp reversal from four years ago, when the industry supported Barack Obama over John McCain.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and President Obama participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.(Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images / October 17, 2012)
Your take?
Will Wall Street money make a difference on Election Day?

By Andrew Tangel and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times

November 3, 2012, 5:00 a.m.

NEW YORK — Looking back, the end of Wall Street's love affair with President Obama came at a meeting in the Oval Office.

Surrounded by 13 of the nation's biggest financial CEOs, Obama fired the first shot: "My administration is all that stands between you and the pitchforks." A few months later he tongue-lashed them as "fat cats" and struck a populist tone to raise taxes on the rich and slap tough new regulations on their businesses.

There was no surprise after all this that financial executives would respond with their checkbooks. For every dollar that Wall Street has given to Obama this election, it has given three to Romney.

Election day might mark the official breakup between Wall Street and Obama. But, with the race as tight as it is, the question is whether the lopsided Romney support will help the industry or cause it four more years of agony.

"Money always wants a seat at the table," said Jeff Connaughton, a former lobbyist and political aide who has written about Wall Street's influence in Washington. "If Obama wins a second term, Wall Street is going to want to have a seat at that table and not a reelected president who feels spiteful."

Quiz: Test your knowledge of this week's business news

Wall Street has plenty of reasons to support Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

Obama and a Democratic Congress put in place a far-reaching overhaul of the financial system known as Dodd-Frank. Critics contend that the law adds burdensome regulations that squeeze profits and hinder recovery.

Obama also supports raising taxes on the wealthy and investment managers. He has sometimes struck a populist tone amid complaints by Occupy Wall Street activists and other critics that no senior executives have gone to jail for causing the financial crisis.

The financial sector has bet big on Romney. The industry — including insurance and real estate — has so far sent $52.4 million in campaign donations to Romney, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That's almost 19% more spent on ousting Obama than the $44.2 million the financial sector spent on putting him into the White House in 2008.

If the president wins reelection, he wouldn't necessarily bring down the hammer on Wall Street. Even though Obama wouldn't be able to run again, congressional Democrats may still have to curry favor with the financial services industry, Connaughton noted.

Tuesday's election may be Wall Street's last chance to avoid the brunt of Dodd-Frank,

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#123024 Nov 3, 2012
part 2/3-

"...many of whose regulations have yet to go into effect. Romney has said he would "repeal and replace" the law, saying he supports certain provisions. Regulators have yet to implement many Dodd-Frank rules, including the controversial Volcker Rule that would sharply limit firms' ability to trade with their own funds.

"The real hope is, certainly if Romney becomes president, that it just won't be enforced," said Michael Greenberger, a former top Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulator who teaches law at the University of Maryland. "Wall Street is angry — it's pinching them, it's reducing their profits."

A Romney fundraiser in New York City last month drew investment bankers, hedge fund managers and other financiers. Among financial luminaries were Bob Diamond, former chief executive of the British banking giant Barclays, and Paul Singer, the hedge fund mogul who recently made headlines for seizing one of Argentina's navy ships over unpaid bonds.

Attendees voiced agreement with Romney's tax policies, support of smaller government and disappointment with Obama's handling of the economy and how the president has worked with business leaders.

The Obama administration has "really been harassing businesses," Bob Israel, a private equity manager, said at the Oct. 15 fundraiser, as benefactors dropped contributions into silver punch bowls on the third floor of the glitzy Hilton New York hotel in Midtown Manhattan. "The history of our country is not to hold up wealthy people as villains but as beacons, as magnets, as examples that you'd want to emulate."

As co-founder of Bain Capital, Romney helped pioneer the practice of buying out companies, turning them around and selling for a profit. Wall Street may feel inherently more comfortable with Romney, who can see the country's ills through a financier's lens.

"There's a belief out there that the Obama administration really doesn't have a firm grasp on underlying economics," Todd Hagerman, a banking analyst with Sterne Agee, said in a phone interview.

Either way, Wall Street's support of Romney marks a sharp reversal from 2008, when the deep-pocketed industry supported Obama over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Then, donors in the securities and investment industries gave $16.6 million to Obama's campaign, but only $9.7 million to McCain's, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The category includes employees of such firms as venture capital, hedge funds, stock exchanges and investment banks.

This election, only $6 million, or 23%, of Wall Street's cash to the two main presidential campaigns has gone to Obama, versus $19.7 million to Romney, as of Oct. 17, the CRP data show.

"Everybody's very focused on going the extra mile," John Lehman, a former Navy secretary who is now chairman of private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Co., said at the Romney fundraiser, which was headlined by his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis).

Notable in support for Romney is Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the powerful investment bank. Goldman Sachs donated more than $1 million to Obama when he first ran for president in 2008, while giving only $240,295 to McCain, according to the CRP data. The data reflect contributions by employees, immediate family and political action committees, not the organizations.

This time, Goldman ranks as Romney's No. 1 contributor, giving him $994,139, according to CRP data. Four other top Romney contributors include Wall Street powerhouses: Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Credit Suisse.

Obama has taken in only $184,925 from Goldman this election. Four years ago Goldman was the president's second-biggest contributor, but its ranking has sunk to 53rd.(Goldman's PAC did not donate to either campaign this election, according to the CRP.)

Not everyone in finance

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#123025 Nov 3, 2012
part 3/3-

"...supports Romney, of course. Orin Kramer, who runs the hedge fund Boston Provident, praised Obama for taking unpopular steps to save the auto industry and financial system from collapse, and dismissed Romney as disingenuous.

"The arguments for Romney from sophisticated financial types … is that they'll cut their taxes and everyone else will pay for it, and he'll cut their regulatory costs," Kramer said. "But otherwise he's just reading from the script to get the deal done."

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Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#123026 Nov 3, 2012
28 papers quit Obama to endorse Romney

''Enough' to a Democratic administration whose sincere best has turned out disappointing'
Published: 3 hours ago

(The Blaze) Do newspaper endorsements mean what they used to? Maybe not. But Mitt Romney has over one hundred of them, which is an impressive feat for a Republican. However, Romney’s ability to convert editorial boards away from their decisions to endorse President Obama four years ago is truly impressive.

To date, twenty-eight large newspapers have decided to drop their endorsement record with President Obama and put their chips all in on Romney. The blunt explanations for their decisions often gives way to some blistering critiques of the president, leaving the reader no doubt why these papers lost their faith over the last four years.
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luke

Obama spoke today that people should vote for him, " for revenge".
This small mindedness and petty reasoning, makes me think that Obama
will be MUCH MORE DESTRUCTIVE TO THIS COUNTRY AS A LAME DUCK, than we
might anticipate. He will become even more dangerous.
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LOL. Obama is losing ground everywhere. Only drones dumb enough to watch TeeVee news or read filth like PuffPo don't see Obama's loss coming.
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I beg to differ. You right wingers live in an alternate reality and will wake up with a headache on Wednesday wondering why the election wasn't even close.
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Doc Brown

Hammond, IN

#123027 Nov 3, 2012
Marty McFly Nov 7 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
Doc, I just got back from the future you won't believe it. Barack Obama crushed the entitled one Willard Flip Romney. Despite all of Mitt Romey's disgusting lies and Fox's propoganda, it still wasn't enough to fool the true americans.

The is heavy Doc. I also went back in time when Romney was hiding in his french castle. You won't believe it. Mitt's elitist whore of a wife tried to bang me at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance just like she did with 20 other guys while Mittens was in France. Even Biff Tannen and the gang took turns covering her in their DNA.

Whoa, this sounds pretty heave doesn't it?
Great Scott!!!
DENNIS MILLER

Canyon Country, CA

#123029 Nov 3, 2012
Dennis Miller Show (@DennisDMZ)
11/3/12 11:34 AM
Avenge those 4 souls who just lost their lives in Libya, Obama. Don't seek revenge against the 1/2 of us who think you're bad at your job.
Guru

Canyon Country, CA

#123030 Nov 3, 2012
30,000 turn out in Ohio for Romney...

Obama plays for just 2,800...

...its almost over folks. obama will be out in 2 days.
Independent

Pompano Beach, FL

#123031 Nov 3, 2012
Obama most certainly needs to answer for Benghazi and our beloved Americans who lost their lives.

It seems everytime Obama fails to take responsibility for being the President, some Obama troll blames Romney or the Republicans.

Even if Obama wins re-election, I will congratulate myself for not voting for Obama and standing up for what I believe in
Voter

Pompano Beach, FL

#123032 Nov 4, 2012
"Marty McFly", what are Michelle Obama's hydrogel butt injections all about? Her husband has visions of shoving it up ours for sure.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#123033 Nov 4, 2012
Grand Birther wrote:
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Birfoon, are you too in denial that Ronald "the actor" Reagan campaigned the day after a terrorist attack?
Again, you try and equate a relatively minor event to one in which our embassy was breached and our ambassador assassinated. Let's see, when was the last time we had an ambassador killed? Oh, I know, Afghanistan in 1979 and Jimmy "The White Peanut Man" Carter was president!
And when was the last time one of our embassies had been over run? Hmmm later that same year in Iran and, hmmmm, the same president!!! Is there a pattern here?
Oh, I know, but they respect us more when a Democrat is in the White House?!?
Jacques Ottawa

North York, Canada

#123035 Nov 4, 2012
Independent wrote:
Obama most certainly needs to answer for Benghazi and our beloved Americans who lost their lives.
It seems everytime Obama fails to take responsibility for being the President, some Obama troll blames Romney or the Republicans.
Even if Obama wins re-election, I will congratulate myself for not voting for Obama and standing up for what I believe in
Obama most certainly needs to answer for Iraq and Afghanistn and our beloved 7,000 Americans who lost their lives. To my knowledge, he has yet to repent.
Jacques Ottawa

North York, Canada

#123036 Nov 4, 2012
Corr : HGWB ,not Obama. Obviously
Jacques Ottawa

North York, Canada

#123037 Nov 4, 2012
Result of major online poll taken in Canada on Obama-Romney preferences :

1. Who would you rather have crash your wedding? Obama 78%, Romney 22%

2. Who would you rather have a beer with? Obama 80, Romney 20%

3. Who would you rather have over for dinner? Obama 78%, Romney 22%

4. Who would you rather be stuck in an elevator with? Obama 79%, Romney 21%

5. What did you think of Donald Trump's "October Surprise"? 83 % thing it was further proof that he is an idiot.(MY oprinion is that this reinforces my belief that he is simply a front man for money launderers) 17% think he had a point and that Obama should release his records

6. 71% think Obama has a hottrer wife

7. Which endorsement were you most surprised about? 32% Colin Powell, 32% Clint Eastwood, 16% Meatloaf and 20% Lindsay Lohan

8. If you were trapped in a room with a bomb, who would you trust to difuse it? 40% Obama, 14% Romney and 46% hmmm, neither. LoL.

9. 67% think Obama is better for Canada (I would not necessarily agree as GWB was better for Canada than Obama is.)

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

Bristol, CT

#123038 Nov 4, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>it is built into the law, illegal is illegal, when it comes to illegal aliens, no statute of limitations, unless approved by congress.
A speeding ticket is not an illegal alien.
Romney Flip Flopper Liar

Bay Shore, NY

#123039 Nov 4, 2012
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you try and equate a relatively minor event to one in which our embassy was breached and our ambassador assassinated. Let's see, when was the last time we had an ambassador killed? Oh, I know, Afghanistan in 1979 and Jimmy "The White Peanut Man" Carter was president!
And when was the last time one of our embassies had been over run? Hmmm later that same year in Iran and, hmmmm, the same president!!! Is there a pattern here?
Oh, I know, but they respect us more when a Democrat is in the White House?!?
Fox News Makes You Stupid!

Republican Presidents Dereliction of Duty

Ronald Reagan, who did not retaliate for the murder of 278 United States Marines in Beirut and who violated his own terrorism policy by trading arms for hostages in what came to be called the Iran-Contra scandal; http://tinyurl.com/9s52o

George H.W. Bush, who did not retaliate for the Libyan murder of 259 passengers on Pan Am 103; who did not have an official counter terrorism policy; who left Saddam Hussein in place, requiring the United States to leave a large military presence in Saudi Arabia.

George W. Bush who did not alert the airports having known the CIA warning memo August 6, 2001: Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda determined to strike inside the United States. FBI warned John Ashcroft July 26, 2001 not to fly on commercial airlines.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/07/26/nat...

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The USS Stark Incident
http://tinyurl.com/3e7fx
http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id344.htm

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#123040 Nov 4, 2012
(CNN) "Polls show that American's negative views of Islam have increased since 9/11, not decreased.
Such trends cannot help but discourage even the most optimistic of American Muslims."

Islam 101
Frank

Spokane, WA

#123041 Nov 4, 2012
Independent wrote:
Obama most certainly needs to answer for Benghazi and our beloved Americans who lost their lives.
It seems everytime Obama fails to take responsibility for being the President, some Obama troll blames Romney or the Republicans.
Even if Obama wins re-election, I will congratulate myself for not voting for Obama and standing up for what I believe in
Obama's campaign strategy is to blame our nations problems on every one except himself. He is running a campaign against the incumbent. Doesn't he realize that he is the incumbent? Don't his radical supporters realize that he is the problem? As a country we will not survive unless we replace him and many others that share his ideology and agenda.
Romney Flip Flopper Liar

Bay Shore, NY

#123042 Nov 4, 2012
We need a law that requires all gas stations to have backup generators in NY & NJ.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#123043 Nov 4, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>A speeding ticket is not an illegal alien.
A speeding ticket is a tool of the people to encourage behavior in our civilized society.

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