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Ads on fire trucks and police cars? Yep, it is already happening

Cash-strapped American cities are exploring selling ad space on fire trucks, rescue vehicles and even manhole covers as a way to cut deficits. Baltimore’s City Council last month passed a resolution instructing the city administration to explore selling ads on its fire tucks.  Philadelphia pimps out its subway fare cards to ad McDonalds and AT&T even sponsors a station on the city’s Broad Street line. Kentucky Fried Chicken gave money to cities in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee to fill potholes and replace fire hydrants and — in return — was able to stick its logo on manhole covers and hydrants.
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At Fourth of July lull, a close Presidential race with no clear front-runner

As America heads into a hot and humid Fourth of July, the Presidential race so tight that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney can be declared a front-runner and voters see little reason for enthusiasm for either candidate. Polls show voters on both sides of the political sense lukewarm towards the incumbent President and his presumptive GOP challenger. “Neither has an energetic base,” grumbles on Democratic consultant. Democrats privately worry about the lack of energy for Obama.  Gone is the widespread enthusiasm that swept him into office in 2008.  Americans, weary from a stagnant economy is continued high levels of
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Vets split over Supreme Court decision on lying about service, medals

Some veterans, particularly those who earned medals the old fashioned way — fighting for their country and facing death — are mad as hell at the U.S. Supreme Court over its decision to strike down the “Stolen Valor” act by declaring lying about service and honors just another expression of free speech. Others agree with the court and say the decision increases the need to publicly “out” those who make false or exaggerated claims about service and medals earned. “The court’s decision is a slap in the face to every man and woman who serves their country,” said Vietnam vet
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Takes one to know one? Sarah Palin calls Nancy Pelosi a ‘dingbat’

Memo to Nancy Pelosi:  If Sarah Palin thinks you’re a dingbat, you’ve got trouble. Palin, the flake from Alaska who proved that even a dingbat can grow up to become a failed governor who can quit in the midst of a lackluster and scandal-filled first term after a disastrous attempt to be John McCain‘s running mate in 2008 and turn that campaign into a national laughingstock, said on Fox News: First off, Nancy Pelosi is a dingbat.  She is the perfect spokesperson for this whole agenda of the far left running the Democrat Party. Guess that is what passes for
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White House chief of staff claims Obama administration is ‘most transparent’ in history

According to White House chief of staff Jack Lew, the Obama White House is the “most transparent” in history. The facts, however, don’t support Lew’s claim. The Obama administration has used executive orders, claimed executive privilege and conducted secret investigations of Americans more often than several previous Presidents.  In addition, the White House has launched several internal investigations into leaks, terrorized staffers suspected of talking “out of school” to reporters and fired several low and mid-level staff members for being honest with the press and public. “This administration has been the most transparent ever,” Lew claimed on CNN’s “State of
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Rabid right-wing anger generates outrageous comments about Supreme Court decision

How pissed is the right over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling? Very pissed.  In fact, the rabid right is mad as hell and frothing at the mouth. The Week uncovered some juicy tidbits: Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana had to issue an apology to colleagues after he compared the court’s ruling to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Conservative commentator Pam Geller Obama compared Obama to a vampire. Sarah Palin tweeted: “Obama lies; freedom dies.: Others offered doomsday scenarios.  Said right-wing Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri: “Today, America is threatened with a stage three cancer of socialism.”  Rep. Time Huelskam of Kansas
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Romney raises $4.6 million in just 24 hours following Obamacare ruling by Supreme Court

Angry right-wingers, pissed over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, are protesting with their checkbooks, contributing $4.6 million to presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the 24 hours following the court’s decision upholding the health care law‘s individual insurance mandate. Contributions from more than 47,000 donors flooded the online donations page of Romney’s campaign web site. Campaign spokesman Andrea Saul said the contributions continue to flow in, mostly in small donations by those angered by the Supreme Court decision. Romney’s campaign wasted no time in sending out a fundraising email after the court’s decision was announced Thursday. Said Romney
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Eric Holder found in contempt of Congress after 108 Democrats walk out

Rather than fight and take a stand, 108 Democrats turned tail and ran away Thursday from the battle over a criminal contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, walking out of the House chamber rather than vote. That left 17 Democrats willing to vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt and joining party-line Republicans in approving the contempt citation by a lopsided 255 to 67 margin, making Holder the first cabinet officer in history to be held in contempt by a Congressional vote. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called it “an irresponsible day for the House of Representatives.”  House
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Supreme Court upholds Obamacare insurance mandate

In what will undoubtedly be viewed as a major victory by the Obama administration, the U..S. Supreme Court, in a landmark 5-4 decision, upheld Obamacare’s controversial individual mandate that requires all Americans to purchase or have health insurance. Some legal scholars felt the mandate would be struck down by the high court but the Supremes kept the power of Congress to impose the mandate as a tax if necessary but Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal side to five the mandate a victory. Wrote Roberts in the court’s opinion: If an individual does not maintain health insurance, the
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Supreme Court makes lying about military service, honors, legal

The Supreme Court today made it legal to lie about military service and even to claim winning the Congressional Medal of Honor. Bragging about exploits that didn’t exist, the court said, is bragging but not illegal. The court struck down The Stolen Valor Act, passed by Congress in 2005, which made it illegal to claim or wear certain high honor medals from military service. In 2007, Xavier Alvarez, a member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District Board in Pomona, CA, said he had been “wounded many times” in combat as a Marine and was awarded the Congressional Medal of
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