Campaign Strategy – Obama’s strategy in battleground states such as Nevada, Florida, and Colorado is to pour money into ads courting the Hispanic vote. The Obama campaign has outspent the Romney camp over 100 to 1 on ads on Latino radio stations. Obama holds a 35 to 40 point advantage with Latino voters. However, U.S. President Barack Obama currently has the support of 64% of Jewish registered voters, according to the Gallup polling agency. This is 10% less than the percentage of Jews who voted for Obama in 2008. Also bad news for Obama while 57% of union workers who are registered to vote would support Obama, 35% would vote for Mitt Romney – also significantly worse than Obama’s support in 2008.
New York – From the NY Post “Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.”
USDA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is required to set up a catfish inspection program under the 2008 farm bill, and has been dragging its feet in putting the program into place. Normally, UDSA inspects meat and eggs, but leaves fish to the Food and Drug Administration.
Obama’s Second Term – According to New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza, “The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change . . . “
Paul Krugman – According to the Lefts leading economist and columnist the U.S. is in a depression.
Current TV – The TV station is replacing Keith Olbermann with Joy Behar.
North Dakota – The state voted to ban property taxes. It is the first time since 1980, when Alaska voted to end it state income tax, which a state voted to end a major tax.
National Security Leaks – Former Democratic strategist, Pat Caddell, believes the leaks are coming from Obama’s national security advisor, Tom Donilon.
ObamaCare – The Wall Street Journal had a good article on how the passage of ObamaCare itself was a scandal. The article points out that those groups with money and power got carve outs and earmarks in the law while the majority of Americans got a law they did not want.
Chris Christie – The New Jersey governor’s approval ratings are at their highest level since entering office.
Florida - Despite demands from DOJ, Florida has moved forward with the purge of ineligible voters and now, DOJ is suing Florida over the issue and Florida is suing the Department of Homeland Security for refusing them access to the I.C.E database.
John Bryson - President Obama's Secretary of Commerce, Secretary John Bryson was charged with a hit-and-run felony after being involved in three collisions. Bryson went of medical leave and is believed to have suffered a seizure.
Summer Jobs – Fewer than 30% of American 16 to 19 year olds have a summer job this year.