Ground Zero mosque controversy grows, Democrats plummet in polls
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 2:20 p.m.
By David A. Patten
With just 78 days before the midterm elections, Republicans have seized an all-time record lead in generic party preference — a clear signal that Democrats are running out of time to resolve the ground zero mosque controversy and get back on message if they hope to avoid a political train wreck in November.
Democratic pollster and Fox News commentator Douglas Schoen calls the latest polls "very bad" for Democrats.
"With these numbers, the House is almost certainly gone and the Senate is very much in play," Schoen tells Newsmax.
UPDATE: USCIS memo details Obama Administration plan for Executive Action Amnesty
A newly revealed memo, obtained by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) who is leading the fight against amnesty, shows Obama Administration officials offering a detailed plan that would offer actual or de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens without Congress ever taking a vote.
The 11-page memo, drafted by Chief of Policy and Strategy for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Denise Vanison, outlines the various ways to offer a mass amnesty to the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens through the use of administrative actions. The stated purpose of the memo is to offer "administrative relief options to promote family unity, foster economic growth, achieve significant process improvements and reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization."
The Tax Foundation has released a report showing how the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts would affect the average middle-income family in each state and congressional district.
The report looks at the average family in the middle 20 percent of the income spectrum and compares their 2011 federal income tax liability if all the tax cuts expire to their tax bill if all the tax cuts are extended.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning that illegal aliens may have gained access to a U.S. Army installation in Arizona that also serves as the nation's largest military intelligence-training center.
Despite claims from the White House that economic stimuli and bailouts have "saved or created" 2.5
million to 3.6 million jobs, statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that U.S. businesses have shed 3.1 million jobs since President Obama took office, The Investors Business Daily reports.
Despite close to $3 trillion in "stimulus," bailout spending, and Fed money-creation over the last two years, official unemployment is at 9.5 percent, not below 8 percent, as White House advisers promised over a year ago.
Comedian, actress and singer Victoria Jackson, one of the stars of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s and '90s, is making no secret concerning who she thinks can best lead America away from what she says is a communist threat in the White House.
"I trust Sarah Palin," said Jackson, who will be taking part in WND's upcoming "Taking America Back" national conference in Miami. "People make fun of her because they're afraid of her, because she's honest. Wow! What a new concept! An honest politician. I love her."
(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the Census has "no way, unfortunately, of knowing" whether or not homeless individuals were counted twice, and added, "we may have duplicates."