Monday, May 16, 2011

TRUMP shows you the failure of the media!

How come no one in the media is calling for details his "investigators"
in HAWAII?? Just a lie!!!
Maybe the donald can loose some weight!
The man is a balloon!!

Cali Swag District Rapper M-Bone Killed in Drive-By Shooting

CS - M-Bone
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M-Bone, one of the members of the rap group Cali Swag District, died Sunday night after being shot in the head.
 Born Montae Talbert, the 22-year-old rapper of the group known for its hit song and dance “Teach Me How to Dougie,” was killed in a drive-by shooting in his hometown, Inglewood, Calif.

 Inglewood police told MTV News that M-Bone, who was driving an unspecified black vehicle, received at least two gunshot wounds to the head. According to witnesses, a vehicle pulled alongside his car and let off at least two rounds before fleeing the scene.

SURPRISE!!! NOT!!! How much money for charity other than TRUMP?

Trump Says No to Presidential Run

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won't run for president, choosing to stick with hosting "The Celebrity Apprentice" over a bid for the Republican nomination.
The reality TV star and real estate mogul made his announcement at a Manhattan hotel as NBC, which airs his show, rolled out its fall lineup.
"I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to," Trump said.
Trump's office released a formal statement just as he was taking the stage. In it, a confident Trump said he felt he could win the Republican primary and beat President Barack Obama in the general election but had come to realize a presidential campaign could not be run half-heartedly.
"Ultimately, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector," Trump said.
Several Republicans are seeking the nomination in a race that lacks a clear front-runner. Among the top hopefuls are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The GOP is still waiting to hear whether Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin or Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will get in the race.
Trump has floated the idea of a presidential candidacy in both 1988 and 2000 but claimed he was more serious than ever this time, citing the weak economy and the sense that the United States was in decline. Some public opinion polls showed him leading the slow-to-coalesce Republican field.
In the past few months, he delivered speeches to national GOP groups and traveled to early primary states like New Hampshire and Nevada. During that time, he reignited the so-called "birther" controversy by perpetuating falsehoods about Obama's birth place, insisting that questions were unanswered about whether the president was born in Hawaii. He amassed admiration from many on the far right who have insisted Obama was born overseas and, thus, wasn't eligible to serve as president.
Obama finally distributed his long-form birth certificate earlier this month, indirectly casting Trump as a carnival barker and the controversy as a sideshow. Trump took credit for the release even though it robbed his candidacy of its signature issue.
Obama retaliated days later in his monologue at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, where he poked fun at the birth certificate controversy and mocked Trump and his television show. A stone-faced Trump heard the barbs from both Obama and comedian Seth Meyers. A day later, NBC interrupted the airing of Trump's show with word of an Obama announcement — within 45 minutes the president informed the nation and the world that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.
Whatever buzz over a Trump candidacy was left fully faded.
Trump would have brought to the race both celebrity and the no-holds-barred criticism of Obama that many Republicans are hungry for in a GOP nominee. But, as it has for months, Trump's participation also could have made the GOP nomination fight a less serious affair, seeming small by comparison to Obama and his presidency.
Trump is the second Republican in a matter of days to say no to a bid for the GOP nomination. Mike Huckabee announced Saturday that he wouldn't seek the presidency.
At the Hilton hotel in New York, NBC said that "The Celebrity Apprentice" would be coming back in midseason. But Bob Greenblatt, the head of NBC entertainment, said the only mystery would be whether Trump was host.
Trump said the show has made a lot of money for charity and that he wanted to continue as host.
Obama seems -- at least for now -- surprisingly immune to economic concerns. | AP Photo
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Despite widespread disapproval of Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, more than half of Americans approve of the president and are open to reelecting him.
The economy and government spending stand as the dominant issues on the minds of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed nationwide for the latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll, with 48 percent identifying either “the economy and jobs” or “government spending and the budget deficit” as the top issues.
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The poll was conducted by Democratic firm Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm.
Republicans looking toward 2012 have consistently argued that the president’s reelection hinges on the economy — regardless of who emerges from the GOP field. That thesis is backed by the 15 percentage-point spread — 42 percent to 57 percent — between those polled who approve and disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.
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But the president seems — at least for now — surprisingly immune to economic fears, the poll shows. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed approve of Obama’s handling of his job, up 7 percentage points from the most recent Battleground Poll, conducted in October. Additionally, 72 percent approve of Obama personally, up 7 percentage points since October.
The president’s strong approval ratings are buttressed by the 59 percent who said they will either “definitely” vote for the president or “consider” reelecting him. Thirty-eight percent “definitely will not” vote for the president’s reelection — giving Obama a higher ceiling of support than his Republican rivals would hope to see.

Obama’s recent spike in approval ratings across a number of prominent polls has been attributed to the killing of Osama bin Laden. While that may have altered views of the president’s overall performance, 84 percent said bin Laden’s death makes “no difference” in whether they plan to vote for Obama. Twelve percent said they are more likely to support the president, while 3 percent are less likely.
“President Obama’s successful targeting of Osama bin Laden has provided him a much-needed boost and set in stark relief the differences between the two parties on the central dimensions of leadership, competence, resolve and results,” said Celinda Lake of Lake Research. “Republicans have aided this dynamic with their tortured criticism and the same prescription of austerity and overreach that doomed them after their last monumental midterm victory in 1994. But Democrats cannot take their eyes off the ball; they must have a solid economic plan for job creation in order to assuage the public’s No. 1 and long-standing concern.”

The president stacks up well against the two GOP contenders polled in a match-up with him — former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. Asked whom they would vote for if the election was held today, 51 percent would “definitely” or “probably” choose the president, while 38 percent chose Romney. Against Pawlenty, Obama lead 50 percent to 36 percent.

One prospective foe the president doesn’t seem to have to worry about is Donald Trump. Seventy-one percent said there is not “any chance” the developer and reality television star will win the election. Only 26 percent believe there is a chance Trump will run.

In addition to his GOP 2012 competition, the president stacks up well against congressional Republicans and outperforms Democrats in Congress on most issues. Asked whom they trust to turn around the economy, 48 percent chose the president over Republicans in Congress. When Obama was removed from the question, the GOP outperformed Democrats in Congress, 45 percent to 40 percent.
Obama also outpaced his party against Republicans on job creation, topping the GOP 47 percent to 43 percent on the issue. But Republicans in Congress beat Democrats, 45 percent to 40 percent.
But the president’s strong showing might prove temporary, argued Tarrance Group head Ed Goeas.
“When you look at the undercurrent here ... ultimately, the things that were leading to his bad numbers are still very much there,” Goeas said, pointing to the president’s rating on the economy. “His underlying numbers are not very good.”

Indeed, not only are Obama’s ratings on the economy low, there’s deep skepticism over the course of the nation. Sixty percent of those surveyed said the country is on the “wrong track” compared with 32 percent who believe it is headed in the “right direction.” Additionally, 65 percent described themselves as “concerned,” “frustrated” or “angry” about the direction of the country. Only 29 percent are “hopeful” and 2 percent “excited.”

Those numbers, Goeas said, show the president is vulnerable despite his personal popularity. “I see nothing here to say he’s definitely going to lose, but I don’t see anything that steers me away from the notion that this will be a very, very close election,” he said.
Besides the economic pessimism, few Americans believe bin Laden’s death will have a lasting effect on the fight against terrorism. Forty percent believe the Al Qaeda leader’s death will have “no impact” on terrorism worldwide, and 33 percent think his death will bring a rise in terror incidents. Only 18 percent believe terrorism will decrease in the U.S. or worldwide.

The poll also flashed an ominous sign for Republicans urging GOP leaders to fight raising the debt ceiling. Fifty-six percent believe failing to raise the debt ceiling will be “disastrous” for the country, compared with 32 percent who think it will not have a “serious impact.”
The poll was conducted May 8-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.