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  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/08/2012 5:38:33 PM PST · by dvan · 8 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 03/08/2012 | David Barton
    When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general...
  • Constitution Flouted On War If Panetta Testimony To Congress Says Anything

    03/08/2012 5:36:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Politics: Does the Constitution matter in executive decisions to go to war, or is the U.S. military just the president's plaything, subject to his getting U.N. "permission" to use it? Unsettling testimony this week suggested the latter. As a revolt in Syria heats up with talk of U.S. intervention, Senate Armed Services Committee member Jeff Sessions stumbled upon an astounding discovery about the White House attitude toward its oath of office and putting U.S. troops in harm's way. "We spend our time worrying about the U.N., the Arab League, NATO, and too little time, my opinion, worrying about the elected...
  • Rush Brings Out Stunning Hypocrisy of the Left

    03/08/2012 5:35:22 PM PST · by WXRGina · 10 replies
    American Clarion ^ | March 8, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Because it is so predictable, by now we should not be stunned by the stunning hypocrisy of the Left, but it is still tough not to be. One way to get your mind around it is to remember that the whole ideology and political existence of members of the communist Left are based on lies. They not only live on lies, lies are essential for their political survival. Let me explain why I call these people the communist Left or communist Democrats (and this also includes some who are fake Republicans). The very foundation of the Left’s platform is an...
  • Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault

    03/08/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by sreastman · 4 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/8/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    Tea Party Groups Fighting IRS Assault American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said it is representing nearly 20 Tea Party organizations nationwide against what appears to be a coordinated attempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to intimidate and silence these organizations in this election year. The ACLJ says IRS information demands sent to Tea Party groups include probing questions that violate the free speech and freedom of association rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. "This appears to be a coordinated attempt to intimidate Tea Party organizations by...
  • Not So Fast On That Whole Economic Recovery Thing

    03/08/2012 5:33:22 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    TEC ^ | 3-8-3012 | Michael Snyder
    Not So Fast On That Whole Economic Recovery ThingMichael SnyderMarch 8, 2012 Not so fast. Those that are publicly declaring that an economic recovery has arrived are ignoring a whole host of numbers that indicate that the U.S. economy is in absolutely horrendous shape. The truth is that the health of an economy should not be measured by how well the stock market is doing. Rather, the truth health of an economy should be evaluated by looking at numbers for things like jobs, housing, poverty and debt. Some of the latest economic statistics indicate that unemployment is getting a little...
  • Game On - Song for Rick Santorum - Super Tuesday Surprise Original By First Love (YouTube)

    03/08/2012 5:32:50 PM PST · by Downinthedixie · 7 replies
    Video This is an original copyrighted song written by First Love (Camille & Haley Harris & parents: David & Cherri Harris) We wrote it Sunday night March 4th til 3 in the morning & woke up on March 5th to finish it. We rushed to the studio about 30 minutes after it was done and recorded it! Matt Latta videoed this and edited it all night March 5th - 6th for Super Tuesday. We believe in Santorum's character and his ability to boldly lead this country in the right direction. We Love Rick Santorum & His family!
  • Video: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?

    03/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/8/12 | allah pundit
    Via Dan Riehl and Ace, this almost too good to check. Go read Rebel Pundit’s post for an explanation, then skip to 2:00 below. (If you missed Ed’s post this morning, by all means watch the whole thing.) After sneering at Joel Pollak for supposedly mischaracterizing the discipline and then refusing to define it herself, she finally demonstrates her grasp of Critical Race Theory by uncorking a definition that’s curiously similar to … the opening of Wikipedia’s intro on CRT, replete with the noncolloquial use of “intersection” to describe an interdisciplinary study. Could be a coincidence — the definition she...
  • EU: Legal skull-duggery in Greece may doom Portugal

    03/08/2012 5:26:58 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/8/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe has ring-fenced Greece's debt crisis for now but its escalating recourse to legal legerdemain has shattered the trust of global bond markets and may ultimately expose Portugal, Spain, and Italy to greater danger. "The rule of law has been treated with contempt," said Marc Ostwald from Monument Securities. "This will lead to litigation for the next ten years. It has become a massive impediment for long-term investors, and people will now be very wary about Portugal." At the start of the crisis EU leaders declared it unthinkable that any eurozone state should require debt relief, let alone default. Each...
  • Derrick Bell: The Jeremiah Wright Of Harvard

    03/08/2012 5:26:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Presidential Vetting: Obama's days at Harvard have been shrouded in secrecy. But a new video lifts a corner of the veil, revealing his creepy embrace of the "Jeremiah Wright of academia." It turns out his favorite law professor was the late Derrick Bell, a black radical who taught classes trashing the Constitution as racist. He liked Bell so much he led a law school "strike" in support of him in 1991, when the professor went on unpaid leave to protest the lack of affirmative-action hiring on campus. A video clip posted by captures Obama praising Bell for "speaking the...
  • Ex-LAPD detective found guilty of first-degree murder

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A jury found former LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend's wife 26 years ago. The trial lasted more than 3 weeks, but it took the jury less than eight hours to return with a guilty verdict on Thursday. The jury also found the allegation that she personally used the firearm to be true. The 51-year-old showed no reaction when the verdict was read. Her husband left the courtroom immediately, and her mother left in tears about a minute later. "I am very disappointed. I think the speed of...
  • White House coy on reported Israeli request for bombs, planes (classic "non-denial denial")

    03/08/2012 5:21:16 PM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 3/08/12 | Olivier Knox
    White House coy on reported Israeli request for bombs, planes By Olivier Knox | The Ticket – 3 hrs ago Call it a classic "non-denial denial." The White House tap danced Thursday around questions about news reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Obama administration for massive "bunker-buster" bombs and long-range refueling planes that could play a role in a strike on Iran. Israeli media accounts said that Washington agreed in return for a pledge that any such attack would not happen in 2012. "In the meetings the president had, there was no such agreement proposed or reached,"...
  • The Obama of 1991 We Weren’t Allowed to See

    03/08/2012 5:19:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/8/12 | Jim Geraghty.
    I hadn’t planned on posting more of the Morning Jolt today, but the video from Obama’s Harvard days seems to be the big story of the morning. It becomes the big story when CNN’s morning program features an old sitcom-actor-turned-pundit Jay Thomas suggesting that editor-in-chief Joel Pollak is a racist for making a point about Barack Obama’s support for a proponent of “critical race theory” during his days at Harvard Law School. Unbeknownst to Thomas, Pollak’s wife is black. also has footage of Prof. Charles Ogletree showing the 1991 video of Obama to an audience and saying with...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Biased Media Should Register as Obama Super PACs

    03/08/2012 5:12:49 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 8th | Michelle Lopata
    The Associated Press and other mainstream media are so biased in favor of President Barack Obama that they should register with the Federal Election Commission as Obama super PACs, Rush Limbaugh says.
  • Stunner. Georgetown “Coed” Sandra Fluke Is a 30 Year-Old Women’s Rights Activist

    03/08/2012 5:11:55 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    What a shock! It was all a BIG PRODUCTION! The Democrat’s token abused college coed is actually a 30 year-old hardcore women’s rights activist. Sandra Fluke is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
  • O'Brien: Kony 2012 campaigns tests impact of online activism

    03/08/2012 5:11:10 PM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 17 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8 March 2012 | Chris O'Brien
    If you had any lingering doubts about the power of the Web to spread a message, consider the astonishing impact of "Kony 2012." Over the past 48 hours, it would have been all but impossible to log into Facebook or Twitter and not see someone pointing to a stirring 30-minute video about Joseph Kony, a once-obscure Ugandan rebel leader alleged to have abducted, abused and killed thousands of children for more than two decades. The goal is simple enough: Make Kony's a household name to create a groundswell of outrage that would pressure governments to demand his arrest. This is...
  • A Victim of the Regime's White-Collar Payback

    03/08/2012 5:06:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the Indianapolis Colts' flags are at half-mast. CALLER: (chuckles) Hi, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I wanted to talk about the crony capitalism from a personal standpoint for myself. My husband was an engineer with Delphi, which is part of GM. And when the bankruptcy was taken care of and the auto bailouts and the whole thing that Obama's so proud of, what most people don't know is what happened to the salaried retirees from Delphi in the whole deal. The union people...
  • Limbaugh and the, um, Lady

    03/08/2012 5:06:43 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03-08-12 | Matt Barber
    Saul Alinsky is alive and well in the political maneuverings of the secular left. The problem is; we all have the play book now. As most know, Rush Limbaugh has been under fire of late for comments he made about 30 year-old “reproductive justice” radical Sandra Fluke. Ms. Fluke recently gained national attention while testifying before Congress. There, she demanded that Georgetown Law, a Jesuit University, underwrite her stated fornication practices by paying for her and other students’ birth control and, ostensibly, abortions. Fornication and abortion, of course, are considered “mortal sins” in Christianity. Catholic doctrine further bars the church...
  • U.S. military struggles to teach troops to respect Koran

    03/08/2012 5:00:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ian Duncan
    Reporting from Washington— Troops serving in Afghanistan were advised never to touch the Koran, never to place anything on top of one, and to keep it off the floor and out of bathrooms. They were even told never to "talk badly" about it. But the do's and don'ts said nothing about burning the Muslim holy book, which is what happened last month as a cache of Korans was incinerated at Bagram air base, setting off riots across the country that killed more than 30 people and provoked attacks on U.S. forces. An investigation by NATO officials into the burnings found...
  • Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off website (he makes sexist statements about women?)

    03/08/2012 4:58:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/08/12 | Alex Pappas
    Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off websiteBy Alex Pappas - The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago The Alabama Democratic Party has now scrubbed a web page advertising its upcoming fundraiser with HBO’s Bill Maher following an uproar from conservatives about the event because of the comedian’s history of making sexist statements about women. The web address — — once took visitors to an invitation to the Maher reception in Huntsville on March 17. Now it redirects to the homepage of the Alabama Democratic Party. Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, has not returned...
  • Free Republic Gets Results! Fox's Greta to Boycott Media Dinner Over Palin Sex Slurs Comic

    03/08/2012 4:55:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 121 replies
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Kristinn
    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren announced this evening that she will be boycotting the 68th annual Radio and Television Congressional Correspondents' Dinner over the selection of a comic to headline the dinner who has repeatedly attacked Sarah Palin using vile sexual terms.Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott. The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so....
  • Netanyahu: Israel won’t attack Iran in days, weeks

    03/08/2012 4:55:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ori Lewis
    Israel will give sanctions on Iran a chance to work and will not attack its nuclear installations in the coming days or weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday after returning from talks in Washington. “I am not standing with a stopwatch in hand. It is not a matter days or weeks, but also not a matter of years. Everybody understands this,” Netanyahu told commercial Channel 10 in an excerpt from a recorded interview. Netanyahu has hinted Israel could resort to force should Tehran - which denies suspicions it is covertly trying to develop atomic bombs - continue to...
  • Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria (McCain's call for airstrikes could lead to Al Qaeda-ruled Syria)

    03/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. (snip) With Senator McCain again pushing from the right, America risks yet again lending support to its old nemesis on ostensibly “humanitarian” grounds. (For perhaps the only serious attempt yet made to assess the solidity of those grounds, see Sharmine Narwani’s analysis of the Syrian casualty figures here.) If, this time, the senator is not pushing on a fully open door, the door is clearly not shut either. Apparently in an effort...

    03/08/2012 4:54:51 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-8-12 | CleanTV
    We'll bet you didn't see THIS story reported by the mainstream media. In a direct challenge to the Obama presidency, pro-life challenger Randall Terry embarrassed the White House, tallying 18 percent of the total vote in the 2012 Oklahoma Democratic primary, and beating Obama head-to-head in 14 counties. Terry had promised to wage an active campaign in at least six, key, swing states, including Oklahoma. The shocking Super Tuesday results guarantee that pro-life delegates, pledged to Terry, and millions of abortion victims, past, present, and future, will have a voice at the Democratic National Convention, to be held this summer...
  • Mississippi high court upholds Barbour pardons

    03/08/2012 4:50:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 3/8/12 | Rich Phillips,
    (CNN) -- Mississippi's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial pardons of more than 200 convicts that former Gov. Haley Barbour granted on his way out of office, rejecting a challenge by the state's attorney general. In a 77-page, 6-3 ruling Thursday afternoon, the court found the pardons "may not be set aside or voided by the judicial branch." Attorney General Jim Hood had argued that no proper notice had been posted in newspapers, but the court found the final decision rested "solely with the governor." "We are mindful that the victims and their families are entitled to be interested...
  • White House: No Comment on Derrick A. Bell's 2010 Visits

    03/08/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/8/12 | Dan Riehl
    Via Lachlan Markay at Heritage, we learn a Derrick A. Bell visited the Obama White House twice in 2010. The White House did not return a request for comment. The visits were on 1/29/2010, a Friday and 1/31/2010, a Sunday. For now, a web search of news reports did not turn up why Bell may have been in Washington that particular weekend. Heritage could not independently confirm that the Derrick A. Bell listed is the same individual who spoke at the rally. The White House did not return a request for comment.
  • CBS: Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election (77% Think Most Important)

    03/08/2012 4:46:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | 3-7-12 | Esme Murphy
    It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote. The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months. Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity. In Minnesota the average price is 3-58. The current national average for a gallon of regular is 3-76, but some analysts are...
  • Bonilla-Silva to discuss 'The Invisible Weight of Whiteness'

    03/08/2012 4:45:13 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will give the talk, "The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America," Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Social Science Colloquium series, "Shades of Black and Brown: Afro-Latino/a Interactions." Professor of sociology at Duke University, Bonilla-Silva argues that "There is a racial grammar that structures cognition, vision and even feelings on a variety of racial matters. This grammar normalizes white supremacy as the standard for social...
  • Gloria Allred Asks Authorities to Investigate Rush Limbaugh

    03/08/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Paul Bond
    Feminist attorney-activist Gloria Allred is asking authorities in Florida to figure out whether Rush Limbaugh violated laws when he ridiculed Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. In a letter to County Attorney Denise Nieman in West Palm Beach, Florida, dated March 8, Allred says Limbaugh may have violated a misdemeanor statute against defamation. "Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' were baseless and false," Allred wrote. Allred said Nieman's office should "open an investigation into whether or not Mr. Rush Limbaugh is in violation of Section 836.04 of Florida Statutes....
  • Ready for a National Holiday for .. Muhammad's Birthday ? He is..

    03/08/2012 4:38:21 PM PST · by cakid1 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 3-8-12
    Ready for a National Holiday for .. Muhammad's Birthday ? An iman from New York is ready for it. In New York an imam says he wants to make the April 26th a National Holiday celebrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Mohammad Abdul Qayyoom - says he wants April the 26th declared a federal holiday, "so that we can enjoy this day like the joy of Christmas."
  • Senate GOP on Keystone: This isn’t over

    03/08/2012 4:36:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Senate GOP on Keystone: This isn’t overBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/08/12 05:34 PM ET Republicans vowed to continue aggressively pushing for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Thursday shortly after the Senate narrowly rejected a GOP-backed measure to greenlight the project. The Senate Republicans who authored the Keystone provision told reporters they are working with House GOP leadership to ensure that a measure fast-tracking approval of the project is ultimately attached to the highway bill. “We intend to continue our efforts, including on this bill,” Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) told reporters shortly after the Senate Keystone vote. “Remember, we’re...
  • Volvo Deploys World's First Pedestrian Airbag

    03/08/2012 4:36:05 PM PST · by kjam22 · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-8-2012 | yahoo
    Volvo has come out with the world's first commercial airbag designed to protect pedestrians rather than drivers in a car accident. That's just one of many smart safety features on display in its latest model of the Volvo V40 compact car. The pedestrian airbag inflates across one-third of the windshield and raises the back of the car hood as soon as the bumper detects a collision with a person. Such technology could cut down on lethal encounters between humans and cars that lead to U.S. pedestrians making up 12 percent of all traffic fatalities —
  • Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton ‘is a role model for me in so many ways’

    03/08/2012 4:35:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    the Hill ^ | 3/8/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday cited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a “role model” and offered her support for the former first lady “wherever she needs me to be.” The two women marked International Women’s Day by presenting International Women of Courage awards to 10 women in a ceremony at the Department of State. The State Department heavily promoted international activities to mark the occasion, using the official blog and Twitter feed. "I don't think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible,” Obama said of Clinton, according to the White...
  • Mom of alleged hacker: ‘He thinks America is evil’

    03/08/2012 4:29:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2012 | DON BABWIN, VERENA DOBNIK and DAVID B. CARUSO
    The mother of Jeremy Hammond, a 27-year-old Chicagoan accused of hacking confidential data from hundreds of thousands of people, said Wednesday her son was a brilliant computer wiz but apparently couldn’t stop himself from applying his genius to “get the goat of America.” “He does have a good heart, but, I don’t know, he just wants to make those who disagree with him suffer,” Rose Collins said in a telephone interview from her home outside Austin, Texas. “He thinks America is evil, has done everything wrong.”
  • Russia says 15,000 foreign "terrorists" in Syria

    03/08/2012 4:27:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    rooters ^ | Thu Mar 8, 2012 1:52pm EST | Tom Miles
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is battling al Qaeda-backed "terrorists" including at least 15,000 foreign fighters who will seize towns across Syria if government troops withdraw, a Russian diplomat said on Thursday. Addressing a one-day humanitarian forum on Syria at the United Nations in Geneva, Russia's deputy ambassador Mikhail Lebedev said rebels had recently committed large-scale attacks against Syrian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals. "Rebel groups attack, kill, torture and intimidate the civilian population. The flow of all kind of terrorists from some neighboring countries is always increasing," Lebedev told the forum.
  • Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget (“A Platform to Revitalize America”)

    03/08/2012 4:21:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budgetBy Alexander Bolton - 03/08/12 02:16 PM ET Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday announed a plan to balance the budget in five years, cutting spending by nearly $11 trillion compared to President Obama’s budget. The plan, dubbed “A Platform to Revitalize America,” is a wish list of conservative policies, none of which have any chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate or being signed into law by a liberal Democratic president. The ambitious blueprint would achieve a $111 billion surplus in fiscal year 2017. “The whole point here...
  • What Public Employee Unions are Doing to Our Country

    03/08/2012 4:21:31 PM PST · by harpu · 3 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | March, 2012 | William McGurn
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2012, by William McGurn (News Corporation) at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Newport Beach, California MANY SCHOLARS ARE better versed on the history of public employee unions than I am, but there is one credential I can claim that they cannot: I am a taxpayer in the People’s Republic of New Jerseystan. That makes me an authority on how public sector unions—especially at the state and local level—are thwarting economic growth, strangling the middle class, and generally hijacking the democratic process to serve their own ends rather...
  • Pakistan charges Osama Bin Laden's widows

    03/08/2012 4:18:34 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 March 2012
    Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the women, reported to be two Saudis and a Yemeni, had been charged but did not say when the hearing took place. The wives and about 10 children were taken into custody last May when US commandos raided their safe house. The three women had been living in the compound in Abbottabad that Navy Seals attacked, killing Bin Laden.
  • Lobbyists Running Santorum's Faith-Based Charity

    03/08/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by red flanker · 54 replies
    WTAE TV Pittsburgh ^ | March 8, 2006 | Jim Parsons
    Sen. Rick Santorum calls himself the Republican point man on lobbying reform in Washington. But Santorum's reform plan doesn't deal at all with lobbyists running charities on behalf of members of Congress. Good thing for the Senator, because Team 4 has discovered that's exactly who's in charge of his charity, Operation Good Neighbor. Santorum has been handing out lots of checks from his charity, Operation Good Neighbor, since he formed it in 2001. "To me, it was part of a mission that I set out, which is I'm a great believer in the non-profit sector. I strongly believe we have...
  • NFL Quarterback Phillip Rivers endorses Santorum (AL Native)

    03/08/2012 4:16:33 PM PST · by parksstp · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8 March 2012 | Justin Sink
    San Diego Chargers quarterback — and Alabama native — Philip Rivers announced Thursday that he would endorse Rick Santorum in the state's presidential primary, praising the former Pennsylvania senator's record on social issues. "I am supporting Rick Santorum for President because of his stance on issues that attack vital Christian values our country was founded upon: no abortion, upholding traditional marriage, defending religious freedom, no euthanasia," Rivers said in a statement. The quarterback went on to pledge to help Santorum as he campaigns through the Deep South.
  • John Hanson Story (The REAL first President)

    03/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PST · by gorush · 17 replies · 1+ views
    John Hanson Story John Hanson (1721-1783) When we think of the President of the United States, many people do not realize that we are actually referring to presidents elected under the U.S. Constitution. Everybody knows that the first president in that sense was George Washington. But in fact the Articles of Confederation, the predecessor to the Constitution, also called for a president– albeit one with greatly diminished powers. Eight men were appointed to serve one-year terms as president under the Articles of Confederation. The first was John Hanson, in 1781. His exact title was the “President of the United States...
  • Andrea Rossi Energy Catalyzer Master Timeline

    03/08/2012 4:13:49 PM PST · by Johnny B. · 14 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | 3/8/2012 | Steven B. Krivit
    Andrea Rossi Energy Catalyzer Master Timeline (Includes some thermoelectric device and Petroldragon events)
  • 15 Potentially Massive Threats To The U.S. Economy Over The Next 12 Months

    03/08/2012 4:06:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/8/12 | The Economic Collapse
    We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and the potential for an event that could cause “sudden change” to the U.S. economy is greater than ever. There are dozens of potentially massive threats that could easily push the U.S. economy over the edge during the next 12 months. A war in the Middle East, a financial collapse in Europe, a major derivatives crisis or a horrific natural disaster could all change our economic situation very rapidly. Most of the time I write about the long-term economic trends that are slowly but surely ripping the U.S. economy to...
  • Police Shoot Aggressive Moose at High School

    03/08/2012 4:03:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Homer News ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | Michael Armstrong
    An aggressive moose hanging out at the entrance to Homer High School about 12:30 p.m. Sunday charged several people leaving services of The Church On the Rock, held in the Alice Witte Gym at the school. No one was injured, but Homer Police eventually killed the moose after it later attacked a police officer. From 400 to 450 people typically attend services on Sunday, said Jared Baker, office administrator of the nondenominational church that rents the gym. Some people were trapped inside the school. One leader chased the moose off with a shovel. Unfortunately, the moose continued to be aggressive...
  • Illegal Immigrant Living In US Arrested In Tax Scam

    03/08/2012 4:00:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    WDSU ^ | March 6, 2012
    Illegal Immigrant Living In US Arrested In Tax Scam Man Was Selling Fake W-2 Forms To Other Illegal Immigrants, Police Say KENNER, La. -- Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a tax scam. Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle. Officers responding to a disturbance Friday found Marvin Baca in an argument about false W-2 forms that he sold to another illegal immigrant for $1,500, Kenner police said. Police said Baca was arrested and confessed to a scam, saying he has been selling fictitious W-2 forms for $1,500...
  • Man Puts Mom In Headlock For Using His Salsa: Cops

    03/08/2012 4:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    Christopher Phillips is being held in jail on $750.A Bradenton man was arrested after police said he put his mother in a headlock for using his taco sauce and salsa on her dinner. Christopher Phillips, 23, was arrested Monday and faces a charge of battery. He is being held on $750 bond, according to online Manatee County arrest records. Police said Phillips became upset with his mother, Rebecca Phillips, 55, when she used his sauce. He screamed in her face and she pushed him away, according to an incident report. The son then put his mother in a headlock, which...
  • Trinity students hold anti-violence rally

    03/08/2012 3:59:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Students at Trinity College in Hartford are holding an anti-violence rally after a sophomore was attacked and brutally beaten over the weekend near the edge of campus. The incident was reported early Sunday morning on Allen Place. Officials said Chris Kenny had to undergo seven hours of reconstructive surgery after he was kicked in the face. Thursday's rally is in response to how the school is handling an increase in violence in the area. The university is also under fire from students for notifying Kenny's parents of the assault the next day. "Yes that happened, it was bad communication," said...
  • White House pushes back on report of deal with Israelis over Iran strike

    03/08/2012 3:57:21 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies ^ | March 08, 2012 | unattributed
    The White House artfully pushed back Thursday on a report in an Israeli newspaper that claimed the U.S. offered Israel high-tech weaponry like bunker-busting bombs and refueling planes in exchange for a pledge to hold off on attacking Iran until 2013. Press Secretary Jay Carney, asked about the article at the daily briefing, said "there was no such agreement proposed or reached" in meetings President Obama held -- without appearing to comment on what other officials might have discussed. "We have ... high-level cooperation between the Israeli military and the U.S. military, at other levels with other agencies in their...
  • Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe

    03/08/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-8-2012 | Charles Robinson
    Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned...
  • Rick Santorum’s Virginia Church and Opus Dei

    03/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by HokieMom · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2012 | Molly Redden
    Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith is an obvious centerpiece of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and it is rare for him to speak without referencing his religious beliefs. It is also rare, however, to hear him speak about his particular church, St. Catherine of Siena, which he and his family have belonged to for at least a decade. Even his 2005 manifesto on his personal faith and politics, It Takes a Family, did not mention the church. I was curious to learn more about it, so last Friday morning, I attended a 9 a.m. Mass there. St. Catherine is...
  • Occupy Nashville protesters prepare for arrests

    03/08/2012 3:50:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via WVLT ^ | 3/8/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Occupy Nashville protesters who have been living on Legislative Plaza are preparing for more arrests under a state law passed last month making it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose. The protesters were given a seven-day notice to remove their campsites last Friday and members of the group said Thursday the state could start enforcing the law starting after midnight.