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  • Wisconsin judge strikes down Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining law (Again)

    09/14/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    We've been here before, remember? A left-wing judge struck down the law on a procedural technicality in May of last year. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a month later. Bet heavily that this will be reversed too, just because I suspect America's not quite ready to start throwing up constitutional roadblocks to fiscal reforms while states are already teetering on a fiscal cliff. Especially after Wisconsin held an election just three months ago where voters had a chance to effectively decide that issue. The law remains largely in force for state workers, though a federal judge struck down part of...
  • 2 Marines killed in attack in southern Afghanistan

    09/14/2012 6:22:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | ROBERT BURNS
    – WASHINGTON (AP) — Heavily armed insurgents attacked a British air base in southern Afghanistan Friday, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding several other troops, U.S. officials said. Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is stationed at the base on a four-month combat tour. There was no immediate word on his whereabouts at the time of the attack. U.S. officials said the attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province involved a range of insurgent weaponry, possibly including mortars, rockets or rocket-propelled grenades, as well as small arms fire. Lt. Col. Stewart Upton, a spokesman at Camp...
  • Ryan Calls for ‘Moral Clarity’ in American Foreign Policy

    09/14/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called for U.S. foreign policy to have “moral clarity and firmness of purpose” in remarks today to the Family Research Council’s voter summit in Washington. His address followed criticism by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of how President Barack Obama’s administration has handled attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts this week in the Middle East. The presidential campaign has turned to foreign policy after four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in Benghazi, Libya. The deaths and assaults on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Yemen followed publicity of film footage that mocked Muslims...
  • Jimmy Hussein Obama

    09/14/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT · by morethanright · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-14 17:46:30 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When President Obama was meeting with members of his administration to decide whether to intervene in Libya's civil war in 2011, he polled everyone in the room - including low-level staff. "Of the choice not to intervene he says, 'That's not who we are,' by which he means that's not who I am. The decision was extraordinarily personal. 'No one in the Cabinet was for it,' says one witness. 'There was no constituency for doing what he did,'" writes Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair.The Lewis puff piece intended to show a president willing to translate personal compassion into...
  • Frank Sinatra Beats Hot Dog Truck Over Rights to 'Franks Anatra'

    09/14/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/13/2012 | Eriq Gardner
    The Trademark Office says consumers are likely to think the term refers to the famous singer.On Wednesday, the estate of Ol' Blue Eyes successfully prevailed against a man who named his hot dog truck business "Franks Anatra" and attempted to trademark it. The United States Trademark Office's appeals board refused the application after Frank Sinatra LLC opposed it on grounds that it falsely suggested a connection with the dead singer. Bill Loizon, the trademark applicant, argued that the Sinatra estate was wrong in its notion that there was a Franks means “frankfurters, hot dogs, and other similar food items,” said...

    09/14/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/14/12 | Matt Barber
    "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Corinthians 4:4) While America mourned the 11th anniversary of the Islamic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, atheist radicals were throwing fuel on the fire. While millions were praying for the friends and families of precious souls lost, self-styled “progressives” were preying upon the most significant symbol of hope to which many of the grieving clung. The 17-foot steel-beam cross, found amid the rubble of the once...
  • Psy and ‘Gangnam Style’ rock the Plaza on ‘Today’ show Psy Gangnam Style

    09/14/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 09/14/12 | Jackie Kass
    Psy and ‘Gangnam Style’ rock the Plaza on ‘Today’ show Psy Gangnam Style September 14, 2012 By: Jackie Kass Subscribe Korean rapper Psy was a last minute addition to the “Today” show Toyota Concert Series schedule, but on September 14 he packed and the Plaza and rocked the crowd with “Gangnam Style.” Fans started lining up to see Psy on Thursday and he didn’t disappoint. In an opening clip, “Today” told Psy’s story of how the quirky, colorful and outrageously catchy “Gangnam Style” has swept across the US and made its creator an overnight sensation. From flash mobs in Australia...
  • Obama Holds Lead In 3 Key States

    09/14/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 14, 2012 | NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON
    BY NEIL KING JR. With few voters still on the fence, President Barack Obama holds leads over Mitt Romney in new polls of Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three of the states likely to determine who wins the White House in November. Mr. Obama has fought Mr. Romney to a draw on the question of which candidate is best equipped to grapple with the economy, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys suggest. Mr. Romney's campaign is built largely on an argument that he can best reinvigorate the economy. Among likely voters, Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney by seven percentage...
  • Kan. GOP Sec. of State Moving on Obama Birther Nov. Ballot Challenge

    09/14/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 194 replies
    Afro ^ | September 14, 2012 | Staff
    Less than two months before Election Day, a group of Kansas Republicans, led by a voter ID law advocate, is moving on a withdrawn challenge which may result in President Obama being removed from the ballot. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has embraced forcing voters to produce ID at the polls, said Sept. 13 that he will preside over a Kansas Board of Objections Sept. 17 meeting where a Manhattan, Kans. veterinary professor Joe Montgomery, questioned Obama’s birthplace and the citizenship of his father. Kobach said that the board is obligated to do a thorough review of the questions...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 15 Sept 2012

    09/14/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 453 replies
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  • Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Restricting Union Rights [Union Thugs Are Now Judges?]

    09/14/2012 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 14, 2012
    Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Restricting Union Rights By NBC News staff and news services A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled Friday that the law violates the state and U.S. constitutions and is null and void. The law took away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most workers and has been in effect for more than a year. For city, county and school workers, the ruling returns the law to its previous status, before...
  • ‘Katie’ Drops Again,‘Steve Harvey’Top New Syndicated Talker Women 25-54 Thursday(good news Fri)

    09/14/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 17 replies
    Deadline/Hollywood | September 14, 2012 | By Nellie Andreeva
    Uh-oh. In its fourth airing on Thursday, Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show dropped 26% in households to a 1.7/5 in the metered markets and 38% to a 0.8/5 in the key Women 25-54 demographic. In households, Katie still finished first among the freshman daytime talk shows but by a smaller margin. In W25-54, it was edged by Steve Harvey (0.9/6 in W 25-54, 1.3/4 in HH), which finished as No.1 for the first time since the launch of Katie.
  • Little Pavel Buys A Round

    09/14/2012 6:00:39 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 14, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Syerovs were at home, redecorating the basement. Pavel Sr. had found a great curio box at the hobby store – one of those picture-sized frames with a bunch of cubbyholes for knickknacks – and he and Pavel Jr. were going through a box (Mrs. Syerov called it “the junk box”) full of souvenir shot glasses, golf balls, and other decorations of a similar size, to isplay on the wall at the foot of the staircase. As they were deep in the semi-serious study of what combination of thingamajigs would make the most fun wall hanging, Pavel’s younger brothers, Nicolo...

    09/14/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Classic ^ | 09-14-2012 | By Wayne Jett
    $480 BILLION ANNUAL DIRECT TAX ON SAVINGS Federal Reserve Goes All In for its Owners By Wayne Jett © September 14, 2012 The Federal Reserve announces its intent to create $40 billion monthly at the expense of existing savings and pay it to the big banks for mortgage-backed securities. This outrageous looting evokes what response? Applause, of course, and a little intellectual hand-wringing gives just the right tint of fair debate. Who continues to assign any credibility to the Federal Reserve’s announced policies, objectives and motives? No informed person, except those beholden to big banks (the Fed’s controlling shareholders), including...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Starts Classes At Dartmouth

    09/14/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    VPR ^ | 09/13/2012 | Charlotte Albright
    Dartmouth College is welcoming students back to campus, and one of them feels especially happy-and lucky-to be there. Daniela Pelaez is an undocumented immigrant who came to this country with her parents from Colombia in 1999, when she was four. They outstayed their tourist visas, and her mother returned to Colombia. But Daniela stayed in Florida and avoided deportation. Now the class valedictorian will study molecular biology. In some ways she still can't believe she's shopping in the Dartmouth Bookstore. "When I was growing up... it seemed like an impossible dream that only the true American families send their kids...
  • Survey: Who's worse, Jay Carney or Robert Gibbs?

    09/14/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 22 replies
    one man's opinion....
    Watching Jay Carney today tell a near incredulous White House press corps that the 9/11 anniversay had absolutely nothing to do with the attacks on US diplomatic posts in Cairo and Benghazi, I actually found myself, in a weird sort of way, wishing that Robert Gibbs was still on the job.
  • PM: I'm not interfering in US presidential election

    09/14/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/14/12 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismissed as “completely groundless” allegations he is manufacturing a crisis with US President Barack Obama just before the November 6 American election to influence the outcome in favor of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Netanyahu, in a Rosh Hashana interview with The Jerusalem Post that will appear in full on Sunday, said his call for the United States and the international community to set red lines for Iran was not at all connected with the US political campaign. “It has nothing to do with the American elections, because the Iranian nuclear program doesn’t care about the American...
  • Gasoline Prices More than Double Under Obama: $1.84 to $3.85

    09/14/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 38 replies ^ | Sept 14 2012 |
    Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama, according to government statistics, rising from $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon. The average gasoline price is calculated by the Energy Information Agency, and shows that over the past 43 months of President Obama’s term retail gasoline prices have more than doubled, rising from an average of $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon. Rising gasoline prices were particularly prevalent in August, which saw a 9.0 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for gasoline, a rise that almost entirely accounts for the general increase in prices...
  • Teens sentenced in sex assault-Twitter case in Ky [Savannah Dietrich]

    09/14/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 3 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 9/14/12 | BRETT BARROUQUERE
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge sentenced two Kentucky teenagers on Friday to community service and sex offender treatment for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who later identified her attackers on Twitter. Savannah Dietrich posted the boys' names on Twitter despite a gag order because she thought the initial plea deal in June was too lenient. She said she also was unaware a deal had been reached until just before it was announced. Jefferson County District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig slightly altered the initial deal, saying the pair, now 17 years old, may seek to have the sexual assault charges...
  • NFL Schedule - 2012 [Bender's Week Two Never Wrong, Copyright & Porn Free Picks]

    09/14/2012 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 40 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-12-12 | Bender2
    Week 2 THU, SEP 13 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION Chicago at Green Bay 8:20 PM NFL Tickets Lambeau Field SUN, SEP 16 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION Kansas City at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS Tickets Ralph Wilson Stadium Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS Tickets Paul Brown Stadium Minnesota at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX Tickets Lucas Oil Stadium New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Tickets Bank of America Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS Tickets EverBank Field Oakland at Miami 1:00 PM CBS Tickets Sun Life Stadium Arizona at New England 1:00 PM FOX Tickets Gillette Stadium...