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  • Benghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of town

    11/08/2012 3:39:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Under pressure from senators, the State Department is allowing some lawmakers to look at cables and other documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, but only today and tomorrow, when most senators are not in Washington. Congress is gearing up for a full week of Benghazi-related hearings next week, including a Nov. 13 hearing behind closed doors of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Chairman John Kerry (D-MA). Kerry has written two letters to the State Department requesting congressional access to information and documents related to the circumstances leading up to and during...
  • Answer the Questions (North on Benghazi)

    11/08/2012 3:27:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 9, 2012 | Oliver North
    TAMPA, Fla. — This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command — at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines — on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. It's also the place where "action officers" are burning the midnight oil — but not necessarily planning new targets for our Navy SEALs. Apparently, a "good number" of SOCOM's staff members are busy preparing responses to the batches of inquiries about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya — before, during and after the terror attack...
  • Stock retreat persists

    11/08/2012 3:25:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    UP ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | UP
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Stocks dropped in New York Thursday, as investors remained skittish after President Obama's re-election victory. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up more than 300 points Wednesday to fall below 13,000 as investors were bearish on election results that left Washington split with a Democratic president and Senate, and a Republican-controlled House.On Thursday, the Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit shrank in September, dropping from a revised August trade gap of $43.8 billion to $41.5 billion.Stocks still fell. By close of trading, the DJIA was off 121.41 points or 0.94 percent to 12,811.32.The...
  • Hillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State

    11/08/2012 3:25:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 136 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:50 EST, 8 November 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Hillary Clinton will step down as U.S. Secretary of State within 'days' of President Barack Obama's second inauguration in January, her spokesman said today. Her long-respected(?) departure is expected by most Democrats to be a prelude for a White House run in 2016, when she will be 69. The top candidate to replace her is believed to be Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the losing 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. …
  • How Ideology Is Killing Education (and So Much Else)

    11/08/2012 3:22:53 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A teacher in Florida summed up the educational situation in her state: “There is an obsession with the worse-off students.” School officials there proclaim: “But what about the people with pathologies? They can’t advance very far. It’s fairer if we bring everybody along together.” Notice there is no obsession with curing the pathologies, or with devising better methods to help disadvantaged kids rise above their disadvantages. No, the answer is to reduce the better students to the level of the worse students. Where does this go? Suppose that half of the people in your city are sick. Do we best...
  • Yes, This Is the Obama Cover for Newsweek’s Post-Election Issue

    11/08/2012 3:22:37 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    THEBLAZE ^ | November 8, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • What should be the motto for our new socialist country?

    11/08/2012 3:20:40 PM PST · by GodSaveAmerica+Israel · 83 replies
    I think we should go with "Arbeit macht frei" A German phrase, literally "labour makes (you) free," meaning "work sets you free", "labour/work liberates" or "labor brings (you) freedom". The slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. Work and pay your freedom taxes.
  • A Seventeen Year Old's response to the election

    11/08/2012 3:18:46 PM PST · by AustinPaul19 · 35 replies
    The band of Patriots ^ | 11/07/12 | Austin Paul
    It’s final. We lost. Over the last eighteen months, we have fought the good fight and we have done our best to spread the message of smaller government and fiscal sanity. We did not lose this election to President Tee Time. We lost this election to a class of politically ignorant Americans.This is the group of people that pays little, if any, attention to politics until the first debate or even later. These are the people that get their news from the likes of Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, and Jon Stewart. The people that waste their time watching E! and...
  • Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff (Down 312 Yesterday - Down 121 Today)

    11/08/2012 3:18:30 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-8-2012 | PhilStockWorld
    Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012Nov 08, 2012 - 01:37 PM By: PhilStockWorld Down 312 points yesterday. (121 again today) That's a hefty sell-off and we'll see if we get some follow-through but we pretty much hit our downside targets on the head in a single day as I said to Members in yesterday's Morning Alert: About 13,000 on the Dow. 1,400 on S&P, 2,980 on the Nas, 7,950 on NYSE and 800 on the RUT are about the lows we have to hold – all seem like good spots to go long to me...
  • Bruce Springsteen Hug Leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Tears

    11/08/2012 3:17:22 PM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 11/08/12 | Chad Childers
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves his state and all that comes with it — especially Bruce Springsteen. The politician admits he’s a huge Springsteen fan, and got a little emotional after meeting “The Boss” at a recent Hurricane Sandy telethon. Northjersey.com reports that Christie began “weeping” after receiving a hug from the musician. “We hugged,” said the governor to a crowd of relief volunteers. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official — we’re friends.” The politician claims to have attended over 130 Springsteen concerts and he recently made an appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘ duetting...
  • Christie: 'I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama'

    11/08/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/12 | staff
    NJ Gov. Chris Christie responds to Republican critics of his last-minute praise of President Obama's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one week before the presidential election.
  • Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base

    11/08/2012 3:15:30 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Michelle Lopata
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says that the real reason the GOP lost the presidential election is that “the Republican Party didn’t turn out its base" — not demographic issues involving black or Hispanic growth. “The Democrats think Republicans have a demography problem” and “all they want to do is win votes with old white guys,” Limbaugh said. But “the Republican Party has . . . far more elected Hispanics than the Democrats have.” Limbaugh noted that all of the prominent Hispanic speakers at the Republican National Convention shared a similar “up-from-nothing story” with convention attendees and the country. Limbaugh...
  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/08/2012 3:14:29 PM PST · by Arthurio · 171 replies
    Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to the president. But it wasn't until the polls closed that concern turned into alarm. They expected North Carolina to be called early. It wasn't. They expected Pennsylvania to be up in the air all night; it went early for the President. After Ohio went for Mr. Obama, it...
  • The Five Guns Every American Has To Own

    11/08/2012 3:13:27 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    liveleak ^ | Nov 9, 2012 | Thickhanger
    Every American should have, must have and needs to have these five weapons. With the American right to own and protect themselves with firearms it is important to know which weapons you must have in your collection.
  • CBO: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Trigger Recession (Oh well! America asked for it)

    11/08/2012 3:10:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/8/2012 | COREY BOLES
    The fiscal cliff would drive the U.S. economy back into recession next year and result in a jump in the jobless rate to 9.1% by the end of 2013, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office said. The CBO said economic output would drop by 0.5 percentage point in 2013 if Congress fails to act to avert the tax increases and spending cuts put in motion by an earlier deficit agreement. But the CBO added the U.S. economy would in the longer run return to better growth rates and lower employment. The CBO, the independent budget arm of Congress,...
  • Nor’easter ‘kicks us while we’re down’: stories from the storm

    11/08/2012 3:07:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Yahoo News - The Lookout ^ | 11/8/12 | Tim Skillern
    Just as utility companies in the Northeast fixed power lines and some residents regained heat and electricity, another powerful storm rocked the New York area on Wednesday, sparking fears that the region could again plunge into darkness and freezing temperatures. Yahoo! News invited residents to share their short anecdotes and photos from the nor'easter. Here are some excerpts.
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Wind industries lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dan Gunderson
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. By the end of November, 345 workers who make wind turbine blades at a Grand Forks, N.D. factory will be out of work. Bill Burga, who heads manufacturing in North and South America for LM Wind Power, the Denmark-based...
  • Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table

    11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts...
  • Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless

    11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST · by count-your-change · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.