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  • Boehner Strikes Conciliatory Tone in Talk of Fiscal Cliff

    11/08/2012 6:19:07 PM PST · by RC one · 58 replies
    New york times ^ | November 7, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JACKIE CALMES
    The House speaker, John A. Boehner of Ohio, striking a conciliatory tone a day after the Republican Party’s electoral drubbing, said on Wednesday that he was ready to accept a budget deal that raises federal revenue as long as it is linked to an overhaul of entitlements and a reform of the tax code that closes loopholes, curtails or eliminates deductions and lowers income tax rates. Mr. Boehner’s gesture was the most explicit offer he has made to avert the “fiscal cliff” in January, when billions of dollars in tax increases and automatic spending cuts go into force. And it...
  • If I Were the Devil by PAUL HARVEY

    11/08/2012 6:18:41 PM PST · by upsdriver · 9 replies
    The People's Minestery ^ | April 3rd, 1965 | Paul Harvey
    “If I Were the Devil” – Paul Harvey on Destroying America -1965
  • Create A Three-Month Preparedness Plan

    11/08/2012 6:17:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 8, 2012 | Austin Fletcher
    While three monthsÂ’ worth of preparedness may seem like a long time, history confirms that it takes a combination of only a few emergencies for things like power, water and health services to be overloaded and run-down for weeks on end.For instance, New Orleans is still being rebuilt years later, and Japan was still cleaning up their nuclear meltdown more than six months after the tsunami. Should a severe snowstorm or forest fire cut you off from the grid, it certainly has the potential to last longer than a week. Thus, as you progress in your preparedness lifestyle, you will...
  • CBO: Fiscal cliff will mean recession, rise in unemployment (Just do nothing and let it go)

    11/08/2012 6:15:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    politico ^ | 11/8/2012 | By STEVEN SLOAN
    The Congressional Budget Office offered a sobering assessment of the economic implications of plunging off the fiscal cliff Thursday, just as lawmakers prepare for a fight over taxes and spending. If Congress and the Obama administration allow scheduled tax increases and spending cuts to occur, the economy will shrink by 0.5 percent in 2013. The unemployment rate would soar to 9.1 percent — up from 7.9 percent today. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) asked for the report and said the findings are another reminder of the need to find an alternative to the tax increases and spending cuts...
  • Barbarians at the Gate: Embracing Our New Barbarian Overlords

    11/08/2012 6:05:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rusty Shackleford
    I'm feeling rather pessimistic today. Call it sour grapes. So pessimistic, in fact, that you might just call it out right doom and gloom. With an outlook on life and politics and the prospects for our country that usually I just laugh at. Not apocalyptic, per se, but something approaching that. 100 years after the Roman Empire fell there was still something lingering around calling itself the "Roman Empire". 500 years after Rome fell, there was something still calling itself the "Roman Empire". Over a thousand years after Rome fell, there were still people around speaking as if their country...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 9 November 2012

    11/08/2012 6:04:47 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 70 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite Girlie movie. Hope you enjoyed tonight's threadand want to watch your favorite movie.Come on guys, we know you like them too. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe return home.
  • What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote

    11/08/2012 6:03:39 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 172 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/08/12 | Aurelius
    President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote. In Cleveland, in some districts he did even better with an astounding 100% of the vote in dozens of locations. For example, in Cleveland's Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G 1,337 to Mitt Romney's... 0. And in case you're wondering, Gary Johnson received more votes than Mr. Romney. Well, maybe that's just a fluke. In the...
  • America Commits Suicide

    11/08/2012 6:02:26 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 45 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 11/7/12 | Alan Caruba
    I had hoped that the majority of voters would elect Mitt Romney, but instead of a man of character they chose charisma. They ignored four years of failure and deception. In advertising, they say “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” Romney, sadly, lacked sizzle. Obama’s victory was one of a long line of Progressives from Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter. It was not new, but it will likely do more damage on top of what his predecessors have done. It turned out that there were not enough voters from the faith-based communities. You know—the kind...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-8-12

    11/08/2012 5:56:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-8-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Calgary-based company plans first U.S. oil sands project

    11/08/2012 5:54:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    Financial Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Yadullah Hussain
    The oil sands are coming to the United States. And this time they don’t need U.S. State Department approval or presidential permits, as a Canadian company has secured approval by the state of Utah to produce bitumen within its own arid lands. Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands Inc. plans to produce 2,000 barrels per day by 2014 on its PR Spring Oil Sands Project, a $30-million operation, which it aims to scale up to 50,000 bpd within 10 years.
  • NFL Picks Thread - Week Ten

    11/08/2012 5:53:55 PM PST · by FL2012 · 6 replies
    Blogcritics Magazine ^ | November 7, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    I went 12-2 straight up last week, and 10-4 against the spread. What follows are my picks for the NFL's Week 10: *Thursday, November 8* Indianapolis (5-3) at Jacksonville (1-7) - 8:20 p.m. (Line: Colts by 3) The Colts have won three in a row. The Jaguars have dropped five straight. They are winless at home this season and have the most inept offense in the league in terms of points per game, passing yards per game, and total yards per game. - RJ's Pick: Indianapolis by 7
  • Is Bachman the reason for Obama's 2nd Term? (vanity)

    11/08/2012 5:50:34 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 83 replies
    Would we have had a mid-western son of a milk truck driver (Pawlenty) as our nominee has she not surged up until Ames Straw poll? I am trying to trace down to the seed that germinated into re-electing Obama. That is the closest I have come. During this cycle, a more modestly wealthy mid-western governor of a Blue state may just have been the ticket. Thoughts?
  • Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move

    11/08/2012 5:46:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld
    President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill. Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating loss, and supporters say he’s more concerned now with being with family than working with Obama.
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate him, sends Romney an e-mail

    11/08/2012 5:42:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies
    hotair.com/ ^ | 11/8/12 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township… Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.” One of Romney’s biggest fundraisers told WaPo (anonymously), “A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama...
  • 20 things that went right on Election Day

    11/08/2012 5:42:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting,...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...
  • Eric Holder Says It's Been A 'Tough Four Years'

    11/08/2012 5:38:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/8/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Eric Holder told law students Thursday he's still trying to decide whether he has anything to contribute as attorney general during Obama's second term, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. Holder spoke to law students at the University of Baltimore, using a baseball reference to drive home his desire not to stay in his position too long. He likened Janet Reno to baseball great Lou Gehrig, who played 2,130 consecutive games, the Legal Times reported. "I do not want to be the Carl Ripken," he said, referring to the player who broke Gehrig's record. Holder hinted at the controversy...
  • UFOs sightings skyrocket across Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal

    11/08/2012 5:34:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    indianexpress.com ^ | New Delhi, Mon Nov 05 2012, 20:30 hrs
    Army troops deployed along the China border from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh in northeast have reported more than 100 sightings of "Unidentified Flying Objects" (UFOs) in the last three months. Agencies including the Army, DRDO, NTRO and the ITBP have not yet been able to identify these luminous flying objects. Reports suggested that these yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing. The officials confirmed that these UFOs were not Chinese drones or satellites. They said Army had also...
  • Election 2012 aftermath...

    11/08/2012 5:28:41 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 7 replies
    I suggest that Atlas should Shrug, go pick up his EBT card, Obamaphone, and head to Colorado to smoke a bowl while he waits in line for his Obamacare.
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Unique Gold Thracian Treasure

    11/08/2012 5:26:22 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    Novinite [Sofia News Agency; Bulgaria] ^ | November 8, 2012 | Staff
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found a unique gold Thracian treasure in the famous Sveshtari tomb. The team, led by one of the most prominent Bulgarian experts on Thracian archaeology, Prof. Diana Gergova, from the National Archaeology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, made the discovery during excavations at the so-called Omurtag mount. The researchers found fragments of a wooden box, containing charred bones and ashes, along with a number of extremely well-preserved golden objects, dated from the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century B. C.. They include four spiral gold bracelets, and a number...
  • Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Outdoor Smoking Ban

    11/08/2012 5:21:17 PM PST · by Drango · 37 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Palazzolo
    Legal challenges to indoor smoking bans have failed. But prohibitions on smoking in outdoor areas are churning in the courts~ Arthur Gallagher, an avid outdoor smoker, sued Clayton in 2011, claiming a ban on smoking in city parks it had enacted a year earlier was unconstitutional. He asked the federal courts to recognize smoking as a fundamental right and argued that any law restricting tobacco use deserves the utmost scrutiny from judges. On Thursday, the St. Louis-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit declined to recognize a right to smoke and held that Clayton had a rational basis...
  • I Do NOT Believe Our Country Is Trending Significantly Leftward and Here's Why (Part II)

    11/08/2012 5:14:27 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 50 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 11/8/12 | EricTheRed
    A lot of people are responding to my post here, at Free Republic, and on Facebook. Most disagree with my thesis laid out in Part I but here we go with Part II: Obama lost votes in all but two states (LA and NC) Romney got more votes than McCain in 27 states. This is the case in some of the swing states and even deep blue states that Obama won handily. Examples: Colorado: Obama lost 3.9% of his 2008 voters while Romney got 4.8% more votes than McCain, which means Obama won Colorado by a smaller margin (51.2% to 46.5%) than in...
  • World War IV is just beginning: North Africa is this century's Czechoslovakia and Israel is Poland

    11/08/2012 5:14:20 PM PST · by cll · 22 replies
    Free Republic | 11/08/2012 | cll
    Obama is indeed the 21st century's Chamberlain. In another disastrous bid for appeasement, he has handed control of North Africa to Al Qaeda. If Al Qaeda controls North Africa, it will soon be in position to interdict the Mediterranean through terrorism against shipping. As it builds up, it will then seize control of the Straits of Gibraltar. It already rules the Suez Canal. A bankrupt, islamized and weakened Europe will be in position to do absolutely nothing. Obama will look the other way. On the other end of the Middle East, the major sects of Islam will join to attack...
  • Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell

    11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility. "If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates. Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama. McConnell has begun gearing up for his...
  • Obama to make statement on economy Friday [showdown with congressional Republicans over....]

    11/08/2012 5:04:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 197 replies
    Obama to make statement on economy Friday By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 48 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will make a statement on the economy on Friday, the White House said, setting the stage for a showdown with congressional Republicans over contentious tax and spending issues. The president is likely to discuss looming tax increases and government spending cuts - the so-called fiscal cliff - that would go into effect early next year unless Congress acts to prevent them. He is due to make the statement from the East Room of the White House...
  • Super Sandy Kills a Quarter Million Cars

    11/08/2012 5:02:02 PM PST · by nascarnation · 27 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 11/8/2012 | Bertel Schmitt
    Superstorm Sandy left about a quarter million dead cars in its path, Reuters figures. It mioght even drive up cars sales. There is no official number yet on how many cars have been destroyed in the storm. “We believe that between 100,000 and 250,000 vehicles currently in operation could be removed from used vehicle supply once all is said and done,” said Laurence E. Dixon III, senior analyst with the National Automobile Dealers Association. Reuters think it is at least 266,000 vehicles. Some consumers with damaged vehicles may need to replace them with a new car, said Mark Schienberg, president...
  • Chris Christie's Sly, Futile Move (Christie is done as a presidential prospect)

    11/08/2012 4:58:29 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Kuttner
    Once again, Barack Obama has proven to be the luckiest politician alive. Just when the race was tightening to a dead heat in the election’s closing days, one spectacular betrayal and one rank miscalculation on the Republican side have turned the contest back in Obama’s favor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will tour his storm-ravaged state today with President Obama, was all over the networks Tuesday telling what a wonderful leader his president was. “I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie boasted, calling Obama “outstanding.” When Fox co-host Steve Doocy meekly asked Christie if he planned any...
  • ALLEN WEST NOW LEADS INITIAL VOTE COUNT IN ONE FLA. COUNTY

    11/08/2012 4:57:46 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    theBlaze ^ | November 8, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze. No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total. But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. In Plea Deal Talks With Feds, Sources Say

    11/08/2012 4:55:38 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 7, 2012 9:51PM | By MICHAEL SNEED msneed@suntimes.com
    Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds...
  • The Real Bronco Bamma

    11/08/2012 4:46:30 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-8-12 | The Looking Spoon
    It was inevitable to do something on this, the lefties have been very flattering with this meme, so it's time for some pushback. :-)Boomers might get the reference here...and only them.
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate, emails Romney condolences

    11/08/2012 4:46:10 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday November 8, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he had called President Obama to congratulate him on his win in the 2012 presidential election — but has only sent an email to Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for whom he campaigned heavily earlier this year. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his call to Obama, according to Bloomberg. “I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.”
  • Hillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State within 'days' of start of Barack

    11/08/2012 4:45:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/8/12 | 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. He is viewed as a more likely pick than Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, because of her widely-criticised appearance
  • Nearly eight million white voters who were expected to vote, didn’t; Update: Or did they?

    11/08/2012 4:44:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:59 pm on November 8, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Essential reading from Sean Trende about the new demographic reality at the polls. Based on his back-of-the-envelope math, there are actually two reasons why there were more minority voters as a share of the electorate this time. One, the reason everyone knows: There were more minority voters, period. Two, the reason no one guessed: If current projections hold, there were many, many fewer white voters at the polls this year than in 2008. Had the same number of white voters cast ballots in 2012 as did in 2008, the 2012 electorate would have been about 74 percent white, 12 percent...
  • Marco Rubio Heads to Iowa. 2016 Starting Already?

    11/08/2012 4:43:09 PM PST · by drewh · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 8, 2012 1:45pm | By Shushannah Walshe
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio is heading to the first caucus state of Iowa on Nov. 17 to headline an annual campaign fundraising birthday party for Iowa governor Terry Branstad. Last year all the presidential hopefuls, except for Mitt Romney, came to the party to court the governor and Iowa political dignitaries who attended the bash. The governor’s spokesperson, Tim Albrecht, a caucus expert himself, told ABC News that Branstad invited Rubio and is “excited he accepted.” “Sen. Rubio is a star within our party,” Albrecht said. “We were excited Sen. Rubio accepted, and regardless of what happened on Tuesday he...
  • Gasoline Rationing Comes To New York

    11/08/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/2012 | Tyler Durden
    From the mayor who made owning an 18oz+ container of coke a summary offense, comes this: Effective 6 am 11/9: drivers in NYC whose license plates end in an even number or zero will be able to buy gas only on even-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012 Drivers in NYC whose license plates end with a letter will be classified as “odd” and may only buy gas on odd-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012  In case anyone gets any ideas, the NYPD will be there to enforce counting skills: NYPD officers will be deployed at...
  • Consensus Forming for Lame Duck Deal To Delay Sequester Cuts

    11/08/2012 4:36:37 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    All content © 2012, Gannett Government Media Corporation | Nov. 8, 2012 - 01:39PM | By JOHN T. BENNETT
    Link only, per FR policy: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121108/DEFREG02/311080005/Consensus-Forming-Lame-Duck-Deal-Delay-Sequester-Cuts?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Health Care Costs

    11/08/2012 4:34:53 PM PST · by jda · 20 replies
    Just enrolled in my company healthcare plan for next year.
  • Mark Levin Gives "Unvarnished Truth" On Romney Loss

    11/08/2012 4:34:19 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/7/2012 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our children to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us,...
  • Brownback says he won’t support state-federal health insurance exchange

    11/08/2012 4:33:46 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 38 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 11/08/2012 | Emily Behlmann
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he won’t support Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s grant application to create a state-federal partnership health insurance exchange. The exchange is an online marketplace where individuals can by health insurance policies. A partnership is one of three choices for states under the federal health reform law. States could also choose to establish their own exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.
  • Speaker Boeher is done fighting Obamacare: It’s “the law of the land”

    11/08/2012 4:31:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    ABC News/The Right Scoop ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    I really hope someone with more backbone challenges this feckless speaker: ABC NEWS – Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • Vote Was Astronomical For Obama In Some Philadelphia Wards (99% or more in 13 different wards!)

    11/08/2012 4:31:41 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/8/2012 5:46:53 PM | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai*
    Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election. In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008. But the difficult economy seemed destined to dampen that enthusiasm four years later. House Speaker Sam Smith, musing over "staggering" turnout in some city precincts and reacting to wrong information that "90 percent of the precincts in Philadelphia...
  • Obama's choice to replace Hillary? Susan Rice

    11/08/2012 4:31:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Bloomberg News is reporting that UN Ambassador Susan Rice is the favorite to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down as expected sometime in January. Six current or former White House officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Rice remains close to President Barack Obama and shares many of his views on foreign policy. They emphasized that the president hasn't made a final decision, and Clinton may remain in her post for some months into Obama's second term.Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and other officials said Obama's...
  • A way to get the country back...(VANITY)

    11/08/2012 4:24:41 PM PST · by Blogger · 28 replies
    How about we all register as Democrats and vote in conservative candidates in their primary? The electorate is so illiterate about what goes on the world that even if it made the news they wouldn't know and would vote for the candidate with the D.
  • Proposed Concepts for the Constitution of the New Republic of Texas (Reconsidering Secession)

    11/08/2012 4:21:10 PM PST · by grumpa · 35 replies
    Texas: A Whole Other Country ^ | July 22, 2009 | Off Grid Blogger
    The United States federal government has usurped its power under its Constitution. It has become oppressive and unresponsive to the people of America. Under both major political parties, it has lost control of its fiscal responsibilities which will irreparably harm us and our posterity. It is time that Texans free ourselves from such oppression and peacefully secede. But before doing so, we should have direction for a new Republic. This document is an outline for concepts to be incorporated in the new Constitution for the independent Republic of Texas.
  • U.N. "monitors"...Soros/Spanish voting machines...ACORN...Why aren't we talking about this now?

    11/08/2012 4:19:57 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 15 replies
    ROCKLOBSTER
    These things were all mentioned before the election, we knew that ACORN was simply renamed and probably multiplied in every city in America. There were obvious big money giveaways to the various unions and democrat activists, including the UAW and SEIU, who take taxpayer money and help any democrat campaign they can. Who is investigating this wholesale voter fraud funded by the stimulus?...Holder? And the experts and candidates don't understand what happened!!! Gimme a break
  • ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker sentenced to a year in prison for ‘parole violation’

    11/08/2012 4:18:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Ed touched on this earlier, but I wanted to tease it out a little.One reason to look forward to a Republican president would have been that people might start finding stuff like this outrageous again: The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Islamic world was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license. Prosecutors agreed...
  • Ballot tally wears on, as court hearing is reset for Friday on West demand for recount

    11/08/2012 4:15:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated: 6:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 | Christine Stapleton
    Supporters of Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West — from motorcycle club members to retirees — turned out in force at the Supervisor of Elections warehouse in Riviera Beach Thursday to observe the extended counting and copying of problematic ballots in a nationally watched race in which Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy held a narrow lead. West, whose status as an outspoken conservative and frequent cable TV guest has drawn him legions of admirers and critics nationwide, wants ballots and voting machines impounded for a possible recount even though Murphy’s lead of about 0.66 percent is larger than the 0.5 percent margin...
  • Tax hike for wealthy Americans won't kill growth:CBO

    11/08/2012 4:15:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | David Lawder and Kim Dixon
    (Reuters) - Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans, and maintaining rates for the less affluent, would not hurt U.S. economic growth much in 2013, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday, stepping into a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over how to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff." The report by the authoritative non-partisan arm of Congress is expected to fuel President Barack Obama's demand for higher taxes on the rich, part of his proposal to avoid the full impact of the expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending reductions set to begin in early 2013 unless Congress acts.Republicans...
  • Sen. Harry Reid ready to raise debt ceiling another $2.4 trillion

    11/08/2012 4:14:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | november 8, 2012
    You can file this one, along with the Iranian strike on a U.S. drone, the layoffs at Boeing, and PolitiFact’s wrap-up of President Obama’s broken first-term campaign promises, in your binder labeled “Handy things you learn right after the election.” It’s not a surprising statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but that doesn’t help it to sound any better as the country elects to move forward with the Obama administration’s vision, full speed ahead. Asked Wednesday if he would support raising the debt ceiling another $2.4 trillion dollars, perhaps even before the end of the year, Reid replied, “If...
  • Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 4:13:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions. U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican...