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  • Putin: Obama Plans to Visit Russia ("More Flexibility" Time)

    11/14/2012 2:40:03 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/2012 | Daniel Halper
    Russian president Vladimir Putin claims President Barack Obama is planning to visit Russia, the outlet RIA Novosti reports. "US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian president’s spokesman said on Tuesday," the Russian outlet reports. "Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection." RIA Novosti quotes Putin's spokesman as saying, "Obama thanked [Putin] for the congratulations and the invitation and confirmed his readiness to come to Russia at a date to be agreed...
  • Subpoena issued to HHS Secretary Sebelius

    11/14/2012 2:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 11/14/12 | Greta Van Susteren
    Below is a p/r release about a Ways and Means Committee investigation. It is routine that Cabinet Secretaries testify before Congress — but it is sort of interesting that she was subpoenaed (per the release) and is not voluntarily appearing. I don’t know if the Committee first asked her to appear voluntarily and she said no so that they then served her with a subpoena — or whether they subpoenaed her without first asking for a voluntary appearance. (I recieved the press release from FNC News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz)
  • The GOP should give the Democrats everything they want on the budget.

    11/14/2012 2:37:48 PM PST · by Jaguarmike · 27 replies
    The American people voted to live in the Democrats' world. A lot of them seem think there's a bottomless well of money and free stuff to be given away, and they want it. So I say, let's give them what they want. If Obama wants higher taxes on producers, let's not stand in his way. If he wants more government benefits, let's allow it. In short, let's California-ize the U.S. And when the economy sinks to new lows, as it surely will, moochers won't be able to mooch anymore. The gravy train will have passed the station. Reality may be...
  • Obama says tax hike will have to come first in "fiscal cliff" deal

    11/14/2012 2:37:15 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/14/2012 | Andy Sullivan
    President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal that would prevent a dysfunctional Washington from pushing the economy into recession. In his first news conference since winning re-election last week, Obama said he would be open to considering Republican priorities like entitlement reform and a tax-code overhaul as part of a broad-based deal to get the nation's finances on a sustainable course. But Obama said Republicans in Congress would first have to agree to his top priority in the complex negotiations aimed...
  • RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race

    11/14/2012 2:36:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-14-2012 | Alexandra Jaffe
    November 14, 2012 RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race Alexandra Jaffe Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is echoing Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) call for a full recount of early ballots in his race, offering a rare show of support for a Republican lawmaker still locked in a yet-undecided race. "The voters of Florida's 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about...
  • Atheists Ask Obama to Ditch 'So Help Me God,' Bible in Presidential Oath....(Shameful)

    11/14/2012 2:33:15 PM PST · by TaraP · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 14th, 2012
    President Barack Obama will be taking the oath of office for the second time on Jan. 21, 2013. And atheists want him to do so without mentioning "God" and without a Bible. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent Obama a letter following his re-election, asking him to reject the way "this country politicizes religion." "When you stand to reaffirm your oath, do so using the language of the Founders. Eliminate the religious verbiage. While you're at it, why not place your hand on the Constitution instead of a bible?" FFRF attorney Andrew L. Seidel wrote in the letter. The words...
  • Rep. Allen West: I stand with Israel as she defends herself from radical Islamic terrorism

    11/14/2012 2:31:57 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 14th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Rep. Allen West released this statement today, vowing his support for Israel as she defends herself from radical Islamic terrorism and also calls out Egypt’s government for supporting Hamas: “I fully support the Israeli military strike that killed the Hamas military wing chief, Ahmed Jabari. Hamas is a known Islamic terrorist organization and clearly states in its charter the aim to destroy the modern day State of Israel. Mr. Jabari has been responsible for countless rocket and missile attacks originating from Gaza Strip into Southern Israel. I have personally seen the destruction this causes, and visited the City of Sderot...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, November-14-2012

    11/14/2012 2:31:36 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 37 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Reid Opposes Creation of Benghazi Panel

    11/14/2012 2:26:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | by Patrick O'Connor
    WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday opposed a request by Republican senators for a new Senate select committee to investigate the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. "No," said Mr. Reid (D., Nev.), when asked if he favored creation of such a committee.
  • Obama on GOP opposition to Susan Rice: You want to come after someone over Benghazi, come after me

    11/14/2012 2:23:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Greg Hengler, I don't know where to begin here. At 2:05, he says he agrees that it's important to find out what happened in Benghazi and that the administration's provided every bit of information it has. Not true. He still hasn't told us precisely what he instructed the military to do, or not do, after the attack was underway. All he's said is that he issued some sort of directive to "make sure we are securing our personnel." What did the directive say, explicitly? At what point during the attack did he issue it? Did securing our personnel include...
  • Syrian rebels seize territory north of Golan Heights

    11/14/2012 2:23:09 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies
    At least two hundred rebel soldiers had taken over Beerajam and Bariqa, two isolated villages nestled in the buffer zone established between the two countries following the Yom Kippur war in 1973.
  • US military official: Some Benghazi consulate attackers had links to al-Qaida in North Africa

    11/14/2012 2:19:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2012
    PARIS — Some of the culprits in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had links to al-Qaida’s North Africa arm, a top U.S. military official said Wednesday. Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, said some of the attackers had ties to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which was built on the remains of a former Algerian militant group.
  • Chicago reporter congratulates Obama on reelection in presser

    11/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune congratulated President Obama on winning reelection during a press conference Wednesday at the White House. Obama called on Christi Parsons, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune. "Thank you, Mr. President," Parsons said. "And congratulations, by the way." Obama then noted Parsons was there "when I was running for state Senate." "That's right, I was," Parsons replied, adding that she had "never seen you lose. I wasn't there that one time."
  • Dear President Obama

    11/14/2012 2:14:21 PM PST · by veritas2002 · 8 replies
    Vanity | 11/14/12 | Veritas2002
    Dear President Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over? Please let him know that I will be...
  • Survival Sanitation: How to Deal with Human Waste

    11/14/2012 2:14:03 PM PST · by Renfield · 54 replies
    This is the second post in a three-part series on survival sanitation.In a SHTF situation, proper sanitation is of utmost importance if you want to keep your family from getting seriously sick. When you add to that a lack of medical facilities due to grid-down issues, staying healthy becomes even more crucial.In this series I discuss the skills you need to avoid getting and spreading disease, and how to deal with waste and trash when your town and city services are no longer working. Survival Sanitation: It all Begins with the HandsSurvival Sanitation: Disposing of Human WasteSurvival Sanitation: Disposing of Garbage Off-Grid When the grid goes...
  • Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’

    11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST · by AAABEST · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page. “I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way...
  • Obama's re-election drives Key West man to suicide, cops say

    11/14/2012 2:09:10 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 14, 2012
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself. Police say they found Henry Hamilton's body in his bedroom Nov. 8, along with a living will with handwritten words “Do not revive! (expletive) Obama!” Two empty prescription empty pill bottles were in the dining room. Hamilton's partner Michael Cossey told Key West police he last saw Hamilton when they watched the election results together. According to the police report, Hamilton was upset and said, “If Barack gets re-elected, I'm not going to be around.” Cossey says...
  • Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell

    11/14/2012 2:07:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    CCHC ^ | 11-14-12 | twila brase
    Obamacare has more chinks in its armor than a turtle without a shell. As a result, state governors and legislators can inflict great damage. The following amazing chink was discussed by a Goldwater Institute attorney during a Tennessee-based webinar on Monday . It's only 10 lines long in the 950-page version of the law: "No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program...
  • Woman dies in Ireland after abortion 'refused'

    11/14/2012 2:07:53 PM PST · by soycd · 27 replies
    4 News ^ | 11/14/2012 | 4 News
    Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died on 28 October after suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, 34, says she had complained of being in agonising pain while in Galway University Hospital. But doctors said they could not terminate the pregnancy while there was still a foetal heartbeat and that Ireland is a "Catholic country".
  • Speaker adds Paul Ryan to fiscal cliff team

    11/14/2012 2:04:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and two other senior Republicans for key roles as he prepares for negotiations on the fiscal cliff with the White House and Democratic leaders. The Speaker is adding Ryan and Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to his daily management meetings “in preparation for the fiscal cliff talks,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. Those meetings already include the top four members of the House Republican leadership team. Ryan, the recently defeated GOP vice presidential nominee, is continuing as chairman of the House Budget Committee while Upton leads...
  • Judge Rules Against Forcing Mentally Disabled Woman’s Abortion

    11/14/2012 2:03:35 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Nevada District Court Judge Egan Walker has agreed that a pregnant 32-year-old mentally disabled woman will not be forced to have an abortion against her will. Judge Walker has taken the potential abortion off the table and will hold a medical evidentiary hearing with experts to determine the best way to safely help the woman carry her pregnancy to term and have the baby. Nothing has been decided at this point about contraception for the woman, long-term.The decision will become official later this afternoon or tomorrow morning when Judge Walker officially hands down the ruling.Local pro-life advocates were worried the...
  • Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo

    11/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Bordertown Laredo will not be back for a second season. But Laredo will be featured on the majority of the national geographic hit, Border Wars, which will premiere Wednesday night. Border Wars is back and the city of Laredo is set to be featured on seven of the ten episodes this season. You can expect some changes from what was seen on Bordertown Laredo. "The difference between Bordertown and Border Wars is one, Bordertown consistently concentrated on Laredo PD, Border Wars actually expands a little bit and bring in U.S. Border Patrol, Customs, other law enforcement agencies, and Laredo PD...
  • Sorrow about to Fall

    11/14/2012 1:59:41 PM PST · by zilla1126 · 4 replies
    BlueSundayColts.com ^ | 11/14/2012 | Scott Bolander
    I happened to look up a ELO song for something, and I noted that the lyrics seemed to echo (completely unintentionally) the situation in our country right now. My “interpretation” appears in (parentheses). Sorrow About To Fall by Electric Light Orchestra – “Balance of Power” (Ironic album title) There's a silence in the city, there's nobody around (The “City” is Washington DC, where there a few conservatives left) And everyone that we knew moved to higher ground (People disengaging, losing hope) There's a shadow hanging overhead, it lingers there alone (Obama & Socialism) Changing all we ever knew, the changes...
  • IDF puts up Twitter picture of assassinated Terrorist Jabari

    11/14/2012 1:59:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/14/12 | The IDF
    The IDF sticks its collective thumb in the eye of Hamas.
  • Vanity: Former Navy Seal Claims Syrian Rebels Taking Villages Along The Gaza Strip.

    11/14/2012 1:58:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies
    From Former Navy Seal Benjamin Smith "THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON IN JORDAN, ISREAL AND SYRIA...... If you heard something, Say Something. On the Jodanian border and Gaza Strip I heard that rebels from Syria took a couple villiges and there is IDF trying to secure them..... Its on their borders.... Where is the news? If you know anything ...Say it, so the rest of us can piece it together as well. Its Important that we do."
  • General John Allen Scandel with Jill Kelley

    11/14/2012 1:56:05 PM PST · by robowombat · 35 replies
    LaLate ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    This is the biography of Grayson Wolfe husband of Natalie Khawam the twin sister of Jill Kelley Khawam who was receiving a virtual data dump from Gen Allen. Is there some connection here to some sort of clandestine intelligence gathering operation on the part of the the interestingly named Akkadian Private Ventures ? Allen routinely received large quantities of highly sensitive intelligence relating to the entire Id East-SW Asia area. Who or why he was sending such huge amounts of data to is the real mystery of this convuluted drama. Grayson is a founding partner of Akkadian Private Ventues, LLC...
  • Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: "If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me"

    11/14/2012 1:54:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    "As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous," President Obama said at a press conference...
  • 'Practical atheism' more destructive than disbelief, Pope says

    11/14/2012 1:52:36 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | November 14, 2012 | Matthew A. Rarey
    Pope Benedict XVI gives the final blessing Nov. 14, 2012 during the general audience in Paul VI Hall. Credit: Matthew Rarey-CNA. Vatican City, Nov 14, 2012 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a greater threat than actual atheism, Pope Benedict XVI said as he presented three ways for people to more fully discover God. While actual atheists often think deeply about God before rejecting belief, practical atheism “is even more destructive … because it leads to indifference towards faith and the...
  • Petraeus’s Bathsheba Syndrome - Why did a man we so respected succumb to temptation?

    11/14/2012 1:49:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    General David Petraeus is arguably the most consequential and renowned American military leader since World War II. His resignation because of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, has shocked Americans. L’affaire Petraeus has two parts that must be separated: his sexual relationship with Broadwell itself, and the link between the timing of the announcement of his resignation and the Benghazi attacks on September 11.Here I will focus on the former. What led a successful general at the height of his power and influence to have an affair that undid all he had accomplished?In 1993, Dean Ludwig and...
  • Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public

    11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans. Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama...
  • Jon Bon Jovi's daughter arrested after overdose

    11/14/2012 1:40:49 PM PST · by subterfuge · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/14/12 | Bang
    Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Rose Bongiovi has been arrested and charged for drug possession after allegedly overdosing this morning. Police are said to have been called after the Hamilton College student - whose rockstar father battled drug addiction in his youth - was found unresponsive in her dorm room in Kirkland, New York in the early hours of Wednesday. Snip... a small bag of heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia was later discovered in Stephanie's room. The teenager was brought to hospital and was later arrested for drugs possession and charged with three misdemeanours. A friend of Stephanie's...
  • Congressional probe: Corzine is to blame for MF Global fall

    11/14/2012 1:37:51 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/14/2012 | Reuters
    Poor management decisions by MF Global's former CEO Jon Corzine triggered the brokerage firm's collapse, while lax protections for customer funds contributed to the loss of an estimated $1.6 billion of customer money, U.S. congressional investigators have determined.
  • Lessons for an Army During War

    11/14/2012 1:30:50 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | November 14, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    Defense News Once again, the U.S. Army is trying to learn lessons from the last war and apply them to future situations. Recent exercises at Fort Polk, La., emphasized short deployments with limited objectives: defend a consulate (!), secure the flow of energy resources and similar situations.  "My premise is that the world is going to get more complex, it's going to get more difficult," Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters. "We're going to need leaders who can be very adaptive."The United States has had adaptive leaders since the Christmas rout of the Hessians at Trenton, but the real...
  • Proposed Concepts for the Constitution of the New Republic of Texas

    11/14/2012 1:30:01 PM PST · by grumpa · 80 replies
    Free Texas Constitution blog ^ | July 29, 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. Reasons for Texas to Peacefully Secede: (1) Freedom. We would control...
  • Rush: 'Petraeus will reiterate that the video caused the Libyan riots'

    11/14/2012 1:26:35 PM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show
    Heard him say it. He warned his listeners to not be surprised when Petraeus restates before Congress that the 'the video caused the riots.' I guess we'll see. If Rush is right, we have to wonder what threats Petraeus has received and from whom. A truly superb Army career and now it's come to this.
  • Sad Story About a Great Person...

    11/14/2012 1:26:04 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just received some truly horrible news- blogging pioneer Amusing Bunni has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer- they just told her it's 'inoperable'. I myself first came in touch with her in 2008, and like any who've had the pleasure, was always 'amused' by her principles, good cheer, and STRONG Christian faith... and what a doll. Carol -her real name- is a true TEA Party conservative, yet one who has been down-on-her luck, unemployed and living with her cat right in the belly-of-the-best, inner city Chicago. But now fate has really dealt this fine woman a harsh blow... one only friends can...
  • The Moral of Sandy (Bjřrn Lomborg)

    11/14/2012 1:25:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Project Syndicate | Nov. 13, 2012 | Bjřrn Lomborg
    Here's the essay.
  • The Need to Explain (Sowell on Republicans)

    11/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...
  • 'Bama Claus is Spreadin' it round (vanity, song lyrics)

    11/14/2012 1:21:27 PM PST · by Rebel_Ace · 6 replies
    my own feeble mind | 11/14/2012 | Rebel_Ace
    'Bama Claus Is Spreadin' It Roundoriginal music and lyrics by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, updated lyrics by Rebel_Ace You better vote "D" And never vote "R" To Get Stuff for Free From the Welfare Czar 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round The Union's got a list, Who voted twice; Show it to the press they put it on ice. 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round The Rich they are not Paying We know how...
  • Silent Coup?

    11/14/2012 1:19:36 PM PST · by nevergore · 65 replies
    self | 11/14/12 | NeverGore
    Bear with me folks, I'm not a conspiracy nut but there has been a series of unusual happenings in the senior military officer staff. Supposition: If you were a senior military commander and seriously concerned with the direction of the country; with upcoming presidential elections, how could you ensure the current administration loses? First, Find like minded senior officers I knew well and respected. Meet with them and devise a plan. Second, I would find information so damaging to the current President that he could not possibly be re-elected. Third, I would confront him with the information and demand he...
  • How to Prove Voting Machine Fraud

    11/14/2012 1:15:32 PM PST · by rightjb · 27 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 11-14-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    There is an enormity of evidence that voting machines across the country did not accurately record votes albeit from poll clerks, poll watchers or actual voters.  A common cry heard from those wanting to simply accept these results is “you’ll never be able to prove it.” Au contraire, mon frere. Continued at: How to Prove Voting Machine Fraud
  • [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro to pen autobiography

    11/14/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    By the midterm elections in 2014, Julián Castro's memoir will be on bookshelves nationwide. New York-based Little, Brown and Co. will announce today that it has acquired the rights to publish Castro's yet-to-be-written book in English and Spanish as well as an audio version. The memoir will be published in 2014, the publishing house says. Since delivering the keynote address on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, Castro has become a national figure, and widely discussed as a future president. “We think Julián has a very universal story, filled with drama, struggle and achievement and it will appeal...
  • SanFran Chronicle: If they want to secede, let 'em

    11/14/2012 1:05:46 PM PST · by TheWryFederalist · 119 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/13/2012 | Caille Millner
    It's barely been a week since President Obama's re-election, and some people can't believe, truly can't believe, that things didn't go their way. As of Wednesday morning, 37 states had posted petitions on the White House website to secede from the United States of America. (Some not-so-brilliant citizens of Georgia and South Carolina actually have two different secession postings each, but I'm counting those knuckleheads only once.) I'm sorry to report that this not-so-illustrious group includes California, where nearly 7,000 citizens have signed a petition quoting the Declaration of Independence and insisting on the right to set up their own...
  • Neb. woman maintains anti-gay attack happened

    11/14/2012 1:01:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    AP ^ | November 14, 2012
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in emails to news organizations and in an online video. In the YouTube video and emails Charlie Rogers, 34, insists she did not make up the July attack, the Lincoln Journal Star reported (http://bit.ly/TGTbiv).
  • Obama to McCain: You can’t stop Susan Rice from being Secretary of State

    11/14/2012 12:57:25 PM PST · by mojito · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rice’s critics “have a problem with me.” “When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama told reporters today. “And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department [head] then I will nominate her, but that’s not a determination I’ve made yet.” Obama was responding to a press conference...
  • Obama: I want Federal Government to be 'aggressive and strong and fast and robust'

    11/14/2012 12:51:20 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it," Obama added. "That's a pretty good metaphor for how I want federal government to operate generally, and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure it does."
  • The Worst Is Yet To Come For California

    11/14/2012 12:50:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/14/2012 | Thomas Del Beccaro,
    Elections have consequences. There is little doubt that the reelection of President Obama will have far ranging consequences for the country. The last two decades of legislative elections in California have had enormous consequences for California and the U.S. more broadly. After 18 years of spending, taxing and regulating, the most resource-rich state in the Country is facing underemployment in excess of 20%, huge perennial deficits and failing schools. Sadly, the worst is yet to come. California has unprecedented problems. Estimates suggest that the pensions for the state and local governments are underfunded in excess of $650 billion – over...
  • The BBC isn't 'balanced' in its reporting of climate change: but the facts aren't 'balanced' either

    11/14/2012 12:50:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 14th, 2012 | Tom Chivers
    A new scandal is enveloping the BBC. It has been revealed that they have taken an editorial decision not to give equal air time to two sides of a debate. Some scientists believe that the dodo is extinct, and their views are valuable. But should we not teach the controversy? What about the counter-argument: that dodos are not extinct, but in fact left Mauritius on a spaceship in 1685 and built the Martian canals? The BBC is peddling the "dodo extinct" theory, but it should be made clear that it is only one theory. We should teach the controversy. Of...
  • Fire breaks out at SWAT situation on South Campbell Street

    11/14/2012 12:46:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WLKY ^ | 11.14.2012 | WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fire crews battled a blaze in the apartment involved in a SWAT standoff Wednesday afternoon. Metro Police said a man wanted for violent offenses shot at police Wednesday morning leading to a standoff on South Campbell Street. View scene images SWAT was called to the scene in the 400 block of South Campbell Street. Police said the Violent Incident Prevention, Enforcement and Response unit was going to serve warrants on the man at an apartment when the man fired at an officer. Police said the man barricaded himself alone inside a home.
  • Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/13/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.... KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously...