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  • House GOP plans public push against tax hikes on businesses [Good!]

    11/28/2012 3:35:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 27, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama won’t be the only one hitting the campaign trail to push his deficit plan to avert the fiscal cliff. House Republicans are planning their own campaign-style events to argue against Obama’s insistence on higher tax rates for the wealthy, Speaker John Boehner’s office said Tuesday. As they have repeatedly, Republicans are targeting their message to small businesses, arguing that an increase in the marginal income rate over $250,000 a year will hit small-business owners who file as individuals.
  • Senate Democrats divided over cuts to benefit programs, raising roadblock to any fiscal deal

    11/28/2012 3:18:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/28/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
    Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government's mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing "fiscal cliff," even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the focus during negotiations seeking an alternative to $671 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts beginning in January has centered on whether Republicans would agree to raising taxes on the wealthy. President Barack Obama has insisted repeatedly that tax increases on the wealthy must be part of...
  • Obama Seeks to Accelerate Access to Health Care -- Now in Uganda

    11/28/2012 3:10:15 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration is continuing its push to expand citizen access to health care--and it now seeks to accomplish that task on behalf of the citizens of Uganda. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) acknowledged this morning that soon it will seek a contractor to run its new Ugandan health program. According to a presolicitation notice released today that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research, USAID around Dec. 20 will release a Request for Proposals for the endeavor. The stated intermediate goals of the initiative are: 1) Expanded availability of health services by private service...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 28, 2012

    11/28/2012 3:02:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 14 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Obama Schedule Wednesday, November 28, 2012 [Miami TV Continues Campaign for Commie]

    11/28/2012 2:52:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff 3:00 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting 4:45 pm || Meets with business leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff
  • Obama's Next Move: the Global Warming Tax [global wealth redistribution]

    11/28/2012 1:59:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2012 | Brian Sussman
    This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations. "There will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United States," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy program at the World Resources Institute in Washington...... [SNIP of information] ...The lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this...
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • Please Freep this poll

    11/28/2012 1:45:56 AM PST · by beagleone · 20 replies
    Melbourne Age | 11/28/2012
    The poll is at the Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia. The poll can be found at the following URL: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillard-under-jewish-pressure-over-palestine-20121128-2ad9t.html#poll and scroll to the bottom of the linked page. It reads: How should Australia vote on a bid to give Palestinians UN observer status? Please vote "no". Thanks.
  • Israel tries to downplay Palestinians' UN bid [Global Hatred of Jews Continues]

    11/28/2012 1:14:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/28/12 | Itamar Eichner
    Jerusalem has accepted it won't be able to stop General Assembly from upgrading PA's status. "There will be fireworks in Ramallah, but the settlements will stay in place,' official says... ... but the settlements will remain exactly where they are and the IDF will continue to operate in the same areas." The forum of top nine ministers has yet to decide what steps to take in response but it appears Israel will keep a low profile so as not to turn the focus away from the Palestinian move which clearly violates the Oslo Accords. On Tuesday, France officially announced it...
  • World's First King-Size Bed...

    11/28/2012 1:04:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Thank God for that bed and the baby who slept there...
  • Planned Parenthood Rushes Woman to Hospital After Botched Abortion

    11/28/2012 12:11:22 AM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/27/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Another Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has been documented rushing a patient to a local hospital following a botched abortion that may have injured her and potentially claimed her life. A St. Louis Planned Parenthood patient was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering serious abortion complications the day before Thanksgiving, officials with the prolife group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews today. Paramedics arrived at the abortion clinic at approximately 2:45 p.m. on November 21, 2012, and removed the patient from the building with her face covered with a cloth. Mary Maschmeier of the local pro-life group Defenders of the Unborn told...
  • Democrats seek more benefits for jobless

    11/27/2012 11:34:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, November 26, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Warning that more than 2 million Americans are poised to lose their long-term unemployment insurance, some Democrats are calling on Congress to extend the “economic lifeline” before it expires next month. Some Republicans, though, are demanding that an extension of jobless benefits—and any other form of new spending—be offset through savings or spending reductions elsewhere in the federal budget. In a letter to party leaders last week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that extending the unemployment benefits another year carries a $26 billion price tag. Couple that with the cost of keeping the 2 percent payroll tax cut on the books...
  • France to support Palestinian United Nations status bid

    11/27/2012 11:30:19 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/28/2012
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that France will vote in favour of the Palestinian Authority's bid for Palestine to be granted UN "non-member observer status" at the General Assembly later this week. France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian "non-member observer" status at the United Nations, boosting Palestinian efforts to secure greater international recognition. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the country's National Assembly that Paris would vote "yes" in this week’s vote on a call for "non-member observer state status" for the Palestinians. Even with non-member status, however, a Palestinian state would...
  • Make Up Turned Break Up

    11/27/2012 10:44:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    “If I wanted to be secretary of state,” Collins observed, “I would not go on television and perform what was essentially a political role.” Collins drew up a list of questions to ask Rice at their one-on-one hourlong meeting slated for Wednesday. She wants Rice to explain how she could promote a story “with such certitude” about a spontaneous demonstration over the anti-Muslim video that was so at odds with the classified information to which the ambassador had access. (It was also at odds with common sense, given that there were Al Qaeda sympathizers among the rebel army members that...
  • Dallas police lieutenant Regina Smith ... under scrutiny for rap video, website

    11/27/2012 10:25:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Tanya Eiserer
    A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department who goes by the name “Lucille Baller” when she promotes herself as a recording artist promises to shoot anyone who messes with her in a rap song that was posted on her website. “Don’t push Ms. Lucy because you won’t like the consequences,” Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. “Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.” Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives at the Southwest and Northwest patrol investigative units, will likely face an internal affairs investigation over...
  • Major players in rare-earth production

    11/27/2012 10:24:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 27, 2012
    China China has been involved in rare-earth research and development since its first recovery of the oxides in 1950. Two years later, the General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, a major lab in Beijing, was founded. The Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths in inner Mongolia, the largest rare-earth R&D facility in the world, was established in 1963 under Mao Zedong. This exceptionally long-term outlook resulted in China's leadership in the field. The Bayan Obo iron mine in Baotou Province in inner Mongolia is the center of the nation's rare-earth production. Rare earths have been discovered in 21 of China's...
  • Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)

    11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 104 replies
    A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music. Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said. Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot...
  • Feds believe Jesse Jackson Jr. got tip about probe into his finances

    11/27/2012 10:00:03 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    Chi Suntimes ^ | November 27 | NATASHA KORECK
    Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Chicago Sun-Times that investigators believe Jackson had learned of the federal scrutiny of his financial activity prior to his June 10 leave from Congress. The sources said it didn’t necessarily mean the tip was from an investigative source, saying it was possible the congressman received a tip from someone who was notified about the probe, possibly through a subpoena. While Jackson, a South Shore Democrat, eventually released information concerning his health, he did not publicly disclose he had knowledge of the federal probe until last Wednesday — the day he submitted a...
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF? (Patrick J. Buchanan)

    11/27/2012 9:35:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/27/2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: “U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden — federal, state, local, together — is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch.”This core conviction holds the party together.Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed. Yet, two...
  • Genco closing Lebanon County warehouse (70 laid off in Pennsylvania)

    11/27/2012 9:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Central Pennsylvania Business Journal ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jim T. Ryan
    Pittsburgh-based logistics firm Genco in January plans to close its facility in Lebanon County, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry. The permanent closure of the warehouse at 2869 William Penn Highway in Bethel Township will include the layoff of 70 employees, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, letter filed with the state. The layoffs are expected to begin Jan. 18. The WARN letter does not specify the reason for the warehouse closing. Genco representatives did not immediately return calls for comment. In 2006, Genco upgraded the 550,000-square-foot warehouse with...