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  • Hahn: High-Speed Rail Project ‘Critical’ To Calif., U.S. Economy

    12/06/2012 2:25:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 6, 2012 1:08 PM | Jan Stevens
    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California Congresswoman Thursday defended plans for a high-speed rail project despite spiraling costs and concerns about its long-term viability. KNX 1070′s Jan Stevens reports Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Torrance) clashed with a Bakersfield lawmaker during a Transportation Committee hearing in Washington. State legislators in July approved nearly $8 billion in spending on the first phase of the rail project that will ultimately connect the Southland to San Francisco. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) appealed to the Committee to review the business plan and to assess the viability of investing more funds into the project. “There are...
  • 34 Parties to Run for Knesset

    12/06/2012 2:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/12 | David Lev
    After weeks of wrangling and infighting, all the parties that plan to run for seats in the19th Knesset have filed the names of their candidates. As of the Thursday night 10 PM deadline for filing, 34 parties had submitted lists, and received authorization from the National Election Commission to run for office. One party that will not be running for office at all is the Atzama'ut party, formerly headed by outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The party's new number one, Shalom Simhon, said Thursday night that he was dropping out of the party, and of politics. After he announced he...
  • Obama, Boehner staff resume cliff talks: WSJ (Boehner purge over; prepares to surrender to Obama)

    12/06/2012 2:17:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/6/12 | Robert Schroeder
    Negotiations about how to avoid the fiscal cliff have resumed between the staffs of President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • Transsexual woman -- 50 years old, 6 feet 8 -- debuts on Santa Clara junior college basketball team

    12/06/2012 2:09:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 46 replies
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthias Gafni
    SAN PABLO -- As the buzzer sounds to announce the substitution, a handful of Mission College basketball supporters chant: "Gabbi! Gabbi! Gabbi!" Most of the 50 or so onlookers in the dingy, yellow-tinted gym briefly look up from their chili-cheese nachos and smartphones, and then back down. A few whisper and point at No. 42, marveling at her size. It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than...
  • Meeting Maya - Food Justice

    12/06/2012 2:08:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Good Times Weekly ^ | Wednesday, 05 December 2012 | Greg Archer
    Santa Cruz’s Maya Salsedo planted the seed for Food Justice and wound up harvesting an award-winning manifesto to boot. Now, her story is inspiring other youth nationwide to create changes within their own communities.
  • Why Freedom is Really the Only Issue

    12/06/2012 2:07:49 PM PST · by Guido2012 · 1 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 12/6/12 | Tony Caruso
    Because this is America, and freedom is, and should be, the ONLY issue. The problem is that Mitt Romney and most of the Republican establishment doesn’t know how to articulate WHY liberty is so important in a free republic. They have their speech writers, handlers, and poll takers who tell them what to say, when to say it, and to whom it should be said. Thus, they have put themselves in a position to be followers – followers of the very people who expect them to lead. But very few of these politicians have liberty not only as their core...
  • Enrico Fermi’s Anniversary (World's first nuclear reactor was built in the middle of Chicago)

    12/06/2012 2:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2012 | Robert Zubrin
    This week marks the 70th anniversary of a turning point in human history. It was on December 2, 1942, that Enrico Fermi ordered the control rods pulled from the nuclear reactor he had built under the west stands of the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field stadium, thereby initiating the first artificial sustained-fission reaction in human history. A cryptic message flashed the electrifying news back to Washington. “The Italian navigator has landed in the new world.” The consequences of Fermi’s success were profound. Within two and a half years, the Manhattan Project advanced to build both uranium-isotope-separation and plutonium-manufacturing facilities on...
  • Schumer: Jobless Benefits ‘The Best Stimulus There Is’

    12/06/2012 1:45:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that extending long-term unemployment benefits would be the “best stimulus there is” for the economy, saying it would create the most jobs for the money. … Schumer and fellow Senate Democrats called for yet another extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed before the current benefit extension expires at the end of the year. …
  • Blonde Joke #119,358,517

    12/06/2012 1:45:14 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
  • Obama hosts Christie for surprise White House visit

    12/06/2012 1:44:30 PM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/6/2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy. News reports have said the request would be $50 billion, and Mr. Christie reportedly wants tens of billions of dollars more. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to talk about specifics from the meeting or to say how much Mr. Obama will request. "The president is very focused on assisting New Jersey and New York and other affected states in their recovery efforts," he...
  • House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law (Good one!)

    12/06/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    CBS D.C. ^ | 12/06/12 | CBS D.C. Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday. The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”
  • Berkeley students seek Christmas ban on Salvation Army bell ringers

    12/06/2012 1:39:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | Dec 06, 2012 | Oliver Darcy
    The student government at the University of California-Berkeley (CAL) passed a resolution last month that would ban Salvation Army bell ringers and their iconic red kettles from campus this Christmas because of the Christian organization’s alleged bias against homosexuality. UC Berkeley is "reviewing" whether or not they will prohibit the Salvation Army from operating on campus this Christmas, after students passed a resolution condemning the charity. The resolution, cleared on November 14, accuses the charity of openly discriminating against gay individuals. “Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation...
  • Pelosi: Unemployment Benefits ‘One of the Most Important Stimuli for the Economy’

    12/06/2012 1:36:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said unemployment insurance benefits act as a “safety net for our whole economy,” adding that they simultaneously constitute “probably the most important” stimulus for the economy. During a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi why she has not brought unemployment benefits into the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff. …
  • Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton nominated for Grammys

    12/06/2012 1:33:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton nominated for Grammys By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/06/12 03:58 PM ET First lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton will be competing for music's top prize next year — both have been nominated for a Grammy in the spoken-word-album category. The first lady is nominated for her first book, American grown, and Clinton for his fourth, Back To work: Why we need smart government for a strong economy. The competition will also be a rematch of sorts for the first lady and Ellen DeGeneres, following their friendly push-up competition. DeGeneres is nominated for her book,...
  • Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It’s Not “Tradition” to Call It a Christmas Tree

    12/06/2012 1:31:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jon Street
    Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I.) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that his administration calls the decorated evergreen tree erected in the Rhode Island State House in December a “holiday tree”—rather than a “Christmas tree”—because that is what the tree is traditionally called. … But Rhode Island State Rep. Doreen Costa, who has called Chafee “Governor Grinch,” told CNSNews.com that she doesn’t remember Chafee’s predecessor, Gov. (Donald) Carcieri, calling it a “holiday tree”—nor does she recall Carcieri’s predecessor, Gov. (Lincoln) Almond, calling the tree a “holiday tree.” … But Carcieri also referred to it as a “Christmas tree,” she said. … “Governor Chafee,...
  • Hey, Fat Cat Unions: Pay Your “Fair Share”

    12/06/2012 1:30:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Message for wealth-bashing millionaire actor Ed Asner: Man up and take responsibility for lying to America's schoolchildren. Confronted by a producer for Fox News Channel's "The Sean Hannity Show" this week, the left-wing celebrity claimed he couldn't remember "a thing (he) said" on a vile propaganda video produced and published by the California Federation of Teachers. Asner narrated the unforgettable eight-minute anti-capitalist screed geared toward children. Think Occupy Wall Street meets Sesame Street. "Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore," Asner warbles in a folksy grandpa voice....
  • Obama's official inauguration will be private

    12/06/2012 1:24:02 PM PST · by crosshairs · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday. The committee said that the small ceremony is a tradition for inaugurations that fall on Sundays. It will be the second time Mr. Obama has had two swearing-in ceremonies, after Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. botched...
  • 370k New Jobless Claims; Gallup Reports Unemployment Jump to 8.3%

    12/06/2012 1:23:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12/6/12 | John Nolte
    After a few post-Hurricane Sandy weeks of new jobless claims hitting over 400,000, it looks as though we´ve settled back into the new and accepted normal of new claims landing somewhere in the 360,000 to 390,000 range. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this week saw 370,000 new claims filed. Keep in mind, though, that it´s only in Barack Obama´s America that we´ve learned to celebrate any number under 400,000. We´re nowhere near the point where our economy creates enough jobs to keep up with those lost every week. But because the media will never
  • The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving

    12/06/2012 1:22:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 6, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    To the point of causing intestinal convulsions, there has been no shortage of analysis on the elections of 2012. Every no-name mop-head mainstream media hack with a niche audience has put in his or her two cents on the finale of perhaps the biggest non-event of the decade and almost every single one of them has been depressingly wrong or completely disingenuous - but perhaps this was to be expected. The word “journalist” has today become synonymous with “whore”, simply because success in the field makes whoredom essential. The job of news outlets is not to report on the facts,...
  • Win $1,500 for catching Burmese pythons in South Florida

    Participants must take an online training course, with additional training available at the Jan. 12 event. The python must be killed in a humane manner, using a firearm or other methods outlined in the training materials. The dead pythons must be brought within 24 hours to one of three drop-off locations in Davie, Miami and Naples. For a complete list of rules, go to http://www.pythonchallenge.org. Hunters can compete for cash prizes for catching the most Burmese pythons… Think you can catch a $1,000 snake? The state wildlife commission is enlisting the profit motive in the fight against the Burmese pythons...