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  • Pelosi: ‘Many Members of the Republican Caucus Don’t Believe in Government’

    01/05/2013 5:08:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 3, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In an interview on Thursday with National Public Radio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that many Republicans do not “believe in government.” "There are many members in the Republican caucus who do not believe in government,” Pelosi said in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep. “And bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs. “So day to day, we vote here on issues that eliminate government initiatives for clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public transportation, public housing, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. "They don't believe in a...
  • Teacher at Oak Cliff (Dallas) charter school accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old students

    01/05/2013 5:01:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Scott Goldstein
    A southeast Oak Cliff charter school teacher faces sexual assault charges involving two male students at school in multiple incidents last year, according to Dallas police documents. Geogery Lynn Shelton, who taught at Children First Academy, was being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on Friday. His bail was set at $75,000 after his arrest this week on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 and a charge of continuous sexual assault of a child, police records said. [Snip] The crimes for which Shelton faces charges date to at least May and...
  • Surge in local gun sales mirrors national trend

    01/05/2013 4:59:58 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    Wally Wentz, owner of Gator’s Custom Gun Shop in Kelso, said customers have been clamoring for variations of the AR-15, AK-47 and handguns with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds, adding he has never seen such a surge in gun sales in 25 years. “I can’t even describe how busy it has been,” he said. Prices for guns and ammunition have shot up along with demand, Wentz said. A $300 box of bullets was priced at $600 last month, now they’re sold out everywhere. He added that he sold a Saiga 12 gauge shotgun for $1,500 last week...
  • When Was Hamas First Mentioned in the Media by Name? [Flashback]

    01/05/2013 4:58:39 AM PST · by jjotto · 2 replies
    Elder of Ziyon Blog ^ | January 03, 2013 | Challah Hu Akbar
    This evening in Kill Khalid, I read that Hamas’ first signed statement was issued on December 14, 1987. Interestingly, according to a LexisNexis search that I completed this evening, it was not until March 4, 1988 that Hamas was mentioned by name in an English media outlet. That first mention came in an Associated Press article by Nicolas Tatro. The piece was titled, “Palestinians: United In the Street, Divided Over Peacemaking.” Sheikh Bassam Jarrar stabbed the air with his finger and declared that a political settlement with Israel would be "disastrous." The Moslem religious leader said the Koran, Islam's holy...
  • Woman Found Dead On Plane That Is Diverted To Houston

    01/05/2013 4:57:58 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies
    CBS Hourston ^ | January 2, 2012 | Cicely Mitchell
    A woman died on an international flight Wednesday. The flight was American Airlines flight 962 and originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to police, the 25-year-old woman made her way to the airplane’s lavatory then collapsed and died after walking from the lavatory. The plane was headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport but was diverted to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport; it landed around 6:30 a.m. Officials are scheduled to perform an autopsy on the woman who was not identified at the time of this report. After several hours later, the flight continued onto Dallas and landed there just before before...
  • Inmates using gun map to threaten Guards - Sheriff

    01/05/2013 4:54:11 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/5/2013 | Staff
    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/5/13)[Prayer]

    01/05/2013 4:51:06 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/5/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Holy One Of IsraelIsaiah 49: Thus says the LORD, The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, To Him whom man despises, To Him whom the nation abhors, To the Servant of rulers: "Kings shall see and arise, Princes also shall worship, Because of the LORD who is faithful, The Holy One of Israel; And He has chosen You."
  • LGBT Group Takes Issue with Hagel Nomination, Urges Obama to Abandon

    01/05/2013 4:41:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Friday, January 4, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    A pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender group issued a statement today urging President Barack Obama not to nominate Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. "GetEQUAL strongly opposes the potential nomination of Chuck Hagel to become the next Secretary of Defense. Hagel has, time and time again, taken every opportunity to lambast and denigrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, and the Cabinet is no place for this kind of disrespect," writes the chair GetEQUAL's board Tanya Domi.
  • The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    01/05/2013 4:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    10) Richard Mourdock's Campaign: After defeating Richard Lugar, he should have been able to easily retain the GOP’s Senate seat in a state that Mitt Romney won by 10 points. He PROBABLY would have pulled it off, too -- if, in a display of tone deafness comparable to the Democrats turning Paul Wellstone's memorial into a campaign rally, he hadn't decided to weigh in on abortion and rape after Todd Akin made the issue nuclear."I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life...
  • Feinstein's New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

    01/05/2013 4:33:51 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Contact your members of Congress and urge them to oppose any "assault weapon" or magazine ban Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)--author of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004--has said for weeks that she will soon introduce an even more restrictive bill. Leaders in the U.S. Senate have stated that January 22 will be the first day on which new Senate legislation can be proposed, so that is the most likely date for the new, sweeping legislation to be introduced. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, "I have been working with my staff for over a year on...
  • USA- Brand Whatever

    01/05/2013 4:26:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | John Ransom
    The fiscal cliff is over. And it turns out it was just a reality TV show that was devoid of reality. Taxes are going up on everyone. Make sure you check your paycheck, because you’re included too, not just the dirty, rotten rich. Now that Fiscal Cliff, the TV show has been cancelled, Wall Street is back to concentrating on the normal cliffs they usually worry about: the earnings cliff, the interest rate cliff, the money printing cliff (QE4EVER! <3 <3) and whatever other cliffs that worried traders can dream up for gullible journalists to write about. I always find...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Boehner Rebellion

    01/05/2013 4:12:01 AM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 04, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    THIS NOT A GUN PROBLEM, IT'S A PEOPLE PROBLEM Chicago, where Obama delivered his victory speech, has homicide numbers that match all of Japan and are higher than Spain, Poland and pre-war Syria. ChicagoÂ’s murder rate of 15.65 per 100,000 people looks nothing like the American 4.2 rate, the Midwestern 4.5 or the IllinoisÂ’ 5.6 rates, but it does look like the murder rates in failed countries like Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. New Orleans' murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. If New Orleans were a country, it would have the 2nd highest murder rate...
  • Happy Holidays, Saudi Arabia

    01/05/2013 4:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, it is perplexing that some far-left bloggers are still bemoaning the fact that Newsweek magazine proclaimed that folks who respect the traditions of the Christmas holiday "won" the battle against secular progressives who want to diminish the birth of Jesus in the public square. Because of that ongoing angst, and because I am still in the Christmas spirit, I offer some travel tips to the anti-Christmas crew in preparation for this December. If you don't like Christmas, book your trip now. North Korea: According to reporting by ForeignPolicy.com, that feisty little country...
  • Sergeant in Saudi Arabia's Air Force Jailed in Vegas on New Year's Eve Child Rape Charges

    01/05/2013 3:45:54 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2012 | Associated Press
    A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force was jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a young boy into a hotel room and sexually assaulted him the morning of Sin City's big New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza. Mazen Alotaibi, 23, faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor and felony coercion that could get him decades in state prison, according to police and charging documents obtained Friday.
  • LEVIN- What Obama Deserves from GOP: DEFIANCE, Obstruction, + Political Sabotage- NOT Collaboration

    01/05/2013 3:30:58 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    'This government is completely out of control' "What Obama deserves from us is defiance- what he deserves from Republicans in high elected office is obstruction -political sabotage- we shouldn't participate as political partners in our own demise, and that's exactly what's going on here- this is for all the marbles... I don't care what Obama 'wants' -'Oh, I want 1.6 trillion'- who gives a damn what you 'want', Mr President...? The US credit rating has already been downgraded, and it's going to be downgraded again- they're destroying the financial backbone of this country right before our eyes, and for what? For a...
  • 7.7 earthquake 60 WSW Craig Alaska. **VANITY**

    01/05/2013 1:29:26 AM PST · by gettinolder · 31 replies
    self | January 5, 2012 | self
    Well, were awake now. Largest tremor we've felt here in a long time. If you have friends in S.E. Alaska they probably just felt the quake that woke my family up with shaking and things falling off the shelves.
  • Earthquake in Alaska

    01/05/2013 1:27:37 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 133 replies
    Some reports saying 7.7, this site saying 6.6
  • Grumpy Cat Gets Generous [w/pic, video]

    01/05/2013 1:18:44 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Petside.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jo Singer
    Tardar, AKA Grumpy closely resembles a Snowshoe cat. However, she is not a true Snowshoe, since her mother is a domestic shorthair calico and her father has gray and white stripes. And while the eight-month old kitten may be wearing a permanent scowl, the huge number of videos featuring this very unique kitty (whose appearance is, to say the least, quite unusual), has put a huge grin on the faces of the millions of cat lovers who have made her into one of the most shining feline stars on the Internet. While her veterinarian suspects that her shape and size...
  • Benghazi CID chief abducted by armed men

    01/05/2013 12:13:30 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 17 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 3 Jan 2013 | By Maha Ellawati and Sami Zaptia
    The head of the Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abdulsalam Al-Mihdawi, was kidnapped yesterday evening in Benghazi by an unknown group of armed men. Sources told the Libya Herald that Mihdawi and two colleagues were waiting in their vehicle at a traffic light on Venezia Street in the Hawari district of Benghazi when two masked gunmen jumped out of a nearby car and seized the officer. Shortly after the incident was reported, local police organised search squads to check nearby roads for any sign of the officer or his kidnappers, and later that evening, residents of Benghazi and officers from...
  • Ladies of the Democratic Party Pose For Photo on Capitol Steps

    01/04/2013 11:55:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | january 4, 2013 | jim hoft
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT., wore her Sunday Best to the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sponsored photo opportunity with the Democratic women of the House to highlight the historic diversity of the House Democratic Caucus in the 113th Congress and celebrate the increased number of women joining the Democratic Caucus on January 3, 2013