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  • Obama Blames Media ‘Preferred By Republican Constituencies’ For Unfriendliness In D.C.

    01/14/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/14/13 | Noah Rothman
    During a Monday press conference in the White House, President Barack Obama was asked about his seeming lack of interest in socialization with other members of the political establishment in Washington. Obama said that, while he is a friendly person, it takes two to socialize and Republicans are generally not interested in being seen with him. He blamed “media that is preferred by Republican constituencies” for creating an environment in which a Republican politician seen with Obama has to fear a primary fight in their next election. President Obama said he does socialize with members of Congress from the other...
  • Hobby Lobby Delays Obamacare Fines for Now; Avoids $18.2 Million Penalty

    01/14/2013 12:42:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Craft chain Hobby Lobby said it has found a way to delay compliance with the Obamacare mandate, which requires companies to cover contraception in their employees' health care. Pastor Rick Warren has warned that religious freedom, at the heart of the company's battle, might become this decade's civil rights movement. The evangelical Christian-owned company plans to shift the beginning of its employee health plan to temporarily avoid $1.3 million a day in fines for each day since Jan. 1 that it did not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Without the delay, the fine would now have totaled $18.2 million....
  • Miss America journeys from small town to big city1

    01/14/2013 12:41:51 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Charter ^ | January 14, 2013 | HANNAH DREIER and GREG MOORE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city — but it doesn't start there. Mallory Hagan, 23, moved from Alabama to New York City as soon as she became a legal adult, and though she says she left because "I needed to find myself," it turns out she knew who she wanted to be all along. snip [money quote]"I'm not sure that it came out as eloquently as I would have liked it to, but my...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Oppose Same-Sex Marriage in France

    01/14/2013 12:37:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    Hundreds of thousands of people from across France gathered in Paris on Sunday to oppose President Francois Hollande's plan to legalize same-sex marriage, which would allow gay couples to adopt and conceive children. Police estimated about 340,000 people participated in the "demo for all" march to oppose a proposed legislation billed as "marriage for all." It was one of the largest demonstrations in the French capital since an education protest in 1984, according to The Associated Press. Organizers claimed more than 800,000 people turned out to oppose the proposal. Protesters started the march from three points in the city, walking...
  • Maryland to gun owners: We want your fingerprints

    01/14/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    WaPo (Maryland local) ^ | 1-14-2013 | Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought to last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Perhaps most controversially, O’Malley (D) will ask the General Assembly to force prospective gun owners to provide fingerprints to state police, complete a hands-on weapon-familiarization and gun-safety course, and undergo a background check to be licensed. And the governor is seeking new measures to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illness who show violent tendencies....
  • Hundreds sign up to live in the Citadel –

    01/14/2013 12:34:14 PM PST · by FeliciaCat · 40 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 1.14.2013 | Daniel Miller
    Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected. Organisers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website. The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build arms factory which will be used to fund the project.
  • Obama: Gun Lobby "Ginning Up Fear" That Government Will Take Away All Your Guns

    01/14/2013 12:33:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/14/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think, for example, how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals and how we track that more effectively -- there may be some steps that we can take administratively, as opposed -- through legislation. As far as people lining up and purchasing more guns, you know, I think that we’ve seen for some time now that those who oppose any common-sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government’s about...
  • Oak Lake waters recede, revealing guns

    01/14/2013 12:32:50 PM PST · by posterchild · 27 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Nicholas Bergin
    As the worst drought since 1956 gripped the nation last year, lakes and ponds slowly receded, revealing decades worth of dropped and discarded fishing tackle, pop cans and all sorts of flotsam. At Oak Lake in Lincoln, the debris included at least two guns. A person walking along the edge of the lake last summer spied a suspicious item and called Lincoln police, who found a handgun rusted beyond recognition. “That thing could have been in there for 50 years for all we know,” said Sgt. Ben Miller. After that gun turned up, officers Kevin Hinton and Jen Mullendore couldn’t...
  • West Virginia Decision Makers WOWKTV video on gun control

    01/14/2013 12:32:46 PM PST · by Dagny&Hank · 1 replies
    WOWKTV.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Keith Morgan
    Keith Morgan of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League in a television interview with WOWKTV defends our 2nd amendment rights.
  • Freshman lawmaker threatens impeachment over gun rights

    01/14/2013 12:32:28 PM PST · by Ron H. · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Republican Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas) on Monday said he would "seek to thwart" executive action by President Obama in regard to gun laws by any means necessary, even if it means "filing articles of impeachment." ....... Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/277021-gop-rep-threatens-obama-with-impeachment-over-gun-action#ixzz2Hz2ZtaWO
  • Board eyes new security measures (Washington, Illinois)

    01/14/2013 12:31:25 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 1 replies
    Pekin Daily Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2013 | Steve Stein
    A proposal to train and arm Washington Community High School administrators will be discussed Monday by the District 308 School Board. Washington Police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker and Superintendent Jim Dunnan devised the plan in the wake of the tragedy last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Three administrators would become special part-time Washington police officers with authority to possess a firearm only inside the high school. The administrators would undergo the same firearms training as all police officers, including a 40-hour course and monthly qualification. “We feel this is a sound, logical plan because Illinois doesn’t allow...
  • Is the News Media Worse Than Normal ? [Vanity]

    01/14/2013 12:29:06 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 17 replies
    Vanity | 01/14/2013 | Self
    For the past week or so, seems to me that no news network, including Fox, has said anything about anything other than 1) gun control, 2) the fake flu epidemic and 3) the mind-numbing doubletalk about the debt ceiling. IMHO, talking heads on Fox (I don't watch the others other than flipping past but they also only had the same three stories) seem very concerned, noticeably more than usual. Usually after a few days we get on to a "new" news cycle, but this one does not seem to be ending. And when it does, it just seems like it's...
  • California could be next oil boom state (That is, if drilling is allowed)

    01/14/2013 12:28:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/13/2013 | Steve Hargreaves
    California is sitting on a massive amount of shale oil and could become the next oil boom state. But only if the industry can get the stuff out of the ground without upsetting the state's powerful environmental lobby. Running from Los Angeles to San Francisco, California's Monterey Shale is thought to contain more oil than North Dakota's Bakken and Texas's Eagle Ford -- both scenes of an oil boom that's created thousands of jobs and boosted U.S. oil production to the highest rate in over a decade. In fact, the Monterey is thought to hold over 400 billion barrels of...
  • [Video] Rand Paul On Gun Control: Obama's No King

    01/14/2013 12:27:34 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | Eduardo89rp
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pledges to fight any Obama executive action on gun control: "I'm against having a King... We will fight tooth and nail to stop him usurping the Constitution"
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    01/14/2013 12:27:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/14/2013 | By Elaine Woo
    Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family. The boy Schindler called "Little Leyson" survived the Holocaust to start life over in Los Angeles. He taught high school in Huntington Park for 39 years, rarely mentioning to anyone the pain and perils he experienced during the war that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews. Then came the celebrated 1993 movie "Schindler's List," which ignited...
  • White House to Paul Ryan: Yeah, about that budget deadline… (Sorry, it won't be submitted on time)

    01/14/2013 12:24:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Every year, the White House is required by law to submit the president's budget plan to Congress by the first Monday in February. While it is common for administrations to miss the date in their first year, the Obama administration has only managed to meet that simple, regular deadline once --- a record for which The Most Transparent Administration, Evah evidently has no plans for improvement.Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan queried the White House on whether they had any intention of getting him a budget proposal in a timely fashion: "Given the critical importance of addressing our...
  • None Dare Call It…

    01/14/2013 12:17:36 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Malcolm A. Kline, Share/Save Every now and then, professors let down their guard and reveal how left-wing they really are. In a lecture on 1030s propaganda that he delivered at the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, UC Davis English professor Matthew Stratton noted that FDR’s head of the National Recovery Administration, Hugh Johnson, “was fond of handing out Italian fascist pamphlets to his colleagues.” “He didn’t last long,” Stratton averred. “One should certainly not compare the New Deal with Italian fascism unless one is trying to get on a conservative talk show and I’m not going to...
  • NY Poised to Pass First Gun Bill Since Sandy Hook Shooting

    01/14/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Tirian · 47 replies
    NBC NY ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Michael Gormley
    A key New York Senate leader and the Assembly speaker said they expect the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation's first gun control measure following last month's Connecticut school shooting. "I think when all is said and done, we are going to pass a comprehensive gun bill today," Sen. Jeffrey Klein told reporters Monday morning. "I'm very excited about it. I am very confident we are going to vote on a comprehensive bill that will be agreed on by the governor, the Senate and Assembly." People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press...
  • The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy

    01/14/2013 12:07:50 PM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 13 January 2013 | Paul E. Vallely MG, US Army (ret)
    President Obama is working very hard to destroy US military superiority, consciously and unconsciously to the advantage our global enemies. In an attempt to seize control over national security and another overt attempt to bypass Congress, the Obama administration may have already made this play as of this writing. That play is that the United States and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by the Senate. This would allow Obama and the Executive Branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution. It...
  • The Conservative Environmentalist

    01/14/2013 12:06:26 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bruce Walker
    The moral high ground of environmentalism seemingly was ceded by free-market proponents a long, long time ago. There exists multiple reasons why this appears to be so, but perhaps the most often argued — if not the most persuasive — case employed against the free-marketers is the intrinsic “evil” ascribed to the profit motive of businesses and individuals alike. Nothing could be further from the truth, but urban mythology abounds with bad actors passing out carcinogens like Halloween candy while polluting groundwater, rivers, lakes and streams. This mythology is bolstered by the Hollywood subgenre of whistle-blower flicks of the past...