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  • Obama bypasses Congress, attempts to force companies to reveal political donations

    01/18/2013 10:15:53 AM PST · by listenhillary · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Vince Coglianese
    The Obama administration is attempting to bypass Congress and force publicly-traded companies to reveal their political donations through regulation. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance has begun the steps necessary to create a regulation that would in many ways mirror the DISCLOSE Act — a bill Senate Democrats have failed to pass through Congress. Created in reaction to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that said corporations and unions could not have limits placed on their political expenditures, the Senate bill would require political organizations to publicly name their donors and the amounts they give. The...
  • Jewish Home’s Bennett says remove some outposts

    01/18/2013 10:13:26 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/18/2013 | Stuart Winer
    The leader of the right-wing national religious Jewish Home party said settler outposts set up on private Palestinian land are illegal and should be removed. Naftali Bennett made the statement in an interview with Channel 2′s Nissim Mishal broadcast on Thursday evening, seemingly breaking with the hard-line views of much of the party’s base. >>SNIP<< A statement issued by Jewish Home after the show appeared to backtrack on the party leader’s words, reading: “Thankfully, there are no outposts that fit the description presented by the interviewer and therefore no outposts will be evacuated. Instead, we will act to make the...
  • Priest calls on pro-lifers to expose Obama-supporting Catholic groups at March for Life

    01/18/2013 10:11:03 AM PST · by Morgana
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.18.2013 | Jill Stanek
    I want everyone who participates in the March For Life to take photos of the pro-unborn banners carried by the contingents from the National Catholic Reporter… from the LCWR [Leadership Conference of Women Religious]… from the Catholic Health Association… from the Nuns on the Bus. ~ Father John Zuhlsdorf, encouraging participants of the upcoming March for Life to capture on film any banners displayed by groups who have staunchly supported President Obama’s agenda and would dare to claim to be pro-life, January 11 [Related: Fr. Z scrutinizes Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (pictured holding...
  • Phonies like Notre Dame's Te'o are media favorites

    01/18/2013 10:11:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/13 | Emma Karlin
    Just about four months ago the Democrats’ media broke the heartbreaking story of how a double tragedy had struck Manti Te’o a star football player for Norte Dame. The reports told of how Te’o’s grandmother in Hawaii had died and shortly thereafter his girlfriend, the love of his life, had died from injuries sustained in a car accident or leukemia – whichever carried the narrative better during a particular retelling of the story . Te’o’s grandmother Annette Santiago, was real and there is no reason to doubt his deep sense of loss at her death, but the “life” and “death”...
  • Foreigners still caught in Sahara hostage crisis (20 foreigh missing or held)

    01/18/2013 10:10:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | | Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST | Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS
    (Reuters) - More than 20 foreigners were still being held hostage or missing inside a gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants, who threatened to attack other energy installations. Thirty hostages, including at least seven Westerners, were killed during Thursday's assault, along with at least 18 of their captors, said an Algerian security source.   The attack, which plunged capitals around the world into crisis mode, is a serious escalation of unrest in northwestern Africa, where French forces have been in Mali since last week fighting an...
  • The Gray Lady Confirms Blue Civil War (20th Century Liberalism Is In Serious Trouble)

    01/18/2013 10:09:53 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 18, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    You know the blue model is in serious trouble when even New York Times writers turn against it. Yesterday dyed-in-the-wool Democrat Thomas Edsall responded to Via Meadia‘s take on blue model collapse. In his response he struggles mightily with the bluer angels of his nature, calling our take “apocalyptic,” but in the end admits that 20th-century liberalism is in serious trouble: Dozens of city and state public employee pension plans are on the verge of bankruptcy—or are actually bankrupt—from Rhode Island to California; in 2010, a survey of 126 state and local plans showed assets of $2.7 trillion and liabilities...
  • If America Ever Heads In The Right Direction Liberals Can Reverse Course With This Compass

    01/18/2013 10:09:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Gay men should be vaccinated like women to reduce growing cancer, STD rates, UK medical group states

    01/18/2013 10:07:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.18.2013 | Hillary White
    LONDON, January 17, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that Gardasil, the vaccine given to young girls to prevent HPV infection, and the cervical cancer that can result from it, should be administered to homosexual men to combat the common types of cancer associated with their sexual activities. In 2008-9, the British government contracted with the manufacturers of Gardasil, Merck & Co., Inc., to vaccinate the nation’s entire population of girls. Now the BMA wants to extend the vaccination program to homosexual men after increases in anal, throat, and penile cancer associated with “increased sexual activity.”...
  • America’s largest outdoor sports show to ban AR-15s

    01/18/2013 10:06:01 AM PST · by Godebert · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mike Piccione
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, also known as the Harrisburg Gun Show, has announced it will limit the type of firearms that it will allow to be exhibited. “We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website. The hunting and fishing show, the largest consumer event in the nation, offers 1,200 exhibitors and will run from February 2 – 10, 2013, just outside of Harrisburg, PA. A representative to the show told the Daily Caller that “no specific information was available on the type...
  • CBO Says Electric Vehicle Subsidies to Cost $7.5 Billion With Little Benefit

    01/18/2013 10:02:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 18, 2013 | Mark Modica
    I recently came across a report written by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which estimated the cost to taxpayers for "federal policies to promote (aka subsidize) the manufacture and purchase of electric vehicles (EVs)." The piece also predicts the short-term benefits of the subsidies and includes the effects of rising federal requirements for fuel economy (known as CAFE) standards. The outlook is that federal subsidies will cost taxpayers $7.5 billion over the next few years for little or no benefit (even when including the impact of CAFE) to total gas consumption or emissions. The CBO is a non-partisan federal agency...
  • Second Amendment Saturdays start tomorrow

    01/18/2013 10:01:32 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 2 replies
    The (Dalton, Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | January 18, 2013 | From Staff Reports
    For more than 200 years, Americans have used firearms for hunting, sports and self-defense. They are an important part of our heritage, and gun ownership is one of our most fundamental rights. The Daily Citizen begins honoring that heritage on Saturday with our first Second Amendment Saturday. “We are giving people the ability to exercise their Second Amendment right to buy, sell or trade a gun with their fellow citizens,” said Publisher William Bronson. “Our business is based on the exercise of the First Amendment, but we celebrate and defend all of the freedoms protected by the Constitution.” Those wishing...
  • President Obama Undermines Case Against Universal E-Verify [re: gun control]

    01/18/2013 9:59:21 AM PST · by forty_years · 14 replies
    "First, it's time for Congress to require a universal background check on anyone trying to buy a gun." These were President Obama's words as he outlined his plans for gun control legislation on Wednesday. FAIR takes no position on gun issues, but the president's unequivocal support for universal checks demonstrates two things: The president does not consider background checks to be an infringement on anyone’s constitutional liberties, andThe president does not consider there to be any technological impediments to carrying out universal checks before someone is permitted to purchase a firearm. In making his statement, President Obama also negated the...
  • Is Hollywood exempt from New York's new gun laws?

    01/18/2013 9:58:29 AM PST · by airedale · 4 replies
    vanity
    As I read the ñew New York gun laws like the police there is no exemption for the entertainment industry (movies, TV, or plaifys). Even if the guns themselves were non working props I'll bet the magazines are real. That alone would bear crime. They aren't going to have just one magazine either. If they were real there would be massive fines and some lengthy jail time. Based on the way the law is written conspiracy charges for violating the law. Tight be able to be brought against the production company, the actors, studios and their executives. I wonder how...
  • Algeria attack may have link to Libya camps (Al Qaeda terrorists from Obama's Libya)

    01/18/2013 9:58:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/13 | Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    The terrorists who attacked the In Amenas gas complex in eastern Algeria appear to have been of several nationalities, and may have trained in jihadist camps across the border in southern Libya, according to sources familiar with the situation there. Algerian security sources told Reuters late Thursday that the militants whose bodies had been recovered from the complex so far included three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen. -snip- A U.S. official told CNN Wednesday that the hostage-takers appeared to have crossed the Libyan border -- some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the gas complex...
  • Larimer County sheriff threatens not to enforce new gun laws (Colorado)

    01/18/2013 9:57:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 08:48am, January 18, 2013 | Will C. Holden
    LARIMER COUNTY — If any new gun laws are passed that his constituents consider unconstitutional, Justin Smith won’t enforce them. So reads a Facebook post from the Larimer County Sheriff. The only problem: The constitution does not seem to grant Smith or his constituents the right to determine whether a law is constitutional. That authority, according to the governor and Larimer County commissioner, rests with the U.S. Supreme Court. That is likely the biggest reason Smith pumped the brakes a tad in an interview with the Coloradoan following a social media message he posted Wednesday. In it, Smith flexed his...
  • Guns Don’t Make You Safe

    01/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PST · by civislibertas · 41 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 1/18/2013 | centinel
    Holding a gun in your hands does not guarantee either your safety or your life. There is no surety that someone else won’t have bigger or better weapons and can still take what you consider valuable. The whole point of holding a gun in your hands is that it raises the bar of consequence and therefore of the required level of intent for any attacker. The gun does not say, “you cannot kill me”. The gun says, “you can kill me, but until you do, I remain free”. To that end, the bigger or better the weapon is, the more...
  • Was Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King jr. a communist?

    01/18/2013 9:53:01 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 14 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Jan. 18. 2013 | Chuck Morse
    This writer does not question that the late, great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was deservedly one of the most monumental and pivotal figures of the 20th century. King's inspirational leadership, oratory, and profession of non-violence may have very well saved this nation from a race war. I am grateful that the Rev. Dr. King emerged as the most visible and influential leader of the civil rights movement as opposed to an advocate of violence such as Malcolm X or a radical communist. No, the Rev. Dr. King was not a communist, however, he did business with communists and...
  • Report: Al Qaeda group demands release of two well-known jihadists ( Algeria attack Hostage ...)

    01/18/2013 9:50:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The al Qaeda group responsible for a raid on a natural gas field in eastern Algerian earlier this week has reportedly demanded the release of two well-known, al Qaeda-linked jihadists in exchange for American hostages. Citing Mauritania's ANI news agency, press reports indicate that the two jihadists are Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (a.k.a. the "Blind Sheikh") and Aafia Siddiqui (a.k.a. "Lady Al Qaeda"). Sheikh Rahman was the spiritual head of the two leading Egyptian jihadist groups, Gamaa Islamiyya (IG) and Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ). The latter group was headed by Ayman al Zawahiri, who merged his organization into al...
  • Save The Crab Lice!

    01/18/2013 9:47:27 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 3 replies
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | January 18th, 2013 | Rand Simberg
    OK, I decided that I had to take action to prevent this environmental holocaust. So head on over and sign my petition. Let’s see if we can break a hundred thousand.
  • MOOchelle's New Look & Sundance Opens Its "I Hate America" Film Festival

    01/18/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Is this any way to start your day?   “So, like, O.K., first things first: they obviously look great. Michelle Obama is a tremendously pretty person whose hair is one of her top-10 best physical attributes.(snip) I’m sorry I’m out of town and was unable to attend MO’s daylong 49th birthday party that culminated in a wonderful little dinner at the swanky Café Milano over in Georgetown. Because it’s always fun to go anywhere in Washington with the Wons.     Don’t think I forgot about it though, I got her a nice personalized gift - a new Twitter handle;...