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  • Trump records YouTube endorsement of Netanyahu (Bibi seeking "birther" backing to annoy Obama?)

    01/18/2013 5:35:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Townhall from AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Unattributed
    Donald Trump says he recorded a YouTube endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu for re-election because the Israeli prime minister asked him to. Trump tells Shalom TV that Netanyahu called and asked if he would "do an ad or a statement" to support his campaign in next week's Israeli parliamentary election.
  • Congressman Says There's No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines

    01/18/2013 5:29:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded. “I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing,” Nadler said. “I mean, if you're that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.” Nadler maintained that “a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I'm arguing for. A victim wildly spraying...
  • Wayne LaPierre on Hannity Special: Inside The Gun Debate (Show time: 9 - 10 PM ET)

    01/18/2013 5:26:20 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 29 replies
    NRA Media (Email) | 01-18-2013 | Wayne LaPierre
    It's time to STAND AND FIGHT for freedom! That's why I'm going on Sean Hannity's show tonight for one full hour. If you want to hear the facts about gun control's failures, and hear the truth about how NRA is fighting to make our families, homes, schools and communities safer, then I urge you to watch. If you can't watch tonight, record it so you can watch it this weekend. And if you want to help NRA win the battle to protect the Second Amendment, please tell family, friends and fellow gun owners to watch as well. The nightmare battle...
  • IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers

    01/18/2013 5:19:41 PM PST · by Kolath · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2012 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday barred the IRS from imposing a series of new regulations, including a competency exam, on hundreds of thousands of tax preparers. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled against the IRS in favor of three tax preparers who filed suit last year with the help of a libertarian legal group, the Arlington, Va.-based Institute for Justice. Since 2011, in response to what it says has been a growing problem of poorly done returns, the IRS has sought to impose a series of new regulations on tax preparers. That included...
  • Chris Matthews Accuses George W. Bush of 'Speaking English as a Second Language'

    01/18/2013 5:13:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 17, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been almost exactly four years since George W. Bush left the White House, yet liberal media members still can't resist taking a poke at him when the opportunity presents itself. On Thursday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews accused the former President of "speaking English as a second language" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): http://www.mrctv.org/videos/chris-matthews-accuses-george-w-bush-speaking-english-second-language> Coming back from a commercial break, Matthews introduced Bush's first inaugural address with a brief discussion of the Florida recount debacle. After a short clip of Bush's speech, Matthews swiped, "You know, he seemed to be speaking English as a second language there, didn't...
  • Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes in Florida Neighborhood (Pet Named Boo Boo)

    01/18/2013 5:10:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | Alyssa newcomb
    A pet grizzly cub is on the lam after escaping from its Naples, Fla., home. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the 125-pound cub, which disappeared from its habitat Tuesday afternoon. Dexter Osborn, the owner of the cub, has two other bears and tours the country with an educational show, “A Grizzly Experience,” visiting festivals, fairs and sport shows, according to his website.
  • Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

    01/18/2013 5:03:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    here's PolitiFact's original "fact check" on the matter: [Mitt Romney] Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs. (link at article) Ok. Now here's what the Reuters reported earlier this week: Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market. ... "We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who...
  • Poll Shows NRA More Popular Than President Obama; As Usual, Media Ignore

    01/18/2013 5:01:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama's rating of 53 percent. While those figures are within the poll's margin of error, they show that the NRA's popularity is in the same range as that of the Democratic president who issued 23 executive orders to accomplish goals the gun-rights group has promised to combat in “the fight of the century.” According to an article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll -- which was conducted Dec. 19-22 -- showed that...
  • Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime

    01/18/2013 4:56:07 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/18/2013 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned. In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut. Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook. These are just some of the findings from a Fox News poll released Friday.
  • The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

    01/18/2013 4:55:38 PM PST · by NamVet71MP · 8 replies
    JPFO ^ | unknown | Richard W. Stevens
    FIRST: The Second Amendment protects an individual right that existed before the creation of any government. The Declaration of Independence made clear that all human beings are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that governments are created to protect those rights.
  • What If Conservative Kids Wrote Letters To Obama?

    01/18/2013 4:52:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This was inspired by #ConservativeKidLetters at Twitter, which was inspired by the obnoxious Kabuki theater that has been the letters from kids urging Obama to press for gun control.There's a reason children aren't allowed to make such decisions, but there's also a reason liberals think their opinions are valid.         
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Union Law

    01/18/2013 4:48:54 PM PST · by Kolath · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/18/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has upheld the Wisconsin union law that was the subject of massive protests in 2011, including a takeover of the State Capitol and widespread threats and acts of intimidation. The decision was unanimous in most respects. The full decision is embedded at the bottom of this post.
  • Eric Holder: We Will Go After Gun Traffickers

    01/18/2013 4:46:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | dentonexabledentonexable
    Holder goes for the guns
  • Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack

    01/18/2013 4:42:33 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | January 18, 2013 | David Bellow
    URGENT: Call your Congressman and Senators immediately and demand that the recent budget cuts do not affect the security of America’s borders. The Federal Government wastes billions of dollars on things they should not even be involved in, but securing our country’s borders is one of the jobs that the federal government is actually supposed to do! Obama has always pushed massive cuts in the military as part of any budget cuts he will accept as part of any fiscal deals. Obama seems to be getting what he wants and it will leave AMERICA’s borders vulnerable to attacks and other...
  • The Ticking Trillion Dollar Debt Bomb

    01/18/2013 4:42:25 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | Graham Summers
    The Ticking Trillion Dollar Debt Bomb Politics / US DebtJan 18, 2013 - 08:41 AM By: Graham Summers Since the EU Crisis went into overdrive in 2010, EU politicians have largely resorted to political posturing rather than implementing any actual financial solutions to the EU’s debt and banking crisis. To clarify that statement, we view a “real solution” as one that A) cleared bad debts from the system, B) brought debt levels down to manageable levels, and C) got the troubled country’s economy back on track. By way of example, real solutions would involve outright debt defaults, bank failures, and...
  • Say What? 64 Percent Of Republicans Admit To Being Birthers

    01/18/2013 4:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux
    This just in: The majority of Republicans still don’t believe that President Barack Obama is from ’round these parts. a new nationwide survey of registered voters that examines Americans’ belief in political conspiracy theories, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind project found that 64 percent of Republicans think it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his background and early life. Yes, even though the President has a memoir he released long before he became a national political figure and released his birth certificate and had his kinfolk attest to his story — ditto for the teachers, neighbors, and...
  • Dreamliner crisis: Boeing halts 787 jet deliveries

    01/18/2013 4:33:31 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 January 2013
    US safety officials earlier joined an investigation into the Dreamliner Boeing has suspended deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft until a battery problem is resolved. An email from the US aerospace giant said it would continue to build the plane, but not deliver any until US safety officials gave their backing. The Federal Aviation Administration has joined the Dreamliner investigation. All 50 of Boeing's 787s have been suspended from flying since an All Nippon Airways flight on Wednesday made an emergency landing due to a fault. "We will not deliver 787s until the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] approves a...
  • Diane Feinstein on Gun Control "Turn 'Em All In!"

    01/18/2013 4:29:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | David SchweikertDavid Schweikert
    DiFi finally bares her soul for all to see
  • We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air!! [FReepathon thread VII]

    01/18/2013 4:29:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 335 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by your donations. We cannot exist without you. If you have not yet made your donation, today would be an excellent day to do so. Every donation counts no matter how big or small. If you can donate $5, $10, $20 or more, it would be greatly appreciated. Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one, independent, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense, grassroots conservative forum on the Net!! And we're going to need FR now...
  • U.S. Oil-Production Rise Is Fastest Ever

    01/18/2013 4:28:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 January 2013 | TOM FOWLER
    U.S. oil production grew more in 2012 than in any year in the history of the domestic industry, which began in 1859, and is set to surge even more in 2013. Daily crude output averaged 6.4 million barrels a day last year, up a record 779,000 barrels a day from 2011 and hitting a 15-year high, according to the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group. It is the biggest annual jump in production since Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pa., two years before the Civil War began. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts 2013 will...