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  • Update: Obama claim on background checks moved from ‘verdict pending' to 2 Pinocchios

    01/29/2013 10:55:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/25/2013 | Glenn Kessler
    “The law already requires licensed gun dealers to run background checks, and over the last 14 years that’s kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun. But it’s hard to enforce that law when as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.” — President Obama, remarks on gun violence, Jan. 16, 2013 “Studies estimate that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from this requirement.” — “Now Is the Time: The president’s plan to protect our children and our...
  • Sunstein: Obama Wants 'Second Bill of Rights' (modeled after 1944 FDR State of the Union speech)

    01/29/2013 10:48:42 AM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | by Breitbart News
    Former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has published an op-ed: that the president wants a "second Bill of Rights" alongside the existing one. Sunstein located the source of Obama's inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address, rather than the South African constitution--though the American academics whose writings inspired South Africa's ambitious Bill of Rights could well have taken Roosevelt's proposals as their foundation. Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights--not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals--was as follows: In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak,...
  • Jewish Students Threatened at UC Davis

    01/29/2013 10:48:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/29/13 | Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
    Editor’s note: The following is the text of a letter written by Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, co-founders of the AMCHA Initiative, to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi regarding the university’s silence and inaction in the face of anti-Jewish hostility during a recent student protest. As you know, we are faculty members at the University of California, who have been investigating and documenting anti-Jewish bigotry on California public university campuses for the last several years. We are writing to you now to express our serious concern regarding an incident that occurred during a student protest on November 19, 2012, during...
  • CNN Cuts James Carville & Mary Matalin: Report

    01/29/2013 10:45:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/29/13 | DOMINIC PATTEN
    Things are moving fast and furiously at Jeff Zucker’s CNN. Longtime political contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the news network, Politico reports.
  • Michelle Obama Drops "Let's Move" Campaign (new massive community organizing project coming)

    01/29/2013 10:40:56 AM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 29, 2013 11:44 AM EST | Katie Pavlich
    New term, new project. First Lady Michelle Obama has quietly dropped her "Let's Move" campaign, the healthy eating push she took on for schools all over the country during her husband's first term. First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized “Let’s Move” initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation’s youth, halting public appearances and statements related to the program. Mrs. Obama does not appear to have done anything much to personally publicize the initiative in more than four months – since she released a video in early September welcoming children...
  • Sen. Rubio: The only way to incentivize border enforcement is to hold up the green-card process

    01/29/2013 10:40:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    While confusion continues to reign over the border-enforcement mechanisms in the Gang of Eight immigration-reform proposal, its most critical proponent continued to insist yesterday that a lack of a robust trigger on border security was a deal killer. Marco Rubio took his case to Sean Hannity, who asked (as I did yesterday) whether Rubio would oppose his own compromise plan if the commission-certification trigger was watered down or removed. Rubio committed again to opposition by saying that it would "absolutely" be a deal-killer:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Rubio: “That’s why the details are so important of how you write...
  • David S. Goyer: ‘Man of Steel’ Being Approached ‘As If It Were Real’

    01/29/2013 10:38:05 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | January 29, 2013 | Andrew Dyce
    Ever since Man of Steel was announced as being written by David S. Goyer and executive produced by Christopher Nolan, the claims of the film being a case of Superman getting ‘the Dark Knight influence’ have persisted. Even though the two men come from, literally, entirely different worlds.But according to Goyer, this incarnation of Superman (Henry Cavill) isn’t going to be trading realism for fantasy, or hard questions for special effects. In fact, Man of Steel isn’t being approached as a comic book movie at all. While Marvel may have found success developing comic books into movies without removing...
  • Hollywood Plans to Eliminate Seperate Awards for Men & Women

    01/29/2013 10:37:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-29-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s feel good Tuesday and to be honest it’s getting harder and harder to find things that can accommodate this category. Butt as I was purging my hard drive this morning of all superfluous Sundance-Hollywood-movie related images and viruses I did find this, that I think may do the trick: Gloria Steinem and Marlo Thomas The case for aging naturally: Gloria wins, if we were still allowed to keep score Here we have author and activist Gloria Steinem with actress, author, and activist Marlo Thomas on deck, discussing one of today’s most pressing issues: gender issues in Hollywood. Specifically, whether the...
  • Why immigration is a political landmine for the GOP

    01/29/2013 10:36:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2013 | Rick Moran
    Changing sentiment toward illegal aliens is making GOP opposition to immigration reform even more difficult politically. It isn't just Hispanics who care about immigration reform. Most Americans want to see some kind of reform also. A new CBS poll sheds some light on the dilemma for Republicans. From Politico: ________________ "Fifty-one percent think illegal immigrants should be able to remain in the country and apply for citizenship, while an additional 20 percent think they should stay as guest workers. Twenty-four percent say they should have to leave the country, according to a CBS News poll released Monday night. The latest...
  • Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract

    01/29/2013 10:33:49 AM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps in order to come back and play this season. According to a report in Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company to obtain a "a deer-antler velvet extract after tearing his triceps in October."
  • 35% Is Way Too High For Corporate Taxes

    01/29/2013 10:31:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/29/2013 | Robert Pozen
    If there's one policy agreement between Republicans and Democrats, it's that the 35% corporate tax rate in the United States should be reduced to 28% or 25%. The current rate, highest in the advanced industrial world, disincentivizes investment and encourages corporations to relocate overseas. Unfortunately, the deficit is a major hurdle facing any proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate. Because of the fiscal pressures facing the government, most politicians recognize that any corporate tax rate cut must be paid for by eliminating tax preferences and "loopholes." But few politicians have identified enough revenue-raising measures to offset the cost of...
  • Arrest numbers signal 9 percent jump in illegal immigration in 2012 [Obama says border "fortified"]

    01/29/2013 10:30:32 AM PST · by traumer · 10 replies
    Even as President Obama travels to Las Vegas Tuesday to call for legalizing illegal immigrants, the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent up last year. The Border Patrol made 356,873 arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2012, up from 327,577 in 2011, according to figures obtained by the Associated Press and confirmed by The Washington Times. Border Patrol officials estimate that apprehensions are a good proxy for illegal crossings, so when the numbers go up, it means that the flow of illegal immigrants is...
  • Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting

    Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting Then deletes it.
  • Obama tapes message to Syrians

    01/29/2013 10:26:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    politico44 ^ | 1/29/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Barack Obama has approved another $155 million in humanitarian aid for Syria and took the unusual step of taping a message with Arabic subtitles explaining the U.S. position. "Here, I want to speak directly to the people of Syria," he says in the message. "This new aid will mean more warm clothing for children and medicine for the elderly; flour and wheat for your families and blankets, boots and stoves for those huddled in damaged buildings. It will mean health care for victims of sexual violence and field hospitals for the wounded. Even as we work to end the...
  • Father of Newtown victim heckled at hearing (misleading headline by Norwalk paper)

    01/29/2013 10:25:22 AM PST · by DTogo · 18 replies
    The Norwalk Citizen ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD — Some came dressed in camouflage and others in suits. Some wore National Rifle Association hats, casual clothing or bright power ties and sat next to each other, but on starkly different sides of the raging national argument on gun control. Both groups, totaling about 1,500 people, were frisked upon entering the Capitol complex Monday, then applauded their supporters during daylong hearings on the aftermath of the Newtown massacre. As members of a General Assembly task force took hours of testimony, Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe joined a dozen local law enforcement executives from throughout the country at the...
  • US Senate Committee Approves Kerry Nomination

    01/29/2013 10:18:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/29/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    United States Senator John Kerry easily overcame the first hurdle of his confirmation as the next secretary of state Tuesday with a unanimous vote of approval by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry, President Barack Obama's pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat, must still be confirmed by a vote of the full Senate later in the day, which he is expected to receive without contention. The five-term Massachusetts Democrat, who has been a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 28 years and led it for the past four, said he was "humbled" and gratified...
  • U.S Gives Bailed Out Cos Millions in “Shameful” Bonuses

    01/29/2013 10:13:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2013
    While American taxpayers bail out failing companies via the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), behind the scenes the Obama Treasury Department is awarding their top executives with millions of dollars in raises even though Congress passed a law forbidding it. It’s an inconceivable scheme that rewards bad behavior with big bucks from taxpayers who have no say in the matter. In fact, the U.S. Treasury was forced by Congress to create rules against it yet a new federal audit reveals the agency repeatedly violates them to enrich the very people responsible for the companies’ failures (and need for...
  • Environmental Extremists + ATF = Total Ammunition Ban

    01/29/2013 10:13:33 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    There are two more regulatory storm fronts moving in that may make it difficult or impossible to get the ammunition that firearm owners need to defend themselves and their families, and to engage in the shooting sports. The uncoordinated attacks come separately from neo-enviro groups and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But taken together, these two separate proposals from these two separate groups create a perfect storm that could potentially result in an absolute ban on almost all ammunition. How? The extremist environmental groups are trying to ban lead ammunition. Federal law already bans the use...
  • Sen. Cruz to Chicago Mayor: Keep gun control efforts "north of the Red River"

    01/29/2013 10:11:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    KETK ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) sent a letter to gunmakers, banks, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, after Emanuel reportedly sent letters to banks asking that they stop doing business with certain firearm manufacturers. In the letter, Cruz urged the mayor to keep his attacks on the Second Amendment to his own city, and informed gunmakers that their companies and business would be welcome in the state of Texas. Here is how the letter reads: To the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank Group: It has recently been reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent each of...
  • No Deal - Obama: No Border Security Before Path to Citizenship

    01/29/2013 10:07:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama is set to reject the key compromise at the heart of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform announced by eight Senators yesterday. The president, who will deliver an address later today in Las Vegas, NV outlining his own immigration ideas, is reported to oppose linking a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, a Democrat demand, to stronger law enforcement and better border security, a Republican demand. The president will apparently argue that the administration has met reasonable goals on enforcing current immigration legislation, and that additional security will merely create new obstacles to legalizing the roughly 12...