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  • Guess Which U.S. County Most Loves Obama

    01/29/2013 12:53:55 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Business Week - Politics and Policy ^ | January 23, 2013 | Joshua Green
  • SI soldier after double-arm transplant: It feels amazing (incredible story w/ video)

    01/29/2013 12:50:04 PM PST · by dead · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | S.A. MILLER
    BALTIMORE — A brave Staten Island GI, who underwent a stunning double-arm transplant, beamed with optimism today as he showed off his new limbs. In an amazing scene of triumph over tragedy, 26-year-old Brendan Marrocco pushed his own wheelchair into a room at Johns Hopkins Hospital and told reporters he has a new lease on life. “It’s a life changing thing,” said the smiling Marrocco. “It feels amazing. It’s something I was waiting for for a long time.” Marrocco received the rare transplant on Dec. 18. For now, Marrocco can’t use his new hands because it’ll take months for nerves...
  • Need a suggestion for photo software.

    01/29/2013 12:46:45 PM PST · by meatloaf · 35 replies
    I need a suggestion for a program without a steep learning curve to position photos with descriptions on a page and print them. Other than short descriptions there's no text.
  • Report: E15 causes some cars’ fuel systems to fail

    01/29/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Automobile manufacturers and the oil industry on Tuesday released the results of laboratory tests showing that gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol caused fuel pumps and parts to fail, raising the specter of faulty check engine light readings and more frequent breakdowns for cars that use the blend. The American Petroleum Institute cast the report by the non-profit Coordinating Research Council as fresh evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency should rescind its 2010 decision to approve the sale of the so-called “E15″ blend for 2001 and newer automobiles. A previous study by the Coordinating Research Council, which counts API as a...
  • Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

    01/29/2013 12:44:05 PM PST · by Jonah Vark · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News. In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington's partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,"If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News...for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it." Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at...
  • [Quisling ALERT] Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel come out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens

    01/29/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    U.S. Border Security ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Mat Staver
    Today's statement from Liberty Counsel: PRESS RELEASE Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS - 877-810-1776 or Liberty@LCAction.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2013 The Time to Forge a Just Immigration Consensus is Now Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, responds to the bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Washington, DC – “It is time to forge a just immigration policy that acknowledges that we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed. We need to secure our borders. This is a matter of national security. We need to enforce...
  • Fort Lauderdale woman faces 351 years in prison in tax fraud scheme

    01/29/2013 12:43:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Janaury 29, 2013 | Ihosvani Rodriguez
    A Fort Lauderdale woman was convicted of heading an identity theft tax fraud scheme that netted $11 million in federal tax refunds and involved the filing of approximately 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, federal prosecutors said. Alci Bonannee, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, faces a prison sentence of up to 351 years as the primary leader in the identity theft ring, prosecutors said.
  • Wayne LaPierre: NRA Won’t Accept "Blame" For Criminals

    01/29/2013 12:32:43 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | January 29,2013 | John Bresnahan
    Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the powerful National Rifle Association, will tell a Senate panel on Wednesday that the federal government should not enact any new gun-control laws. “Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals,” LaPierre is scheduled to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Washington Post Column: Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

    01/29/2013 12:31:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/29/2013 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban on Thursday. And it’s already looking like a lost cause. Most everyone agrees that the ban is the most ambitious and politically difficult item on President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s gun control agenda. And there is increasing evidence that it will be cast aside in favor or more doable proposals. Below, we look at four reasons why. 1. Joe Biden is downplaying it The same day that Feinstein introduced the bill, Biden suggested that magazine sizes were the most important part of a gun control package....
  • Papa John’s pizza firm implores bloggers: Stop the misquotes

    01/29/2013 12:29:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Papa John’s pizza has been hounded by the media for comments supposedly made in response to Obamacare — that food prices were on the rise, that franchises would face closure due to escalating health care costs, that workers’ hours and positions would be sliced. Only problem: The comments, attributed to CEO John Schnatter, were never made. That’s according to a Politico report about the efforts of Papa John public relations firm Sitrick and Co. to track down bloggers who’ve covered the supposed comments and ask for edits.
  • 'Our parents pay tax so we're entitled to benefits'Couple living off £17k handouts

    01/29/2013 12:29:36 PM PST · by Cronos · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Daily Mail
    <p>The pair receive £1,473 per month in benefits or £17,680 per year.</p> <p>This works out at £340 per week, which includes £140 housing benefit, £60 child tax credit, £20 child benefit and £110 Jobseekers Allowance.</p> <p>Weekly outgoings include £60 on food, £22.50 on TV, £3.50 on their TV licence plus utility bills, which the pair say they receive no help with.</p>
  • Mark Levin: Scarborough 'Can't Hold a Candle to Sarah Palin'

    01/29/2013 12:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin assailed MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday for slamming Sarah Palin and implying that Palin--and the Tea Party--was fading away and losing influence. On Monday morning, Scarborough joyously claimed on MSNBC's Morning Joe that Palin and the Tea Party did not represent the future of the conservative movement and implied those like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did. On his talk radio show, Levin said Scarborough "can't hold a candle to Sarah Palin." Levin said Scarborough's attack on Palin represented "cowardice," was "cheap," and symbolized a co-host playing to his liberal "media...
  • Lindsey Graham: Hillary Clinton ‘got away with murder’

    01/29/2013 12:24:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn’t impressed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony at the Benghazi congressional hearing, telling Fox News that she “got away with murder.” “Hillary Clinton got away with murder in my view. She said they had a clear-eyed view of the threats. How could you have a clear-eyed view of the threats in Benghazi when you didn’t know about the ambassador’s cable coming back from Libya?” the South Carolina Republican told host Greta Van Susteren Monday on “On The Record”.
  • Arab Fans Insult Jews, Israel as Soccer Game Ends 'Peacefully'

    01/29/2013 12:23:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | David Lev
    A controversial soccer game between a Jerusalem team and a team from Um el-Fahm ended Tuesday night without incident, with the Jerusalem team winning 5-0. The game was played under the watchful eye of some 600 police officers, who were equipped with anti-riot gear on the possibility that tensions could mount between Jewish fans of Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabee Um el-Fahm. In a game last week, Beitar fans protested against the possibility that their team was rumored to be considering signing two Muslim Chechen players, with fans calling out racist slogans against Arabs. Three Beitar fans were arrested. Beitar initially...
  • Clinton: Benghazi was my greatest regret as secretary of state

    01/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    the cable ^ | 1/29/13 | j rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. "My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers -- where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda -- what would you say was your lasting regret?," Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning "Townterview," one of a number of farewell...
  • Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting (then deletes it)

    01/29/2013 12:15:43 PM PST · by Baynative · 61 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | By DANIEL HALPER | 12:52 PM, Jan 29, 2013
    President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time." Today, after some suggested the president's claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting:
  • The next generation of surveillance. (Video)

    01/29/2013 12:14:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    dump.com ^ | 1-23-2013 | PBS
    A clip from the episode of NOVA entitled "Rise of the Drones." The full episode can be viewed here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2326108547
  • WHEN WILL IT BE ENOUGH!!!!

    01/29/2013 12:13:00 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    This is just a general rant about the person occupying the White House. When will it be enough! I read in the Examiner this morning that he says Miami won the NBA Championship because they played against him. I know he supposed to be cracking a joke but good golly, does it always have to be about him? Does anyone not see this narcissism? Then there is a story about his take on football, about how unsafe it is. And players agree with this guy and fall all over themselves because if the president talks about it, then it must...
  • Sorry about the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem

    01/29/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Sorry that the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem is back again. I'm trying to reach John so he can fix it. No luck so far. Hope he checks his messages soon. I've also asked him what causes this, but he hasn't answered. Hoping we can get a permanent fix soon. Meanwhile, the work around is to set the number of results and items per page to 20 each. Look for the "My Preferences" link under "Account" at the top of any of the latest posts index pages. Thanks
  • Treasury Department approves A123 sale to Chinese firm despite security concerns

    01/29/2013 12:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/29/13 | FoxNews
    The U.S. government has approved the sale of U.S. taxpayer-backed A123 Systems to a Chinese company, despite security and economic concerns about sensitive technology changing hands. A representative with A123 Systems confirmed Tuesday to FoxNews.com that Wanxiang America Corp. has gotten approval from a Treasury Department agency to take over "substantially all" of the non-government business assets of the lithium ion battery manufacturer. "We're pleased the government has completed its review and provided us with the go-ahead to finalize this transaction," Pin Ni, president of Wanxiang America, said in a written statement. A representative with the Treasury Department's Committee on...