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  • Morning Joe: 'Ignore' Rubio's Remarks To Rush—Just Taking Care of Base, Saving Face

    01/30/2013 5:57:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Marco Rubio's tough talk to Rush Limbaugh yesterday about no immigration deal being done unless certain language on border security, etc. is included? Ignore it. Just Rubio taking care of his conservative base—and saving face. In the end, Rubio will likely give Obama his vote on immigration reform. It's all about finding an out for Republicans when it comes to winning back a decent share of the Latino vote. And conservatives will be willing to take the deal. Such was the collective wisdom of Morning Joe today, as enunciated by Jon Meacham and seconded by Joe Scarborough. View the video...
  • No 'Playing Gotcha' With Obama

    01/30/2013 5:57:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Did you see that hard-hitting report on "60 Minutes" Sunday, the one that charged that one of our nation's most famous leaders and role models is a shameless liar, a ruthless intimidator and even "incinerator" of enemies, a man who operates like the Mafia? No, that wasn't the interview with Barack Obama alongside Hillary Clinton. It was an interview later in the same show about the drug-enhanced bicyclist Lance Armstrong. That's CBS News for you -- a guy who pedals a bike through France is hammered as if he is the most powerful man in the world, while the most...
  • Google News Search: "National Guard" Deploy Afghanistan

    So are we ending the war in Afghanistan? Is that why National Guard troops from all over the country are heading there?
  • The run on guns and ammunition

    01/30/2013 5:46:49 AM PST · by thackney · 71 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jeremy Desel
    ... "This is usually full of .22 up here. .45 and .40... "We used to sell 30,000 rounds a month of ammo and we’ve done that in a week, and sometimes even a day in ammo," James said. What little they do have is generally high end and there is a limit on all purchases: a three-box max or 150 rounds at a time. That’s for all types and all sizes. It’s not just one store. Ron Casady has been shopping for weeks. "I noticed online and everything is out of stock. Click add to cart. Sorry we are out...
  • GDP Shows Surprise Drop for U.S. in Fourth Quarter (unexpected alert)

    01/30/2013 5:46:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 111 replies
    The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.
  • Exclusive: American hero blasts sending F16s to Egypt (video Hannity-Scott O'Grady)

    01/30/2013 5:39:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    video.foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Hannity
    Former Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady warns of Muslim Brotherhood
  • Senator Boxer wants to federally regulate carry permits

    01/30/2013 5:38:39 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 24 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- When defending draconian gun laws in DC, Illinois, and New York, Democrats are quick to point out that states should be free to adapt their laws to their specific needs despite any pesky constitutional amendments or civil rights. President Obama himself made this argument yesterday when he said that “the reality of guns in urban areas [is] very different from the reality of guns in rural areas.” But apparently they only want states to be able to set their own laws when those laws coincide with their own anti-civil-rights agenda. California Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced Senate Bill...
  • Krugman: Yes, We Have To Fix The Deficit Eventually–But Not Now

    01/30/2013 5:30:22 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has argued clearly and consistently over the past five years that U.S. government spending is critical to our economic recovery and that cutting spending now to reduce the deficit would be a disastrous mistake. For taking this position, Krugman has been castigated by those who blame the depression on fiscal irresponsibility and runaway government spending. The way to fix the economy, those folks argue, is to immediately slash government spending, reduce the deficit, and restore "confidence" among the country's business leaders. In the early years of the recovery, there was widespread support for the latter...
  • Exclusive: U.S. bishops say they’re willing to ‘go to jail’ over HHS mandate

    01/30/2013 5:26:02 AM PST · by NYer · 113 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 29, 2013 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Archbishop-elect Alexander Sample speaks with John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews' editor-in-chief WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the Obama administration and the U.S. Bishops remain locked in battle over the HHS mandate, the question on the minds of many observers is: what lengths are the bishops willing to go to to oppose the mandate? The prelates LifeSiteNews spoke to after the Vigil Mass for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24th indicated that they intend to do everything they can to oppose the mandate, including risking imprisonment if necessary. "I would be willing to go to jail in defense of religious...
  • Official Lies

    01/30/2013 5:22:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there's an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security's trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust. Which is the lie, Social Security checks must...
  • Obama Uses Failing High School as Backdrop for Immigration Speech (Very Appropriate, eh?)

    01/30/2013 5:21:12 AM PST · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/30/13 | b shapiro
    President Obama, looking for a high school with a majority Hispanic population to use as a backdrop for his demagogic speech on immigration reform, settled on Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the same children to whom Obama spoke of opportunity are deprived of it at Del Sol, which dramatically underachieves academically. According to Del Sol’s 2010-2011 School Accountability Summary Report, 54% of Hispanic students attending Del Sol were “non-proficient” in math. The school lags behind both the statewide standards and the standards of the school district on reading, writing, and mathematics; just 27% of the school...
  • George Washington's Bibles Coming to Historic Arkansas Museum

    01/30/2013 5:16:31 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 5 replies
    Arkansas Matters ^ | 1-28-13 | KARK 4 News
    The Historic Arkansas Museum will have two of George Washington's Bibles on display beginning Feb. 8. According to the museum's website, the Bible from the first president's inauguration will be on display for only two days, Feb. 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The George Washington Family Bible will also be exhibited, but will be on display for a longer period of time.
  • Iraqi Ally of Israel on Hagel, “This is Not a Minister of Defense, But a Minister of Chaos”

    01/30/2013 5:16:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 27, 2013 | Heather Robinson
    On Friday I spoke with former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, who has championed counter-terrorism cooperation and normalized relations between Iraq and Israel. This Arab ally of Israel is dismayed by what he sees as President Obama’s abandonment of the liberals and moderates of the Mideast. In particular, Alusi thinks Obama is signaling weakness in support of genuine liberals and moderates, and appeasement of extremists such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as well as Islamist extremists in his own country, Iraq. Furthermore, he views the President’s nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to the position of Secretary of Defense...
  • New York Congresswoman Leads Opposition to Release of Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Diplomat

    01/30/2013 5:14:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-30-13 | Zach Pontz
    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced Sunday that she has spearheaded a bipartisan letter calling on the French government to cancel plans to release a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an American and an Israeli diplomat. The letter, which was sent to France’s Ambassador to the United States, urges French officials to stop the release of George Ibrahim Abdallah, the former head of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Brigade who was convicted in 1987 of killing an Israeli diplomat and a U.S. military attaché. The U.S. State Department has also expressed its opposition...
  • Arab Rage, Unrest and Anti-Americanism Is Nothing New-The truth about so-called Arab Spring

    01/30/2013 5:12:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 30, 2013 | Jeff Ludwig
    The delivery of tanks and F-16s to Egypt, originally promised to the Mubarak regime, but now forwarded to Morsi and the Brotherhood, is the latest phase of U.S. engagement with a Middle East in turmoil. Though all kinds of nasty and brutal individuals are still in charge, and though the thrust of the Arab world remains anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and anti-American, the official line of our prescient government is that all this is an extension of the “Arab Spring” and, despite setbacks, is tending towards greater democracy in the Arab world. We are, under Obama, supposedly the good guys because...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/30/13)[Prayer]

    01/30/2013 5:07:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/30/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures El Emunah - The Faithful GOD(Deuteronomy 7:9) Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him
  • John Kerry, President Obama’s Ideological Twin

    01/30/2013 4:57:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/29/2012 | Amy Payne and Luke Coffey
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate hearing last week. What does this mean for America and its foreign policy? As Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote after last week’s hearing: The bad news for the United States is that Kerry is President Obama’s ideological twin and can be expected to enthusiastically embrace the Obama doctrine and continue the Administration’s pursuit of arms control, international treaties, and climate-change agreements. This is a classic liberal agenda, which will only lead to a further erosion of American global leadership. Though...
  • ROOSEVELT, VARGAS AFFIRM AIM TO MAKE ATLANTIC SAFE FOR ALL (1/30/43)

    01/30/2013 4:55:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/30/43 | Bertram D. Hulen, Ralph Parker, Charles Hurd, Foster Hailey, G.H. Archambault
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  • The American City Is Dying-And why the country will inevitable follow

    01/30/2013 4:54:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The American City Is DyingPosted By Daniel Greenfield On January 30, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In an interview with the New Republic, Obama finally admitted that gun control was an urban problem. “The reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas,” he said. That admission might have been welcome if it had been packaged along with a serious conversation about what is wrong with cities like Chicago. Instead all the big problems are covered over with more claptrap about...
  • Obama Is Not King

    01/30/2013 4:52:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | John Ransom
    Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility. At a time when America faces unsustainable debt and terrible economic troubles, why such pomp?Maybe it's because so many people tell themselves presidents can solve any problem, like fairy-tale kings -- or gods. Before America's first inauguration, John Adams suggested George Washington be called "His Most Benign Highness." Fortunately, Congress insisted on the more modest title, "President."At his inaugural, President Obama himself said, "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian

    01/30/2013 4:48:09 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 73 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". aeolian [ee-oh-lee-uh n]hear it pronounced adjective 1. pertaining to Aeolus, (the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology), or to the winds in general. 2. ( usually lowercase ) of or caused by the wind; wind-blown. 3. poetic/literary: characterized by a sighing or moaning sound as if produced by the wind. Origin: 1595–1605; Aeoli ( us ) pertaining to Aeolus + -an Rules: Everyone...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 30, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/30/2013 4:46:39 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Email ^ | 1/30/13 | Joel Osteen
    Accept His Timing Today's Scripture “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I’d love to tell you that if you stay in faith, if you believe, then God will always answer your prayer within 24 hours, or at least within the first week. But we know that’s not reality. God promises He will be true to His word, but He never puts a timeframe on it. In fact, He tells us that we need patience...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 30, 2013]

    01/30/2013 4:45:47 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Dilemma of Obedience "Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision" —1 Samuel 3:15 God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, “I wonder if that is God’s voice?” Isaiah said that the Lord spoke to him “with a strong hand,” that is, by the pressure of his circumstances (Isaiah 8:11). Without the sovereign hand of God Himself, nothing touches our lives. Do we discern His hand at work, or do we see things as mere occurrences?Get into the habit of saying, “Speak, Lord,” and life will...
  • America's Role in a Darkening Age

    01/30/2013 4:42:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/29/2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed. By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East. America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent. Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down. The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was suddenly free. The Soviet Union...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Full Moon Silhouettes

    01/30/2013 4:35:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | January 30, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. One impressive moonrise was imaged two nights ago over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. The above single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time -- it is not a time lapse. People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in...
  • 2 Naperville (Illinois) smart meter activists arrested during installation

    01/30/2013 4:34:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    Beacon News/Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | SSUSAN FRICK CARLMAN and BILL BIRD
    Two Naperville residents who have long opposed the city’s Smart Grid Initiative clashed with police Wednesday afternoon as municipal employees attempted to install an electric smart meter at one of their homes. Malia K. “Kim” Bendis, president of the grass roots Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, and board member Jennifer A. Stahl face trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on misdemeanor charges. Bendis was cited for attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer, and Stahl for interfering with police and “preventing access to customer’s premises,” according to a city of Naperville community relations officer. (snip) Stahl allegedly resisted...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 16: Driving on the Moon

    01/30/2013 4:32:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | January 29, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What would it be like to drive on the Moon? You don't have to guess -- humans have actually done it. Pictured above, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke recorded video during one such drive in 1972, with a digital version now available on the web. No matter which direction it headed, the Lunar Rover traveled a path literally covered with rocks and craters. The first half of the above video shows the rover zipping about a moonscape near 10 kilometers per hour, while the second half shows a dash-cam like view. The Lunar Rover was deployed...
  • I Don’t Like Marco Rubio’s Plan

    01/30/2013 4:23:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/29/2012 | Erick Erickson
    There. I said it. You’d be surprised how long it has taken to say this. I’ve let multiple friends vet the various drafts of posts I’ve written on this and they all wind up arguing with each other over the details. Is it amnesty or isn’t it? Should we give a path to citizenship or not? We are getting in the weeds when the basics will do. I think this plan is warmed over McCain-Kennedy and will do nothing to solve the problem. I say this as someone to the left of much of the readership here at RedState and...
  • Monkeys Attack Village in Eastern Indonesia

    01/30/2013 4:15:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    A mob of wild monkeys has gone on a rampage in a village in eastern Indonesia, entering houses and attacking residents. Seven people were injured, including one who is in critical condition
  • Modesty in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Is Enforced by Secret Squads

    01/30/2013 4:11:39 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Joseph Berger
    In the close-knit world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, community members know the modesty rules as well as Wall Street bankers who show up for work in a Brooks Brothers suit. Women wear long skirts and long-sleeved, high-necked blouses on the street; men do not wear Bermuda shorts in summer. Schools prescribe the color and thickness of girls’ stockings. The rules are spoken and unspoken, enforced by social pressure but also, in ways that some find increasingly disturbing, by the modesty committees. Their power is evident in the fact that of the half dozen women’s clothing stores along Lee Avenue, only one...
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • Daily finance & investment thread (1-30-13 edition)

    01/30/2013 4:04:50 AM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news A number of people have talked about such a thread. Lets see how it goes. This is where you can impart some investment wisdom to your fellow freepers. You can vent about the big one that got away. You can chime in how Obama is out to wreck American capitalism. If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please do Ping list -- on or off let me know
  • Boeing Battery Was a Concern Before Failure (787)

    01/30/2013 4:00:23 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER DREW, HIROKO TABUCHI and JAD MOUAWAD
    Boeing Battery Was a Concern Before FailureEven before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 jets this month, the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability. Officials at All Nippon Airways, the jets’ biggest operator, said in an interview on Tuesday that it replaced 10 of the batteries in the months before fire in one plane and smoke in another led regulators around the world to ground the jets. The airline said it told Boeing of the replacements as they occurred but was not required to report...
  • The economic melt-up: has it started yet?

    01/30/2013 3:54:18 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Inside Tucson Business ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 1:03 pm
    It’s a certainty in-progress: interest rates will rise in the near future. The Federal Reserve has pledged to keep rates low until at least mid-2015. They are pumping some $1 trillion into the economy annually through their quantitative easing program to achieve this promise. But the Feds can only do so much. They have managed to defeat deflation. They have pumped up asset prices. Bonds, stocks and real estate all have strongly recovered. Jonathan Roof, vice president of private banking for Mutual of Omaha Bank, 4514 E. Camp Lowell Drive, feels that these economic conditions could soon spark a sudden,...
  • Global Warming: Anthropogenic or Not?

    01/30/2013 3:52:28 AM PST · by Rocky · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert Carter
    AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER Quite clearly, Dr. Hayhoe and I are both credible professional scientists. Given our training and research specializations, we are therefore competent to assess the evidence regarding the dangerous global warming that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) alleges is being caused by industrial carbon dioxide emissions. Yet at the end of her article Dr. Hayhoe recommends for further reading the websites RealClimate.org and SkepticalScience.com, whereas here at the outset of writing my own article I recommend the websites wattsupwiththat.com and www.thegwpf.org (Global Warming Policy Foundation). To knowledgeable readers, this immediately signals that Dr....
  • Today's Toons 1/30/13

    01/30/2013 3:31:05 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/30/13 | pookie18
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  • Landrieu takes up Obama’s anti-Fox chant [Louisiana PLEASE Fire Her]

    01/30/2013 3:27:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    On the heels of President Obama’s finger-pointing at Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh, for supposedly holding up legislative progress on the national debt, now comes Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu. In a Senate floor address on Tuesday, the Louisiana senator lambasted the network for fabrications regarding entitlement spending, Fox News reported. “I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News,” she reportedly said. Her comments echo criticisms of Fox News from President Obama, published just this past week.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 30, 2013

    01/30/2013 3:01:52 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • ‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’ star Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    01/30/2013 2:47:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/30/13
    “Gomer Pyle, USMC” star Jim Nabors married his longtime male partner at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel earlier this month, according to Hawaii News Now. Nabors, a Hawaii resident, had never publicly come out. But his relationship with Stan Cadwallader wasn’t a secret before they decided to take advantage of Washington’s new same-sex marriage law, he told the news station. “I’m 82, and he’s in his 60s, and so we’ve been together for 38 years, and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors he told the station.
  • Scott gets all of Florida’s four-year colleges to embrace $10K challenge [Liberals IGNORE Success]

    01/30/2013 2:29:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    After catching heat from even a member of the state’s Board of Education, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that all 23 of Florida’s colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees have embraced his call for making available a $10,000 degree program. Scott has been pushing to make higher education more affordable, ridiculing Florida’s universities for moving forward with tuition increases. The state college system, however, has ben more willing to follow Scott’s lead — and the governor Monday went to Miami Dade College’s north campus to announce a clean sweep of the four-year degree schools. “Our goal should be that students do...
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...
  • HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CALLS BENGHAZI REPORT 'INCOMPLETE'

    01/30/2013 2:18:33 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Kerry Picket
    ... According to a press release, three Congressional leaders sent a letter on Monday night to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking documents related to the Dept. of State's Accountability Review Board (ARB) report on the failures that led to the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "Unfortunately, the ARB did not address some important questions about the attacks in Benghazi, which we believe may contain crucial lessons learned for other U.S. facilities abroad to follow,”the letter states, citingthe board’s failure to interview the Secretary and key deputies, a lack...
  • The First Hillary Clinton Super PAC Is Here [2016 Campaign Has Begun]

    01/30/2013 2:03:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/28/13 | Connor Simpson
    If you (and President Obama) thought everyone was getting a little too excited about a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 run, these longtime Clinton supporters are getting a head start by launching their Super PAC now. Why wait, right? It's all legal, and for all four years this time around. The Week's Marc Ambinder reports that Allidia Black and Judy Beck are the two chiefly responsible for "Ready for Hillary," the new Super PAC that will officially launch next Monday. While it doesn't have any official affiliation to Clintion, the group will serve as common ground for supporters donors who are...
  • Jason London Beaten, Arrested and Allegedly Craps Himself

    01/30/2013 1:47:26 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    tmz.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | TMZ
    <p>Jason London crapped himself in the back seat of a cop car Sunday morning ... minutes after the "Dazed & Confused" actor was punched in the face in a bar fight ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ.</p>
  • FBI Raids Offices of Menendez Donor Linked to Alleged Prostitution Scandal

    01/30/2013 1:42:02 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    The FBI has raided the offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an opthalmologist and Democratic Party donor reportedly connected to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s alleged solicitation of prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. The Miami Herald reports: FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor accused in the conservative press of providing free trips and even Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the "fallacious allegations." Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, late Tuesday night...
  • Immigration and Extortion

    01/30/2013 1:12:34 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 28,2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If sovereignty is to mean anything, then a country is entitled to decide whom it wants to join its ranks and whom it wishes to exclude from them.If, on balance, an exhaustive amnesty for those who have deliberately ignored the law is determined to be a fair prospect for America, then there is a case for doing it; if changing the law to allow certain people to become part of the American polity is regarded by Americans as being advantageous to them, then there is a case for doing it; if allowing nobody in or everybody in is good for...
  • A Time to Fight

    01/30/2013 12:56:17 AM PST · by rmlew · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | January 29, 2013 | John O’Sullivan
    Conservatives should oppose the Senate immigration proposal, and can gain much from doing so. Well, here it finally is: the long-threatened “bipartisan” comprehensive immigration reform proposal, and as the old joke has it, when the Stupid Party and the Evil Party get together, they come up with something that is both stupid and evil. The principles underlying the proposal (the actual bill will ascend from the depths next month) have been conveniently laid out by the senatorial “Gang of Eight.” If after reading them you feel an irresistible urge to send your bank-account number and a power of attorney...
  • Execution of woman in Texas postponed, lawyers to argue jury discrimination [Kimberly McCarthy]

    01/29/2013 11:42:57 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 11 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | January 29, 2013 | Corrie McLaggan
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The execution of Kimberly McCarthy was postponed by a Texas judge on Tuesday, the day she was to die, to give her lawyers time to argue that racial discrimination played a role in choosing the jury that convicted her. It was rescheduled for April 3 and, if carried out, McCarthy will be the first woman to be put to death in the United States in nearly three years.
  • Police Captain Exonerated in Wife's Murder, Freed From Prison

    01/29/2013 11:29:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue January 29, 2013 | Jim Kavanagh
    A former Akron, Ohio, police captain who was convicted of murdering his wife in 1997, has been cleared of the crime and released after more than 14 years in prison. Douglas Prade walked out of the Madison Correctional Institution around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, CNN affiliate WOIO reported, a few hours after Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter ruled he was innocent of the crime and ordered him released. County officials said they will appeal the decision. Margo Prade, a popular doctor, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in her vehicle in her office's parking lot in November 1997....
  • Europe: The world’s new superpower

    01/29/2013 11:22:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 29, 2013 10:10 AM ET | Anne Applebaum
    “A decade of war is now ending,” U.S. President Barack Obama declared Monday. Maybe that’s true in America, but it isn’t true anywhere else. Extremists are still plotting acts of terror. Authoritarian and autocratic regimes are still using violence to preserve their power. The United States can step back from international conflicts, but that won’t make them disappear. Fortunately, there is another power that shares America’s economic and political values, that possesses sophisticated military technology and is also very interested in stopping the progress of fanatical movements, especially in North Africa and the Middle East. That power is Europe. …...