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  • Big Sis mulls presidential bid

    02/06/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    If Hillary Clinton isn't in the 2016 U.S. presidential mix, a Washington Post commentary says Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano may be the woman to watch. Before moving to Washington Napolitano was a well-regarded and popular governor in Arizona. Since arriving in the nation's capital she has made it known she's mulling making a run for higher office, the Post said Monday. As governor, Napolitano was criticized for not being aggressive enough in addressing the influx of illegal immigrants. But as homeland security secretary, she has an opportunity in which to change that image, including a high-profile tour of the...
  • Obama's Extraordinary Hypocrisy on Drone Strikes

    02/06/2013 6:32:49 AM PST · by South40 · 8 replies
    Weazelzippers ^ | 2/5/2013
    Share it with every liberal you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U9HvGmfD0ms
  • The fact is, the richer you are, the happier you are (But We know that money doesn’t buy happiness)

    02/06/2013 6:26:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/06/2013 | By Allister Heath
    For years, many economists agreed, arguing that economic growth doesn’t generate more well-being for ordinary folk, a conclusion which came to be known as Richard Easterlin’s paradox, after the academic who first described it in the 1970s. Yet it turns out that once again the economics establishment got it spectacularly wrong. Economic growth – and the higher gross domestic product (GDP) per person and improved wages that usually accompany it – does actually improve happiness and well-being, according to several recent papers by top economists, drawing on far more data than their predecessors ever had access to and using novel...
  • (Video) Glenn Beck Show (if Scott was There) Episode 2

    02/06/2013 6:25:35 AM PST · by publius321
    Palpable evil enveloping America. What is going on? Commentary on Glenn Beck's analysis. (Video)
  • (NC) Sheriff: Gun permit applicants required to release mental health records

    02/06/2013 6:15:49 AM PST · by lwd · 36 replies
    Salisbury Post ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:48 a.m | Shavonne Potts
    The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it will start requiring mental health background checks for anyone applying to buy a handgun. The application already asks whether the person seeking the handgun permit has ever been committed to a mental institution. But until now, the Sheriff’s Office had never verified the answer. Beginning Monday, handgun permit applicants will have to give permission for the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court to release mental health records to the Sheriff’s Office.“It’s been an honor system, and we are just going to do a little more checking,” Sheriff Kevin Auten said. The inquiry includes...
  • Cook County IL adopts new gun law

    02/06/2013 6:13:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | John Byrne
    Cook County (Chicago) IL adopts new gun law Firearms owners will be required to report loss or sale of guns By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune reporter February 6, 2013 Firearms owners in suburban Cook County will face fines up to $2,000 if they don't report to police when their guns are lost, stolen or sold, under an ordinance county commissioners approved Tuesday. The plan, pushed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will apply to all areas of the county where a similar law is not already on the books. It will not apply within the city of Chicago, which has...
  • Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

    02/06/2013 6:07:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 8:17am ET | RODRIQUE NGOWI
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products. The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have...
  • Columbus Police want your guns

    02/06/2013 6:06:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal
    WTVA News ^ | 02/05/13 | Susan Parker
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just give us the guns. No questions asked. The Columbus Police Department may be joining forces with other city officials, faith-based organizations and members of the community to reduce the number of firearms in town. If all goes as planned in the form of approval from the Columbus City Council, four locations would be made available to surrender guns on a designated Saturday. Buy back prices range from $20 for bb guns and air pistols. Hand guns would would be purchased for $100. Rifles and shot guns would be $200 and assault rifles would be worth...
  • Cleveland police chase and shooting portrayed as chaotic scene by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    02/06/2013 5:53:52 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 30 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 02/05/2013 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. Soon after the shooting stopped, one officer rushed to check the two occupants of the 1979...
  • Immigration Law Enforcement Union Boss: Obama Doesn’t Care if We Die

    02/06/2013 5:53:31 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    ashinton Examiner ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security care more about “special interests” in the Democratic campaign base than the lives of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the ICE union boss told Congress today. “Death or serious injury to ICE officers and agents appears more acceptable to ICE, DHS, and Administration leadership, than the public complaints that would be lodged by special interest groups representing illegal aliens,” Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement 118, told the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Crane based that statement on the way government policies handcuff the ICE officers charged...
  • Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

    02/06/2013 5:50:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad. In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning." Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning. However, the...
  • Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media

    02/06/2013 5:49:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/06
    2013/02/06 15:25 KST Reports on China vanish from N. Korean media SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- News reports about China have effectively vanished from North Korean media, raising speculation that Pyongyang is upset with its close ally over its request the North not go through with its expected nuclear test, an analysis of the country's major wire service, daily paper and broadcasters showed Wednesday. The screening of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television (KCTV), Radio Pyongyang and Chosun Central TV by Yonhap News Agency following the passage of the U.N. Security Council resolution on Jan....
  • MA public school drops grading (teachers' union triumphs)

    02/06/2013 5:49:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Fox 25 Boston Live | 2/6/13
    Schools in Billerica, MA, have dropped grading to make poor students feel good about themselves. Per Fox, the former grading by number (90%, 75%, etc.) has been banned and in its place arbitrary letters have been assigned. A "C" can be anything from a 76% to 100%, with special credit for trying hard and doing homework. This is another blow from the teachers' union but not entirely unexpected. One has to remember that a big chunk of the 2009 "stimulus" went directly to government unions. The teachers' unions allow no grading of its teachers, so why should the teachers allow...
  • Taking America from Welfare State to Opportunity Society

    02/06/2013 5:46:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 6, 2013 | Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    “I must go to college!” insists eight-year-old Pierre William. Such planning may seem unusual in a second grader. But Pierre is lucky. He’s attending a private school in the District of Columbia using funds from the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. That’s opened his eyes to the possibilities that only a college education can provide. His mother Patricia William says the program has taught her how to be a better parent and to be involved in her children’s education. She insists she’ll remain involved. “I try to stay focused and not get discouraged,” William says. That matters for her children, and...
  • Editorial: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?

    02/06/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    DailyTech ^ | 1-31-2013 | Jason Mick
    Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inactionIn the campy remake of the 1980s classic Red Dawn, MGM last year recast the titular enemy as not the Soviet-era Russians, but the Chinese. The movie may have been panned, but it did have one thing going for it -- it was uncomfortably close to reality. I. A New WarChina is unlikely to ever raise its guns or tank barrels on the U.S. It does not need to. The ultimate goal of all conquest is money, power,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/6/13)[Prayer]

    02/06/2013 5:45:48 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/6/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohim Machase Lanu - GOD Our Refuge(Psalms 62:8) Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
  • Bozell Column: Karl Rove vs. the 'Far Right'

    02/06/2013 5:44:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I’d choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new “conservative” entity “to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts.” Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by “far-right conservatives,” but he’s shamelessly calling this entity the “Conservative Victory Project.” Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn’t make it so. Whaddaya know. The liberal Democrats at the Times love...
  • MK: Want to Enlist Hareidim? Enlist Arabs, Too

    02/06/2013 5:43:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    “Equal share in the burden” of army enlistment is meaningless if it does not include Arab citizens, representatives from the hareidi-religious Yahadut Hatorah (United Torah Judaism) party argued Tuesday evening in a meeting with Likud Beytenu. “If there is ‘equality’ – then let it be true equality. Why is the hareidi population under pressure while the Arabs are outside the debate completely?” challenged MK Moshe Gafni, who was quoted by the hareidi paper Hamevaser. MK Meir Porush argued that the state has not historically been eager to enlist even those hareidi men who were eligible for mandatory service. “According to...
  • RUSSIANS DRIVE AHEAD IN UKRAINE; MUSSOLINI OUSTS CIANO, 10 OTHERS (2/6/43)

    02/06/2013 5:43:07 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/6/43 | Daniel T. Brigham, Drew Middleton, Grant Parr, James MacDonald, Milton Bracker, Lewis Wood, more
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  • Bozell Pushes Back Hard Against Rove War On Tea Party

    02/06/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative political action committee, is not very pleased with Karl Rove and his plan to campaign against GOP candidates whom he deems "unelectable" due to their tea party connections. Bozell joined me and co-host Brian Wilson on WMAL-FM's "Mornings on the Mall" Tuesday morning to push back against Rove's plan. He was particularly annoyed at Rove and partner Steven Law invoking William F. Buckley's famous rule: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." Bozell has a unique perspective on Rove's use of the Buckley Rule considering he is the late conservative icon's nephew....