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  • Extended Claims Jump 8.5% As Initial Claims Continue Sideways Crawl

    02/28/2013 6:14:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Initial claims beat expectations but remain in a narrow 'flat' range for the last year. Non-seasonally-adjusted claims dropped notably to their lowest in 5 months. Since January we have seen multiple estimated states and a lot of choppy noise in the initial claims data. Almost perfectly offsetting this choppiness in the main headline data is the swings in Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits which rose 8.5% or 187k this week. One thing is for sure, the last two months have seen an unprecedented amount of noise in the claims data that we can only put down to seasonally-affected-disorder (or statistical...
  • U.S. Economy Expands at Weakest Pace Since 2011

    02/28/2013 6:12:55 AM PST · by mykroar · 4 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/28/2013 | Reuters
    The U.S. economy barely grew in the fourth quarter although a slightly better performance in exports and fewer imports led the government to scratch an earlier estimate that showed an economic contraction. Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, missing the 0.5 percent gain forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll. The growth rate was the slowest since the first quarter of 2011 and far from what is needed to fuel a faster drop in the unemployment rate. However, much of the weakness came from a slowdown in inventory accumulation and...
  • Grand Old Parity

    02/28/2013 6:12:33 AM PST · by ksen · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/26/13 | Sheila Bair
    I am a capitalist and a lifelong Republican. I believe that, in a meritocracy, some level of income inequality is both inevitable and desirable, as encouragement to those who contribute most to our economic prosperity. But I fear that government actions, not merit, have fueled these extremes in income distribution through taxpayer bailouts, central-bank-engineered financial asset bubbles and unjustified tax breaks that favor the rich. This is not a situation that any freethinking Republican should accept. Skewing income toward the upper, upper class hurts our economy because the rich tend to sit on their money — unlike lower- and middle-income...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

    02/28/2013 6:08:49 AM PST · by mykroar · 24 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/28/2013 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some traction in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 344,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims figure was revised to show 4,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to fall to 360,000. Claims have seen large swings in recent months because of difficulties smoothing the data for seasonal fluctuations, making it hard to get a clear pulse of the labor market's...
  • Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy

    02/28/2013 6:07:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom. And there is some evidence to support it. When you ask voters who will be to blame if the sequester occurs, Obama or "congressional Republicans," they're much more likely to say they'll blame the latter. Obama also comes out on top when you ask whether they will blame "Obama and congressional Democrats" or "congressional Republicans." There's reason to wonder, however, whether reaction after something happens will be the same as what people predict before it does. Voters are not...
  • IL. STATE REP,JIM SACIA BLASTS CHICAGO MACHINE DEMOCRATS OVER GUN CONTROL

    02/28/2013 6:07:00 AM PST · by pawpawrick · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/28/2013 | pawpawrick
    Jim Sacia,state rep. from Pecatonica,Il. lets Chicago democrats have it over dictating how the rest of the state must comform to the Chicago 'warm and fuzzies'. You'll love his castration analogy.
  • U.S. to give $60M in additional aid to Syria opposition

    02/28/2013 6:05:04 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jill Dougherty
    The United States will provide an additional $60 million in assistance to the Syrian opposition over the coming months, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday. ... This $60 million is in addition to the $50 million in nonlethal support the United States is providing to the opposition coalition. Additionally, CNN reported Wednesday, the Obama administration is considering providing more nonlethal military equipment
  • A 1-Percenter for Tax Hike

    02/28/2013 6:00:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-27-13 | Anna Winham
    This is a ridiculous situation, only I'm not laughing. Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, which help the most economically disadvantaged Americans, instead of raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, who haven't experienced substantial tax increases since Word War II? We need to be expanding social programs, not cutting them, which means raising taxes on the wealthiest. We have enough resources to ensure everyone's basic human rights to food, shelter, education, and health care; we just have a drastically uneven distribution of resources.
  • White House denies staffer threatened Watergate journalist Woodward

    02/28/2013 5:57:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    The White House is denying reports an adviser threatened famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward after the Washington Post reporter challenged President Obama's version of events on the looming sequester. Woodward claimed Wednesday night that a White House aide sent him an email saying he would "regret" his comments. The aide was not identified, but an official familiar with the exchange told Fox News it was National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling. That was after Woodward wrote a column this past weekend claiming Obama was trying to re-write history -- regarding not only whose idea the sequester was, but also how...
  • Benedict XVI Vows Obedience To Successor As Pope

    02/28/2013 5:56:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Mathew Amroliwala
    Pope Benedict XVI has vowed "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor. He was speaking on his final day in office at the Vatican to his cardinals, one of whom will be elected next month to replace him.
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented by a Touch of Cruelty

    02/28/2013 5:54:27 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Whener
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has paternity of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. 0bama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • More on Benedict’s revolutionary act: his astonishing predictions

    02/28/2013 5:54:07 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Steve Jalsevac
    ...It should be emphasized that the article was written because of a truly extraordinary action by Pope Benedict that was unprecedented in the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church. Yes, there were a couple of other resignations of popes in the past, but the circumstances were totally different. Never has a pope resigned because he felt too tired and weak to carry on. This was a revolutionary act of huge significance and very much related to all that we have been reporting on the international culture war of life vs death. Benedict's radical action and sense of urgency for...
  • MASSIVE TURNOUT at Hudson Council Meeting After Lib Alderman Slams “Psychotard” Gun Owners

    02/28/2013 5:52:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Hudson Alderman David Marstan responded with a torrent of foul and abusive language to an email from NYS Organizer for Guns Across America Joanna Johnson-Smith urging him to reject the city’s proposed gun ban on city property, including for permit-holders, it’s unlikely he anticipated the backlash headed his way.
  • Check Out Fake Lena Dunham's Audition For "Zero Dark Thirty" (Video at link)

    02/28/2013 5:50:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Nailed it.
  • Fiscal Cliff Didn’t Hold Back Business Spending

    02/28/2013 5:49:08 AM PST · by ksen · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/30/13 | Neil Shah
    Corporate executives warned Washington late last year they were delaying investment plans amid rising uncertainty over the fiscal cliff, raising risks for the economy. Turns out they did nothing of the sort. In its first analysis of U.S. gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2012, out today, the government said the economy surprisingly shrank at an annualized rate of 0.1% between October and December, partly due to a massive one-time drop in defense spending. However, details reveal a bright spot: Business investment in equipment and software — seen as a proxy for corporate spending — soared 12.4% in...
  • The Big O Goes for the Big Zero Again

    02/28/2013 5:48:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    As the president resumes his “It’s-not-my-fault” presidency-cum-campaign, I’d like to point out to everyone that it’s been 1,401 days since the Democrat-Controlled Senate passed a budget. I say this because when the Mayan financial calendar runs out on the country this Friday, we’ll be awash in illegal immigrants, downed airliners, out-of-work teachers, Russian missile strikes, Chinese hackers and Aryan Nation terrorists.And, oh, come on now: We all know that the only real terrorists the White House is worried about are the white supremacists at places like the Family Research Council.There’s nothing so dangerous to America today as an organization that...
  • Sequester Cuts Are Here To Stay

    02/28/2013 5:46:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | February 28, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    The sequester is here to stay — at least for a while. Lawmakers and aides say they do not expect Congress to turn off budget sequestration before April and that negotiations to freeze the automatic spending cuts could drag into May or beyond.
  • Vaclav Havel: The Power of the Powerless

    02/28/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by ConservativeDude · 2 replies
    Vaclav Havel "The Power of the Powerless" (1978) A SPECTER is haunting Eastern Europe: the specter of what in the West is called "dissent" This specter has not appeared out of thin air. It is a natural and inevitable consequence of the present historical phase of the system it is haunting....
  • Obama's Hidden Gay Lifestyle - new details

    02/28/2013 5:43:47 AM PST · by jsanders2001 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome E. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. “It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND. “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan. DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org,...
  • Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows

    02/28/2013 5:41:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Ken Miller
    Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Dale Robertson started in the movies, including such roles as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains. Dale Robertson moved into television, starring in series such as "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-62), "Iron Horse" (1966) and "Death Valley Days" (1968-70). Robertson died Tuesday. By Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Actor Dale Robertson in 1964. Robterson became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died Feb. 26, 2013. Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson, said her uncle died...
  • And the WH hatchet man was …

    02/28/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-28-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    … Gene Sperling, at least according to BuzzFeed’s source with access to the e-mail conversation between Bob Woodward and whoever “threatened” him. As hatchet men go, a director of the White House Economic Council odd choice. Isn’t this the kind of thing Rahm Emanuel used to handle? (snip) "Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to tell him that he would question Obama’s account of negotiations leading to the “sequester” — automatic cuts set to take effect next month." "The aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward said, and then...
  • TX:Truck burglar awakens sleeping driver, then dodges bullets

    02/28/2013 5:34:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    chron.com ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Carol Christian
    A 27-year-old League City man was sleeping in the back seat of an extended-cab pickup while his wife went inside the bank, said Sgt. Tamara Spencer of the League City Police Department. The man driving the Buick pulled up next to the pickup and punched out the front passenger-seat window, Spencer said. "Window punches are loud," she said. "Our victim initially thought he'd been shot at." Because the incident happened in the League City business district, police are hopeful it might have been captured on surveillance video. "There are a ton of businesses there and some have surveillance cameras," Spencer...
  • Liberal Racists Warn of Chaos.Only The Left Has a Problem with an Interracial Political Marriage.

    02/28/2013 5:33:18 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    WSJ:Best of The Web Today ^ | February 27, 2013 | James Taranto
    Senator Mitch McConnell is criticized for having a Chinese wife. "A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife," reports WFPL-FM, an NPR station in Louisville, Ky. For months Progress Kentucky, a liberal super PAC, has been stalking McConnell, the Bluegrass State's senior senator, holding "demonstrations at his offices and home." But the attack on Mrs. McConnell, who in public goes by her maiden name of Elaine Chao, took place on Twitter. The station quotes a Progress Kentucky tweet dated Feb. 14: "This woman has the ear of (Sen. McConnell)—she's his...
  • I HAVE A DREAM ACT

    02/28/2013 5:32:58 AM PST · by Accessible Pudding · 7 replies
    02-28-2013 | Accessible Pudding
    This week brought the end to the hunger strike of undocumented (illegal) immigrant supporters that rallied outside Sen. John S. McCain’s Phoenix office. They’re still doing the hunger strike right? Anyways the measure failed to move to the next stage of legislation procedures. Expected, Republicans were cast as the bad guys once again on this issue. Need I remind you that the Democrats have had the majority in both chambers since 2007. Bush 43 introduced a measure to reform our nation’s immigration policies that landed on deaf ears. So who are the obstructionists that keep our legislators from passing a...
  • Houston homeowner holds 3 burglary suspects at gunpoint until cops arrive

    02/28/2013 5:28:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    khou.com ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Staff
    HOUSTON – A man came home Wednesday morning to find three juvenile suspects inside his northwest Houston home, police said. It happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Bent Bough near Maple Tree. When Randy Magdeleno entered his home he said he heard voices. “So I grabbed my rifle and I came around through here in my kitchen,” he said. “It was scary, I didn’t know what I was walking into and hearing people running around inside my house at the same time. I didn’t know if they were carrying weapons around or not.”
  • Plutocrat Jack Lew Is Confirmed, But Sessions Embarrasses Democrats

    02/28/2013 5:25:58 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 10 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Jack Lew, the plutocrat nominated as Secretary of the Treasury by Barack Obama, was confirmed by the Senate this afternoon on a 71-26 vote. What was notable about the vote was not so much the outcome as the challenge that Senator Jeff Sessions threw down before his Democratic colleagues–try to defend Jack Lew, and if you can’t defend him, don’t vote for him. One thing is for certain: the Democrats had zero interest in trying to defend Lew’s record. They spoke for a total of 17 minutes on his behalf, while Sessions spoke for 2 1/2 hours, in several installments...
  • The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/28/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is." To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring? "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal,...
  • He Doesn't Want To Be Seen With The Likes Of Them

    02/28/2013 5:20:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 February, 2013 | John Richardson
    Jimmy Kimmel Live last night was supposed to feature the British singer Morrissey and the Robertson family from the A&E Show Duck Dynasty. However, when Morrissey, a vegetarian and "animal rights activist", found out the Robertsons were sharing the limelight with him, he issued an ultimatum - them or me. "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers," Morrissey said in a statement. "If Jimmy cannot dump 'Duck Dynasty' then we must step away." Oh, the horror of having to appear...
  • Ron’s ‘coke’ head (JCPenney CEO hires marketing exec responsible for New Coke fiasco)

    02/28/2013 5:16:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/13 | JAMES COVERT
    This news may be hard for JCPenney investors to swallow. After the flailing retailer reported abysmal year-end results yesterday, CEO Ron Johnson revealed that Penney’s spring ad campaign is being masterminded by Sergio Zyman — the marketing exec behind Coca-Cola’s infamous New Coke blunder in 1984. Johnson, who said he has been working with Zyman since last fall, didn’t mention the New Coke connection in a call with analysts.
  • Animal Obesity A Growing Problem In The US

    02/28/2013 5:14:34 AM PST · by jda · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 February 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Much like their human owners, animals have to deal with unwanted weight, too. KCAL9’s Sibila Vargas reported that animal obesity is an epidemic across the country with more than 50 percent of pets now overweight. Natasha, who owns an adorable dog named Colonel, said she knows her furry friend has overindulged in food. “Every time he goes up the stairs, he expects a treat. You spoil them and then you don’t realize what you’re doing,” she said. For the past few months, Natasha has been working with Dr. Jeff Werber, a Los Angeles veterinarian, to help...
  • Immigrants from Southeast: German Cities Struggle to Accommodate Rise in Homeless

    02/28/2013 5:11:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | By Fidelius Schmid and Andreas Ulrich
    With frigid temperatures outside, German homeless and emergency shelters are usually full this time of year. But a rising number of homeless people, many from other EU states, are exceeding their capacities and triggering competition for limited cots and resources. The doors won't open for another two hours, but Gerd doesn't want to take the risk of being turned away this time. "I was too late yesterday and didn't get a bed," the 57-year-old says. His thin, blond hair is sticking to his head, he has scabs on his forehead and chin, and his breath reeks of schnapps. Gerd would...
  • American Recessional

    02/28/2013 5:10:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration. But with serial annual deficits of $1 trillion-plus and an aggregate debt nearing $17 trillion, the United States -- like an insolvent Rome and exhausted Great Britain of the past -- was bound to re-examine its expensive overseas commitments and strategic profile. The president's nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary was a sort of Zen-like way of having a Republican combat veteran orchestrate a reduced military. In fact, Barack Obama has nurtured a broad and diverse constituency for his neo-isolationist vision....
  • Kenya boy, 13, gains fame for protecting livestock from lions

    02/28/2013 5:09:08 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    grindtv.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Pete Thomas
    Richard Turere, 13, had reason to despise lions while growing up with his family on a ranch in Kenya: The beasts routinely killed their livestock, which he was largely responsible for. Rather than fret, however, the clever boy put his mind to work and devised an invention that not only deters lions, but does so without killing or injuring them. (Lions, whose numbers have shrunk to an alarming level, are vital to the ecosystem and valuable as a tourist attraction in nearby Nairobi National Park. The park boasts the world's largest concentration of lions, which often perceive livestock on nearby...
  • Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes

    02/28/2013 5:06:42 AM PST · by Hoodat · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.” The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s strategy in dealing with Republicans on the budget cuts and other fiscal deadlines. With speeches and other staged events, the president has tried to...
  • Oppression by Omission: Women Who Dressed And Fought as Men in the Civil War

    02/28/2013 4:59:28 AM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies
    Brain Pickings ^ | 2-28-13 | Maria Popova
    Conventional narrative has framed the Civil War as a man’s fight, with historical accounts focusing almost exclusively on the men who fought as Yanks and Rebs in the 1860s. But such commonly accepted accounts present, like all history, a revisionist history that excises the stories of the women who, despite the extraordinary obstructions of the era, took to the battlefields. In They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War (public library), historians DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook chronicle and contextualize more than 250 documented cases of women who served in the ranks of both the Union and...
  • Better Republican Communication Needed

    02/28/2013 4:56:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    "First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy. President Barack Obama and his team also understand the phrase and are using it to their advantage. They are making a full-court press in the public arena to lay out their argument against sequestration and for more taxes. "In a few days," Obama said this week in Virginia, "Congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to take place -- known in...
  • The Dreaded Israel Lobby Strikes Again

    02/28/2013 4:53:19 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 27 Feb 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Israel Lobby which controls American foreign policy, but has thus far been unable to get the United States to stop funding the terrorists currently shooting rockets at its 14th largest city, has struck again as Senate Democrats voted unanimously to make Chuck Hagel the next Secretary of Defense. The dreaded Israeli Lobby, Jewish Lobby, Israel Lobby or any other permutation of the form that you prefer, has largely kept silent during the Hagel nomination. The head of the ADL was heard to mutter something and the AJC suggested that the Senate should possibly rethink the nomination before falling silent...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, February 28, 2013 – paraph

    02/28/2013 4:50:56 AM PST · by secret garden · 84 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 28 February 2013 | Thursday's sub
    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".paraph \PAR-uhf\, nouna flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery. Example sentences:The manuscript's most tantalizing feature is a scribal paraph with the initials IB at the end of Certain sonnets...-- H. R. Woudhuysen, Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscriptsa His worried expression, however, was not just a mask for the moment. Of late, it had become his most distinctive feature, his peculiar paraph.-- Ken...
  • Bill O'Reilly: The Bible contradicts itself

    02/28/2013 4:49:29 AM PST · by wesagain · 85 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, who is writing an upcoming book titled “Killing Jesus,” proclaimed on his program Wednesday night that “a lot of the Bible is allegorical,” and the New Testament Gospels contradict themselves. O’Reilly made the remarks during an interview with “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, executive producers of “The Bible” TV miniseries which begins this Sunday night on the History Channel. Downey, who portrays Jesus’ mother Mary in the series, opened the interview by declaring her solid faith in Holy Scripture. “Bringing the Bible to the screen came with a...
  • AXIS ATTACKS IN NORTH TUNISIA, CONTINUES TO RETREAT IN CENTER; BOMBS BATTER COLOGNE, BREST (2/28/43)

    02/28/2013 4:48:02 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/28/43 | Drew Middleton, Raymond Daniell, George Gallup
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21-23
  • Bob Woodward Is Senile

    02/28/2013 4:45:15 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/28/13 | LD Jackson
    I know of no other way to put this. The Obama administration is taking their attacks to a new low and their attempts to control the media to a new level. Bob Woodward is no stranger to anyone who follows politics and is familiar with the media. He is the man who broke the Watergate story and his has been around the block at least once or twice. Not only that, but he is well-respected, usually by his fans and his critics. His reputation is above reproach, but that may be about to change. If we were looking for one...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 28, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/28/2013 4:37:14 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/28/13 | Joel Osteen
    Breaking Strongholds Today's Scripture “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Scripture tells us that there is a battle going on in our minds. Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why the enemy will do everything he can to get you thinking in the wrong direction. Sometimes, it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken over us. Those words are like seeds. If you...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/28/13)[Prayer]

    02/28/2013 4:36:56 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/28/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Immeka - The LORD Is with You(Judges 6:12) When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior."
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 28, 2013]

    02/28/2013 4:35:28 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    “Do You Now Believe?” "’By this we believe . . . .’ Jesus answered them, ’Do you now believe?’" —John 16:30-31 Now we believe. . . .” But Jesus asks, “Do you . . . ? Indeed the hour is coming . . . that you . . . will leave Me alone” (John 16:31-32). Many Christian workers have left Jesus Christ alone and yet tried to serve Him out of a sense of duty, or because they sense a need as a result of their own discernment. The reason for this is actually the absence of the resurrection...
  • Scarborough: Bush White House Threatened Me

    02/28/2013 4:33:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Morning Joe panel was tough today on the Obama White House for threatening Bob Woodward by telling him he would "regret" his reporting that it was the Obama administration that had devised the sequester, In the course of the opening segment, various panel members described the Obama White House response as "mickey mouse," "pathetic" and "childish." But at the same time, a theme emerged that there was nothing unusual about a White House trying to intimidate reporters. Mark Halperin said "the Bush White House regularly would engage in the same kind of tactics." And Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell...
  • Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine [great criticism of environmental hypocrites]

    02/28/2013 4:31:14 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Hans Roslin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoKfap4g4w
  • Agenda-driven research and reporting serve power elites, not public interest

    02/28/2013 4:29:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    We would know what works and doesn’t in terms of “gun control” if only the National Rifle Association hadn’t employed “a tactic of fear” and killed Congressional funding for research. That’s the message Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control put forth, and that ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien accepted without question (let alone challenge). His Feb. 25 Q&A with Rosenberg, presented as “ongoing” investigative journalism, reads more like a fake infomercial “interview” to anyone who’s been watching the debate and has seen old tricks before. Absent from Sapien’s fawning setups...
  • China enslaving the world: Beijing's ruthless leaders subjugate armies of foreign workers

    02/28/2013 4:27:46 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 27 February 2013 | Tony Rennell
    Beijing-- plundering resources across the globe - and now they've got Britain in their sights China's progress has entered its second phase - entry into Western markets Ongoing financial crisis in the West has opened more doors to the East To stay there will cost you Ł2,000 a night. Just to have dinner means parting with a huge deposit per person before you even get to the table. Who can afford to stay there? Increasingly, the answer is the world’s fast-growing army of multi-millionaires from China. Three years ago, the Chinese comprised just four per cent of the hotel’s guests....
  • Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien Releases

    02/28/2013 4:27:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 28, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Terrorizes Public with Illegal Alien ReleasesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On February 28, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments In one of the most politically despicable moves ever perpetrated by a sitting administration, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of illegal aliens from prison in anticipation of budget cuts produced by the sequester. “As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible sequestration, ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget,” said agency spokeswoman Gillian M. Christensen in a statement. Immigration officials further warned that even more...
  • Obama officials, Republican group advocate 'gay marriage'

    02/28/2013 4:25:21 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | February 28, 2013 | Adelaide Darling
    Credit: National Organization for Marriage Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2013 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Both President Barack Obama’s administration and a group of Republican officials have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court calling for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex partners. “Like a lot of the country, my views have evolved on this from the first day I set foot in Congress,” said former U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). On Feb. 25, a group of over 70 Republican leaders and public figures filed a “friend of the court” brief on the upcoming Supreme Court case regarding California’s...