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  • Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately [Full Cruz Meet the Press video]

    09/29/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Sunday morning called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring the Senate back immediately to address a House-passed bill to keep the government running.</p> <p>"The next step is the Senate needs to act," Cruz said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "And right now, the Senate's on recess. In my view, Harry Reid should call the Senate back in today. We have a bill in front of us. There's a government shutdown in 48 hours."</p>
  • O-Bummercare, One Grand Disappointment

    09/29/2013 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/13 | Bill Martinez
    Thanks to Ted Cruz, maybe our president is seeing what a “Red Line” really looks like. A Red Line is backed by conviction and belief. Otherwise, as we have witnessed, it becomes light pink really fast, fading by a lack of courage and faith that this is really the right thing for We The People. I know a lot of people believed Senator Cruz was standing up for them. A majority of Americans don’t like the law because of what they’ve seen so far. After all, it was Nancy Pelosi who fittingly said, “we have to pass it to see...
  • The Futility of the Afghan Strategy

    09/29/2013 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Afghanistan: Comment: NightWatch has completed one of its occasional reviews of the level of violence in Afghanistan. Reporting from Afghan government sources since March 2013 shows that the major policy initiatives and resource commitments by of the Allied countries have made little lasting impact on the overall progression of the conflict.What is worse is that the withdrawal of well-equipped forces has created a false-positive echo that suggests security is improving because there are fewer non-Afghan casualties. Afghan reports indicate the fight got worse in September. A table of monthly security incidents follows. Month Number of incidents Mar 167 Apr...
  • Prayers needed

    09/29/2013 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 50 replies
    September 29, 2013 | Buckeye Battle Cry
    I'm requesting prayers for myself and my children. My employer has pulled up stakes in my hometown and I need to find a new position quickly. About 18 months ago my life went into a spiral as my wife of 18 years stunned me with a request for a divorce. As that was winding through the Courts, my office saw a steady dwindling of professionals from 36 to 2. Now that the divorce is wrapping up and I will be awarded 50% custody of our two sons, I am in desperate need of a job so I can take care...
  • Obamacare ad agency asks high school marching bands to play pro-Obamacare songs

    09/29/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/13 | Eric Owens
    An Oregon-based ad agency has been generating national attention for its ads promoting Cover Oregon, The Beaver State’s the version of an Obamacare health insurance marketplace. The generally pointless ads cost taxpayers $3 million, reports Fox News. They feature ostensibly catchy musical numbers and have sort of a hipster, granola, outdoorsy vibe. They offer no clue what they are about until the very end, when the words “Cover Oregon” appear on the screen along with a website. One version of the ad also bothers to list a phone number. Now, North, the Portland-based agency, wants high school marching bands to...
  • Government shutdown & the USPS

    09/29/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 16 replies
    Wouldn't the USPS benefit from a government shutdown? They would be off work so they should save some money during a shutdown. Doesn't this sound correct? I know the libs will find fault with it but it makes sense to me. For the benefit of the USPS & its employees, Mr. Obama shutdown the government.
  • Government Shutdown And Default: Its All About Obamacare (Default Not Likely)

    09/29/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/29/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Before I went on The Willis Report on Fox Business to discuss the latest FHA bailout, reporter Rich Edson discussed the pending government shutdown. That is, The House passed a continuing resolution without Obamacare funding, the Senate put Obamacare back in the continuing resolution, and now the ball in the House’s court with only days to go …. to government shutdown! Zero Hedge has a nice summary of the negatives associated with a government shutdown. Suffice it to say, it is all about the crippling Obamacare legislation. Regardless of the government shutdown or not, labor force participation rate will continue...
  • House delays Obamacare as shutdown nears

    09/29/2013 8:10:16 AM PDT · by shove_it · 10 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 28 Sep 2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    House Republicans forced through a short-term government funding bill that delays Obamacare and permanently repeals a tax on medical devices, setting up their most dramatic face-off ever with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The vote to delay Obamacare was 231-192, with two Republicans voting against the bill, while two Democrats supported it. The Republicans opposed to the bill were New York Reps. Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna, and the Democrats who supported the measure were North Carolina Rep. Mike McInytre and Utah Rep. Jim Matheson. ]...]
  • Real Reporters Can't Be Shielded From Real Insanity

    09/29/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has been working on a bill to shield reporters from heavy-handed federal officials who seek to use their power to uncover information about whistle-blowers and leakers. Given the Obama Department of Justice's recent adventures in surveilling reporters' phone logs, you might think that for her trouble, Feinstein would be the object of much praise and many hosannas from the ink-stained-wretch community. But no, you can file this one under: No good deed goes unpunished. DiFi, you see, made the mistake of insisting that a proposed reporters' privilege law, the Free Flow of Information Act, apply only...
  • Cruz: Defund different from repeal

    09/29/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Meet The Press ^ | 9-29-2013 | Meet The Press
    Meet the Press | September 29, 2013 Cruz: Defund different from repeal Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argues about the difference between delaying and defunding the Affordable Care Act.
  • SpaceX Launching Next-Generation Private Rocket Test Flight Today: Watch Live [Vandenberg]

    09/29/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    space.com ^ | September 29, 2013 09:45am ET | Tariq Malik, Managing Editor
    The next-generation Falcon 9 rocket is slated to blast off from SpaceX's launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on a test flight that will also carry the new CASSIOPE space weather satellite into orbit for the Canadian Space Agency. Liftoff is targeted for 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT/9 a.m. PDT).
  • Lindsey Graham called a liar after tweet saying he voted to defund Obamacare

    09/29/2013 7:55:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/27/13 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a tweet touting his vote to defund Obamacare, but a number of people took him to task, Twitchy said, calling the embattled Republican a liar. While Graham did vote with other Republicans to defund Obamacare, he joined a number of Senate Republicans in voting for cloture -- a key vote that allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid to put funding for the massive law back into the continuing resolution. "I proudly voted to #DefundObamacare and am proud every Senate GOPer united in support of the House-passed #DefundObamacare provision," Graham tweeted. "With Dems in control...
  • Nigeria Attack: Students Shot Dead as They Slept (Religion of Peace Alert)

    09/29/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The BBC ^ | Sunday, September 29, 2013
    Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students. The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state. North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group. Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria's government to create an Islamic state, and has launched a number of attacks on schools. Casualty figures from the latest attack vary, but a local politician told the BBC that around 50 students had been killed. The politician said two vanloads of...
  • What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?

    09/29/2013 7:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Political Calculations
    Where do you stack up in the distribution of income within the United States? We can help you answer this question using the data that the U.S. Census Bureau has collected on the total money income earned by individual Americans, as well as for the families and households into which Americans gather themselves! If you're a visual person, we'll first present the information graphically in chart form and then we'll present a tool where you can get a more precise estimate of what your percentile ranking is within each of these groups. In the charts below, first find the income...
  • Expired Food Store (the Daily Table) Set to Open Next Year

    09/29/2013 7:44:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Time ^ | 9/23/13 | Samantha Grossman
    More than 90% — ninety percent! — of Americans throw out food prematurely, as TIME reported last week. Basically, consumers are confused by phrasing like “use by” and “sell by” and so, to be safe, they end up tossing perfectly good produce, snacks and more. In reality, food dating really just indicates when an item is at its peak freshness, not when it becomes inedible. All of this got Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe’s supermarket chain, thinking about a potential solution. And now, it seems he might have found one: a market that specializes in preparing...
  • Upper Manhattan Residents Say Skunks Are Stinking Up Neighborhood

    09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    SeeBSNY ^ | 27 Sep 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Something stinks in upper Manhattan. Residents claim skunks have invaded Inwood and Washington Heights, roaming the streets surrounding Fort Tryon Park and stinking up the neighborhood. “I tell my friends down in midtown or Hells Kitchen that there’s a skunk problem up here and they don’t believe it,” resident Mark Bailey said. “They’re in front of every building…they’re not just in the parks, they’re all over.” [...]
  • Are Government Schools a Form of Child Abuse?

    09/29/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a big fan of school choice. If we bust up the government education monopoly and create a competitive education market, we’ll get a much better education system at much lower cost. This isn’t just idle theorizing. The evidence shows that competition produces better results. That will be especially good news for children from poor and minority neighborhoods, as even the Washington Post has admitted. There’s even good evidence for school choice from other nations, such as Chile, Sweden and the Netherlands. And since we’re looking at international evidence, it’s worth noting that America spends more per student than any...
  • Obama Urges Iranian President to Release Pastor Saeed

    09/29/2013 7:32:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    In the first communication between the leaders of the United States and Iran since 1979, President Barack Obama on Friday spoke to President Hassan Rouhani by phone and called for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith and has been tortured. Obama, the first American leader to speak with an Iranian president since the Islamic revolution, noted the nation's concern about three American citizens who have been held within Iran in his 15-minute conversation with the Iranian president. The three include the missing U.S. citizen Robert Levinson, Pastor Saeed...
  • Gang summit attracts few gang members

    09/29/2013 7:32:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 28, 2013 | Jeremy Gorner
    When ex-gang member Robert White addressed about 20 people Saturday at a Far South Side church, he spoke animatedly about his days as a Black P Stone and how he turned his life around after spending a chunk of it in prison. But to White's chagrin, the audience comprised mostly grieving relatives of Chicago's homicide victims and representatives from anti-violence groups — not the troubled youths he mentors.
  • Government Shutdown is a Fantastic Idea; Here's Why

    09/29/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/29/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    Looking for a reason to support a government shutdown? If so, please consider Obama Stripped to Skeleton Staff in a Government Shutdown. A U.S. government shutdown means President Barack Obama will have fewer people to cook meals, do the laundry, clean the floors or change the light bulbs, according to a White House contingency plan. About three-fourths of president’s 1,701-person staff would be sent home. The national security team would be cut back, fewer economists would be tracking the economy and there wouldn’t be as many budget officials to track spending. Of the total, 438 people work directly for...