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  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • Tiger Mom Strives to Shock a Second Time, Fails

    01/09/2014 11:14:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Lisa Miller
    A reader of Amy Chua’s previous book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – that parenting guide-slash-high-pitched confessional-slash-assertion of racial superiority — might wonder, as I did, about the following: Where was Chua’s husband, the father of their two daughters, while she was haranguing the children, threatening to give away their dollhouse and burn their stuffed animals, calling them insulting names (like “garbage”) and rejecting their imperfect birthday cards? Daddy Chua appears infrequently in the book, usually to offer his Tiger Wife a disparaging word: “Jed was tight lipped.” “Jed disapproved.” “Jed raised his eyebrows.” Mostly, though, he is...
  • Legal Question About Census...

    01/09/2014 11:13:43 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 41 replies
    My Head | Today | Me
    I have a question for the Legal Eagles out there... The Census people are pi$$ing me off. First, I got a post card telling me a questionnaire is coming, then another post card. After that, a VERY thick envelope with a very long and intrusive list of questions about things from who lives here, how long, incomes, professions. Then there are questions like renting/owning, do I have a toilet, a refrigerator and the like. I wrote on the form there are two people of the human race living here and dropped it in the mail. Then I got a post...
  • Mob of teens caught on tape ransacking convenience store in 20 minute spree before

    01/09/2014 11:11:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 9 January 2014 | HELEN POW
    A mob of teenagers have been caught on tape robbing a convenience store in Bryan, Texas. Surveillance video shows the kids rushing through the store, grabbing everything they can get their hands on as girls are seen twerking and doing the splits outside. The frightening ransacking incident took place Saturday as store clerk Terry Polsgrove, 19, was shutting up for the night.A few teenagers are seen trickling into the Chevron Food Mart, then, all of a sudden, 30 to 40 teenagers are dancing and acting 'crazy' down the aisles and in the parking lot. The surveillance video shows some of...
  • Obama Has Committed a Crime

    01/09/2014 11:09:34 AM PST · by GregNH · 42 replies
    US Code ^ | 1/09/2014 | Unknown
    U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 47 › § 1035 18 U.S. Code § 1035 - False statements relating to health care matters(a) Whoever, in any matter involving a health care benefit program, knowingly and willfully— falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; or makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any materially false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care...
  • Dozens Injured Throwing Boiling Water Into Winter Air

    01/09/2014 11:07:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/10 | Joe Coscarelli
    The meteorologist's trick of tossing a pot of scalding water into the air in subzero temperatures to watch it freeze — a big hit on YouTube these past few days — has resulted in at least 50 people burning themselves, according to admissions (often with photographic evidence) on social media. If we've learned anything this week, it's that urine is far safer and still gets the job done.
  • All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

    01/09/2014 11:01:00 AM PST · by posterchild · 22 replies
    Reuters via ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world's stocks, as well as bonds and real estate from London to Boston, making the Nordic nation an exception when others are struggling under a mountain of debts. A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 billion), fractionally more than a million times...
  • Will the Chargers Beat the Broncos?

    01/09/2014 11:00:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Will the Chargers Beat the Broncos? Yes, big time Yes, close game No, close game Not a chance! Vote
  • Under Leadership of Obama's DOJ Nominee, Race Used to Voluntarily Defend Cop Killer

    01/09/2014 10:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In January 2011, under the leadership of President Obama's current nominee to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Debo Adegbile, attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund voluntarily took over the case of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulker, and he was given the death penalty. His conviction has been held up in multiple court rulings over the past three decades. "There are two wonderful attorneys taking over Mumia's case in the 30th year of his incarceration when most lawyers don't come near cases number...
  • Australian Woman Creates 'Worst Dating Profile in History' With Model Pic as Experiment

    01/09/2014 10:52:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Columnist Alli Reed created the profile to prove that men will click on just about anything.An Australian columnist paired a picture of her model best friend with the “worst fake dating profile in history” in an experiment to see just how low men will go if they see a pretty girl. As you can probably guess, she got a ton of responses. Alli Reed was “hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it” but ended up discovering that some men just don’t have any limits. As if her profile name,...
  • Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates Slips, Falls On Knife

    01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Oberon · 27 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Dick Scuttlebutt
    SEATTLE — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in critical-but-stable condition in Seattle-Tacoma General Hospital after a tragic accident in his home kitchen left him brutally stabbed multiple times, sources confirmed this morning. Gates’ wife Becky found him lying on the floor of the family kitchen and called 911, according to a family spokesperson. Investigators believe Gates, 70, slipped on an orange peel while preparing breakfast and fell onto a paring knife 68 times. Paramedics confirmed that while grabbing for a handhold to stabilize himself, he also accidentally discharged a 20-gauge shotgun into the back of his own head three...
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Puts Out Truck Fire With Cans of Beer

    01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An off-duty Texas firefighter heading home from a vacation extinguished a truck fire with the truck's load of Coors Banquet beer. Houston Fire Department Capt. Craig Moreau said he and his wife were driving back from Austin on State Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. "The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau said. He said the blaze initially seemed to die down, but it soon "flared back up." "So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'" he said. Moreau said he...
  • AMNESIA PLATFORM: Dems Hope Coloradans Forget the 2013 Disaster

    01/09/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | January 9, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Following yesterday’s performance by the Democrats at the opening of the 2014 session, we’ve decided to help them package their agenda, so Colorado really understands what the 2014 legislative session is all about.  We’re calling it the Amnesia Platform.After seeing quite clearly it’s toxic to run on what the liberal agenda they passed in 2013, Democrats are trying to make 2013 go away as quickly as possible, but, without, you know, changing any of it.In speeches by both Senate President Morgan Carroll, and Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the heavy-handed pleas for bipartisanship illustrated what Democrats know: their only hope for a...
  • Mel Watt becomes new chief overseeing Fannie, Freddie

    01/09/2014 10:41:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Monday, Jan. 06, 2014 | Franco Ordonez
    Mel Watt was sworn into a top housing finance post Monday afternoon while simultaneously bringing to an end a career in Congress spanning more than two decades. The now-former representative from North Carolina was given the oath to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency by former Charlotte mayor and current Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Watt’s path to his new position was cleared last month after a drawn-out debate that included a controversial rule change allowing him to be confirmed with a 57-41 Senate vote. …
  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2014 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people. "Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think...
  • Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 41 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | Donald Joy
    The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of “doing the right thing” and “having a heart” by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month…instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work. “Waaahhh, if we don’t continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out...
  • Thief Tries to Steal 104 Packs of 5-Hour Energy from Rite Aid, Police Say

    01/09/2014 10:33:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | January 8, 2014 | Nikhita Venugopal
    A thief tried to steal more than 100 packs of 5-Hour Energy from a neighborhood Rite Aid, according to police sources. The thief was caught on the 320 Smith St. store's surveillance camera with 104 packs of the energy drink on Jan. 5 about 8 p.m., police said. Michael Robbins, 31, was arrested about 15 minutes later and charged with petit larceny. 5-Hour Energy is sold in a variety of flavors and touted to provide “hours of energy” in a single shot, according to the company's website. Rite Aid did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Other notable crimes...
  • Children seized after swearing toddler video release

    01/09/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 35 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | George Mathis
    Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you. A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.” The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services. The police union, who says it got the video from a “local...
  • PHOTOS: First Lady in Hawaiʻi, Security Heavy Near Oprah Estate

    01/09/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Maui Now . com ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Wendy Osher
    If rumors are true that the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is on Maui, the security around Oprah Winfrey’s Upcountry Maui estate is compelling evidence, as is the national attention via various media outlets.
  • Liberal Debate Tactics that I use and want to share and fine tune

    01/09/2014 10:30:15 AM PST · by Jayster · 29 replies
    Self | 1/9/2014 | Jay Lensch
    I on occasion do engage in debates with Liberals on various sites. On my Facebook, I have both Conservative and Liberal friends and there are times when I feel the need to jump in. I have used some techniques to counter the various things that Libs do in the debates and we have seen them all. They do not play fair. One technique that I use in person and on the Internet is to take a timeout (when you can) and explain to them both Confirmation Bias and Cognitive Dissonance. After doing this, we get back into the conversation and...
  • Full Metal Jacket Star R. Lee Ermey Sparks Outrage After Posing With Bodies of Hunted Lions

    01/09/2014 10:27:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 8 Jan 2014
    Toy Story and Full Metal Jacket star R. Lee Ermey sparks outrage after posing with bodies of hunted lions Toy Story and Full Metal Jacket star R. Lee Ermey has sparked outrage after photos of him hunting and killing lions in Africa surfaced on Facebook. The 69-year-old former US Marine, who voices the soldier Sarge in the animated film and the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 movie, can be seen sat behind the carcasses of a lion and lioness with a rifle in his hand. It is unclear when the photographs were taken but in a 2012 interview he...
  • December ends with 40 homicides (Chicago)

    01/09/2014 10:25:40 AM PST · by South40 · 16 replies ^ | 1/8/2014 | Tracy Swartz
    Chicago has logged three homicides so far this year, as of Wednesday afternoon, according to preliminary police information. ((snip)) Forty-four homicides were logged in January 2013, tied with June for the fourth deadliest month of 2013, RedEye determined. Meanwhile, December ended last week with 40 homicides, up from 27 homicides in December 2012, according to RedEye data. On the last day of the year, two homicides were logged. 2013 totals
  • Woo hoo!! Our 1st quarter 2014 FReepathon is underway!! [Thread IV]

    01/09/2014 10:22:12 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 889 replies
    And 2014 is off to a roaring start. Except ObamaCare. Lots of grumbling out there as the people are finding their free health care ain't so free. And it's not there at all for many people who used to be fairly happy with our old system. I think it won't be long until a whole lot of people are going to wake up to the fact that government run health care is not for America. I think now would be a great time to run that repeal bill again. I think it will pick up a few more democrat votes....
  • Disabled Family Sees 300 Percent Increase In Health Insurance Costs Under Obamacare

    01/09/2014 10:17:58 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/9/2014 | Anne Schieber
    BAY CITY — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to help families with pre-existing conditions, not hurt them. But that has not been the case for the Davert family. Their health insurance bill has gone up 300 percent and the family is looking at taking out loans and returning to work while on disability to pay the increased costs. The Davert's experience with Obamacare is not just frustrating, it could be dangerous given the medical issues and special needs of the family. "We have such a unique family and we've overcome many obstacles," said Ken Davert, who has cerebral palsy....
  • Chris Christie press conference on #bridgegate controversy (video)

    01/09/2014 10:15:14 AM PST · by digger48 · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 9, 2014 | Mandy Nagy
    Update: “I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue – in it’s planning or execution.” Steve Doocy ✔@sdoocy Follow .@GovChristie just did what Barack Obama has not done, and that is hold somebody accountable for a big screwup #IRS, DOJ, ACA, Benghazi 11:23 AM - 9 Jan 2014 Erick Erickson ✔@EWErickson Follow The contrast between Barack Obama and Chris Christie in terms of owning a mess and fixing it is now pretty stark. 11:20 AM - 9 Jan 2014 141 Retweets 55 favorites Ezra Klein ✔@ezraklein Follow There’s something to this! RT @BuzzFeedBen: The GOP line on Christie today:...
  • Watch: IAF Wipes Out Islamist Rocket Squad

    01/09/2014 10:15:05 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9 January 2014 | Arutz Sheva staff
    The IAF released footage showing a missile fired by an Israeli aircraft wiping out a squad of Gaza islamist terrorists as it was about to launch a rocket at Israeli civilians.
  • They Will Lie To Your Casket

    01/09/2014 10:12:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    The New York Times recently published a 7,500-word cover-up to exculpate the Obama administration in their atrocious dereliction of duty with respect to killing of four Americans at Benghazi in 2012. Like a frightened octopus, the left is exuding a vast cloud of ink, hoping to cover the failures of President Obama and then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Times reporter goes to great length to show that al Qaeda was not part of the murderous attack that claimed the life of the U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens. He was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty in thirty...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Ford Exec: ‘We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law’ Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

    01/09/2014 10:06:54 AM PST · by billorites · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim Edwards
    Ford's Global VP/Marketing and Sales, Jim Farley, said something both sinister and obvious during a panel discussion about data privacy today at CES, the big electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Because of the GPS units installed in Ford vehicles, Ford knows when its drivers are speeding, and where they are while they're doing it. Farley was trying to describe how much data Ford has on its customers, and illustrate the fact that the company uses very little of it in order to avoid raising privacy concerns: "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it....
  • Foreign minister attacks ‘brainless’ euroskeptics (Germany)

    01/09/2014 10:06:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 09 Jan 2014 11:58 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Thursday that the economic crisis in Europe could still prove “dangerous” for the EU by encouraging political forces hostile to the bloc. Steinmeier also dismissed euroskeptics, who have gained political ground over the EU debt crisis, as “brainless”. “I am concerned about the situation in our union,” he told Ta Nea daily ahead of visit to Greece. “The crisis in public finances is not over yet… the economic crisis could activate centrifugal political forces that could prove dangerous to the European Union as a whole.” …
  • Homosexual lobby day in Richmond, Jan 28 (BARF ALERT)

    01/09/2014 10:05:35 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    As the General Assembly convenes this week for the 2014 session, we are reminded that one of the most powerful ways to create change is for legislators to hear directly from their constituents. Your legislators need to hear from you! Join Equality Virginia in Richmond on January 28 for the 2014 Day of Action. The day will be action-packed, and a lot of fun! (we promise). Spend some time speaking with your legislators about issues affecting the LGBT community, attend workshops, and visit with like-minded Virginians. The day will end with the 2014 Legislative Reception. Here are just a few...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 10:04:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/9/14 | Associated Press
    House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • Looking for a rewarding way to stay warm? Try this...

    01/09/2014 10:04:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Yesterday I posted what Al Gore and his precious global warming manifesto have been reduced I make lemonade with the lemons...
  • Media ignores this but 36 year study proves free market not socialism cures worst poverty worldwide

    01/09/2014 10:02:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    You will not see or hear a word about this in the American media. It doesn’t fit their narrative for the way things should be so it will be ignored. The American Enterprise Institute has reported on a startling piece of good news. What the AEI is trumpeting is that the rate of $1.00 a day or less poverty in the world has fallen by 80% since 1970. This has to be causing Lyndon Johnson to roll over in his grave so fast his big rabbit ears are flapping wildly in his coffin. Those who remember Ole Long Ears remember...
  • Chris Christie and the politics of jerks in office

    01/09/2014 10:01:21 AM PST · by topher · 47 replies ^ | 9-January-2014 | Erick Erickson
    The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie.
  • Parents protest bid to teach about sexuality

    01/09/2014 10:00:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 09 Jan 2014 12:30 GMT+01:00
    More than 65,000 parents and teachers in southern Germany have signed an online petition against plans to teach children about homosexuality in school. The petition, which by Thursday had collected over 65,700 signatures, wants to lobby parliament to sink plans in the state of Baden-Württemberg to make teachers talk to pupils more frankly about homosexuality. The initiative, by Baden-Württemberg’s ruling regional Green/SPD coalition, wants to include the aim “acceptance of sexual diversity” in the curriculum so that children are told about different lifestyles and relationships at a young age. But it has met strong resistance from teachers and parents. …
  • Obama's 'Operation Choke Point' Seeks to Destroy Sectors of Private Lending Industry

    01/09/2014 9:55:48 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-8-2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Breitbart News has learned that in 2013 the Obama administration launched an under-the-radar project, 'Operation Choke Point,' which is designed to destroy three sectors of the private lending industry: third party payment processors ("TPPPs"), payday lenders, and online lenders. The operation is headed by political operatives and career bureaucrats at the Department of Justice, the FDIC, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB"). It appears to be the latest example of the Obama administration's successful efforts to weaponize the apparatus of the federal government against people and industries it opposes ideologically. According to the Wall Street Journal, the federal...
  • Jerusalem cannot be sacrificed for peace

    01/09/2014 9:54:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.09.14, 10:25 | Hagai Segal
    In a normal state of affairs, there would be no need for Miri Regev’s bill. Two important laws, which have been included in our book of laws since the past millennium, should prevent negotiations over Jerusalem to begin with. One is Basic Law: Jerusalem, 1980, and the other is a more ancient law which prescribes an irreversible punishment for anyone working to remove sovereign territories from the State. Since Rabin’s murder, those who quote it are usually accused of incitement, so we’ll give up on the full wording here. A word to the wise is enough as is Miri Regev...
  • (Denver) Police Chief White addresses criticism of department's handling of LoDo attacks

    01/09/2014 9:44:25 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 15 replies ^ | 01/08/2014 | Marc Stewart
    DENVER - After a string of brutal attacks on New Year's in Lower Downtown, Denver Police Chief Robert White maintains the city's most popular entertainment district is safe. "Do you think downtown, the LoDo area, is a safe place to be at night?" asked 7NEWS reporter Marc Stewart. "I do think it's safe. Is it free of crime? No, it's not free of crime, just the given the magnitude of the number of individuals down there," White said. Despite the chief's reassurances, the police department is facing criticism that it didn't alert the public about the New Year's Day attacks...
  • The Miami Heat to be Honored at the White House

    01/09/2014 9:40:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 1/9/14
    The Miami Heat are going to the White House again. They are set to on Tuesday afternoon, when President Barack Obama will commemorate the 2013 NBA championship. This will be the third visit by the Heat overall and the second consecutive year the team spends time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Neighbors of Fort Lee woman who died after GWB closures delayed emergency response speak

    01/09/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 1/9/14 | Lisa Rose
    Neighbors described the 91-year-old Fort Lee woman who lay unconscious as lane closures at the George Washington Bridge delayed first responders from attending to her as a private, as a religious person. A letter from the borough's EMS coordinator to the mayor said, in at least four instances, that emergency officials were snarled by traffic in responding to calls, including to one on Harvard Place involving an elderly woman who later died. The letter from EMS coordinator Paul Favia, to Mayor Mark Sokolich, said the call involving the elderly woman, who was in cardiac arrest, came in at 8:43 a.m....
  • Advocates push to give undocumented New York immigrants driver's

    01/09/2014 9:36:22 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Advocates push to give undocumented New York immigrants driver's licenses Believing the political climate is now in their favor, advocates are launching a major push to allow undocumented immigrants to get New York State driver’s licenses. Members of more than 50 organizations met Tuesday with an umbrella group known as the New York Immigration Coalition to set their campaign in motion. “We have really decided to go forward, and go forward full steam,” said Steven Choi, the coalition’s executive director. “We are hearing from our members, from Brentwood in Long Island all the way to Buffalo, that driver’s licenses are...
  • Obamacare blamed for increases in insurance costs (Media spin!)

    01/09/2014 9:34:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 8, 2014 | Constantine von Hoffman
    The troubled rollout of Obamacare has made it so unpopular it is now being blamed for health insurance problems it had nothing to do with, according to a new report. Nearly half of upper-middle-income Americans (those with annual household incomes between $50,000 and $74,999) who have employer-based health insurance say the Affordable Care Act has had a negative effect on their health insurance. This is likely because 46 percent of this demographic reports paying more for insurance and also being hit with higher out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles and co-payments, than they were a year ago, according to's monthly Health...
  • Caldara: Colorado’s terrible election law has real-world consequences

    01/09/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 10 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jon Caldara
    I’m not going to jail, at least not for voting. That means good news for me, and a chance to keep Coloradans’ trust in our election results, but only if the new General Assembly is willing to act on the terrible election law passed last year. While anti-gun legislation dominated the media during the last Colorado legislative session, the most dangerous bill passed was a revamp of our voting laws. Thanks to House Bill 1303, Colorado is now the poster child for sloppy election law. Not only does a cable TV or phone bill serve as a valid form of...
  • Christie bridge scandal: Woman died after traffic delayed medics (Christie's Mary Jo Kopechne...)

    01/09/2014 9:30:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/8/14 | Matt Pearce
    A political retaliation scandal that erupted around Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday may be about to get worse. In September, according to a report from the Bergen Record, paramedics trying to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman in Fort Lee, N.J., got stuck in a traffic jam that had apparently been created by Christie's associates as political punishment for the borough's mayor, a Democrat. Multiple lanes were forced to merge into one, gridlocking traffic for days. The woman later died at a hospital of cardiac arrest, according to a Sept. 10 letter that EMS coordinator Paul Favia sent...
  • Ted Cruz: Time is Right to Step Up Attack on ObamaCare

    01/09/2014 9:28:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | sday, 09 Jan 2014 03:01 AM | Cathy Burke
    Echoing strategy that led to the October 2013 government shutdown, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says Republicans have opportunities to scale back Obamacare with deadlines looming on spending bills Jan. 15 and on a debt ceiling vote this spring — and is urging GOP lawmakers to use “every leverage point available” to uproot the law. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Cruz vowed to “fight even harder . . . to repeal every word of Obamacare,” calling the health care law "a disaster" and "the No. 1 job killer in the country." The feisty lawmaker sees a comparison...
  • Woman arrested in violently beating United Airlines ticket agent

    01/09/2014 9:27:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Frustrated Florida flier Shelby Henderson Griffiths, 22, allegedly asked a ticket agent for help Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport — only to throw Teresa Rodriguez to the floor and start kicking her. A frustrated Florida flier violently smacked down a United Airlines ticket agent who tried to help her, authorities said. Shelby Henderson Griffiths, 22, allegedly punched Teresa Rodriguez in the face, grabbed her hair and threw her to the floor at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday.
  • Define Income Inequality

    01/09/2014 9:26:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Democrats are revving up for a huge national "conversation" on income inequality. This is in no small part because the Obama administration and congressional Democrats would rather talk about anything other than Obamacare. But it would be unfair to say this is all a cynical effort to gain partisan advantage. For instance, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is certainly sincere in his desire to take "dead aim at the Tale of Two Cities" in the Big Apple. He and his team want to fix the distribution of income in New York by distributing it differently. This in itself...
  • Canadian News Anchor Gives Warning To American Gun Owners

    01/09/2014 9:25:33 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Sun News Canada ^ | March 2013 | Brian Lilley (newscaster)
    Canadian News Anchor Brian Lilley gives a warning to American Gun Owners
  • Democrats register as Republicans to stop Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries

    01/09/2014 9:24:02 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 72 replies ^ | December 10, 2013 | David Phillips
    A new strategy is emerging to halt the advancement of the far right wing "purists" know as the Tea Party, whose politicians run as Republicans but even further to the far right, of the right wing Republican.Democrats are registering as Republicans so they can vote in Republican primaries and lend support to the Republican candidates, in order to stop the advancement of the right wing extremist Tea Party candidates.This morning on the MSNBC show, “NOW with Alex Wagner”, she reports that Democrats in Mississippi are registering with the Republican Party so they can stop Tea Party backed state Sen. Chris...