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  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 8:13:16 AM PST · by SE Mom · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2012
    HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK
  • Maine's Republican Chairman Accuses Blacks of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 7:48:52 AM PST · by tonyome · 117 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/15/2012 | Eric Russell
    Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities, this time claiming that groups of unknown black people showed up in some rural towns to vote on Election Day.
  • Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]

    11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/15/12 | Obama suck-up
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
  • Petraeus to testify behind closed doors on Benghazi Friday (7:30 AM)

    11/15/2012 4:32:33 AM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sara Dover
    Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA. The hearing to be held by the House Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA. It was unclear at first whether or...
  • We will not surrender, we will not retreat and we will not "moderate" our stance!! FReepathon XXXIX

    11/14/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 331 replies
    Now that the GOP-e's anointed RINO has failed to attract sufficient numbers of conservative voters (the Republican base) to defeat the most blatantly corrupt liberal, er, communist useful idiot to ever occupy the White House, they've come up with an ingenious plan. We should "moderate" our stances against liberal causes like abortion, illegal aliens, the homosexual agenda, socialized healthcare, gun control, carbon tax, recreational drugs, resisting over taxing the "wealthy," etc. Our self-appointed Republican political "experts" now say we've lost the war against socialism and therefore must run up the white flag of surrender and become just like the godless...
  • U.N. Emergency Meeting Called concerning Israel's attacks on Gaza

    11/14/2012 5:02:16 PM PST · by silentknight · 66 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    The UN Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip, France said, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants.
  • RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race

    11/14/2012 2:36:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-14-2012 | Alexandra Jaffe
    November 14, 2012 RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race Alexandra Jaffe Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is echoing Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) call for a full recount of early ballots in his race, offering a rare show of support for a Republican lawmaker still locked in a yet-undecided race. "The voters of Florida's 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about...
  • Obama to McCain: You can’t stop Susan Rice from being Secretary of State

    11/14/2012 12:57:25 PM PST · by mojito · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rice’s critics “have a problem with me.” “When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama told reporters today. “And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department [head] then I will nominate her, but that’s not a determination I’ve made yet.” Obama was responding to a press conference...
  • Wall Street briefly cuts losses on Obama briefing

    11/14/2012 11:30:07 AM PST · by Jean S · 87 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/14/12
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks briefly trimmed losses on Wednesday as President Barack Obama pushed for his proposal to have the wealthy pay more in taxes as a way to tame the federal deficit. Taking a hard line in his opening bid before he begins fiscal talks with U.S. lawmakers later in the week, the president also said he was encouraged that some Republicans have agreed to raising new revenues.
  • CSPAN live feed: President Obama News Conference

    11/14/2012 10:37:50 AM PST · by Jean S · 84 replies
    LIVE FEED HERE
  • Israel air strikes continue after death of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. Hamas: It’s war

    11/14/2012 8:23:28 AM PST · by Dave346 · 97 replies
    Debka ^ | 11/14/12
    After confirming the death of Ahmed Jabari, commander of Hamas’s military arm, Ezz e-din al-Qassam, Hamas announced: We are now at war with Israel. Jabari, 52, was killed by a targeted Israeli air attack in Gaza City. A key figure in the radical Palestinian Hamas movement, he was caught driving in a black Mercedes in Gaza City. Hamas has announced a general call-up and threatened to respond not just with rockets but suicide attacks. Israeli sources say the air operation called Pillar of Cloud is underway against more Hamas leaders and its military infrastructure and rocket stocks across the Gaza...
  • Nancy Pelosi to stay on as House minority leader

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will remain atop the Democratic caucus for at least two more years, her office announced Wednesday.
  • Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees

    11/14/2012 7:02:02 AM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 68 replies
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has learned.
  • Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike

    11/14/2012 6:45:43 AM PST · by dan_s · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas confirms Ahmed Jabari killed when a missile hit two cars near the Gaza port; Palestinians report another person was killed.
  • Rubio, McCain, Hatch ready to negotiate on pathway to citizenship

    11/14/2012 2:46:33 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 193 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), three key Republican players on immigration, told The Hill they're ready to start working on broad-based reforms next year that could include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.
  • West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie County

    11/13/2012 2:54:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-13-2012 | George Bennett
    West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie Countyby George Bennett | November 13th, 2012 Republican Rep. Allen West‘s campaign says it filed a request for an injunction late today ordering St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker to conduct a recount of all 37,397 ballots from early voting rather than the 16,275 ballots the county canvassing board decided to recount Sunday.A copy of the filing wasn’t immediately available.A partial recount of early votes on Sunday showed Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy losing 667 votes and West losing 132 — a net gain of 535...
  • FR fights on for God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Liberty!! FReepathon XXXVIII

    11/13/2012 11:25:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate, but all too predictable loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing for "moderation." To cut back on the so-called "social issues." They want us to "moderate" our positions on God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Constitution and Liberty. They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell NO! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. That's exactly why they lost with...
  • Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan

    11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 242 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. The...
  • FBI agents inside home of Charlotte author investigated in Petraeus scandal

    11/12/2012 7:15:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 254 replies
    Federal agents are inside the home of the Charlotte author at the center of a scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms that it has agents inside Paula Broadwell's Dilworth home. While agents on scene would not confirm what they were looking for, nearly a dozen agents were seen carrying boxes and taking photographs inside the home. Paula Broadwell, the biographer who wrote a book about retired four-star general David Petraeus, 60, has not been seen at her Dilworth home since the news connecting her to an extramarital affair with Petraeus.