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  • Israel Taking Steps To Mobilize Up To 75,000 Reservists

    11/16/2012 10:37:33 AM PST · by Fennie · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 16, 2012 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive. The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.
  • The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

    11/16/2012 5:13:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate By Tom Gara And that’s that: Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and more, announced this morning it has filed a motion with bankruptcy court to start liquidating the company immediately. A huge number of jobs are soon to be lost. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce,” said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in the statement, “and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” In a letter posted on a new site set up to communicate with employees and suppliers through...
  • Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    11/16/2012 7:13:57 AM PST · by The G Man · 219 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Rep. Peter King
    Rep. Peter King appeared on Fox News this morning and stated that David Petraeus testified that the original CIA talking points about Benghazzi indicated it was a terrorist act and cited al Qaeda involvement. Somewhere after leaving CIA, the talking points were changed. He did not know who changed them.
  • CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'

    11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 474 replies
    Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
  • Scott Walker will not implement state 0-care exchange!

    11/15/2012 4:06:45 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 96 replies
    Newstalk 1130, Milwaukee ^ | 11/15/12 | Mark Belling
    Good news! I just heard on Newstalk 1130 AM in Milwaukee that Scott Walker would announce on Friday that WI would not implement the state exchange. I also heard that a group of GOP governors would do likewise and make a group announcement tomorrow!
  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 12:27:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional...
  • WSJ: Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?

    11/15/2012 11:41:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (via Instapundit): In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. At issue was whether the CIA should break its silence about its role in Benghazi, Libya, to counter criticism that increasingly was being leveled at the agency and Mr. Petraeus, said senior officials involved in the discussions. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a...
  • 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.