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  • Court upholds Walker's union limits law in Wis.

    01/18/2013 12:14:25 PM PST · by READINABLUESTATE · 61 replies
    (AP) ^ | January 18, 2013
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.
  • Former New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud (Updated)

    01/18/2013 10:34:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Kunzelman - AP
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. The charges announced Friday come from a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.
  • Obama Campaign to Re-Launch as Tax Exempt Group [You Now Will Pay More for BO's Agenda]

    01/18/2013 3:52:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/13 | GLENN THRUSH, REID J. EPSTEIN and BYRON TAU
    President Barack Obama’s remaining campaign apparatus will relaunch Sunday as a tax-exempt group to support his second term agenda, a senior Democrat familiar with the plans confirms to POLITICO. The new organization will be separate from the Democratic National Committee, with Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina serving as the national chair of the group. The effort will begin on Sunday, the day the president is formally sworn in to his second term, as Obama campaign staff and volunteers gather at the Washington Hilton for an event dubbed the Obama Legacy Conference. The formation of the group will make Messina...
  • Gregoire on short list for Interior secretary

    01/17/2013 5:47:07 PM PST · by Baynative · 33 replies
    PDN ^ | 1/18/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources, announced he will step down in March — and on the short list as a possible replacement is outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire.
  • Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)

    01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said. Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear. Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured. Underlining the...
  • Hostages escape Sahara siege - report Live (Algeria: Dozens reported killed in raid)

    01/17/2013 5:28:09 AM PST · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Andrew Binet
    BREAKING: 34 HOSTAGES AND 15 KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY AIR STRIKES BY ALGERIAN ARMY - ANI NEWS AGENCY SNIP (Previous) UPDATE - Twenty-five hostages escape Algeria siege - source ALGIERS - Twenty-five foreign hostages, including two Japanese, escaped from the siege of a gas plant deep in the Algerian desert on Thursday, an Algerian security source said.
  • US Confirms Americans Taken After Algeria Attack (SecDef Panetta: "Terrorist Attack"

    01/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    AP via U.S. News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Italy that Americans were among the hostages and called the incident a "terrorist attack."
  • Preezy Gun Speech Live Thread

    01/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 285 replies
    The White Hut ^ | 16 JAN 2013 | Me
    For those of us following The Won's address to his subjects.
  • Did New York State Just Accidentally Outlaw ALL Firearms?

    01/15/2013 8:17:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 255 replies
    NY Times s2230 pdf ^ | January 15, 2013 | NY legisfools
    Did the New York state legislature just accidentally make it a crime to merely OWN a firearm? See page 22 of the posted bill, s2230: § 41-a. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.01-b to 5 read as follows: 6 § 265.01-b Criminal possession of a firearm. 7 A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm when he or she: 8 (1) possesses any firearm or; (2) lawfully possesses a firearm prior to 9 the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand thirteen 10 which added this section subject to...
  • Cuomo Signs Gun Legislation Into Law

    01/15/2013 2:43:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 189 replies
    nyt ^ | January 15, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law on Tuesday a sweeping package of gun control measures, significantly expanding a ban on assault weapons and making New York the first state to change its laws in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Mr. Cuomo signed the bill less than an hour after the State Assembly approved the legislation on a 104-to-43 vote. The State Senate approved the measure, 43 to 18, on Monday night. The expanded ban on assault weapons broadens the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and...
  • BREAKING: Active gunman at St Louis St. Patricia College

    01/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies
    Fox News Alert | 15 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    Shep Smith just broke in and said that an active shooter situation is breaking at YET ANOTHER SCHOOL....formerly St. Patricia College in St. Louis, MO. Two people are wounded and the police are in an active shooter situation.
  • Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans

    01/15/2013 8:39:30 AM PST · by djf · 80 replies
    KING5 ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | AP&KING5
    NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every recently discharged veteran who wants a job. The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U.S. business. ...
  • Biden Proposals Include Framework for Gun Registry and Confiscation

    01/15/2013 7:27:03 AM PST · by FR_addict · 92 replies
    email Gun Owners of America ^ | 1/15/2013 | Gun Owners of America
    Up to 50-80% of all guns in circulation could be covered Press reports now make it clear what Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control package will look like. Biden wants to impose: * A Feinstein-like semi-auto ban which, according to experts who have done the counting, could ban up to 50% of all long guns currently in circulation and up to 80% of all handguns. Incidentally, if you wanted to keep the AR-15 you currently have, you would have to have a 6-month FBI background check, be fingerprinted, and get a machine gun-type license. * The framework for national gun...
  • N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: ‘We Are Going To Ban Assault Weapons’

    01/14/2013 6:31:50 PM PST · by FR_addict · 207 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 1/14/2013 | CBS
    ALBANY (CBSNewYork) – The New York State Legislature was poised Monday night to pass the first gun control measure following the Newtown school massacre. This as the vice president was set to unveil federal proposals to end gun violence on Tuesday. Albany lawmakers have reportedly ironed out the kinks, allowing them to enact new gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. Assuming the new bill passes — it was sent to both house of the Legislature on Monday night — it will turn into the toughest set of gun control laws in the...
  • Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns

    01/14/2013 5:10:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 483 replies
    Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns By: Reid J. Epstein January 14, 2013 06:49 PM EST The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But...
  • Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

    01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 174 replies
    Gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian...
  • Live Thread: Media Worship Obama, Masquerading as "News Conference" at 11:15

    01/14/2013 7:11:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 167 replies
    Cable news everywhere
    Obama the Anointed will perform what used to be called a "news conference" today at the house he is currently occupying. Various worshipers of BO will be in attendance, bowing their knees, folding their hands, and obediently repeating every lie he utters.
  • Schumer Calls On WalMart & Other Retailers To Suspend Assault Weapons Sales While Debated In Cong...

    01/13/2013 9:24:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Sunday, January 13th, 2013 | United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the nation’s largest gun retailers to participate in a temporary moratorium on selling assault-style rifles until Congress has considered legislation to reduce gun violence. >snip A copy of Schumer’s letter can be found below: Michael Duke Chief Executive Officer Wal-Mart Thomas Millner Chief Executive Officer Cabela’s James Hagale Chief Executive Officer Bass Pro Shops David Pratt Chief Executive Officer Gander Mountain Darrell Webb Chief Executive Officer Sports Authority Rodney Faldyn Chief Executive Officer Academy Sports and Outdoors Steven G. Miller Chief Executive Officer Big Five Sports Dear Mr. Duke, Mr. Millner, Mr....
  • BREAKING NEWS: ATTEMPTED GUN BURGLARY TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN MAPS

    01/13/2013 4:36:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    nysenate.gov ^ | 1/13/13
    Brewster, N.Y. – 1/13/2013 – Today Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that a burglary has been reported on Davis Ave. in White Plains, New York that evidently ties into The Journal News gun maps. It is reported that the burglar used The Journal News’ interactive gun map to target a home included on the map. Luckily the gun was locked up and no one was hurt.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2013

    01/13/2013 4:46:01 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 132 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 January 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 13th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress; Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Manchin;...