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  • Hagel Mulls Banning Smoking in Military

    04/03/2014 7:14:03 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 67 replies
    Miltary.Com ^ | 4/2/2014 | Richard Sisk
    In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus last week, five Democratic senators urged him "to increase smoke-free areas on bases" and give sailors more access to programs to stop smoking. "We urge you to do everything in your capacity to address this issue for our military men and women, including moving forward with the proposal to stop the sale of tobacco aboard all naval bases and ships," said the letter from Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sherrod Brown D-Ohio.
  • US to Cut Carrier Fleet in Persian Gulf to 1

    02/13/2013 4:08:38 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies
    Military.Com ^ | Feb. 7, 2012 | Lolita C. Baldon
    On Wednesday, Panetta laid out a grim list of spending cuts the Pentagon will have to make in the coming weeks that he said will seriously damage the country's economy and degrade the military's ability to respond to a crisis. Criticizing members of Congress as irresponsible, Panetta said lawmakers are willing to push the country off a fiscal cliff to damage their political opponents. If Congress doesn't pass a budget, Panetta said, the Pentagon will have to absorb $46 billion in spending reductions in this fiscal year and will face a $35 billion shortfall in operating expenses. "My fear is...
  • Marine Vet Burns Mosque to Avenge Soldiers

    12/27/2012 10:23:15 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 110 replies ^ | 12/20/2012 | John Seewer
    "When asked by a federal judge whether he thought all Muslims are terrorists, he answered: "I'd say most of them are." A deal between prosecutors and Linn, 52, calls for him to be sentenced to 20 years next April. He pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging and destroying religious property and two gun-related charges.
  • Navy: Working Uniforms Extremely Flammable

    12/19/2012 10:31:27 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 48 replies ^ | 12/16/2012 | Cristina Silva
    If this sticky molten material came in contact with skin it would contribute to increased burn injury due to conductive energy transfer,” the report concluded. “The use of the NYCO material in an environment where there is potential for a flame or thermal threat is not recommended.” Sailors on ships are regularly exposed to the threat of fire, especially those working with or near planes or engines. The Navy removed its requirement that all uniforms be flame-resistant in 1996.
  • US Army Seeks Death Penalty for Bales

    12/19/2012 9:57:51 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 24 replies ^ | 12/19/2012 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE - The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March. The attack drew such angry protests that the U.S. temporarily halted combat operations in Afghanistan.
  • Threat of longshoremen's strike could impact Port of New York and N.J.

    12/19/2012 4:09:34 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 11 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 12/19/2012 | Steve Strunsky
    The threat of a longshoremen's strike this year once again looms over ports from Maine to Texas, after contract talks that had already been extended 90 days broke down once again today.
  • Conservatives Declare War on Karl Rove

    12/05/2012 10:50:34 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/5/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party's expensive defeat this election cycle. Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders and Washington political class, who are seen as having put personal financial interest above winning the election. Read more:
  • CBO Report Takes Aim at Pay and Benefits (Military)

    11/19/2012 6:32:12 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 44 replies ^ | 11/19/2012 | Terry Howell
    The plan to discourage retirees and families from relying on TRICARE has some support in the Senate. CBO says restricting Prime access to retirees under 65 and their family members would save as much as $10 billion a year. The servicemembers and retirees should be aware that the deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” is likely to impact their families as much as the sequestration itself.
  • Reince Priebus to run again for RNC Chairman

    11/16/2012 6:09:31 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2012 | Alex Pappas
    In the letter, Priebus says more than 130 members have committed to voting for his re-election, which suggests he has the chairmanship locked up for another term. Under party rules, 85 votes are needed to claim victory. “I am humbled by the over 130 RNC Members who I have talked to who have pledged their support and public endorsement for me to continue on as Chairman so we can finish the job that we started and continue to grow our Party,” Priebus writes Read more:
  • McCaskill's mother dies

    10/29/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 49 replies
    CNN POLITICS ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died on Monday, the senator from Missouri said in a statement on Monday. "For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest," McCaskill wrote. "People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated."
  • War on women? McCaskill business sued for sexual harassment

    10/24/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 8 replies
    The right scoop ^ | 10/24/2012 | Dana Loesh
    While Senator Claire McCaskill has engaged in political subterfuge by pushing a “war on women” against her opponent Representative Todd Akin, her husband’s Illinois business is being sued for sexual harassment. A female marketing employee of Sugar Creek, one of the largest and most valuable of Joe Shephard’s properties, filed suit against the company in 2009. Shepherd is the husband of Senator McCaskill who has before come under fire for having been accused of being “slumlord.”
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Akin, McCaskill tee it up Thursday Night

    10/18/2012 3:45:31 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 10/17/2012 | Steve Kraske
    The second, and final, Missouri Senate debate between Republican Todd Akin and Democrat Claire McCaskill will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and broadcast live in Kansas City. The one-hour forum will be at Clayton High School near St. Louis and sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, among other groups Read more here:
  • Santorum endorses Akin

    09/26/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 39 replies
    early returns ^ | 9/26/2012 | Tim McNully
    Verona, PA -- U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and former U.S. Senator and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following joint statement regarding their support of Todd Akin for the U.S. Senate in Missouri:
  • Akin Refuse to Drop Out Of Senate Race

    09/25/2012 6:44:47 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 122 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | 9/25/2012 | Betsey Bruce
    Akin told a crowd of supporters, ” In August I was given a trust , a trust to replace a senator that had not represented Missouri or our best interests.” He added, ” I have one purpose going into November and that’s replacing Claire McCaskill.” As the deadline to withdraw from the November general election ballot passed, Missouri’s Republican party issued a statement saying it will support Akin along with all the other Republican nominees on the ballot.
  • DeMint might throw Akin a lifeline

    09/21/2012 6:16:21 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he will consider throwing his weighty financial support behind Rep. Todd Akin (R), the Missouri Senate candidate who has been shunned by party leaders in Washington.
  • Dobson Blasts 'Viscious' GOP Opposition to Akin

    09/17/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 48 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | 9/17/2012 | anon
    “I regret to say that Congressman Akin has been subjected to disgraceful treatment at the hands of the GOP political bosses,” Dobson said. “They have withheld funds for his campaign, even though he won the GOP primary for the Senate seat. Karl Rove and Haley Barbour have said things about his character that are untrue. Their vicious opposition could get his Democratic opponent elected in his stead. That is curious since an Akin win could give the Senate majority to the Republicans.” Read more:
  • Bomb Threat reported at government building in Kansas City

    09/14/2012 12:45:22 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2012 | anon
    A suspicious vehicle is being investigated in downtown Kansas City after police said a man walked into a government building and said he was a terrorist. Kansas City police sent a robot to investigate the man's car Friday after a bomb-sniffing dog detected some sort of explosive in the vehicle. Read more:
  • Citizens United Poll Shows Akin leading in Missouri

    09/13/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/2012 | Maggie Haberman
    A poll commissioned by Citizens United's political arm shows Todd Akin leading Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri. The poll by the CU political victory fund and conducted by Wenzel Strategies, shows Akin ahead by almost 5 points. Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 20 points.
  • Missouri Farm Bureau reaffirms support of Akin

    09/11/2012 6:30:31 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 14 replies
    Times Union ^ | 9/11/2012 | David A. Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Farm Bureau provided a boost for Senate candidate Todd Akin on Tuesday by reaffirming its endorsement of the Republican congressman despite his remarks about women's bodies being able to avert pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." The Farm Bureau's support is important for Akin because its membership spans every county in the state. Read more:
  • Senate Races 2012

    09/10/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 81 replies
    Current Republican Seat Current Democrat Seat Current Independent Seat No Senate election in 2012
  • Gingrich Appears to Support Akin

    09/02/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/2/2012 | Chris Frates
    Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on Sunday to defend Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, who has been pressured by Republicans to bow out of the race after saying that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” “I think Todd Akin is the choice of the people of Missouri. And Todd Aiken has publicly apologized,” Gingrich said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “People make mistakes.” Gingrich said he is “fed up with the one-sided bias” that has Akin under fire for his comments but gives a pass to Vice President Joe Biden, who told an audience that included...
  • Newt Gingrich Asks Chris Matthews if Chris is a Racist

    Newt Gingrich Asks Chris Matthews if Chris is a racist. Must watch video.

    07/06/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 106 replies
    VFW ^ | 7/2/2012 | anon
    “Though America’s Keystone Pipeline is delayed, the Canadians are moving forward on their side of the border and have an immediate need for tens of thousands of workers,” said Ted Daywalt, founder and CEO of VetJobs. There is an anticipated shortage of 114,000 workers in the Alberta area
  • A Cut Too Far

    06/19/2012 9:15:53 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/19/2012 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. strategic nuclear force posture of 1,000 strategic warheads has not been seen since the early 1950s. At the height of the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union had as many as 30,000 nuclear weapons.
  • Panetta salutes 'gays' in the military

    06/15/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 6/15/2012 | anon
    This month's event will follow a long tradition at the Pentagon of recognizing diversity in America's armed forces. Hallway displays and activities, for example, have marked Black History Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
  • Missouri tops nation in weekly jobless claims

    05/23/2012 5:03:47 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 5 replies
    Missouri Journal ^ | 5/1/2012 | Brian K. Hook
    Initial unemployment claims in the state surpassed New York, Pennsylvania, California and Texas.
  • ...and Another Thing

    05/20/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 36 replies
    MarkAmerica ^ | 5/20/2012 | Mark America
    You see, there are those who have already begun to argue that Romney, if he loses, will do so because of a lack of support. The idea is to shift blame to conservatives, Tea Party folk, or anybody else who will not step up and vocally support or at least vote for Romney. I reject that thesis as a scandalous lie. Don’t tell me Romney wants to win but doesn’t want to talk about Reverend Jeremiah Wright, or Bill Ayers, or the whole rogues’ gallery of philosophical villainy that accompanies Barack Obama. Then, after rejecting these obvious problems with Barack...
  • Fed clears China's first US bank takeover

    05/09/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 13 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 5/09/2012 | Veronica Smith
    The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market to ICBC, China's biggest bank, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company. Just days after high-level US-China economic talks in Beijing, the Federal Reserve approved an application from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy a majority stake in the US subsidiary of Bank of East Asia. The transaction will make ICBC the first Chinese state-controlled bank to acquire retail bank branches in the United States.
  • Romney Still Needs Almost 500 Delegates to Clinch GOP Nomination

    04/23/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 37 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | /12/2012 | Jennifer DePinto
    Even though Romney's chief rival, Rick Santorum, has suspended his campaign, states continue to hold primaries. There are five contests on April 24th with 219 delegates at stake; but even if Romney won every single delegate that day he would be far short of 1,144. Wyoming and Missouri are holding conventions before April 24th where Romney may pick up some delegates but even winning all of them wouldn't bring him much closer to the magic number. Looking ahead, Romney would need to win about 80 percent of the delegates available in the April and May events to possibly clinch on...
  • Why Romney Can't Win

    04/22/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 133 replies
    NOPC Network ^ | 4/13/2012 | Steve TMFO Elmore
    I'm backing Newt and hoping for a brokered convention, where Romney's lead in the polls will mean NOTHING. The remaining candidates plead their cases to the convention, and as we've seen, Newt SLAUGHTERS everyone in a debate. And it's more than that. I've never been a big fan of Newt's, but he's done one thing better than anyone else; he ATTACKS AND THE ATTACKS STICK. And when the opposition attacks, he blocks the shot and unloads even harder. THAT is what it's going to take to beat Obama. Anything less, and we can kiss our country and our asses goodbye.
  • Crowning Romney backfires on Fox News and RNC as Delegates, Voters say NO!

    04/20/2012 8:01:23 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 208 replies
    RightonWeekly ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tamara Heater
    Voters and Delegates say NOT Romney This entire not Romney force is building to BUST like a water balloon in the face of Romney, his minions and the RNC on the Greta Poll this week on Greta Wire and pounded it within minutes! People are ANGRY. They are angry at our cowardly media because they cannot address the current King, and you want to force feed another via crowning Romney, and have pushed turnout to record LOWS far below what is was with Stinky McCain in 2008.
  • Boehner Endorses Romney

    04/17/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/17/2012 | Jonathan Weisman
    House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio formally endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday, throwing the weight of his office behind Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, roughly a month before the candidate can amass the delegates necessary to make it official. “It is clear now that Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee,” Mr. Boehner said at a news conference that followed his weekly meeting with the House Republican Conference. “I think Mitt Romney has a set of economic policies that can put Americans back to work and, frankly, contrast sharply with the failed...
  • BREAKING: David Axelrod Endorses Mitt Romney for President

    04/15/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/15/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Breaking news with a hat tip to Kevin Eder for highlighting it for me: David Axelrod, Chief Strategist for President Barack Obama, endorsed Mitt Romney for President on Fox News Sunday this morning. He told Chris Wallace, “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.” That is precisely right and precisely what Mitt Romney’s campaign has been telling people. Good to see David Axelrod agrees. I...
  • Herman Cain drops Newt Gingrich, ready to back Mitt Romney

    04/10/2012 9:45:38 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | /10/2012 | M J Lee
    Herman Cain made clear Tuesday that he is ready to throw his support behind Mitt Romney, making no mention of his endorsement of Newt Gingrich. “I have always said I will support whoever the nominee is and it looks like Mitt Romney’s going to be that nominee, and we do need to get behind him,” Cain said on Fox News. “I remind people all the time … ‘Keep your eye on the mission.’ And the mission is to get control of the Senate, maintain control of the House and defeat Barack Obama. That means get behind the nominee, so, yes,...
  • Mitt Romney defends his welfare on wheels from GOP outrage

    04/03/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/18/2011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s camp is defending a controversial program he created that handed out free wheels to Massachusetts welfare recipients — including state-funded insurance and AAA memberships — even as the plan drew fire from conservatives the former Bay State governor is wooing. “Over 80 percent of participants have moved off of welfare,” said Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho.
  • Rigorous strip searches in US jails upheld by Supreme Court

    04/02/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 46 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | anon
    The Supreme Court upheld Monday the power of jails across the United States to carry out invasive strip searches on all incoming detainees, including those suspected of minor offenses. In a 5-4 ruling, it threw out an innocent New Jersey businessman's claim that his constitutional rights were violated when jailers showered him with delousing agent and lifted his genitals during his week behind bars.
  • Romney faces question about mormon faith

    04/02/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 92 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | /02/2012 | Steve Peoples
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a tough question about his Mormon faith while campaigning for Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. A Ron Paul supporter asked Romney whether he agreed with a passage from the Book of Mormon that describes a cursing of people with a "skin of blackness." Romney's staff took the microphone away from the 28-year-old Green Bay man before he could read the passage.
  • The Secret Truth About Newt Gingrich - YouTube‏

    03/19/2012 1:40:52 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/19/2012 | anon
    Shocking Revelations About Newt Gingrich That Have Been Coverred Up
  • Live Election Results From Mississippi

    03/13/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2012 | ANON
    Republican Results Mar. 13, 2012| Polls Close: 8:00 pm ET County Results » Exit Poll » 7of 1,889Precincts Reporting | ★ = Projected Winner | Delegates = Estimated Delegate Count Read more:
  • Santorum Called for Federal Ethanol Mandate

    03/11/2012 5:56:18 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 87 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 3/11/201 | Mary Beth House
    "Another presidential candidate had an energy proposal back in 2008 as well. Former Senator Rick Santorum’s ideas, however, went an entirely different direction. Rather than increasing production, his solution was to “reduce US oil appetite” in an article he wrote, titled, “Reducing U.S. oil appetite This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing“
  • Conservative Group Uses Bill Maher and David Letterman to Raise Money

    03/09/2012 6:14:57 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/9/012 | The Hollywood Reporter
    “Warning: All should find the following video offensive,” begins the two-minute video, before it launches into Maher and Letterman – especially the former – using profane language to describe females whom they disagree with politically
  • No greater voice in this country than Newt Gingrich

    03/06/2012 11:30:58 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/06/2012 | Anonymous
    No brighter philosopher, no greater conservative voice in this country then Newt Gingrich -- Sean Hannity No brighter philosopher, no greater conservative voice in this country then Newt Gingrich -- Sean Hannity No brighter philosopher, no greater conservative voice in this country then Newt Gingrich -- Sean Hannity
  • Gingrich targets ads hitting Obama on gas prices to Southern primary states

    03/05/2012 3:14:10 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/05/2012 | Justin Sinks
    Newt Gingrich is re-airing an ad hammering President Obama over rising gas prices in three Southern states with upcoming primaries. The campaign announced Monday the previously-released ad would be going up on the air in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama in a signal that Gingrich sees his path to regain momentum in the GOP nomination fight is through the Southern states.
  • Newt: Romney so rich he's not worried about gas prices

    03/05/2012 6:49:26 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 76 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the race towards Super Tuesday is revving up to high speed — and what does a high-speed race need? Lots of gas. After Mitt Romney criticized Newt Gingrich yesterday for “pandering” by promising a specific price of gasoline at a specific time, Gingrich reached back into his January strategy and blasted Romney for being too rich to care about gas prices at all:
  • Gingrich, Santorum battle for Bible Belt voters

    03/03/2012 7:55:23 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/3/2112 | Russ Bynam
    The GOP presidential candidates are fighting to win over conservative voters in the Bible Belt as the race takes on a more prominent Southern focus. After bowing out of recent contests north of the Mason-Dixon line, Newt Gingrich is staking his entire campaign on a big victory Tuesday in Georgia, where the onetime House speaker represented a suburban Atlanta district for 20 years.
  • Mark Levin Tells Media to 'Go to Hell'

    03/02/2012 6:28:52 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/02/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    I want the leftists at MSNBC, CNN, and the other so-called news outlets who are dressed up as journalists but are nothing of the sort, I want you to understand something. You don’t get to decide who the rest of us listen to. You don’t get to decide who the rest of us admire. You’re not going to succeed in driving Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. I don’t care how many cowardly Republicans you speak to. I don’t care how many inside-the-beltway pseudo-conservatives you speak to and so forth Read more:
  • Newt Gingrich: Get apology for soldiers deaths or exit Afghanistan now

    03/02/2012 4:55:46 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | Mar. 2, 2012 | Larry Peterson
    U.S. forces should leave Afghanistan “immediately” if its leader won’t apologize for its soldiers killing Americans, Newt Gingrich says. Stumping on Friday for Tuesday’s Georgia Republican presidential primary, Gingrich lit into President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan policies. “This is an administration that apologizes to Islam and makes war on the Catholic Church,” the former Georgia Congressman and House speaker told nearly 200 people in Savannah.
  • JOIN THE FIGHT! VFW Says Pay And Benefit Changes Will End All-Volunteer Military

    02/25/2012 2:40:05 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies
    VFW ^ | 2/23/2012 | Teresa Morris
    The DOD budget unveiled February 13 recommends 1.7 percent military pay raises for 2013 and 2014, followed by a scant 0.5 percent increase in 2015, and 1 percent in 2016. Also announced were plans to almost quadruple Tricare Prime enrollment fees for some working age military retirees, impose Tricare for Life enrollment fees on those older than 65, and introduce enrollment fees and increased deductibles on Tricare Standard and Extra users. Included in DOD’s healthcare revenue plan are increased pharmaceutical copayments for retirees as well as military dependents. DOD also recommends reducing the size of the active force by more...
  • Newt Slams John King: No One In "Elite Media" Asked Obama About Infanticide

    02/22/2012 8:26:58 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/22/2012 | Anonymous
    Newt Gingrich took debate moderator John King to task for asking the candidates about contraception. Gingrich said King and the rest of the "elite media" did not bother to ask the 2008 Democratic candidates about "infanticide."