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  • Gerlach (Pa. 6th)won't seek re-election

    01/06/2014 4:07:00 PM PST · by SueRae · 23 replies
    rollcall ^ | 1/6/14 | unattributed
    Updated 1:48 PM, 2:20 PM | Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2014, marking yet another moderate House Republican to leave Congress. “Nearing the end of my sixth term in the House and following 12 years of public service in the Pennsylvania House and Senate, it is simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family,” Gerlach said in a statement to PoliticsPA.com, which first reported the news.
  • Joe Biden cancels events to be with son Beau, in Texas

    08/21/2013 1:56:10 PM PDT · by SueRae · 33 replies
    ABC local news ^ | 8/21/13 | Josh Lederman/AP
    WILMINGTON, Del. - August 21, 2013 (WPVI) -- Vice President Joe Biden has canceled three appearances Thursday in Rhode Island and Maine, opting to stay in Houston while his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, is evaluated at a top cancer center. The vice president was scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the home of Alison and Bill Vareika. Alison Vareika said Wednesday the event has been called off. Biden's other appearances Thursday - a fundraiser in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and an appearance at Rhode Island's Salve Regina University - have...
  • State Department agency deemed 'critical' to information security is a mess, report shows

    07/19/2013 5:40:12 PM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2013 | George Russell
    An obscure little State Department agency whose work is called "critical to the Department's information security posture" has been in a shambles for years, and is still in chaos, according to an audit report by the department's inspector general released yesterday. As one result of all the bumbling and inaction, the security checks that the agency is supposed to perform and subsequent approvals for use that it is supposed to bestow every three years on 36 of those State Department systems have lapsed entirely, meaning that they are operating, in effect, illegally. Some of the lapses have gone on for...
  • Prince George’s residents brace for water shut-off

    07/16/2013 8:44:57 PM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/16/2013 | Katherine Shaver
    The spigot will run dry, toilets won’t flush and there will be no cooling shower on sweltering days for more than 100,000 people in Prince George’s County as crews wrestle to repair a major water main that serves their homes and businesses. The shutdown was carried out Tuesday night and may last up to five days, water officials said. The warning triggered a headlong rush Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, fill bathtubs and gather any container that might hold water. Firefighters, hospitals and other services that depend on the water supply made contingency plans to handle emergencies. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records

    07/16/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT · by SueRae · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/16/2013 | Dave Boyer
    The Treasury Department has admitted for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases. Its investigators also are probing two allegations that the Internal Revenue Service “targeted for audit candidates for public office,” the Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, has privately told Sen. Chuck Grassley. In a written response to a request by Mr. Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Mr. George said a review turned up four cases since...
  • GOP lawmakers blame Obama admin. for failed tests

    07/13/2013 5:12:26 AM PDT · by SueRae · 2 replies
    Fox NEws ^ | 7/13/2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Full Title: GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., along with Reps. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter faulting President Obama for allegedly gambling with national security by cutting funding to the program. They claim this hampered the ability to conduct vital tests needed to make sure the "ground-based midcourse defense system" (GMD) worked...
  • Pennsylvania Teens save abducted 5 year old.

    07/12/2013 12:15:34 PM PDT · by SueRae · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/12/2012 | unattributed
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/pennsylvania-teens-chase-kidnapper-rescue-year-girl-19647626 Two Pennsylvania teens chased an alleged kidnapper for 15 minutes before he pushed girl from car
  • Special Deal - The shadowy cartel of Doctors that control Medicare

    07/10/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT · by SueRae · 5 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | July 2013 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    Full Title: Special Deal: The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare On the last week of April earlier this year, a small committee of doctors met quietly in a midsized ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. There was an anesthesiologist, an ophthalmologist, a radiologist, and so on—thirty-one in all, each representing their own medical specialty society, each a heavy hitter in his or her own field. The meeting was convened, as always, by the American Medical Association. Since 1992, the AMA has summoned this same committee three times a year. It’s called the Specialty Society Relative Value Scale...
  • Rep. Kelly (R-PA): Consultants 'Drinking Brandy and Smoking Cigars' Wrote Senate Immigration Bill

    07/09/2013 5:37:10 AM PDT · by SueRae · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/9/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Full Title: Rep. Kelly (R-PA): Consultants 'Drinking Brandy and Smoking Cigars' Wrote Senate Immigration Bill Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) told Breitbart News he is confident House Republicans as a whole will stop the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, and take up an alternative aimed at securing the border before handling anything else. “I can’t say exactly what’s going to happen in the future, but based on what I know now and based on what I know about leadership, I would say that we’re not going to see this thing get watered down [to get a version of it passed],”...
  • Obamacare Hits Hollywood: Studios Brace for the Affordable Care Act

    06/27/2013 12:58:17 PM PDT · by SueRae · 18 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/26/2013 | Paul Bond
    Three letters have been giving the payroll-services industry fits for several months now: ACA. That's the semi-acronym for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, and it's up to the payroll industry -- which cuts checks to production workers and offers related financial services to TV and film studios -- to help educate its clients on the rules before a good portion of the law kicks in Jan. 1. "It's a morass of regulations and requirements, and everyone's trying to figure out what their exposure is," says Eric Belcher, president and CEO of Cast & Crew...
  • IG disputes Dem claim re: IRS and liberal groups targeted by IRS

    06/27/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT · by SueRae · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/27/2013 | Foxnews
    Full Title - Watchdog knocks down Dem claim that liberal groups were targeted by IRS The government watchdog that exposed IRS targeting of conservative groups gave a blunt response to Democrats' claims that the agency also targeted liberals: It never happened. "We found no indication in any of these other materials that 'Progressives' was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention," IRS Inspector General J. Russell George wrote in a letter to Democrats. Democrats have since turned on the IG's office, claiming it is only telling half the story. But Republicans used the letter, and...
  • Pick your Scandal

    06/12/2013 4:19:01 AM PDT · by SueRae · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/11/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    All can agree that the Obama administration is mired in myriads of scandals, but as yet no one can quite figure out what they all mean and where they will lead. Benghazi differs from all the other scandals — and from both Watergate and Iran-Contra — because in this case administration lapses led to the deaths of four Americans. Nine months later, the administration’s problems of damage control remain fourfold: (a) there was ample warning that American personnel were in danger in Libya, and yet requests for increased security were denied; (b) during the actual attack, the American tradition of...
  • Who is Carter Hull? (Hint: IRS lawyer overseeing targeting)

    06/06/2013 8:36:15 AM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies
    Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported on transcripts of congressional interviews with IRS employees. In them, the name "Carter Hull" -- an IRS lawyer in Washington -- surfaces as someone in DC who oversaw the targeting in Ohio and even suggested some of the questions used to harass conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Here is a technical instruction document Hull co-authored, and his name appears as the author of articles and e-books on tax matters. Here is his Facebook page. He is a graduate of a private Quaker school -- and I would guess from his age and...
  • IRS - Oversight Committee Hearing Live on C-Span3..thread

    06/06/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT · by SueRae
    Cspan ^ | 6/6/2013 | none
    Didn't see one started yet. I have the TV tuned to it, I couldn't get the C-Span link to work...yet
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • Kathleen Sebelius dances on an ethical line..

    05/19/2013 7:47:07 AM PDT · by SueRae · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2013 | wapo editorial board
    ONE OF THE BIGGEST questions hanging over the health-care system is how many young Americans will sign up for coverage once the Affordable Care Act begins to phase in this October. If too few buy insurance on the markets that the government is creating, insurance companies would be stuck covering primarily the the old and the sick. They would have to pay out more per customer. Their customers, in turn, would have to pay more to those companies for coverage. The stakes for the Health and Human Services Department, which is overseeing the transition, are tremendous. But they are not...
  • Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top

    05/17/2013 3:46:18 AM PDT · by SueRae · 66 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 5/17/2013 | Kimberly Strassel
    Was the White House involved in the IRS's targeting of conservatives? No investigation needed to answer that one. Of course it was. President Obama and Co. are in full deniability mode, noting that the IRS is an "independent" agency and that they knew nothing about its abuse. The media and Congress are sleuthing for some hint that Mr. Obama picked up the phone and sicced the tax dogs on his enemies. But that's not how things work in post-Watergate Washington. Mr. Obama didn't need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do,...
  • Senate Finance Committee demands Investigation of Leak Of Non-Profits’ Confidential Tax Information

    05/16/2013 5:54:50 PM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies
    Full Title: Sen. Toomey Demands Inspector General Investigate Leak Of Non-Profits’ Confidential Tax Information WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-Pa.) and Senate Finance Committee Republicans led by Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today called on the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to conduct a full investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) possible role in the disclosure of nine conservative groups' confidential applications for tax-exempt status. Information about those groups appeared on the web site of the journalist group ProPublica. The improper disclosure of such confidential information is a criminal offense under federal law. The Senators wrote:...
  • Sound and Fury (Bill Kristol's snark article on Rand Paul)

    03/10/2013 2:04:34 PM PDT · by SueRae · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/10/2013 | Bill Kristol
    What to make of Rand Paul’s 12 hours and 52 minutes of fame? Was his filibuster on the floor of the Senate last Wednesday, as Charles Krauthammer said on Fox’s Special Report, though substantively misguided, “a stroke of political genius”? Was it, as Seth Lipsky suggested in a column in the New York Post, “wonderful,” signifying both that “our country is in a constitutional moment” and “the rise of a new generation of Republican constitutional conservatives”? Or was it, as William Shakespeare wrote ahead of the fact, “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”? Forced to choose among three of...
  • Bombs detonated in Park after Storage Unit seizure

    03/08/2013 4:42:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 5 replies
    Malvern Patch ^ | 3/8/2013 | Pete Kennedy
    Two bomb-disposal units were among the multiple emergency response teams working at the Public Storage facility in Frazer Thursday evening after a large amount of explosives was found inside a storage locker. FBI agents and bomb technicians worked in and around the building, located on the unit block of Lancaster Avenue, as local police and fire departments controlled traffic, maintained a perimeter and kept ready to respond to any incidents. Around 8:30 p.m., bomb squads from Montgomery County and Philadelphia began hauling the explosives from the storage facility to nearby Valley Creek Park. The explosives were transported inside large metal...
  • The Hollywood Tax Story They Won't Tell at the Oscars

    02/23/2013 6:58:02 AM PST · by SueRae · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/23/2013 | Glenn Reynolds
    At the Democratic National Convention last year, actress Eva Longoria called for higher taxes on America's rich. Her take: "The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy's flipping burgers—she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not." Actually, nowadays an Eva Longoria who flipped burgers would probably qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and get a check from the government rather than pay taxes. It's the movie set where she works these days that may well be getting the tax break.
  • Country Club Republicans Link Up With Democratic Ruling Class

    02/22/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by SueRae · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla
    Full Title: As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a “country class.” Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the...
  • Ex-Seal Announces GOP run for MA Senate Seat

    02/13/2013 5:44:40 AM PST · by SueRae · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2013 | Mike Flynn
    Former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez has announced his intention to run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by John Kerry. A private-equity investor, Gomez now has until the end of the month to collect the 10,000 signatures necessary to get on the ballot. If successful, we would face state Rep. Dan Winslow, a former Romney staffer, in the primary April 30th. “As I look at Washington," Gomez said in a public statement, "I see a lot of unproductive noise and bickering, and I see two parties attacking each other at all times over every issue. I see...
  • Is a Franken-Bachmann showdown on the horizon?

    02/08/2013 7:35:31 AM PST · by SueRae · 19 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 2/8/2013 | Scott Conroy
    Politically, 2012 was not exactly a banner year for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. In January, the Tea Party-backed Republican finished a distant sixth in the Iowa presidential caucuses, garnering just 1,223 more votes than she did in winning the Ames Straw Poll less than five months earlier. Bachmann ended her White House bid the next day and set to work on winning a fourth term in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. For that effort, she netted a massive, small-donor-fueled $14.4 million, breaking the House race fundraising record that she had previously set in 2010. Though widely expected to win comfortably in...
  • Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    01/30/2013 6:40:42 AM PST · by SueRae · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/2013 | William Kelly
    CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and it has nothing to do with the frigid temperature. The apartment building at 832 E. 57th Street was once the Chicago home of a boy who would become a President. No, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world. But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s historic home. Is it politically motivated? Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel behind the move? Reagan as a child....
  • Senator Tim Scott on Greta last night (video link)

    01/04/2013 3:44:55 AM PST · by SueRae · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | n/a
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2071575359001/ Link only. I love this guy. THis is the kind of message the party needs. He has the optimism and the 'can do' attitude that we need. I wish him well
  • What the GOP should stand for: Opportunity

    Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the Senate. Since Election Day, much energy has been spent analyzing why Republicans did so poorly. Many have urged that Republicans must “moderate their views,” by which they mean we should adopt more policies of Democrats. That advice misdiagnoses the problem. The 2012 election did not reflect popular approval of the Obama policies of out-of-control spending, taxes, deficits and debt. To the contrary, 51 percent of voters on Election Day agreed that “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Nor did the election reflect satisfaction with the paltry...
  • Krauthammer: The Return of the Real Obama

    01/04/2013 2:54:54 AM PST · by SueRae · 58 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/3/2013 | Krauthammer
    The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed “principle” of fiscal “balance” by taking the lead on reducing spending. “Why,” asked The Post on the eve of the final fiscal-cliff agreement, “is the nation’s leader not embracing and then explaining the balanced reforms the nation needs?” Because he has no interest in them. He’s a visionary, not an accountant. Sure, he’ll pretend to care about deficits, especially while running for...
  • PSY CHristmas Show Bombs

    12/26/2012 6:19:26 AM PST · by SueRae · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/12 | Kristinn Taylor
    The 31st annual “Christmas in Washington” concert shown on the TNT cable network December 21 suffered a dramatic 25% loss in viewers from the previous year, according to Nielsen Media Research. The 2011 cablecast of “Christmas in Washington” drew 1.5 million viewers. The 2012 showing had only 1.136 million viewers. The concert, traditionally attended by the President and his family, drew international attention over the scheduled appearance by Gangnam Style rapper PSY (given name Park Jae-sang) when it was revealed the South Korean entertainer had made highly inflammatory anti-American performances the previous decade. In an insult to America’s troops and...
  • Georgia college to cut NCAA budget, put funds into anti-obesity programs

    12/03/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/03/2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    Full Title: "Georgia college to cut NCAA budget, put funds into anti-obesity programs" College sports tend to dominate the airwaves this time of year. Football teams face off in championship bowl games, and college basketball teams take to the courts to start their run to the Final Four. But one college in Atlanta has decided to completely cut their NCAA competitive sports budget. Instead, officials will use the money to improve the health and wellness of the entire student body. Spelman College, a historic college for black women, is taking a long, hard look at their NCAA funds. The school’s...
  • Super Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Bears Down on Philippines (Now Cat 5)

    12/02/2012 6:06:21 PM PST · by SueRae · 55 replies
    Weather channel ^ | 12/02/12 | N/a
    Link only...can't get my gosh darned iPad to cooperate. The good news is that much of Palau was spared! Last minute turn indeed, thank you, God.
  • War Veterans hit Sandy's front lines.

    11/02/2012 12:40:38 PM PDT · by SueRae · 4 replies
    NBC news ^ | 11/1/2012 | Bill Briggs
    Up to his armpits in flood water, flanked by darkened buildings and submerged vehicles, Iraq veteran Peter Meijer felt oddly at home Monday night as he trudged through the streets of Brooklyn at the height of Sandy's fury: "The right place at the right time with the right mission." With a fellow veteran at his side, Meijer had driven a van from a Brooklyn high school-turned-evacuation shelter to the Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, stopping only when the van's tires met the storm surge. From there, the pair went on foot. With 911 phone lines down, the Army reservist was trying to...
  • Ann Romney makes surprise birthday call to a terminally ill woman

    10/24/2012 3:02:17 AM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies
    Breitbart news ^ | 10/23/2012 | Breitbart news
    Breitbart News received the following from reader Eric Mercer of Malvern, PA. This just happened this weekend. Though the Romney campaign has not asked me to do anything, I am telling everyone I know about this because I get so angry about the things that have been said about the Romneys. On, October 20, 2012, the night of my mother’s 79th birthday, Ann Romney called, wished her a happy birthday, and thanked my mother for her support of Mitt. They chatted for a little while, as Mrs. Romney was concerned about my mother’s failing health. When their conversation was over...
  • House passes stopgap Funding measure (Is there a "tell" in there?)

    09/14/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT · by SueRae · 18 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 9/13/2012 | unattributed
    The stop-gap government funding measure approved on Thursday staves off the threat of a government shutdown for six months, leaving some important spending decisions to a newly elected Congress. While the so-called continuing resolution is largely considered a "clean," or non-controversial, extension of spending, it does contain funding increases for some specific programs and activities. Here are key details of the measure, which heads to the Senate with a Sept. 30 deadline for enactment:
  • What President Obama doesn't Want You to Know About Canada

    07/25/2012 5:21:18 AM PDT · by SueRae · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/25/2012 | Frank Minter
    With President Barack Obama claiming the government builds success, not individuals, Mitt Romney should look north to a story Obama would rather Americans didn’t notice. Canada is outperforming the U.S. on every economic front and they’re doing it with policies Republicans say they’d like to implement. For the inside scoop I interviewed Tony Clement, Canada’s President of the Treasury Board (the COO for the Government of Canada who is responsible for managing spending among other duties) and a Member of Parliament with the Conservative Party of Canada. He was enthusiastic. This is a story he wants to tell. A story...
  • Rangel’s Democratic opponent claiming voter suppression in primary

    07/03/2012 4:53:11 AM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    Fox NEws ^ | 7/3/12 | Fox News
    Lawyers for New York Rep. Charlie Rangel’s Democratic opponent are planning to re-file their court petition citing myriad problems with last week’s primary, after temporarily withdrawing the petition Monday in order to gather more evidence. Rangel challenger, Democratic New York State Sen. Adrian Espaillat, is suggesting the tight race – in which Rangel declared victory – was marred by voter fraud. "Voters have been pushed away, and as a result many feel that they were suppressed from voting," Espaillat declared. “The legitimacy of this election is at place right now ... there was a level of voter suppression. We are...
  • "Nancy Pelosi is a Dingbat" Sarah Palin

    06/29/2012 8:58:44 PM PDT · by SueRae · 46 replies
    Fox News (Hannity) ^ | 6/29/2012 | Sarah Palin
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1713027147001/
  • Miss Pennsylvania Resigns

    06/06/2012 6:29:48 AM PDT · by SueRae · 54 replies
    ABC local news - Philadelphia ^ | 6/6/2012 | unattributed
    PENNSYLVANIA - June 6, 2012 (WPVI) -- Miss Pennsylvania is resigning from her post, just days after the Miss USA Pageant took place. Sheena Monnin wrote on her Facebook page that she turned in her crown, because the pageant was "fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy." Monnin later claimed another contestant had seen a list of the top 5 finishers, before the Miss USA show even started.
  • ACLU Files Lawsuit To Overturn Pa. Voter ID Law

    05/01/2012 4:00:18 AM PDT · by SueRae · 37 replies
    KYW ^ | 5/1/2012 | Cheri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania announced that it is filing a lawsuit today in an effort to overturn the state’s new voter ID law. The lawsuit will name the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Commonwealth Carol Aichele. The goal will be to stop the law before it goes into effect in November. “It’s one of the most draconian of such laws passed within the United States,” says NAACP Philadelphia Branch President Jerry Mondesire, whose organization has joined the ACLU lawsuit. He says time of the essence, because if the law is...
  • First algae, now spinach to be green energy source

    04/25/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT · by SueRae · 27 replies
    Beltway Confidential ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama recently touted algae as a potential source of energy, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has invested in converting spinach into an energy source. The EPA awarded a $90,000 grant over the weekend to Vanderbilt University students "who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable of producing electricity."
  • The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide

    04/17/2012 6:23:23 AM PDT · by SueRae · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/17/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In a Democratic National Committee video in April 2010, Obama called on “young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women . . . to stand together once again.” Shortly before the November 2010 congressional elections, Obama told an audience that Republicans “are counting on black folks staying home.” Before the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama affected the supposed accent of black America in emphasizing shared race: “Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do.” Was “we” the black community or all of America? He appealed to Latino voters not to stay home from the 2010 elections,...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire

    04/13/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | 4/13/2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    NEWARK — Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house. "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand. The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor,...
  • Ratings: Sarah Palin Beats 'The Perky One'

    04/04/2012 6:20:41 PM PDT · by SueRae · 15 replies
    Breitbart (of course) ^ | 4/3/2012 | Breitbart news
    Tuesday's ratings numbers are in, and "The Rogue" beat "The Perky One." Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defeated Katie Couric in their heavily hyped ratings duel on the airwaves on Tuesday when Palin co-hosted NBC's "Today" show while Couric was guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America." According to Nielsen Fast National Data, "Today" drew 5.497 million viewers while "Good Morning America" had 5.141 million on Tuesday. With Palin co-hosting on Tuesday, "Today" bested "GMA" by 356,000 viewers. That margin was greater, by 8 percent, than the 333,000 viewer advantage "Today" had on Monday, when Palin was not on the show. Palin...
  • Palin: Breitbart Is Here

    03/16/2012 7:33:09 AM PDT · by SueRae · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sarah Palin
    There is a new street art poster that’s being emailed around and will no doubt eventually be spotted on a street corner near you. It’s a gritty black and white image of Andrew Breitbart looking both battle-worn and ever vigilant with the caption: “BREITBART IS HERE.” Those three words express the instant connection many of us feel for our fallen friend. They express our identification with him, and our need to continue his fight for the good of our republic. With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General – we lost an entire Special Forces...
  • CPAC LIVE Link At Fox Happy Birthday Sarah!!!

    02/11/2012 7:56:18 AM PST · by SueRae · 324 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/11/2012 | none
    Clink on the link/banner. The video feed has been very good. And...Happy Birthday, Sarah Palin!!! Anyone know what time she is supposed to speak today?
  • How Republicans can win Hispanics back

    01/26/2012 7:45:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2012 | Jeb Bush
    In the 15 states that are likely to decide who controls the White House and the Senate in 2013, Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory. For the Republican Party, the stakes could not be greater. Just eight years after the party’s successful effort to woo Hispanic voters in 2004, this community — the fastest-growing group in the United States, according to census data — has drifted away. .Although Democrats hold the edge, Republicans have an opportunity. We also have a record of winning Hispanic voters in certain statewide and national elections. Here are four suggestions on how Republican...
  • State Dept. To Reject Keystone Pipeline

    01/18/2012 9:07:19 AM PST · by SueRae · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 1/18/2012 | Mamta Batkar
    The controversial Keystone Pipeline will reportedly be denied by President Obama, according to Fox News. The State Department is expected to vote against the pipeline this afternoon. Transcanada will however be allowed to reapply with an alternate route going through Nebraska. com/obama-to-deny-keystone-pipeline-2012-1#ixzz1jpV0l0Mp
  • China's Superior Economic Model

    12/01/2011 7:18:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/1/2011 | Andy Stern
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