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  • France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woes (Hussein II - here we go again)

    05/11/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12
    France's Hollande: Sarkozy underplayed budget woesAssociated Press – 8 hrs ago PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Francois Hollande suggested Friday that the government of outgoing leader Nicolas Sarkozy underestimated the country's budget problems and wants a new audit of France's books. But Hollande, a Socialist elected Sunday to lead the world's fifth-biggest economy, said that wouldn't hurt his ability to fulfill campaign pledges. Those include higher taxes on the rich, thousands of new teaching jobs and freezes on some government spending. And Hollande stuck to his own deficit reduction goals despite new European Union figures released Friday that paint a...
  • Romney and Race: Advice for the GOP’s presumptive nominee

    05/11/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 May 2012 | Harry Stein
    If the Trayvon Martin case reminds us that race remains the great unresolved issue in our national life, it reminds us, too, of how illusory was the hope that Barack Obama might serve as a one-man antidote to America’s long history of racial division. More than three years into Obama’s presidency, ill feeling between the races is more prevalent than at any time in recent memory—a clear result of his style and the substance of his governance. The question is whether the opposition party and its candidate will dare say so. In what promises to be an ugly campaign, already...
  • Unlicensed driver pleads guilty in fatal Santa Rosa crosswalk hit-and-run crash

    05/11/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 8 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Payne
    A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday to a crosswalk hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and rekindled the debate about unlicensed drivers. Marcos Lopez Garcia, 24, admitted guilt for the three charges against him in the Aug. 18 death of Christopher “Buddy” Rowe near Santa Rosa’s Jacobs Park. Garcia, whose trial was scheduled to begin today, now faces a maximum 5-1/2 years in prison at his June 29 sentencing. The boy’s mother, Michelle Rowe, who was walking Buddy and his two sisters across West Ninth Street at the time of the crash, wiped her eyes with a tissue...
  • Balfour Guilty In Hudson Family Murders

    05/11/2012 2:57:18 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/11/2012
    William Balfour on Friday was found guilty of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family in 2008. [snip] Balfour was found guilty of three counts of murder, as well as home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle. The murder of the Oscar-winning actress’s family members grabbed national attention nearly four years ago. [snip to end]
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-11-12

    05/11/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 5-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • JPMorgan Is Tanking After Announcement Of Shock Losses Due To 'Egregious Mistakes'

    05/11/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 10, 2012, 4:52 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    Shares of JPMorgan are off over 6% after hours. The reason? The company has shocked the world by announcing a surprise $2 billion+ trading loss in its synthetic derivatives portfolio. In particular, this paragraph from the company's 10-Q filing is what's causing people to get nervous: Since March 31, 2012, CIO has had significant mark-to-market losses in its synthetic credit portfolio, and this portfolio has proven to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than the Firm previously believed. The losses in CIO's synthetic credit portfolio have been partially offset by realized gains from sales, predominantly...
  • 2 Illegal Aliens Protected By Sanctuary Policies Convicted Of Murder

    05/11/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 11, 2012
    In unrelated cases that illustrate the high price communities pay for sanctuary policies, two illegal immigrants—both with extensive criminal records—were convicted of first-degree murder this week in different parts of a border state that has longed protected the undocumented. In San Francisco a jury found Edwin Ramos, a renowned gang banger, guilty of three first-degree murder counts for the 2008 killings of a 48-year-old man and his two sons. Ramos had a lengthy criminal record when he murdered the family, but San Francisco sanctuary laws shielded him from deportation. Judicial Watch obtained public records that show police knew Ramos was...
  • DOJ’s ‘Proof’ of Sheriff Joe’s ‘Racial Discrimination’ is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption “A Rare Photo of...
  • S.E.C. Opens Investigation Into JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss

    05/11/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/11/12 | BEN PROTESS and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Regulators are investigating potential civil violations surrounding the $2 billion loss that JPMorgan Chase disclosed on Thursday, raising further questions about trading activities at the nation’s biggest bank. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened a preliminary investigation into JPMorgan’s accounting practices and public disclosures about the trades, according to people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is not public. Regulators learned about the activities in April, and formally opened an investigation in recent days, the people said.
  • Gov. Deval Patrick: Ex-aide in sex flap can have job back

    05/11/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1061130770&srvc=news&position=4
    A state official who opted not to take a key Gaming Commission post amid controversy over past sex allegations will be welcomed back to his old job in the Patrick administration, the governor said yesterday. Gov. Deval Patrick indicated yesterday that Carl Stanley McGee can have his old job back but warned that the state’s powerful Gaming Commission needs to quickly regain its focus. “I think we have had a number of distractions from the central work of the Gaming Commission, and the central work is about getting a new protocol and new framework for expanded gaming up and running,...
  • California immigration plan to legalize workers faces hurdles

    05/11/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/11/12 | Matt O'Brien
    In the past two years, Arizona and five other red states made national waves and raised constitutional questions by passing laws designed to crack down on illegal immigration. Now, lawmakers in the biggest blue state are poised to focus the immigration spotlight in another direction. A bill quietly moving through California's Legislature would grant state work permits to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are already harvesting fields, cleaning offices and preparing fast-food. Frustrated that comprehensive immigration reform is a non-starter in Congress, proponents say the bill would allow California to solve a problem worsened by federal inaction. "We...
  • Uh oh: Another Law School Listed Elizabeth Warren as a "Minority"

    05/11/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Is anyone else detecting a pattern here? Harvard University isn’t the only one of Elizabeth Warren’s employers to have described her as a minority; so did the University of Pennsylvania. According to Penn’s 2005 “Minority Equity Report,” it too identified Warren, who taught there from 1987 to 1995, as a minority. On page 16 of the report, the now-Massachusetts Senate candidate is listed as a winner of the school’s Lindback Award in 1994. Unlike other names listed, though, her name is italicized and bolded to indicate her status as a minority faculty member. It’s the first indication to date of...
  • Feinstein's bid for fundraising leniency stymies FEC

    05/11/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Michael Doyle
    The Federal Election Commission this week struggled again with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's request for a loosening of the usual fundraising limits, in the wake of the massive embezzlement by former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. The upshot: Feinstein didn't get the go-ahead she sought, but neither did the six-member FEC come to a official consensus decision on the key question. There could be more discussions to come. Feinstein asked the FEC for permission to raise more money from contributors who had already maxed out under federal campaign limits, . . .
  • California political miscreants inhabit East Bay

    05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Dan Walters
    The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..." One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave. While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently. Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved...
  • Occupy's farm goal pales against research effort

    05/11/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/11/12 | Chip Johnson
    Message to the Occupy the Farm folk. Don't fence us in. Because when you trespass on another person's land and claim it as your own, you leave the rest of us law-abiding folk with very few options. The property owners can ask police to throw you off the land, they can throw you off themselves or present a legal argument to have you removed and barred from ever returning. UC Berkeley officials chose option three earlier this week, filing a lawsuit seeking an injunction to have more than a dozen protesters removed from the university's Gill Tract, a 10-acre research...
  • INCIDENT: I Am A Threat

    05/11/2012 8:31:34 AM PDT · by null and void · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 5/8/12 | Joe Otto
    This is not an isolated case. Life as we have known it will cease to exist unless we all pour our efforts into this next election. Those who are “not interested” in politics will wish to God they had put efforts into this. The truly evil ones are less than 10% and follow satan. Those who have an entitlement mindset are about 35% (but they are also devoid of passion and essentially lazy). Our country was founded by 20% of the colony population. Which percentage will you be? My personal experience with U.S. Border Patrol. I am a threat. ...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office

    05/11/2012 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 5/11/2012 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Seventy-Second Week in Office5/10/2012ObamanomicsCoal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to closeObama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession's SeverityInhofe Introduces Bill To Require EPA Appointees Be Confirmed By Senate: 'They Want To Put People Out Of Business'Obama administration tells California it's time to vote on high-speed railU.S. records first monthly budget surplus since 2008Obama: Europe should have followed U.S. economic leadObama Administration Spending Millions More to Push Americans Toward Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicles324,000 Women Dropped Out of Labor Force in Last Two Months--As Number of Women Not in Labor Force Hits...
  • Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts

    05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports. The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself. “The army is obligated to protect the...
  • House Votes to Limit DOJ Funding Unless Holder Comes Clean (142 Democrats votes for it)

    05/11/2012 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2012 | M Catherine Evans
    The House voted on a controversial funding limit amendment Wednesday evening to stop Attorney General Holder from lying to Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) Comments the move to cut off Holder's DOJ allowance for 2013 unless he tells the truth about the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious. The amendment to H.R. 5326, an appropriations bill funding Holder's agency for 2013, was in response to a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress in which DOJ officials denied any involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. Months later after damaging contradictions and discrepancies surfaced the Department was forced to rescind...
  • Florida Supreme Court hears landmark foreclosure suit

    05/11/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 19 replies
    RUTERS ^ | May 10 2012 | Michelle Conlin
    May 10 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in a landmark lawsuit that could undo hundreds of thousands of foreclosures and open up banks to severe financial penalties in the state where they face the bulk of their foreclosure-fraud litigation.