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  • Al Qaeda Offshoot Offers Camels for Obama's Head, Hens for Hillary Clinton's

    06/09/2012 10:15:41 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 June 2012 | MOHAMED IBRAHIM
    The al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia has mocked the new $33 million bounty on its top leaders heads by offering its own bounty for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Clinton. "Anyone who helps the Mujahideen find the whereabouts of Obama and Hillary Clinton will be rewarded with 10 Camels to the information leading to Obama and 10 hens and 10 cocks for Hillary," said senior Shabaab commander Fuad Mohamed Khalaf in a statement reported on numerous websites.
  • U.S. Navy expands 5th Fleet's gulf base

    06/09/2012 12:12:53 PM PDT · by Jean S · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/9/12 | UPI
    MANAMA, Bahrain, June 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is doubling the size of its Persian Gulf naval base at Manama, which officials say will greatly enhance the capabilities of the U.S. 5th Fleet, which has headquarters in the island state. Officials are reluctant to link the $580 million expansion to the confrontation with Iran across the gulf.They say the project has been in the works since 2003 in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But it coincides with a sharp increase in Iranian naval activity in the gulf in recent weeks.Work on the upgrade began late in...
  • Bureau Veritas Ending Certification of Iranian Vessels and Oil Tankers

    06/09/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 7 replies
    The French shipping service, Bureau Veritas pledged to end its certification of Iranian shipping vessels and "decided to disengage completely from all Marine activities related to Iran." Bureau Veritas assured that this pledge specifically includes "all vessels of the IRISL (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) and of its subsidiaries, irrespective of their flags," as well as all NITC (National Iranian Tanker Company) vessels. "The international community must focus specifically on the shipping industry, to deny the Iranian regime access to global trade and seaborne crude oil exports. Aligned nations should prohibit all international cargo shippers that service Iranian ports...
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • Obama’s data advantage [Drudge Headline: "Obama Watching You"]

    06/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    politico ^ | 6/9/12 | Lois Romano
    On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election. The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the...
  • Rick Santorum launches conservative PAC ("defeating Obama is first priority")

    06/09/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    Capitol Column ^ | June 9, 2012 | Captiol Column Staff
    Former Republican presidential contender and Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum announced the formation of a new conservative group Friday, saying it will seek to thwart President Obama's bid for re-election in 2012. "The defeat of Barack Obama, and those who support his policies, will be our first priority."
  • Video: Obama Walks Back: 'The Economy Is Not Doing Fine'

    06/09/2012 2:45:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    The clueless POTUS has responded to Republican attacks over his remarks that the economy is doing fine.
  • Jesse Jackson: We Are Going to March on Gun Shops

    06/07/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 131 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/4/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night in Racine, Wisconsin, while demanding jobs for the unemployed, Jesse Jackson decided to slam job creating gun dealers and called for a march on gun shops all over the country. h/t Katy Abram "Guns out, jobs in." Jackson wants to get rid of the very thing that has kept the economy afloat during Obama's presidency. The firearms industry has not only created jobs in the past three years but has also provided the government with a steady revenue stream. NSSF today released a newly commissioned report detailing double-digit gains in jobs and other data showing the industry has...
  • Rep. Joe Wilson Was Right: Obama Has Deceived Us

    06/08/2012 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2012 | HENRY I MILLER
    He was correct. Prescient even. But one politician's invective directed at President Obama early in his administration seems to have been forgotten. On Sept. 9, 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., received widespread attention when he interrupted a speech by the president to a joint session of Congress by shouting, "You lie!" The incident resulted in a formal rebuke, essentially along party lines, by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. Wilson may have been indecorous, but he was right. And the president has continued to deceive. As the economy has failed to rebound, the president has been desperately blaming everyone but himself...
  • The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists

    06/08/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 7, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.” That would be James H. Brown, one of the authors of alarming paper published by Nature, talking to New York Times Green blogger Justin Gillis. Brown is not one of your everyday cranks predicting raptures and the end of days. He is a macroecologist at the University of New Mexico. And as The Atlantic's James Fallows, who...
  • U.N. could tax U.S. - based Web sites, leaked docs show

    06/08/2012 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | June 7, 2012 | Declan McCullagh and Larry Downes
    Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators ... is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December. The documents (No. 1 No. 2) punctuate warnings that the Obama administration and Republican members of Congress raised last week about how secret negotiations at the ITU over an international communications treaty could result in a radical re-engineering of the Internet ecosystem and allow governments to monitor or restrict their citizens' online activities. The leaked documents were posted by the Web site WCITLeaks... Robert McDowell, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission who wrote an article (PDF) in the Wall...
  • Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't

    06/08/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    Obama: The 'Weaknesses In Our Economy' Are Due to Cuts in State and Local Gov't By Fred Lucas June 8, 2012 ( – President Barack Obama said today that the private sector is doing fine but that the economy is suffering because of cuts in state and local government. “The private sector is doing fine,” Obama said at a press conference on Friday. “Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy, have to do with state and local government -- oftentimes, cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past...
  • Statement of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Full Committee Hearing

    06/08/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | June 7, 2012 | Chairman Lamar Smith
    Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer, 202-225-3951 Statement of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Full Committee Hearing Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice Chairman Smith: Regrettably, the Obama administration has shown a disregard for the Constitution and rule of law in an effort to impose their agenda on the American people. There are many examples. Efforts to block congressional inquiries about the Administration’s actions undermine the balance of power on which our nation was founded. The Department of Justice still has not provided enough information about Operation Fast and Furious so that the American public and Congress can judge who in the...
  • New Clash in Congress on Gun Case Gone Wrong

    06/08/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    Representative Darrell Issa told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday that he was “not a good witness” as the two clashed once again over the botched gun trafficking case known as Operation Fast and Furious. In a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Issa, a California Republican, chastised Mr. Holder as having failed to directly answer a question about whether the department had gathered and indexed all the materials asked for in a subpoena he issued last fall. Mr. Issa has threatened to cite Mr. Holder with contempt. When Mr. Holder stressed that he had already testified...
  • Big Anti-HHS Rally in Minneapolis

    06/08/2012 11:22:47 AM PDT · by IronJack · 6 replies
    Personal observation | 6/8/12 | IronJack
    Just passed by a large anti-Obamacare rally at Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. Looked like 250 - 300 people there, all well behaved but vehement in their opposition to this unconstitutional infringement on our liberties. Turnout was easily five to ten times the maximum any of the OWS rallies drew.
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Is ‘A Right’

    06/08/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Pelosi: Obamacare Is ‘A Right’ By Terence P. Jeffrey June 8, 2012 ( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—AKA Obamacre—is not a privilege but “a right.” At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare are rights. Key elements of Obamacare include a provision requiring all individuals to purchase government-approved health-care plans, taxpayer-funded transfer payments to finance the purchase of health-care plans by individuals and families who earn less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and a regulation that requires all...
  • Polls: Romney leads Obama in Ohio and Florida, tied in Colorado

    06/08/2012 4:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2012 | AllahPundit
    Remember, Team O dropped a cool $25 million in ad spending last month. Their dividend thus far has been ... a series of tightening polls, capped by today's Gallup tracker showing Romney ahead by two nationally. Dude, is this happening?First, the Colorado news from Rasmussen: President Obama and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in Rasmussen ReportsÂ’ first look at the presidential race in Colorado.A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows both the president and his likely Republican challenger receiving 45% support in the Centennial State. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%)...
  • Holder Doubles Down: Senior DOJ Officials Knew Nothing About Fast and Furious Tactics

    06/08/2012 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill- It was another tense hearing for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill where he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Justice Department Oversight today. Holder was asked about and covered a variety of topics, but his personal role and those of his senior Justice Department officials in the lethal Fast and Furious operation were front and center. Chairman Lamar Smith opened his remarks with Fast and Furious, saying the Department of Justice has not provided enough information about the operation that has left hundreds dead in Mexico and at least one U.S. federal agent, Brian...
  • Pentagon halts free guns for police

    06/08/2012 4:09:28 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2012 | Holbrook Mohr
    The Defense Department has stopped issuing weapons to thousands of law enforcement agencies until it is satisfied that state officials can account for all the surplus guns, aircraft, Humvees and armored personnel carriers it has given police under a $2.6 billion program, The Associated Press has learned. The department's Defense Logistics Agency ordered state-appointed coordinators in 49 states to certify the whereabouts of that equipment that has already been distributed through the long-running arrangement overseen by the agency's Law Enforcement Support Office. The temporary halt on transferring weapons applies to all states, agency officials said Thursday. The program provides police...
  • Congressmen, military chaplains denounce same-sex ceremony on La. base

    06/08/2012 3:06:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Caroline May
    Two Republican congressmen and a military chaplains’ organization are crying foul after the U.S. Army confirmed that an Army chaplain officiated a same-sex wedding ceremony for two female soldiers last month in the base chapel at Fort Polk, La. “The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions,” Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming said on Wednesday. “My frustration is compounded by the fact that a social agenda, which...