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  • More Than 1.5 Million Without Power; 4 Killed

    06/30/2012 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    A fast-moving line of dangerous storms knocked out power to more than 1.5 million customers in the D.C. area Friday night. A day of record-shattering heat ended with severe thunderstorms that rushed through the metro area with strong winds and an impressive lightning display. The storms produced hurricane-force winds in excess of 80 mph. Gusts of 82 mph were reported in the Reston area. On Saturday morning, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management confirmed that four people had died due to the storm in the Commonwealth. The National Weather Service reported a tree fell on a car in the area...
  • Health Care Ruling Changes National Debate(Right-Wing Extremism Suffered Big Political Defeat)

    06/30/2012 6:05:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    PeoplesWorld.org ^ | June 29, 2012 | John-Rummel
    Wow. How quickly the press changes their reporting. With the Supreme Court ruling yesterday upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), today's front section of the Detroit Free Press has the following headlines: "Hospital execs promise improved care" "Up to 500,000 more poor people will get coverage in Michigan" "Many find hope in ruling" "Many of law's provisions already proving popular" and a two-thirds page description of the law's consumer protections already in effect and those still to come. I was amazed. Why hadn't I seen such praises of the law before in the Free Press or other big media? How...
  • Bedbugs Hitching Rides On Detroit Buses, Say Drivers

    06/30/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.</p> <p>The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.</p>
  • Former Abortion Rights Chief Sued by Attorney General’s Office (stealing)

    06/29/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 29, 2012, 2:35 PM ET | By Pervaiz Shallwani
    The one-time president of a prominent abortion-right group was sued Friday by the New York Attorney General’s office for using charity funds for designer shopping sprees, a five-bedroom house rental in the Hamptons and transporting her children to and from school. The office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil suit in Manhattan that accuses former NARAL Pro-Choice New York president Kelli Conlin of using more than $250,000 in charity funds during her tenure to for her own benefit, despite a compensation package that reached $380,000 in 2010....
  • Reality Check: If Healthcare Law Is A Tax Is It Now Invalid?

    06/29/2012 9:40:23 PM PDT · by Revel · 53 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | 6-28-12 | BenSwann
    According to Ben, then if Obamacare is a tax as per the USSC, then the bill had to originate in the house. He claims that it did not. Watch the Video. Can anyone with great understanding validate if what he says is true. Did the final bill not originate in the house? Someone at youtube suggests that the senate used a gutted bill from the house. True or False?
  • Issa, Grassley release details about Fast and Furious whistleblower retaliation, cover-up

    06/29/2012 6:58:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley are asking the Department of Justice’s internal investigator to hold accountable anyone who retaliated against or threatened to retaliate against Operation Fast and Furious whistleblowers. In a Friday letter to the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Grassley and Issa said they’re now concerned retaliation is much more likely following Thursday’s votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. “We just learned that ATF senior management placed two of the main whistleblowers who have testified before Congress about Fast and Furious under...
  • Ave Maria not backing down from challenging federal contraceptives rule

    06/29/2012 6:26:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Naples News ^ | 29 June 2012 | Victoria Macchi
    A U.S. Supreme Court health-care ruling this week won't directly affect lawsuits filed by religious-affiliated employers like Ave Maria University over a controversial contraception mandate earlier this year. But nestled in the 193-page decision issued Thursday that upheld the constitutionality of the federal health-care act, there was a "silver lining for people of faith," said Kyle Duncan, general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm handling lawsuits by Ave Maria and others. The ruling "suggests that the Supreme Court is willing to entertain arguments that the (Department of Health and Human Services) mandate violates...
  • The Coming ObamaTax Bomb

    06/29/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    By now you know what the Supreme Court verdict is: ObamaCare is a tax. So what does that mean in terms of actual dollar amounts for Americans and businesses who will pay this new tax? The Heritage Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform have released a series of summaries, tables and charts to help families understand what this means for their wallet. Heritage: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)[1] imposes numerous tax hikes that transfer more than $500 billion over 10 years—and more in the future—from hardworking American families and businesses to Congress for spending on new entitlements...
  • Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress

    06/29/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Alissa · 122 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 29, 3:10 PM EDT | JOE MANDAK
    FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • Sarah Palin Thank you, SCOTUS.

    06/28/2012 11:19:15 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 245 replies
    Facebook ^ | 19 minutes ago | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • Insurer: Costs will likely rise for those under 45 [ rates for people 18 to 44 up dramatically ]

    06/29/2012 11:45:33 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    insurancenewsnet.com ^ | June 29 2012 | insurancenewsnet.com
    June 29--CHAMPAIGN -- Patient advocates are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but a local insurance executive warns it will likely result in higher coverage costs for those under 45. Ingrum also said the law narrows the gap between what younger and older people can be charged for coverage. "So, insurance rates for the younger people between 18 and 44 are going to go up dramatically, while rates for people over 44 are going to go down," he said.
  • Only Voters Can Save America Now: Washington Has Broken With the Concept of Self-Governance

    06/29/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/29/2012 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    The Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling on Thursday cuts right to the very fabric of the relationship between a once-limited government and a once-free citizen, but the eternal struggle between liberty and tyranny endures. It is a beginning, not an end. As enormously important as the high court’s Obamacare ruling is - and it’s huge - it’s not the final word. The legal and political dust has not yet settled, and it will take some time for the unpredictable ripples to form the powerful waves of history. Yet, history waits for no man, so we begin by asking: What now? First,...
  • Comprehensive List of Obama Tax Increases

    06/29/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American for Tax Reform ^ | 1/20/12 | John Kartch and Ryan Ellis
    Since taking office three years ago, President Barack Obama has signed into law twenty-one new or higher taxes on the American people: 1. A 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco: On February 4, 2009, just sixteen days into his Administration, Obama signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco, a hike of 61 cents per pack. The median income of smokers is just over $36,000 per year. 2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax (takes effect in Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an...
  • Obama Destroys Sovereign States U.S. Constitutional Rights

    06/29/2012 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    So now, it is the federal government that picks and chooses the laws that shall be enforced, and unwarranted privilege is given to the illegal alien criminal to sidestep the law, but all citizens should be wary of crossing the line and daring to pursue their U.S. Constitutional justice. When the lawless decide the laws and the law abiding citizens become the victims of this presidential imposed lawlessness now unleashed upon the nation, every citizen must stand for regaining justice for the citizen, the family and for each and every American. Justice Scalia is quite clear where he stands on...
  • Mark Steyn: A lie makes Obamacare legal

    06/29/2012 10:19:24 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 52 replies
    OC Register ^ | 6/29/12 | MARK STEYN
    Three months ago, I quoted George Jonas on the 30th anniversary of Canada's ghastly "Charter of Rights and Freedoms": "There seems to be an inverse relationship between written instruments of freedom, such as a Charter, and freedom itself," wrote Jonas. "It's as if freedom were too fragile to be put into words: If you write down your rights and freedoms, you lose them." For longer than one might have expected, the U.S. Constitution was a happy exception to that general rule – until, that is, the contortions required to reconcile a republic of limited government with the ambitions of statism...
  • Limbaugh, GOP have it wrong: Health care law is not the largest tax increase ever

    06/29/2012 9:21:03 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    A silver lining for conservatives in the Supreme Court’s health care decision Thursday is that the court allowed the law to stand based on the idea that the individual mandate was a tax. That news has Republicans and conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh bringing out an old -- and incorrect claim -- that the health care law constitutes the largest tax increase ever.
  • Beck on the ObamaCare ruling: I sure am tired of prominent Republicans selling out conservatives

    06/28/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies
    HotAir ^ | Thursday June 28, 2012
    A sentiment widely shared today, no doubt. Over at Ace’s place, DrewM issues a warning: Dear GOP, This is your last chance. If you blow this, I’m out and you need to be destroyed. What is it? Repeal ObamaCare on Day 1. Don’t worry about replace, don’t worry about anything else… [A]s soon as Mitt takes the oath of office, before his speech no one will care or remember, walk the bill up to him at the podium to sign. If this does not happen, the GOP must be destroyed and a new party built to replace it. We’ve tried...
  • Russia Violates U.S. Airspace--Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace

    06/28/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 28, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Northcom says Russian nuclear bombers violated U.S. airspace during arctic war games The U.S. Northern Command and joint U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command said two Russian bombers violated U.S. airspace near Alaska during recent arctic war games.Disclosure by the command in charge of U.S. homeland defense followed a report in the Free Beacon quoting U.S. officials who said the Russian aircraft had threatened U.S. air space but did not cross into it and were met over the Pacific by U.S. F-15 interceptor jets. “There was a single out-of-area patrol by two Russian
long range bombers which entered the Alaska...
  • Obama's Big Political Win Sets Stage for More Battles

    06/28/2012 7:16:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2012 | CAROL E. LEE and NAFTALI BENDAVID
    President Barack Obama won a monumental legal victory Thursday when the Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of his health-care law, but the fight for public opinion—and votes in November—showed signs of growing more heated. Mr. Obama can argue that he has secured long-held Democratic goals: Expanding health insurance to millions of additional Americans and limiting the power of insurers to deny coverage. That could help the president motivate core parts of his party's base that he needs for re-election, including college-educated women, younger voters and minorities. But the ruling is likely to re-energize Republicans, who swept to a majority...
  • Supreme Court Rewrites ObamaCare; Rules Individual Mandate Is Permissible Tax

    06/28/2012 5:34:54 PM PDT · by ScottfromNJ · 71 replies
    The New American ^ | June 28 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    “Simply put, Congress may tax and spend.” With those historic words, the Supreme Court forced upon the United States a bleak dawn of a brave new world in which the federal government cannot be checked in its march toward totalitarianism. In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court upheld the joint venture of the President and Congress to force every American, regardless of ability or desire, to purchase a qualifying health care insurance plan by 2014 or face a tax penalty for failure to comply. Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the Court, held while the “individual mandate is not a valid...
  • What Happened to John Roberts?

    06/28/2012 3:38:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 217 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites. Our archives. By the way, I think this is important. Doesn't mean anything now. It does not have the force power, but the four judges, justices who dissented -- Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy -- made it plain in their dissent that this was nothing constitutional about this act. They found nothing in it. They plainly said, in their dissent, the whole thing should have been tossed out. You can't have a greater divide than what we had. You've got the four libs, who, it's never even...
  • Romney website: ‘Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts’

    06/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts’ appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursday’s ruling upholding [Alleged] President Barack Obama’s health care law, but Mitt Romney‘s campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice. “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts...
  • World's first GM babies born

    06/28/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 28, 2012 | Michael Hanlon
    The world's first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three 'parents'. Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey. The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes...
  • Holder emails: We 'need answers' on Fast and Furious

    06/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious. Two of Holder's emails and one by Deputy Attorney General James Cole were among documents the Justice Department showed Tuesday to Republican and Democratic staffers of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee in an effort to ward off a criminal contempt vote against the attorney general. The full contents of the...
  • The Court Rules: Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World

    06/28/2012 11:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, folks, have you seen the economic news today? Have you heard about the unemployment numbers today? (laughing) Gross domestic product, have you heard about any of that? Because I have it here, and it sucks. It's a disaster. The economy of this country remains a disaster. And we, the American people, have just been deceived in ways that nobody contemplated. And what we now have is the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. What we have been told by the chief justice of the Supreme Court and four liberals on the court: Obamacare...
  • US zaps target in high-stakes missile shield test (Successful Iran/Korea missile type Intercept)

    06/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran. The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario. "Initial indications are that all components performed as designed resulting in a very accurate intercept," the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said in a...
  • Fox News poll: Voters say neither candidate has plan for economy

    06/27/2012 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday June 27, 2012
    In a tight presidential race that both candidates say will turn on the economy, majorities of American voters believe neither has a plan to improve things.   A new Fox News poll released Wednesday shows that by a 14 percentage-point margin, more voters think Barack Obama (41 percent) has a clear plan to improve the economy than think Mitt Romney does (27 percent).  Still, a 53-percent majority says Obama doesn’t have a plan, and a 55-percent majority says Romney doesn’t.   Romney has yet to seal the deal with all his party faithful, as less than half of Republicans (49...
  • Biden: Economy a ‘Depression for Millions and Millions of Americans’

    06/27/2012 2:28:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden: Economy a ‘Depression for Millions and Millions of Americans’ Vice President Joe Biden today offered a blunt assessment of the plight of the unemployed, telling supporters at a campaign rally in Iowa that the economy remains “a depression for millions and millions of Americans.” “The unemployed are in real trouble,” Biden said in a speech on the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque. “My grandpa used to say, from Scranton, he’d say, ‘Joe, when the guy in Dunmore…is out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law is out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out...
  • For Romney Superfan, a New Truck Courtesy of the Candidate

    06/27/2012 12:49:31 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 30 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jim Wilson, the peripatetic, profane, pipe-smoking volunteer for Mitt Romney whose ubiquitous pickup truck was destroyed in a fire last week, has a new set of wheels, donated by the campaign to which he has devoted a year of his life. Mr. Romney himself will present Mr. Wilson, a 70-year-old Virginian, with a replacement vehicle during an event in Sterling, Va., on Wednesday, ensuring that, until Election Day, Mr. Wilson can keep popping up at campaign stops in a truck festooned with dozens of giant “Romney for President” posters and stickers. ... Mr. Wilson, an anti-Obama Republican and former life...
  • Federal judge hands Florida Gov. Scott voter purge victory

    06/27/2012 12:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Post on Politics ^ | 06/27/2012 | Dara Kam
    A federal judge denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency restraining order to halt Florida’s non-citizen voter purge and said the controversial scrub does not violate federal law. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle heard arguments this morning from the Justice Department and Michael Carvin, a Washington lawyer representing Gov. Rick Scott’s administration. Carvin was one of the lead lawyers for President George W. Bush in the protracted 2000 recount legal wrangle. Hinkle denied the request for the emergency stop to the program in part because he said the state was no longer doing it. But he...
  • House Dems' campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention

    06/27/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | NA
    The top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats elected to the House is urging his party's candidates to steer clear of the national convention later this year. The piece of advice from Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, came during the Reuters Washington Summit Tuesday. "If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel said of Democratic congressional candidates, according to Reuters. The comment follows decisions by several vulnerable Democrats to skip this year's national convention -- to be held in early September in Charlotte, N.C. "A trip...
  • The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal (Major MSM pushback)

    06/27/2012 10:31:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Fortune - CNN ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Katherine Eban
    A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust. In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth's ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico's vicious drug war. Some call it the "parade of ants"; others the "river of iron."...
  • Issa accuses Obama of involvement in 'Fast and Furious' operation

    06/27/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/26/12 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday accused President Obama of either obstructing a congressional investigation or of involvement in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. In a seven-page letter to the president, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leveled his most direct allegations yet at Obama just two days ahead of a full House vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to a subpoena. Issa took issue with Obama’s assertion of executive privilege over a cache of documents at the Department of Justice — including a...
  • Fraud Ring In Hacking Attack On 60 Banks

    06/27/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT · by rawhide · 2 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | 6-27-12 | Pete Norman
    Some 60m euro is stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber raid, after fraudsters raid dozens of banks around the world. Sixty million euro has been stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber bank raid after fraudsters raided dozens of financial institutions around the world. According to a joint report by software security firm McAfee and Guardian Analytics, more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an "insider level of understanding". "The fraudsters' objective in these attacks is to siphon large amounts from high balance accounts, hence the name chosen for this research - Operation...
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, Michigan »

    06/27/2012 4:41:44 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 110 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 27, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    In the video below, we see a small number of Christians who gathered holding Christian signs at the 2012 Dearbor, Michigan Arab festival being assaulted by Muslims with bottles, stones, and other objects. The police do not protect the Christians or take action against the perpetrators; in the end, they reprimand the Christians and instruct them to leave. Ever since, there has been no coverage of this outrageous event in our media. Nor has CAIR or any other Muslim organization denounced the Muslims who abused the Christians.
  • Delaware Child Abuse Bill Worries Parents (could outlaw spanking)

    06/27/2012 3:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    WBOC ^ | 6/26/12 | LeAnne Matlach
    The Delaware Attorney General's office says nearly 1/3 of child abuse cases aren't able to be prosecuted because of current laws. Senate Bill 234 is meant to change that and help kids who are being hurt. The bill redefines physical injury to a child, to mean any impairment of physical condition or pain. Senate Bill 234 has parents worried whether or not they can spank their children. Mark Salerno is a stay-at-home father of three and he is against spanking. "I don't believe in spanking your children, there's other ways to discipline them," he said. "I don't think physical pain...
  • We Are Living in a ‘Modern-Day Depression’: David Rosenberg(1/5 household income from gov)

    06/27/2012 2:52:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Yahoo!Finance ^ | 06/25/12 | Aaron Task
    We Are Living in a ‘Modern-Day Depression’: David Rosenberg By Aaron Task | Daily Ticker – Mon, Jun 25, 2012 8:13 AM EDT The Federal Reserve cut its growth forecast for the second half of 2012 and 2013 last week, raising concerns yet again about the potential for a "double-dip" recession. While some, notably the cycle watchers at ECRI, believe the U.S. economy is definitely heading for another recession (or already there), Gluskin Sheff's chief economist and strategist David Rosenberg goes a big step further. "We are living in a modern-day depression," he declares. This dramatic statement is based on...
  • [Charlie] Rangel Fends Off Challengers to Win Difficult Primary

    06/26/2012 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 6/26/12 | Thomas Kaplan
    Surviving one of the toughest re-election fights of his career, Representative Charles B. Rangel fended off four challengers on Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for a 22nd term in Congress. “I’m just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me,” Mr. Rangel told reporters shortly before declaring victory at Sylvia’s, the famed Harlem restaurant. Mr. Rangel’s victory capped a gripping campaign for a Congressional seat that for decades has been at the center of black political power — and preserved a career in Washington that had been threatened by ethics troubles and changing demographics. Mr. Rangel was...
  • Virginia Poll: Romney 48, Obama 43

    06/26/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 43 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUN 26, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A new poll from We Ask America shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama in Virginia, a key swing state Obama won in 2008. Of the 1,106 likely voters in Virginia polled, 48 percent support Romney, with just over 43 percent supporting Obama and nearly 9 percent remaining undecided.
  • RADIO HOST & TV PERSONALITY DANA LOESCH COMING TO CO-HOST TROOPATHON V! (July 12)

    06/26/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT · by Syncro · 6 replies
    Move America Forward ^ | Junke 26, 2012 | Staff
    RADIO HOST & TV PERSONALITY DANA LOESCH COMING TO CO-HOST TROOPATHON Exciting news! As you know, each year we go out and get co-hosts to participate in Troopathon, to help host Melanie Morgan get through the marathon show to help raise money for care packages for our troops in Afghanistan. In the past we've been lucky to have great co-hosts like Andrew Breitbart, Roger Hedgecock, and S.E. Cupp. The Troopathon care package drive is already underway and we need your immediate support! Our goal is to send the largest shipment of care packages to our troops serving in war...
  • CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.

    Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its...
  • US Supreme Court Declines Review of Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Case

    06/26/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross case Monday, paving the way for California's lower courts to make a decision before any other legal action is taken in the dispute over religious symbolism on government land in San Diego County. "While we are disappointed the Court did not accept this case for review at this time, we are hopeful we can find a solution that will allow this veterans memorial to remain where it has stood for over half a century," said Allyson Ho, lead counsel for the co-defendant, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association....
  • ATF leader’s email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can’t shield it

    06/26/2012 6:14:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/25/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A single internal Department of Justice email could be the smoking-gun document in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal — if it turns out to contain what congressional investigators have said it does. The document would establish that wiretap application documents show senior DOJ officials knew about and approved the gunwalking tactic in Fast and Furious. This is the opposite of what Attorney General Eric Holder and House oversight committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings have claimed. It appears that email would also prove senior DOJ officials, likely including Holder himself, knew in March 2011 that a Feb. 4, 2011 letter...
  • Issa letter to Obama: So … the White House is involved in Fast and Furious, then?

    06/26/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In case readers didn't already realize it ... it's on. The Daily Caller has a letter sent by House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa to President Barack Obama challenging the assertion of executive privilege in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. In the letter, Issa tells Obama that the assertion means one of two things: either the highest levels of the White House were involved in the effort to mislead Congress on OF&F, or Obama is deliberately obstructing the investigation: “[Y]our privilege assertion means one of two things,” Issa wrote to the president in a letter dated June 25. “Either...
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    06/25/2012 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 100 replies
    AP ^ | Monday June 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov
  • US northeast coast is hotspot for rising sea levels

    06/25/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Nature News ^ | 24 June 2012 | Leigh Phillips
    Report comes after North Carolina senate proposes bill to ban predictions of increase in rates of sea-level rise. Research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina's Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise. Asbury Sallenger, an oceanographer at the USGS in St Petersburg, Florida, and his colleagues published their report today in Nature Climate Change1. They analysed tide-gauge records from around North America...
  • Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 142 replies
    Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
  • The $5 Billion Camo Snafu (Army retiring ACU)

    06/25/2012 4:53:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 78 replies
    The Daily ^ | June 24, 2012 | Erik German
    The Army is changing clothes. Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it’s been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a “fiasco.” As Army researchers work furiously on a newer, better camouflage, it’s natural to ask what went wrong and how they’ll avoid the same missteps this time...
  • Putin: Don't rush to strike Iran

    06/25/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT · by MCSP2008 · 16 replies
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4247178,00.html ^ | Latest Update: 06.25.12, 22:47 / Israel News | Attila Somfalvi
    President Vladimir Putin expressed his reservations over the prospect of a military strike in Iran, urging Israel Monday to learn from negative US experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement Provision of SB 1070

    06/25/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    FAIR ^ | June 25, 2012 | Dan Stein
    "Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), called today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding key provision of Arizona's immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, 'an important victory for the people of Arizona and citizens everywhere who want their jobs, tax dollars and security protected from mass illegal immigration,'(SCOTUS upholds law....) FAIR will be posting more detailed commentary on the (5-3 ruling by the Supreme Court), which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the ability of state police to check legal status. which struck down some provisions of SB 1070 but upheld the...