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  • Fed launches new open-ended stimulus

    09/13/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/12 12:44 PM ET | Peter Schroeder
    The bank says it will work to stimulate the economy until it sees improvements in the labor market. The Federal Reserve announced an open-ended bond buying program Thursday it said would continue until the labor market improves "substantially." The announcement marks a significant new step in the Fed's effort to boost the economy, and also signals the central bank's concern about the weak recovery from the recession. The political ramifications of the move could also be huge. The decision comes less than two months before a presidential election expected to turn on voter perceptions of the economy. Stocks spiked on...
  • Cheney: This is just the “logical outcome of three-and-a-half years of Obama foreign policy”

    09/13/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/12 | Erika Johnsen
    I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to this particular op-ed, because… dang. Former Bush-administration State Department official Liz Cheney is going straight for the jugular with this one, and it is as damning an account of President Obama’s foreign policy failures as I’ve read.**snip** As Cheney points out, most of President Obama’s dealings on the international stage have been nothing short of a string of groveling apologies and attempts to weaken America and fall back to everybody else’s impuissant level, instead of us telling them what’s up, because apparently we don’t have to “moral authority”...
  • Video from Libya: ‘Don’t Shoot us! We were sent by Mursi’

    09/13/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 19 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 09/13/12 | Staff
    There have been questions raised about whether the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was done in conjunction with the attacks on the Embassy in Cairo. This video brings us closer to answering that question. In fact, it not only points to the same attackers but possibly to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi himself.
  • Fed to launch QE3 by buying mortgage securities

    09/13/2012 10:04:23 AM PDT · by tapatio · 39 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 9-13-2012
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve, worried that improvement in the unemployment rate has stalled, announced a third large purchase of bonds on Thursday in an effort to bring down long-term interest rates and spur growth.
  • Obama Says Egypt Neither Ally Nor Enemy

    09/13/2012 7:43:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama Says Egypt Neither Ally Nor Enemy By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 1 hr 6 mins ago President Obama says the U.S. would no longer consider the Egyptian government an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy." In an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, less than 24 hours after violent mobs stormed American diplomatic outposts in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, Obama said the new Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt was still "trying to find its way." "They were democratically elected. I think we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident,...
  • Obama rejects Netanyahu meeting, invites Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president to talk...

    09/13/2012 7:11:36 AM PDT · by standingfirm · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/12/12 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable!… Barack Obama invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York next week. But, not Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured Barack Obama in the Oval Office on the dangers facing the Jews back in May 2011. But… Barack Obama won’t meet with Israeli leader Netanyahu over Iran row. He’s going to be campaigning and on Letterman. Reuters reported: The White House has rejected a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet President Barack Obama in the United States this month, an Israeli official said on Tuesday, after a row erupted between...
  • Jobless claims sharply higher

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of people filing for their first week of unemployment benefits rose to the worst reading since July, the government said Thursday, in another sign of a weakness in the jobs market. The Labor Department said 382,000 people filed first-time jobless claims in the week ended Sept. 8. That was sharply higher than the forecast of 369,000 people seeking help from economists surveyed by Briefing.com, as well as the previous week's reading of 367,000. It was the greatest number of people losing their jobs since 388,000 filed for help in the week ending July 14....
  • Likely Voters VIII: (Guide to Each Pollsters' Definition of Likely Voter; They're not the same)

    09/13/2012 6:25:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    Pollster.com ^ | 2004 | Mark Blumenthal
    ABC News ABC conducts surveys jointly with the Washington Post, but each organization applies its own weighting and likely voter models (the Washington Post's procedures are described separately, as the end of this page). Mechanics - The ABC methodology page explains their likely voter models:  Our practice at ABC News is develop a range of "likely voter" models, employing elements such as self-reported voter registration, intention to vote, attention to the race, past voting, age, respondents' knowledge of their polling places and political party identification. We evaluate the level of voter turnout produced by these models and diagnose differences across...
  • Romney does not get national security briefings

    09/13/2012 5:50:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 63 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/12/12 | Sarah B. Boxer
    Mitt Romney does not currently receive national security briefings, his campaign confirmed to CBS News today. Typically, presidential candidates begin receiving briefings after securing their party's nomination, which Romney did in Tampa two weeks ago. "It's a long-standing practice for presidential candidates and select advisers to be provided intelligence briefings following the party's nominating convention," Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told CNN in June. "During the last presidential campaign, all the candidates began receiving briefings in September following the conventions." Turner tells CBS News the process is "moving forward." "The Intelligence Community...
  • Exclusive: No Record of Intel Briefings For Obama Week Before Embassy Attacks

    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing--known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)--in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo
  • Bushwhacked by Obama - The ironic fate of the Community Development Block Grant program

    09/13/2012 12:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2012 | Steven Malanga
    When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he vowed to pour resources into American cities via the Community Development Block Grant program, a remnant of 1970s urban policy. Obama called CDBG an “important program” and praised it for providing housing and “creating jobs for low- and moderate-income people and places.” How ironic, then, that funding for CDBG has withered under President Obama. With the nation facing budget deficits as far as the eye can see, we may finally be witnessing the collapse of a decades-old program that, despite the president’s faith in it, is woefully ineffective. CDBG emerged from...
  • Russians Say Anti-U.S. Attack in Libya Vindicates Their Position

    09/12/2012 10:31:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sep 12 2012 | ELLEN BARRY
    MOSCOW — Upon learning of the violent death of the United States ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, many Russians responded with variations on “I told you so.” Russia has long argued that the West should not support popular uprisings against dictatorships in the Middle East lest Islamic fundamentalism take hold. Vladimir V. Putin, then serving as prime minister, was especially enraged last fall after an angry crowd killed his ally, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, an event he later condemned as a “repulsive, disgusting” scene. Since then, Russia has blocked Western initiatives to force Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, from power despite a...
  • Al Qaeda Releases New Video of American Hostage

    09/13/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Al Qaeda has released a new video of American hostage Warren Weinstein delivering a personal message to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. In the video, Weinstein, 71, believed to be held in the tribal regions along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, appears healthy and calm, speaking in a soft, controlled manner.
  • Solyndra lawsuit: Full refund to taxpayers

    09/13/2012 2:32:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-12-12 | Jim McElhatton
    Many Americans were upset when solar-panel maker Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last September owing taxpayers more than $500 million, but retiree Robert Grady Jr. was different. The more he read about the failed company, the more irritated he became. Finally, weeks after the bankruptcy case began, Mr. Grady did something he’d never done before. He filed a claim in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It turned out to be the biggest single claim in the case — $535 million — but it wasn’t on behalf of himself. Rather, Mr. Grady, 57, made the claim on behalf of U.S. taxpayers because he said...
  • Florida looking at state budget surplus [Republicans Control Government]

    09/13/2012 3:11:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 12, 2012 | Aaron Deslatte
    For the first time in five years, Florida policymakers are looking at a horizon free of projected budget shortfalls, thanks to growing tax collections and cuts to spending on classrooms, road-building and the state's social safety net. The state's top economist told the Joint Legislative Budget Commission on Wednesday that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott would have more flexibility next year when they write a new budget than at any time since 2007 -- a product of deep "recurring" cuts enacted over the years, and the slow economic recovery.
  • Morsi says Egyptians reject 'unlawful acts'(tells 0bama to end Free Speech)

    09/13/2012 4:05:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/12
    Morsi, who was making his first visit to the West, also harshly criticized the film. "We condemn strongly ... all those who launch such provocations and who stand behind that hatred," Morsi said, adding that he had asked Obama "to put an end to such behavior
  • Anti-muslim pastor [Jones] gets attention, not credit for deadly Libya attack [story grows]

    09/13/2012 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 13, 2012 | Ben Montgomery
    .....Citing sources in Benghazi,the think tank[Quilliam] said: "(W)e have reason to believe that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al-Libi,al-Qaida's second in command killed a few months ago." A day before the attack,the leader of al-Qaida,Ayman al-Zawahiri,urged Libyans to avenge the killing,...roughly 20 militants were present,prepared for military assault with rocket-propelled grenade launchers that do not typically appear at peaceful protests. Nonetheless,much of the blame for the protests was aimed at the poorly-made film Innocence of Muslims, directed and produced by Sam Bacile,who told the Associated Press he was an...
  • Years of warning about embassy security preceded Libya attack (FUBAR Alert)

    09/13/2012 2:14:26 AM PDT · by GVnana · 7 replies
    The Washington Guardian ^ | 9/12/2012 | John Soloman
    State Department acknowledged as recently as February it lacked funding for some security improvements The way U.S. embassies and consulates protect their staffs in volatile locations has raised several red flags in Congress, among watchdogs and even an outside commission in recent years. The concerns came into sharp focus with the death in Libya of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as well as an attack Tuesday on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. While the State Department has responded to some of the criticisms leveled by congressional oversight bodies and its own internal...
  • Muslim Riots Spread Into Tunisia

    09/12/2012 11:12:57 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 38 replies
    Anti-American rioting spread yesterday to Tunisia, where police used tear gas to stop hundreds of protesters from storming the United States Embassy in protest over a film mocking the prophet Mohammed. The throngs of demonstrators, who carried the white and black banners of militant Salifist Muslims, had been protesting peacefully in Tunis for hours when about 300 started to break through the embassy gates. The embassy remained open as police forced the protesters back. Earlier, the US embassies in Tunisia and Algeria warned Americans to avoid crowded places because of expected protests. In Egypt, the powerful Muslim Brotherhood ensured that...
  • Glenn Beck And Dish Network: The Beginning Of The End For Pay TV Tyranny?

    09/12/2012 10:42:04 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/12/2012 | Jeff Bercovici
    Starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time today, Beck’s channel, The Blaze, will be channel 212 in Dish Network’s 14 million households. It will be included as part of a 250-channel package, or available as a premium channel, for $5 a month, to those who receive a more basic package.In sheer dollar terms, the deal is big but not gigantic for Beck’s company. Dish will reportedly pay a “small” per-subscriber carriage fee, which likely means 5 cents to 10 cents per month per household. In its first year, then, the agreement will yield subscription revenues of less than $16 million. That’s not...
  • US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA's Military Detention

    09/12/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-12-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act , specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Hedges called the president's action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party "unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous." He attacked point blank the civil rights farce that is the neverending "war on terror" conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is...
  • Tony Perkins says enthusiasm growing for Romney, predicts record turnout

    09/12/2012 9:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | September 12, 2012 | Adelle M. Banks
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls in record numbers in November. “When it comes to the values of family, values of faith, values of freedom, Mitt Romney is a clear choice, I think, for value voters across this country,” Perkins said at a National Press Club luncheon two days before his organization kicks off its annual Values Voter Summit in Washington. Perkins, a Southern Baptist, said evangelical Christians have “significant theological differences” with Romney,...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Calls for More Protests Against America

    09/12/2012 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | Sep 12th, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Brotherhood secretary-general Mahmoud Hussein called for a “peaceful protest to condemn insults to religious convictions and insults to the Prophet”, adding it would start after noon prayers on Friday in front of main mosques across Egypt. Right… peaceful. Morsidid not condemn the attacks and his government failed to provide proper protection even though a similar attack had been launched against the Israeli embassy. The Egyptian media has been stoking the flames of this conflict and Morsi recently took control of the media and appointed Muslim Brotherhood loyalists to head state-owned media outlets. That means there is a high probability that...
  • EDITORIAL: The world Obama created (leading from behind)

    09/12/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Leading from behind leads to global chaosThe tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years. In Benghazi, four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered in a coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate by Islamic militants. On the same day, al Qaeda released a video in which leader Ayman al-Zawahri eulogized Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan al Qaeda commander believed killed in June by a U.S. drone strike. This was no coincidence. In Cairo, demonstrators — upset over...
  • Three Policy Points for Romney to Raise

    09/12/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | September 13, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    There was nothing inappropriate about Mitt Romney’s statement on the Libyan attacks this morning. If anything, his remarks were strikingly limited in scope. (The inane, narrative-obsessed, and apparently coordinated questions from the press didn’t help generate a substantive discussion.) The events of the past twenty-four hours spotlight at least three major policy decisions by the Obama administration that are deserving of scrutiny in this election season: 1) So the Obama administration disavowed the statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo declaring that the embassy “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” That’s...
  • Dethrone the EPA (Robert Zubrin)

    09/12/2012 8:22:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 12, 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    The current presidential campaign hinges on jobs and the economy. Yet most of the debate has centered on peripheral issues such as the Bush tax cut, when there is a Tyrannosaurus in the room that is being virtually ignored. That monster is the EPA.The EPA is today the primary enemy of economic growth in the United States, and through it the world. The damage that it has done, is doing, and threatens to do in the future is immense. Virtually since its birth in 1970, the agency has committed one atrocity after another. As one of its first acts...
  • State Department: Hillary Responsible For Security Failures

    09/12/2012 8:28:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, speaking about the despicable and stomach-wrenching attacks by Islamists on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and our embassy in Cairo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked: “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” That single line is the most damning indictment of Hillary Clinton’s State Department that could ever be penned. It demonstrates her complete lack of knowledge about the region, her failure to anticipate security threats, and worst of all, her willful ignorance about the Islamists that she and President Obama trusted to take over Libya and...
  • Obama Invites Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Leader to Meet Next Week – Refuses to Meet Netanyahu

    09/12/2012 8:33:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 09/12/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York next week. But, not Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured Barack Obama in the Oval Office on the dangers facing the Jews back in May 2011. But… Barack Obama won’t meet with Israeli leader Netanyahu over Iran row. He’s going to be campaigning and on Letterman.
  • Obama Attends About 43 Percent of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

    09/12/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Has an empty chair been getting 56.2 percent of the president's intelligence briefings? In light of the news that fatal attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, may well have been pre-planned by al Qaeda operatives, it would behoove the media to scrutinize just how infrequently President Obama sits in on his daily intelligence briefings. As Marc Thiessen noted in an op-ed in Sunday, September 10 edition of the Washington Post, President Obama sat in on his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) a mere 536 times out of his first 1,225 days in office. That's a mere 43.8 percent of the...
  • Gas spike hits drivers (Obama's fault)

    09/12/2012 4:06:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/12/2012 | Chris Isidore
    As the summer driving season comes to an end, motorists who were hoping gas prices would fall are instead getting hit with a big jump, especially in the Northeast. The average price of a gallon of regular gas increased 1.5 cents nationally for the second straight day, taking it to $3.86 in AAA's latest reading Wednesday. The back-to-back price moves follow what had been a lull in gas price activity after an August run-up in prices caused by Gulf Coast refinery disruptions as Hurricane Isaac approached. Prices had been expected to retreat quickly once the Gulf region's facilities came back...
  • Census: Middle class shrinks to an all-time low (Obama's Fault)

    09/12/2012 6:43:50 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    washington post ^ | 9/12/2012 | By Carol Morello
    The vise on the middle class tightened last year, driving down its share of the income pie as the number of Americans in poverty leveled off and the most affluent households saw their portion grow, new census data released Wednesday showed. Income inequality increased by 1.6 percent, the Census Bureau said in its annual report on poverty, income and health insurance. This was the biggest one-year increase in almost two decades and suggested that a trend in place since the late 1970s was picking up steam. As a snapshot of a nation recovering from one of its worst recessions ever,...
  • Obamacare Redefines 'Full Time' Employment As 30 Hours A Week

    09/12/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 12 Sep 2012, 4:16 PDT
    A year and a half after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, bureaucrats at the IRS and Health and Human Services issued an 18-page report outlining new regulations that will dramatically increase health care costs for small and large businesses alike. The regulations, written by an IRS attorney, arbitrarily redefine "full time employee" as someone who works 30 hours a week for a business. Traditionally, most private businesses have defined "full time employee" as someone who works 40 hours a week. With this new regulation, the federal government is now removing the right of businesses to...
  • Hayden: Obama's Libya Adventure to Blame for Ambassador Death

    09/12/2012 7:08:21 PM PDT · by socialism_stinX · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/12/12 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Violent protests in Libya that claimed the life of the U.S. ambassador were the result of President Obama’s decision to intervene in the Libyan revolt without a “deep appreciation” for what would follow, former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells Newsmax. Hayden, a former four-star Air Force general, was appointed CIA director by President George W. Bush in 2006 and served until 2009. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Wednesday, Hayden discusses the events in Libya: “I’m reminded of Secretary of State Powell’s comments about Iraq going back almost a decade — the Pottery Barn theory that if you break...
  • U.S. lawmaker lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Israel

    09/12/2012 6:31:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    Senator Boxer writes the Israeli PM, expressing her 'deep disappointment' for questioning U.S. support of Israel and its commitment to the Iran issue.
  • NRA’s Chris Cox Goes One On One With Governor Mitt Romney

    09/12/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2012 | Chris Cox, NRA-ILA
    This year’s election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That’s why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.Chris W. Cox: First, let me start with the most basic question of all. In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, and in the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago,...
  • Hobby Lobby Becomes Largest Company to Sue Over ‘Obamacare’ Birth Control Mandate

    09/12/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 12, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the privately held arts and crafts retail chain, on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its controversial HHS mandate requiring that all employers provide birth control coverage to their employees. “By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow,” said CEO and founder David Green. “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.” How much did Green say his company would have to pay in fines? “David Green … says he’ll...
  • New clashes outside US Embassy in Cairo

    09/12/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Reuters on Russia Today ^ | September 13, 2012
    Egyptian security forces have used tear gas on a raging crowd of demonstrators near the US Embassy in Cairo. Several dozen people have reportedly been injured as the police dispersed the stone-throwing demonstrators. Riot police have managed to push a group of several hundred protesters back in Cairo's side streets near the embassy.­ Some of the protesters have been injured, state news agency MENA reported, giving no further details. Witnesses reporting the incident on Twitter said as many as several dozen people may have been injured. The incident comes just a day after some 2,000 demonstrators gathered around the US...
  • Report: U.S. consulate in Benghazi had no Marine protection (Unfortified bldg. in a volatile city)

    09/12/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | AllahPundit
    But what about Romney’s gaffes? The consulate where the American ambassador to Libya was killed on Tuesday is an “interim facility” not protected by the contingent of Marines that safeguards embassies, POLITICO has learned ...A senior administration official Wednesday called the Benghazi consulate “an interim facility,” which the State Department began using “before the fall of Qadhafi.” It was staffed Tuesday by Libyan and State Department security officers. The consulate came under fire from heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at about 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday. By the time the attack ended several hours later, four Americans were...
  • Ryan sharpens Obama foreign policy attack in Ohio

    09/12/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/12/12 | Peter Hamby
    In the second of his two campaign appearances Wednesday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sharpened his critique of President Obama’s handling of the unfolding crises in Egypt and Libya. “The administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in Egypt, and mixed signals to the world,” Ryan told an outdoor crowd in Owensville, Ohio, in the heart of deep red Clermont County. “I want to be clear; it is never too early for the United States to condemn attacks on Americans, on our properties, and to defend our values. That’s what leadership is all about.”
  • Egypt to take legal action in U.S. against Prophet film makers (Will Obama help them?)

    09/12/2012 3:22:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/2012 | Reuters
    CAIRO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi asked the Egyptian embassy in Washington to take legal action in the United States against makers of a film attacking the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, the official state news agency said on Wednesday. Mursi had requested the mission take "all legal measures", the MENA agency said, without giving further details on what that might involve.
  • Hot Mic: Reporters Collaborate on Questions for Romney Press Conference

    09/12/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    September 12, 2012 Listen to it Button BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, Mike, grab me audio sound bite 35. We finally have the audio of reporters collaborating with each other on asking Romney questions this morning via The Right Scoop blog, The Right Scoop. It was this morning in Jacksonville, and we have an unidentified female CBS reporter and a male reporter overheard talking about the questions that they should ask Romney. It's about 25 seconds, and here's what it is. UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets? UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question....
  • "Coordinated" Al-Qaeda Attack in Libya Had Nothing to Do with Mohammed Movie

    09/12/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It looks like the Obama apology has not worked. Gateway Pundit is reporting that protests have broken out in Sudan, Kuwait, and Morocco. A website Called Now Lebanon is reporting: "Hundreds of Muslims protested on Wednesday outside the US consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca to decry a film deemed insulting to Islam that already sparked deadly violence in Libya. The protesters, numbering between 300 and 400 mostly young activists, gathered around 200 yards from the consulate amid a heavy police presence. Some shouted anti-US slogans, including 'Death to Obama!', but without resorting to violence." So there's...
  • Media and Democrats Try to Make Obama's Foreign Policy Disaster About Mitt Romney (long article)

    09/12/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So let me tell you what's happening out there, folks. I'm gonna give you a timeline here in just a second. I'm gonna tell you things that you probably don't know about what's happening in the Middle East, and I'm gonna tell you why it's happening and why idiots are wrong about why it's happening. But what really is going on, is there is a coordinated effort by the media, in coordination with the White House, to turn this story... what is this about? I'm trying to be calm, cool, collected, reserved, professional. We're in the midst...
  • Chaos in Middle East, US Ambassador Murdered, Media Fixated on Romney "Gaffe"

    09/12/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This has been an extremely disquieting day, for several reasons.  First and foremost, the US Ambassador to Libya was murdered in cold blood last night, along with three other diplomats -- and horrifying images of the carnage are being beamed around the world.  A few basic facts via Reuters:   The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate and a safe house refuge, stormed by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the...
  • Investigators: Sebelius Illegally Campaigned on Taxpayer’s Dime

    09/12/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 13 replies
    The Heritage Network ^ | 9/12/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity at an official (and hence taxpayer funded) event, according to a statement released on Wednesday. “Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012,” the news release from the U.S. Office of Special Council states. "The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their official authority or influence to affect the outcome of an election. A federal employee is permitted to make partisan remarks when speaking in their...
  • If Obama is So Concerned with Feelings in the Muslim World, Why Brag About Killing Osama?

    09/12/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 9-12-2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Caller Nails It: If Obama is So Concerned with Feelings in the Muslim World, Why is He Bragging So Much About Killing Osama? BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's Claire in Logan, New Mexico. I'm glad you waited. I really am. Great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Well, it's so great to be on the program. This is the first time I have ever called into a show anywhere, any time, but I was so determined to join your conversation today -- RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: -- because what occurred to me was, if the Obama administration...
  • Intelligence Warns of Attacks Against Israeli and US Embassies

    09/12/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 19 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11 Sept 12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Egyptian General Intelligence Service warned that a radical jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, the Egypt Independent reported. Israel has accused the group, dubbed Global Jihad, of being responsible for the August 5 attack in Sinai against Egyptian border guards, which left 16 dead. The Egyptian Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reportedly obtained a copy of a top secret letter addressed to Major General Samy Sedhom, first assistant Interior Minister for Social Security, on September 4, which stated that intelligence services notified the ministry’s national security body that elements from the...
  • Pimp with a Limp: Obama Skipped Intel Briefings Week Before Attacks

    09/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last time the Wonder Kid who personally got Bin Laden attended an intelligence briefing was on September 5th. Since then it’s been all campaign events and softball questions from media lapdogs Obama found time to do multiple radio interviews, discuss Nicky Minaj, Hip Hop music and the Buccaneers. On September 11, this is what Obama was doing instead of attending a national intelligence briefing. Fact: When “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz talks NFL with the President of the United States, we’re listening. Obama barely had managed to drop jarring references to Pitbull and Flo-Rida before DJ Laz told...
  • Romney: I wouldn’t turn down Netanyahu meeting

    09/12/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    While greeting supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. after his press conference on the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney took a subtle swipe at President Obama’s relations with Israel. “I can’t ever imagine if the Prime Minister of Israel asked to meet with me, I can’t imagine ever saying no,” Romney said when asked about Israel, according to a pool report. “They’re our friends. They’re our closest allies in the Middle East.”(continued)
  • Romney's Presidential Response to Terror

    09/12/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Romney called the acts of violence "outrageous" and "disgusting." Obama didn't use those words when he talked about it. Obama didn't get anywhere near describing what happened that way.(Romney's response)