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  • Fox News: We Found the Gawker Mole

    04/11/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    TV NEWSER ^ | April 11, 2012 | Merrill Knox
    Well, that didn’t take very long. Yesterday afternoon, we told you about Gawker’s newest addition, a Fox News employee hired to deliver anonymous dispatches on the inner workings of the cable network. Less than 24 hours later, Fox News is now saying they’ve identified the employee. “We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time,” a Fox spokesperson told Mediaite this afternoon. A former Fox News employee tells TVNewser, “There are a lot of employees that share similar views about FNC but are just to afraid to speak up — and rightly so. You have to protect...
  • Charles Manson quickly denied parole

    04/11/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein and Shelby Grad
    A California parole board Wednesday quickly rejected parole for convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, a prison spokesman said. Manson did not attend the hearing, which was the 12th in which state officials concluded Manson was too great a danger to be released. The board was expected to make a ruling Wednesday afternoon, and it's unclear exactly why the decision was rendered so quickly. Before the hearing, his attorney, DeJon R. Lewis, said he would like to see Manson transferred to Atascadero State Hospital from the state prison near Corcoran. "Charles Manson does not need incarceration at this point in his...
  • CA Planned Parenthood Joins Pro-Choice Clergy to Launch ‘40 Days of Prayer’ In Support of Abortion

    04/11/2012 11:17:32 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 11, 2012 | By Billy Hallowell
    The Six Rivers Planned Parenthood of Eureka, California, has a new prayer campaign that may cause some head-scratching among religious individuals who stand opposed to abortion. The initiative, “40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere,” provides 40 different prayers that can be offered up in support of abortion rights. . .

    04/11/2012 11:12:27 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 33 replies
    Washington Post | April 11, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Fox News has reported that the Washington Post is saying that AG Angela Corey WILL charge George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.. More to follow..
  • George Zimmerman to Be Charged in Trayvon Martin Shooting, Law Enforcement Official Says

    04/11/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT · by kristinn · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday April 11, 2012
    Wednesday, April 11, 1:56 PM Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as this afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face. Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self defense. Police in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place, did not charge Zimmerman, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. Corey told reporters Tuesday night that she...
  • Rep. Allen West: 80 Communist Party Members In U.S. House

    04/11/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 11, 2012
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It wasn’t quite Joseph McCarthy waving around papers claiming to know of communists in the federal government, but according to the Palm Beach Post, Congressman Allen West claims he “has heard” there are communists in the House of Representatives. According to the Post, West was talking to Jensen Beach voters this week when he said President Barack Obama was “scared” to have a discussion with him. West then said that “he’s heard” up to 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are Communist Party members, but declined to give the names of any of the alleged...
  • George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, law enforcement official says

    04/11/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 379 replies
    Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.
  • Iran Touts 'New Initiatives' for Nuclear Talks

    04/11/2012 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran said Wednesday it will present "new initiatives" at upcoming nuclear talks with the so-called P5+1 in Istanbul on April 15. Iranian state media reported that Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili would present new proposals, but did not give specifics. Jalili also warned that what he called attempts to us the “language of force” against Iran would be “useless” and would "backfire." He added that Iran believes the talks should be based on “mutual cooperation.” Representatives from the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – have made it clear they expect Iran...
  • Prosecutor's quandary: Zimmerman may be indicted, then acquitted

    04/11/2012 11:06:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-11-12 | dershowitz
    Editor's note: Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard Law School. (CNN) -- On the basis of the evidence currently in the public record, one likely outcome of the case against George Zimmerman is a mixed one: There may be sufficient evidence for a reasonable prosecutor to indict him for manslaughter, but there may also be doubt sufficient for a reasonable jury to acquit him. Any such predictions should be accepted with an abundance of caution, however, because the evidence known to the special prosecutor, but not to the public, may paint a different picture. It...
  • Former coach of the year fired from Christian school for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4-11-12 | Cameron Smith
    In an incredibly bizarre situation that appears headed for a legal challenge, a Dallas-area volleyball coach and science teacher was fired by the Christian school at which she worked for becoming pregnant before being married. As first reported by Dallas Fort Worth network WFAA, Rockwall(Texas) Heritage Christian Academy volleyball coach and science teacher Cathy Samford was fired during the fall semester after she became pregnant out of wedlock. Samford had led the volleyball program for three years and had been named the school's coach of the year once during that span. Still, that couldn't help save her job when she...
  • WH: It's a 'Gimmick' to Ask Obama, Buffett to Voluntarily Pay More Taxes

    04/11/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    WH: It's a 'Gimmick' to Ask Obama, Buffett to Voluntarily Pay More Taxes By Fred Lucas April 10, 2012 ( – As President Barack Obama was en route to Florida on Tuesday to promote a tax hike on the wealthy, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed the idea that the president should voluntarily pay more in taxes, if he feels he is not currently paying enough. Carney described the idea as a "gimmick." However, the U.S. Treasury does accept voluntary donations. Back on Jan. 19, President Obama had said, “Let me be absolutely clear: I should pay more taxes,...
  • Doug McIntyre: California, where the math just gets fuzzier

    04/11/2012 10:44:42 AM PDT · by Mark · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/11/12 | Doug McIntyre
    The Wife's fingers fly clickity-clack over the calculator keypad as she works on our taxes. When she gets on a roll she makes that thing sound like Fred Astaire with an Uzi. I hear the occasional muttered expletive or plaintive sigh and that's when I want to give her a hug, but I dare not. The Wife is not to be messed with at tax time. This ritual is played out in millions of American homes - death and taxes, right? But in our home the burden falls fully on The Wife because I'm incapable of performing this basic function...
  • Obama: Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

    04/11/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary,” Obama said at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wednesday. “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.” Obama floated the idea of renaming the “Buffet Rule,” which would require...
  • Holder: Attorney General Vows Thorough Review In Trayvon Martin Case

    04/11/2012 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed. The attorney general made the comments in an appearance before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
  • Is the president losing weight? Critics claim stress of leading the country has left Obama frail

    04/11/2012 10:36:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 86 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 11, 2012
    Already engaged in a strenuous re-election battle, spiking gas prices and a fragile economy appear to be taking a toll on Barack Obama. Obama, 50, was pictured at a campaign event in Florida today looking a little worse for wear, looking extremely tired and frail, his shoulders narrower than usual. The photo was splashed atop the Drudge Report website with the headline: SHOCK PHOTOS: Obama, Thin And Wasting Away’. Much like Adele, Jessica Simpson and Miley Cyrus, weight has been a key issue for Obama in the eyes of the media since he became the Democratic presidential nominee in 2008....
  • Romney Spokeswoman: We Won’t Get Rid Of Lilly Ledbetter Act (pay equality)

    04/11/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 17 replies
    Mitt Romney will not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, according to spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “He supports pay equity and is not looking to change current law,” she told TPM in an e-mail. Republicans in the House and Senate overwhelmingly opposed the law’s initial passage in 2009, with all but two GOP senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, voting against it. After advisers said in a conference call they were unsure of Romney’s position on the law, which gives women greater freedom to sue employers over pay discrimination, Democrats quickly pounced and put a statement from Ledbetter herself expressing...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples (October 4, 2011)

    04/11/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • The Case Against Mitt Romney

    04/11/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies ^ | 23 January 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Romney’s chameleon-like worldview but very little has been written about his actual record while Governor of Massachusetts. In a world in which slogans, sound bites and “plans” are the common currency of campaign communications, it would be wise for voters to peel back the curtain of campaign propaganda and look at a candidate’s actual governing record. This is even more necessary when it comes to Romney, given his notoriety over revising his views on just about every major issue. After all, history informs us that a person’s record is a far better indicator of how...
  • Obama: Buffett rule not a redistribution of wealth

    04/11/2012 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his call for raising taxes on millionaires is not a redistribution of wealth, but a way to free up money for crucial investments in the U.S. economy. Pitching the so-called Buffett rule for the second straight day, Obama dismissed the notion that the plan is a gimmick. He says it is necessary in order to tackle the country's massive deficits.
  • Varney: "Buffet Rule" would pay for three days' interest on the national debt

    04/11/2012 10:13:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 4/11/12
    Fox led the hour with Obama in his best campaign, hectoring, glowering rant, lying about how "The Buffet Rule" would help the country out of debt by making the Evil Rich pay more income tax, and make it "more fair" for the middle class who, according to Obama, pays all the taxes in the country while the Evil Rich parties on, tax-free. Varney then followed by noting that if the unconstitutional Buffet Rule were applied, the entire extra in taxes from the rich would pay for three whole days' interest on the national debt. Not three days of debt, just...