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  • Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table

    11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts...
  • Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless

    11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST · by count-your-change · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 8,2012

    11/08/2012 2:59:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 8,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon

    11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | Dina Spector
    Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon Dina SpectorNov. 8, 2012, 3:55 PMNASA. The Orion capsule will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before President Barack Obama is still in power, which is good news for NASA, whose budget, strategy and missions may have been revised under defeated Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Space policy expert John Logsdon told Space.com's Mike Wall that plans to send humans to the far side of the moon have already been approved by the Obama administration, but were kept hush-hush in case Romney won Tuesday night's election. The plan...
  • Here's How Israel Thinks It Could Attack Iran Without Setting Off WW3

    11/08/2012 2:52:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 days after death of our nation | David Patrikarakos
    Israeli military leaders have conducted a war game simulating a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, three days after the US Presidential elections. They concluded such an operation could be pulled off without plunging the whole region into war. Iranian experts disagree. David Patrikarakos reports. On the 24 September at Israel’s National Institute of Security Studies, an obdurately dull building off a main road in Tel Aviv, three dozen men and women drawn from the top echelons of Israel’s political and military elite met to play a war-game, the outcome of which could help decide whether Israel goes to war with...
  • Election Results from A to Z

    11/08/2012 2:48:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The American ^ | November 7, 2012 | Karlyn Bowman
    Here are some of the more interesting results from yesterdayÂ’s exit polls. Exit polls tell us how people voted and why, and they provide demographic and attitudinal information to give us a fuller picture of election results. Representatives of the National Election Pool, the consortium of the five networks and the Associated Press, ask voters leaving the polls to answer questions and Edison Research conducts the exit poll for the consortium. The exit poll allows us to compare the answers of voters and national samples. Below are some of the results we found most interesting.Abortion: The National Election Pool...
  • Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’

    11/08/2012 2:46:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • How many times did you vote?

    11/08/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 9 replies
    http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/how-many-times-did-you-vote-for-your-candidate.240341/ http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/3273720/posts http://www.carolinahuddle.com/boards/topic/79493-how-many-times-did-you-vote/ http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2794591 http://proudtobeafilthyliberalscum.com/2012/11/03/voting-in-the-dark/ http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-I-voted-4-times-in-4-counties https://twitter.com/chadiboy347/status/54509131792515072
  • Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.

    11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 20 replies
    Me
    Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important. In my opinion some of it starts with the nature...
  • What Four More Year Mean

    11/08/2012 2:40:45 PM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    email ^ | 11/8/12 | Steve Elliott, Grassfire
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29 Those words sound so good. The future is bright. God has a plan for prosperity, for a real hope and a real future. On the eve of the election, it must have meant a Romney win, the GOP takes the Senate and we start the rollback of the Obama regime, right? Not exactly. The Plan Was ExileHere's the shocking context of Jeremiah 29 (and I offer to you, the...
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage [Traditional Marriage Supporters Concede]

    11/08/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-8-2012

    11/08/2012 2:25:19 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Capitol Christmas tree visits GJ

    11/08/2012 2:22:41 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 11/8/12 | Richie Ann Ashcraft
    Several hundred people gathered in the parking lot at Cabela’s Wednesday morning to get a glimpse of the Capital Christmas tree which was cut last weekend in the White River National Forest near Meeker. “Isn’t it just beautiful?” asked Carmen Brin as she used her hands to shield the sun so she could see through the clear plastic that revealed just the tip of the 73-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce. Others signed their names or wrote holiday messages on the tarp used to protect the tree as it is carried by semi-truck across the nation en route to Washington, D.C. “We came...
  • The Election and the Right [Good Analysis With The Stats We Have Now]

    11/08/2012 2:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/12 | Yuval Levin
    As we seem to be well into the “if only they had done what I would have done” stage of post-election analysis, I’m happy to admit that I believe that if the Romney campaign had offered a more coherent agenda and case regarding our economic predicament and positioned it within a broader argument about the nature of American life they could well have had far more success... First of all, the figures we have so far (even acknowledging that the exit polls were incomplete and imperfect, and that there are still some votes here and there to be tallied) suggest...
  • Bill O’Reilly: If the Economy Does Not Turn Around, the Democrat Party Will “Evaporate” (Video)

    11/08/2012 2:13:51 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 8,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly suggested last night that the Democrat Party may have some trouble if they can’t turn things around. “If the economy does not turn around, you can forget about the Democratic Party. They’re going to just evaporate. The people have been very generous to Barack Obama. The American people have been very generous to him. They’re giving him another chance. If he fails now. Believe me.”
  • Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

    11/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/8/12 | COLLEEN LONG and FRANK ELTMAN
    Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state began cleaning up from a nor'easter that dumped snow, brought down power lines and left hundreds of thousands of new customers in darkness. A damage forecasting firm had previously estimated that Sandy might have caused $30 billion to $50 billion in economic losses from the Carolinas to Maine, including property damage, lost business and extra living expenses. Cuomo's estimate will likely push the bill even higher. A damage estimate of even $50 billion total...
  • MY TAKE AND A PROPOSAL

    11/08/2012 2:10:11 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    I have thought this over after the election and some other things I have thought about before the election and over the last several years. Question – what seems to be the common denominator for all elections over the past several ones – that either make it close for our side when we win or bad when we lose? It may sound trite or a cliché but to me it is the media. Think about the debates for instance. It seems the liberal media hacks always moderate the debates. Why is that? There were the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960 and...
  • How the 57% who want less government can save money and teach the 43% wanting more goverment

    11/08/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 7 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/18/12 | 4 Your Country
    Whatever the reason for America's decision, the reality is that taxes and government will continue to consume disproportionate resources to pay off our past excesses. 43% of those that voted, a large fraction of those voting for President Obama, thinks government should do more. Since government ultimately gets money from taxpayers, that means 43% of the voters want things from the other 57% of voters. Politicians call this 57% the 1%. If you are part of the 57% you might consider the following steps to protect your finances. Actually, since the Government won't be able to offer more goodies for...
  • ELCA presiding bishop shares a post-election message

    11/08/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by lightman · 10 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 7 November AD 2012 | Melissa Ramirez-Cooper
    ELCA presiding bishop shares a post-election message 12-69-MRC CHICAGO (ELCA) - With the 2012 elections coming to a close in the United States, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offers a post-election pastoral message on video at http://bit.ly/WwGcVT. “Whether you are rejoicing or lamenting the outcome of the elections, or maybe you are just relieved that campaigning is over, we need to ask, 'now what?'” said Hanson. Hanson has served as ELCA presiding bishop since 2001. He was elected to a second six-year term in 2007. From 2003 to 2010, he...
  • This is a time for Howard Roarke, not Henry Rearden (yet)

    11/08/2012 2:00:56 PM PST · by HannibalHamlinJr · 8 replies
    self / The Fountainhead | self | self
    Hey team - I'm going to make a suggestion. That now is not the time to be sloppily bandying about Atlas Shrugged. It's a pretty clear concept, and I don't think it's good to be calling 'not buying newspapers' the same thing as 'shrugging.' It's the left's job to mutiliate words and concepts, not ours. But instead of harping on that, I'm going to take another road. "I don't believe it matters to me- that they're going to destroy it. Maybe it hurts so much that I don't even know I'm hurt. But I don't think so. If you want...