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  • FREEP the WheelerDealer John Boehner on 11/9/12, (202) 225-6205, (513) 779-5400, (937) 339-1524

    11/08/2012 10:24:49 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    John Boehner, Speaker of the House ^ | November 8, 2012 | steeler6
    Additional Contact Information: In addition to the Washington, D.C. office, Congressman Boehner has two 8th District offices easily located for constituents in Butler County and Miami County. You may contact us via phone, e-mail or fax. Due to security procedures, mail sent through the Post Office could take up to 3 weeks to arrive in the Washington, D.C. office. Butler County Office 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road Suite B West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-5400 Miami County Office 12 South Plum Street Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-1524 Washington, D.C. Office 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-6205 (202) 225-0704 fax Toll-free...
  • Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts

    11/08/2012 10:14:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    HealthDay News viaU.S.News & World Report ^ | November 6, 2012 | E.J. Mundell
    Latest data from small study suggests therapy could fight heart failure, but larger trials are needed ) -- Updated two-year results from a small trial using cardiac stem cells to repair damaged hearts suggest the treatment's healing effect persists.Patients with heart failure caused by prior heart attacks who got the treatment continue to see reductions in cardiac scar tissue, improvements in the heart's pumping ability and even a boost in their quality of life, researchers said.These improvements seem to be continuing as time goes on, suggesting that stem cell therapy's healing power hasn't diminished."Now we need to perform larger and...
  • Armed restaurant patron kills would-be robber at Detroit Coney Island(MI)

    11/08/2012 10:14:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Gus Burns
    It was about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday when Detroit police say two armed men attempted to rob a Detroit restaurant. But an armed customer of Adi Coney Island, 6171 Michigan, who is permitted to carry a concealed firearm, turned the tables on the would-be crooks. Gunfire erupted and bullets were exchanged. When the smoke cleared, one of the 29-year-old robbers had endured a fatal gunshot wound and later died.
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning offers partial guilty plea

    11/08/2012 10:11:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:26AM GMT 09 Nov 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of handing hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic files to Wikileaks, has offered to plead to guilty to some of the charges against him. Private Manning's lawyers said the 24-year-old was prepared to "accept responsibility" for some of the 34 charges but would continue to contest the US government's case that he aided al Qaeda and compromised America's national security. A US military judge will decide whether to accept his unusual offer, which was made unilaterally and not as part of plea bargain with prosecutors. …
  • Burglar runs from home after victim confronts him with gun(AL)

    11/08/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    al.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Amethyst Holmes
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ransom Stanfield after he ran from an attempted burglary around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a report from the Huntsville Police Department. Police said the victim was inside her apartment in the 4000 block of Bonnell Drive when she heard someone try to come through her front door. After going to get her gun, she went inside her living room when the offender kicked the door open and entered the apartment. Police said she confronted the offender and he ran from the apartment. Officers were able to locate Stanfield shortly after running from...
  • Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats [72%Backed Obama: End H1B Visas Now!]

    11/08/2012 9:52:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 08, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats By Kim Geiger November 8, 2012 Much has been made of the Latino vote and its crucial role in boosting President Obama to victory, but it was Asian Americans who made the most dramatic shift in support for the president Tuesday. Exit polls show that 73% of Asian Americans backed Obama, an 11-point increase since 2008. Asian Americans came out in such force for Obama that they topped Latinos as his second-most supportive ethnic group, behind African Americans. Latinos, who made up 10% of the electorate, went 67% for Obama, 5 points higher than...
  • Candidates tie for seat on Walton City Council (candidate's wife didn't vote)

    11/08/2012 9:39:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    WALTON, KY. — One of the six seats for the Walton City Council is undetermined after two people on the ballot tied for sixth place. The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/S0yTyk) reported that Robert McDonald and Olivia Ballou each received 669 votes. Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown said he is seeking guidance from the state Board of Elections, but it would appear that a coin mighty determine who serves in the seat. "I am waiting for clarification from the State Board of Elections, but we are pretty sure the (Kentucky Revised Code) says a tie is resolved by a coin toss," Brown...
  • "Communist Denier" Teaches Students

    11/08/2012 9:34:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    "Communist Denier" Teaches Students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdajUraK0LM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • The Fiscal Cliff And The Keyser Soze Option

    11/08/2012 9:33:30 PM PST · by Redcloak · 22 replies
    RedState.com ^ | November 8th, 2012 at 02:40 PM | streiff
    Movies often serve as a useful shorthand for how to address some of life’s issues. In the movie Usual Suspects, Keyser Soze is confronted with the fact that his wife and children would be an impediment in dealing with his business competitors. In a way the House GOP finds itself in the same position as Keyser Soze. Our home has been invaded. Our family despoiled. And we are facing a never ending series of ever increasing demands from the criminals who have abused us. Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is by clearing the table and starting again...
  • Philadelphia's school commission borrows $300 million to pay its bills

    11/08/2012 9:32:22 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Inquirer ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kristen A. Graham
    The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Wednesday to borrow $300 million - money it needs just to pay teachers, heat buildings, and buy books for the rest of the school year. Chairman Pedro Ramos made it clear that the SRC's back was to the wall and that the state of its finances constituted "dire circumstances" for the district. "I couldn't be more unhappy that we're in a situation where it's necessary to do a borrowing for the purposes of merely paying our bills," Ramos said. The bond sale the SRC unanimously authorized at the Wednesday special meeting comes with a...
  • Latino Catholics: Immigration, Not Religion, Decided Vote

    11/08/2012 9:31:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Those who think that the immigration issue was not a primary concern for the American Latino community in the 2012 election may want to think again. While the Catholic Church strongly urged its parishioners to vote against a president that championed secular values, Obama only lost 7% of white Catholic voters but gained votes among Latino Catholics. The religious component of their vote became secondary to the immigration issue.
  • Jilted man kills six colleagues in Moscow shooting rampage

    11/08/2012 9:16:10 PM PST · by klpt · 6 replies
    ITN ^ | 8 November 2012 | Melissa Nathoo
    A 30-year-old Russian man has shot dead six of his colleagues at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Dmitry Vinogradov was granted access to the building as he worked at the firm as a lawyer. He changed into camouflage gear and armed himself with two semi-automatic rifles, before shooting dead four men and two women at their desks. Another woman was wounded. Following the rampage, Vinogradov gave himself up to security guards. It is believed the lawyer had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by an ex-girlfriend - a pharmacist at the company. At a court hearing for...
  • What luck! Obama won dozens of Cleveland districts with 100% of the vote.

    11/08/2012 9:13:45 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11-08-12 | Aurliu
    President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote.
  • Yes, Another Vanity Suggesting Fraud ie vote destruction.

    11/08/2012 9:13:02 PM PST · by Bigjimslade · 53 replies
    Vanity | 11-8-2012 | Vanity
    Sorry but I think we have just witnessed a whole new level of voter fraud. Yes, the dems undoubtedly manufactured votes but did they also destroy valid ballots ? Feel free to pick my ideas apart, I hope you do so I can get this crap off my mind. Just please do it using the numbers not just your impressions. I don't know who else noticed this but when the early/absentee votes for OH showed up and the 1% precints was still showing Dick Morris tweeted not to worry as this was the early vote. However, I was very worried...
  • Fraud in PA: Obama got over 99% of vote at polls where GOP inspectors were removed

    11/08/2012 9:02:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11-08-12 | Areliua
    Across Philadelphia, GOP poll inspectors were forcibly (and illegally) removed from polling locations. Coincidentally (or not), Mr. Obama received "astronomical" numbers in those very same regions, including locations where he received "over 99%" of the vote.
  • Boehner 'confident' GOP, Obama can reach deal on immigration

    11/08/2012 8:59:56 PM PST · by Will88 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    "Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he was "confident" Republicans could agree to a comprehensive immigration bill. "
  • News - Local Parents Outraged Over a Teacher's Alleged Negative Comments About President Obama

    11/08/2012 8:33:24 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 41 replies
    KATC-TV3 Lafayette Louisiana ^ | 11/8/12 | Jenise Fernandez
    Outraged over a teacher's alleged negative comments in class about President Obama has parents at Delcambre Elementary fighting back. The day after election day, Lindsey Shello's son told her his fourth grade teacher wore all black to school. He said the teacher told class she was attending America's funeral, because Barrack Obama was re-elected president. "She made the comment that since Michelle Obama is first lady and with the meal plan she has, the kids are gonna look like toothpicks in a few months," said Shello. Shello says the teacher also told the class, the US would become the new...
  • News - Local Parents Outraged Over a Teacher's Alleged Negative Comments About President Obama

    11/08/2012 8:33:13 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies
    KATC-TV3 Lafayette Louisiana ^ | 11/8/12 | Jenise Fernandez
    Outraged over a teacher's alleged negative comments in class about President Obama has parents at Delcambre Elementary fighting back. The day after election day, Lindsey Shello's son told her his fourth grade teacher wore all black to school. He said the teacher told class she was attending America's funeral, because Barrack Obama was re-elected president. "She made the comment that since Michelle Obama is first lady and with the meal plan she has, the kids are gonna look like toothpicks in a few months," said Shello. Shello says the teacher also told the class, the US would become the new...
  • Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans [because they tend to favor big government]

    11/08/2012 8:31:33 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The call for Republicans to discard their opposition to immigration amnesty will grow deafening in the wake of President Obama’s victory. Hispanics supported Obama by a margin of nearly 75 percent to 25 percent, and may have provided important margins in some swing states. If only Republicans relented on their Neanderthal views regarding the immigration rule of law, the message will run, they would release the inner Republican waiting to emerge in the Hispanic population. If Republicans want to change their stance on immigration, they should do so on the merits, not out of a belief that only immigration policy...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race

    11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 32 replies
    constitution daily ^ | Scott Bomboy
    The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat. It’s entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform. In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree...
  • A place where the bills never comes due

    11/08/2012 8:23:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    We (all of us except the godless social democrats) hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Godless social democrats don't believe in the Creator, nor do they believe in unalienable rights, nor do they believe in Equality for all men, nor do they believe in Liberty, nor do they believe in Life. And they have no concept of what "pursuit of Happiness" even means. They believe government holds unlimited power over us and...
  • New York Times: GOP Dwindling Collection of 'Angry,' 'Grumpy Old White Men'

    11/08/2012 8:20:22 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    The New York Times issued a triumphant editorial Thursday, "Republicans, Unplugged – A diverse America hear the right-wing appeal to fear and resentment and didn't buy it." We’ll leave the Republicans to their discussions in quiet rooms in the hope that at least a few are suggesting throwing out their old and failing playbook, seemingly written by and for a dwindling society of angry white men. ....But the Republicans don’t have a Hispanic problem. They have an America problem, a country that is growing more diverse and, on a wide range of issues, shows a sensible moderation and social tolerance...
  • Leftist Ford Foundation Cuts WaPo $500K Check (July 30, 2012)

    11/08/2012 8:15:18 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    According to the Washington Post, the Ford Foundation has given the newspaper some $500,000 to hire four new staff – a lucrative $125,000 per job deal. The goal: to try “new approaches to preserve and advance high-quality journalism.” The four new positions will “work on special projects related to money, politics and government … The one-year-grant – with an agreement in principal for two additional years – is part of the Foundation’s Freedom of Expression program, an initiative aimed at promoting journalism in the public interest.” The Ford Foundation recently handed $1 million to the Los Angeles Times to cover...
  • [VIDEO] Students chant for ‘Karl Marx’ & ‘socialism’ in front of White House at Obama victory rally

    11/08/2012 8:12:02 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 23 replies
    A group of college students chanted “Karl Marx” and “socialism” while celebrating President Obama’s electoral victory in front of the White House late Tuesday night, a video shot by Campus Reform reveals. The raucous group of students chanted “Karl Marx, Karl Marx, Karl Marx,” and cited abortion, socialism, and “Obama phones” as reasons for their support of President Obama’s second term. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CIk1pY7Yg8U
  • The New Welfare Swindle. (CRAZY MONEY)

    11/08/2012 8:01:29 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 86 replies
    American spectator ^ | 11/17/11 | By Christopher Orlet
    Ever since I moved to the inner city one thing has puzzled me more than any other, and that is how my low-income neighbors get by. Assuming they aren't doing anything illegal, how do they afford their homes, their meals, their gadgets, their cars? Few seem to work, even part time, for they are home in the morning when I leave for work, home if I stop by for lunch, and home when I return in the evening. They can't work the graveyard shift, for they keep me up half the night with their raucous music. I am left to...
  • President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." (Obama Tears Up)

    President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pBK2rfZt32g If you want to see the tear flow it starts at 3:40.
  • Two Iranian fighters open fire on U.S. Predator(couldn't hit the broad side of a barn)

    11/08/2012 7:43:56 PM PST · by VA Voter · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | James Nye
    It has been confirmed that Iranian jets opened fire on an unmanned U.S.drone last week raising fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression. A Predator drone operating off the coast of Kuwait, in international waters, was fired upon by two Su-25 Iranian fighter planes said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary. The incident occurred on November 1st at 4.15 a.m. eastern time and wasn't revealed publicly because the drone was on a classified mission.
  • Levin: Krauthammer, GOP Pundits Embarrassing Themselves On Immigration (audio)

    11/08/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 92 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin responds to calls from conservative commentators, like Charles Krauthammer, to grant amnesty to illegal immigration in order to entice Hispanics to vote Republican. Levin explains why this won't work and what a slippery slope amnesty would be. (Mark Levin Show, November 8, 2012) MARK LEVIN: You know, I've always known this, but I'm coming to the conclusion yet again that Republican leaders are really stupid people. And I'm coming to the conclusion that are an awful lot of stupid people posing as commentators on cable TV. I mean, where do these people come from? Now, this immigration issue....
  • Joy-Ann Reid Dismisses Black, Hispanic Republicans As Mere 'Window-Dressing'

    11/08/2012 7:35:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    As if she half-expected conformity, the Grio's managing editor Joy-Ann Reid expressed doubt on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner that conservatives will ever be enlightened enough to move enough towards the center to win an election. Diversifying the messengers beyond white men and women simply isn't good enough to Reid, who condescendingly described Black and Hispanic Republicans as "window dressing" and "decoration": [video below, MP3 audio here ]
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: Not my fault that Mitt Romney lost!

    11/08/2012 7:31:34 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/7/12 | Kenneth Lovett
    Christie — a potential 2016 White House contender — said he worked harder than just about every other Republican to elect Romney, and that his recent praise of Obama had nothing to with Romney’s loss. “My activity with President Obama was just another chapter in the leadership I’ve tried to show in this state, which is people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship,” he said Wednesday. “And I’m going to continue to conduct myself that way.”
  • Deadly Ebola & Lassa Viruses May Be More Common Than Thought

    11/08/2012 7:26:28 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11-8-2012 | Wynne Parry
    Deadly Ebola & Lassa Viruses May Be More Common Than Thought Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Date: 08 November 2012 Time: 02:01 PM ETEbola and Lassa are hemorrhagic fevers, made memorable by the horrific symptoms that can accompany them. First identified about four decades ago, these killer viruses can cause their victims to bleed both internally and from the mucosal membranes of the eyes, nose and elsewhere. A severe infection can also produce neurological problems, including tremors and brain swelling. But mounting evidence indicates these terrifying diseases, which occur in Africa, may not be the terrifying new arrivals — called emerging...
  • Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.

    11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 107 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 11-8-12 | Jon Podhoretz
    As the national vote total began to solidify last night, one question on the minds of Republicans was: Where are the missing voters? Last night it looked like Mitt Romney had received something like 10 to 15 percent fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, even though his percentage of the overall vote was at least two points higher. What did this mean? Where did the voters go? They didn’t go to Barack Obama, because exit polls suggested he had basically turned out the same demographic support he had four years ago. So where are they? Did this suggest...
  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes. McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News: One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in...
  • SEALs punished for role in developing 'Medal of Honor' video game

    11/08/2012 7:19:08 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 11/07/2012 | Courtney Kube
    Seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for supporting development of a video game released last month, according to a U.S. military official. The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time. The official did not say what, if any, information the SEALs revealed by participating in the video game's development. However, a written statement from Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, indicates this is...
  • YES, THIS IS THE OBAMA COVER FOR NEWSWEEK’S POST-ELECTION ISSUE

    11/08/2012 7:17:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    Newsweek/The Blaze ^ | 11/8/12 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • Cunningham On Obama Win: "I Felt As If Something Crawled Inside My Body And Died" (video)

    11/08/2012 7:15:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Syndicated radio host and Ohio native Bill Cunningham expresses his disappointment in Tuesday's victory for Obama on tonight's broadcast of FOX News' "Hannity." "I felt as if something crawled inside my body and died. Tuesday night, I was lower than whale dung in the Mariana trench. Man, I talked with you. I was done. But today and last night, I said, 'You know what? We're not wrong. We didn't do it. The messenger wasn't the best, the message wasn't the best.' And I think that there were millions of moderates in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, who kind of sat this one...
  • Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach

    11/08/2012 7:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the military calls "nonjudicial" punishment on Wednesday. They are alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video game.
  • Columnist on CBS: GOP Losing Because Electorate Isn't 'Old/Middle-aged, Angry White Guys'

    11/08/2012 7:11:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Liberal Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen caricatured the Republican Party's base on Thursday's CBS This Morning. Hiaasen asserted that President Obama won Florida on Tuesday because Mitt Romney's campaign didn't appeal to "people who vote who are not old/middle-aged, angry white guys."
  • Pollster: I Know Evangelicals are Voting ‘If I See Cars with Little Statues of Jesus’

    11/08/2012 7:03:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - American pollster John Zogby seemed to mock Evangelical Christians at a briefing specifically for foreign journalists that the U.S. State Department sponsored in Washington, D.C., on election day. “(I)f I see cars in the parking lot with little statues of Jesus and Bibles in the front seat, that means that Evangelicals are going to turn out to vote,” Zogby, president of Zogby International, told the foreign reporters.
  • Japan Is Going Down Again

    11/08/2012 7:03:19 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Japan Is Going Down Again Joe WeisenthalNovember 8, 2012The selloff continues. After a hard fall Wednesday, and a decent fall today in the US, Japan is down again. The Nikkei is currently off about 1%. US futures are ticking higher, but this is how yesterday night looked as well, so it's too soon to know whether the post-election bleeding has stopped.
  • The Way Forward

    11/08/2012 6:57:45 PM PST · by randita · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/8/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.</p> <p>The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented, and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).</p>
  • Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat

    11/08/2012 6:52:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Sarah N. Lynch
    (Reuters) - The chances are good, but not guaranteed, that Elizabeth Warren will secure a highly coveted seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a move that would dramatically elevate her campaign against Wall Street excess. Senior Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Massachusetts senator-elect is a logical fit for the committee, even though it is rare for a freshman senator to get such a plum assignment. If she gets the slot, Warren's bully pulpit would be replaced with real power. The bipartisan panel can greatly influence policy decisions through its oversight of financial services, international trade,...
  • America goes into the darkness

    11/08/2012 6:47:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies
    Melaniephillips.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran. With four more years of Obama in the...
  • Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

    11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Nor should they be.  Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region.  And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:...
  • Justice Scalia on Restoring the Constitution: "I don't know that I'm optimistic."

    11/08/2012 6:36:21 PM PST · by SC_Pete · 77 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said recently that--"especially after last term"--he does not know if he is confident the Constitution can be restored to its original meaning. He likened his own efforts to do so to the character "Frodo" in the Lord of the Rings, who fights the good fight not certain he will win. While discussing his new book Reading Law at Stanford University on Oct. 19, the Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson quoted to Scalia a passage from Scalia's book, Reading Law: "Originalism does not always provide an easy answer, or even a clear one. Originalism is...
  • Raley's strike - CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers

    11/08/2012 6:35:38 PM PST · by Selene · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/7/2012 | KCRA
    CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers See at 2:02 - news report calls them VIP protestors.
  • Clinton honors slain envoy to Libya

    11/08/2012 6:26:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks. About two months after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, Clinton said the State Department and Pentagon are reviewing security at high-threat diplomatic posts to determine what improvements should be made.
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore back on the scene [Refused to remove 10 Commandments]

    11/08/2012 6:20:32 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-8-2012 | Charlie Butts
    Roy Moore is known nationally as the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who was kicked off the court for refusing a federal court order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. Moore ran for the office again and won in the primary in spite of being outspent. "We opposed about $3 million with about $600,000 and won by over 80,000 votes in the general," he details. "That was a pretty good win." Judge Moore says a slate of Republicans was seated on the court by voters, and he believes they will strive together to uphold the U.S. and...
  • The next environmental battlegrounds

    11/08/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Green agenda threatens economic futureWhen American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes and rampant spending. It also will bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and to embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds: Carbon taxes: Hurricane Sandy presented a fresh pretext for regulating and taxing hydrocarbons. No respectable climatologist or meteorologist believes...