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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...