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  • [Canadian conservative advice to GOP] Faith, family and free enterprise [and Latinos]

    11/10/2012 10:09:27 AM PST · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 23 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Tasha Kheiriddin
    Republicans need to make Hispanics identify with their party based on common values. [...] And there is common ground on the issue of family and several social conservative values. According to the Pew Research Center, while more Hispanic voters describe their values as “liberal” than the general public, they are more socially conservative on abortion and religious observance than the overall population. For even greater self-identification, a high-profile Hispanic candidate on the presidential ticket next time around wouldn’t hurt either. As columnist George Will put it, the real winner in 2012 may be the Republican senator from Florida, Cuban-American Marco...
  • Maybe voters didn’t know their lives really did depend on the outcome

    11/10/2012 10:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/9/2012 | Doug Book
    Many have called the 2012 election the most important in their lifetime. But in citing the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, gas prices, healthcare and the burgeoning corruption of the American judiciary, political pundits may have universally ignored the real threat to the American public and the reason it was imperative to remove the Obama Regime from power. It happened back in March. Republican representative Tom Graves of Georgia asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether the Administration’s “…policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply in the United States.” Incredibly, Mueller responded “I have to go back. Uh,...
  • Israeli tank shells kill at least 4, wound 25 in Gaza

    11/10/2012 9:56:40 AM PST · by granada · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Israeli tank shells killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an apparent attack on an Israeli army patrol in the border area, Palestinian medics and local witnesses said. The casualty toll was one of the highest in a single incident in Gaza in recent months. Residents said a crowded mourning tent in the Shijaia neighborhood near Gaza City was full of people paying respects to a bereaved family man when a shell struck. Ambulances, private vehicles and motorbikes rushed the wounded to hospital, eyewitnesses said. Among those killed was an 18-year-old man.
  • ***Conservative Replies to Liberal Lies***

    11/10/2012 9:53:49 AM PST · by The Wizard · 5 replies
    stardate: 1211.10
    Accepting that when the counting of the votes is compromised no one can beat the thief, and to have real elections in the future the GOP will have to take greater care in the tabulation of votes, (or no size turn out will be able to win) here are the replies to the lies that were never presented, and would have delivered even more votes to the GOP: 1. The 1% lie: Those in the 1% are the winners in life, the ones we all want to be, the ones people come from all over the world to have a...
  • Here's The Real Reason Nate Silver's Perfect Election Call Was Such An Awesome Breakthrough

    11/10/2012 9:49:38 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama was handily favored every single day of the race. The closest thing to a game changer (by far) was the early disastrous debate in early Ocrober. But at no point, did Romney's odds of winning hit 50%. And by the middle of October, Obama was back on the re-ascent. Sandy didn't change anything. The 47% tape didn't change anything. Benghazi didn't change anything. Paul Ryan's selection didn't change anything, and so forth. Romney didn't lose because of a glitch in his election day Get Out The Vote app, which is something a lot of folks are talking about right...
  • Madison (WI) to require IDs for bus riders with passes

    11/10/2012 9:43:06 AM PST · by UB355 · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/10/2012 | Associated Press
    University of Wisconsin students and employees have unlimited ride passes. There are concerns the bus passes are being used fraudulently. So, beginning Monday, an employment or school photo ID will be required. UW-Madison employee and student bus passes are non-transferable. So, if the users don't have their IDs, the passes will be confiscated and a 1-day pass will be offered.
  • Assange in festival documentary on media ownership

    11/10/2012 9:38:06 AM PST · by mgist · 1 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Julian Strachan
    A provocative documentary about media ownership in the US, featuring input from Julian Assange, will have its Australian premiere today at the Canberra International Film Festival. Director and producer Jean-Philippe Tremblay, who spoke to The Canberra Times from Cuba on Friday, said the film aimed to raise questions about media ownership in every democratic country, but focused on stories from the US media landscape. ''We have really focused on the media monopolies held by five media conglomerates - News Corp, Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom and General Electric - and they dominate most of the media in the US and a lot...
  • Assange in festival documentary on media ownership

    11/10/2012 9:38:04 AM PST · by mgist
    Canberra Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Julian Strachan
    A provocative documentary about media ownership in the US, featuring input from Julian Assange, will have its Australian premiere today at the Canberra International Film Festival. Director and producer Jean-Philippe Tremblay, who spoke to The Canberra Times from Cuba on Friday, said the film aimed to raise questions about media ownership in every democratic country, but focused on stories from the US media landscape. ''We have really focused on the media monopolies held by five media conglomerates - News Corp, Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom and General Electric - and they dominate most of the media in the US and a lot...
  • Earthquake!

    11/10/2012 9:30:48 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 116 replies
    Freerepublic freeper
    Just had a rather strong and lengthy earthquake here in East Tennessee. The event started with a sudden shake, then a pause, then a lengthy quake of significant magnitude, I would estimate to be in the range of 3 to 4. Is this event connected to shaking in other areas? How is that mountain side in the Azores(?) which is capable of sending a massive tsunami toward the East Coast fairing? Ant word from other freepers out there?
  • WashPost Gossips Coo: 'Four More Years!' for 'Style Superstar' Michelle Obama

    11/10/2012 9:22:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    The Washington Post did a terrible job if it was attempting to hide its joy over Four More Years for their superstars the Obamas. "The Reliable Source" gossip column on Thursday repeated its usual pitter-patter love for "style superstar" Michelle and her stylist Meredith Koop: "Four more years! . . . of exquisitely coordinated Obama family fashion. The president’s first term made a style superstar out of Michelle Obama, but have you noticed? The entire first family has a way of turning out in the same palette almost every time they’re photographed. It’s a subtle color-coordination that manages not to...
  • Russia's Putin Invites Obama to Moscow

    11/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    voa ^ | November 9, 2012 | James Brooke
    U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington, November 7, 2012. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Moscow next year.​​Mr. Putin’s outstretched hand contrasts to the cold shoulder offered President Obama four years ago, at the time of the American’s first election. At that time, Europe was swept with Obama-mania. But the Kremlin responded to Barack Obama’s election by announcing that Russia would install missiles in Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost territory. Alexander Romanovich, a Duma deputy who is...
  • Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016

    11/10/2012 9:09:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016 By Justin Sink - 11/09/12 05:26 PM ET Vice President Biden said Friday that his focus was on helping President Obama to improve the economy, not the potential 2016 run he hinted at on the campaign trail earlier this month. “There’s plenty of time to think about 2016,” Biden told the Wilmington News-Journal. “We’ve got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, it’s not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president....
  • Over 3 MILLION Unprocessed California Ballots Remain (Stop the "Missing Votes" Idiocy)

    11/10/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 33 replies
    State of California ^ | November 9, 2012 | California Secretary of State
    Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for November 6, 2012, General Election STATEWIDE: Vote-By-Mail: 2,314,609 Provisionals: 922,446 Other*: 97,440 Estimated Total Remaining: 3,334,495 Updated: 11/9/2012 5:00 p.m.
  • 'My wife's having an affair with someone I admire': Did husband describe..partner's affair with..CIA

    11/10/2012 8:58:18 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2012 | James Nye
    Did the cuckolded husband of Paula Broadwell send a letter to a New York Times advice column back in July that revealed he knew of her affair with David Petraeus? That intriguing possibility has been raised after canny observers dug out the July 13th edition of Chuck Klosterman's 'The Ethicist' and pointed to extraordinary coincidences between one readers letter and the now scandalous love tryst. Writing about a deepening relationship he knew his wife was having with a 'government executive' whose job 'is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership' the anonymous man offers up what could be considered...
  • We won! The American people speak and act with strength & determination (Communist Party)

    11/10/2012 8:36:36 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    peoplesworld ^ | November 7, 2012 | STEWART ACUFF
     Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes.  The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.Democrats also held the Senate.  Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly...
  • Patrick says dinner with prez is no job interview

    11/10/2012 8:30:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2012 | Matt Stout
    The attorney general’s job or a seat on the Supreme Court wasn’t officially on the menu last night as Gov. Deval Patrick had dinner at the White House with President Obama. Or so Patrick says. “In a different time and place and under different circumstances, I’d like to work in the administration, but that’s not this time,” Patrick said yesterday while at the ground-breaking for the new $244 million rebuild of the Fore River Bridge on the Quincy-Weymouth line.
  • Reasons not to vote?

    11/10/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by econjack · 18 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire | Nov. 10, 2012 | Porter Standsberry
    Weekend Edition Why I don't vote… and you shouldn't either Saturday, November 10, 2012 My good friend and intellectual mentor, Doug Casey, recently shared the five reasons why he doesn't vote. He typically re-publishes these thoughts every four years. Perhaps you've seen them before. While I agree with Doug in principle… I have a wholly different rationale for not voting. Given this week's election, I thought I'd tell you about it. The reason I don't vote (and you shouldn't either) is… Our current system of governance is nothing more than tyranny, and it's on track to destroy our country. Like...
  • PETRAEUS COLLEAGUE: Biographer Paula Broadwell 'Got Her Claws Into Him'

    11/10/2012 8:15:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/10/2012http://www.businessinsider.com/general-petraeus-affair-paula-broadwell-went-from-likable-t | Robert Johnson
    I reached out to a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus, (P4) as he's referred to within the service, and who helped provide background information for Broadwell's book. I'll call the officer "James Downing"). A transcript of our conversation follows: BI: Did anyone know about the affair before today? James: I'm not sure anyone really "knew", per se. But it's one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed...
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • "Good journalism starts with being humble – about the fact that there is no such thing as truth"

    11/10/2012 8:09:19 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    Your Middle East ^ | 11/9/2012 | Victor Argo
    An article in Foreign Policy magazine a couple of weeks ago caught my eye: Terry Anderson explained why the world still needed war correspondents. Anderson was writing about Austin Tice, the freelance journalist recently kidnapped in Syria, and the dangers of the trade in general when going to a war zone. Terry Anderson? A familiar figure among historians of the Lebanese civil war; a journalist most famous for a long period when he didn't write a single word. Terry Anderson had been the AP's Beirut bureau chief for two years when he was abducted by armed militias in Ain al-Mreisseh,...
  • Indicators Flash Recession Warning

    11/10/2012 7:44:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Political Calculations
    On 30 October 2012, a recession forecasting model developed by Marcelle Chauvet and Jeremy Piger reached what appears to be a critical threshold for anticipating a recession in the U.S. in the very near future.   The Reformed Broker's Joshua Brown comments (HT: Abnormal Returns): Do you see the percentages on the left side of the chart? 20% is the line in the sand. We've never hit that level and NOT had a recession. In 2006 we got close (18%?) but that particular Great Recession would be a year and half in the making. Note that we're back at that...
  • An IQ Test for Criminals and Liberals

    11/10/2012 7:35:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A lot of people say Obama is anti-business, but there’s one part of the American economy that is delighted that he got reelected. No, I’m not talking about bankruptcy lawyers or corrupt lobbyists, though those would be good guesses.The real winners from Obama’s re-election are America’s gun manufacturers and gun sellers.Not that I’ve looked at any data. I’m just basing this on the comments I’ve heard over the past few years and the up-tick in such comments in the past 36 hours.But I’m quite confident that the overall firearms industry has profited from Obama’s tenure.Anyway, the great economist Frederic Bastiat...
  • Oregon's economy slows further in September, U of O index shows(7,900 job cuts)

    11/10/2012 7:27:33 AM PST · by Be Careful · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 05, 2012 at 5:00 PM | By Molly Young, The Oregonian
    Oregon’s economy retreated in September, dampened by one of the sharpest monthly jobs losses since the recession. A University of Oregon gauge that tracks the state’s economic activity edged down to a reading of –0.66, meaning the state is expanding slower than its normal pace since 1990.
  • Sandy: Tempers heated among New Yorkers still in the cold

    11/10/2012 7:26:54 AM PST · by Perdogg · 170 replies
    rally was scheduled on Long Island Saturday for fed-up utility customers to voice their frustration about still being without power nearly two weeks after superstorm Sandy struck, CBS Station WCBS reports. Many residents will spend their 13th day in the dark and cold Saturday, and there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel
  • Did the Election Save ObamaCare?

    11/10/2012 7:22:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    The morning after Tuesday's vote, there is one thing every commentator agreed on. The election of Barack Obama guaranteed that his signature piece of legislation — health reform — can now go forward. Republicans are powerless to stop it. Yet there is something all these commentators are overlooking. There are six major flaws in ObamaCare. They are so serious that the Democrats are going to have to perform major surgery on the legislation in the next few years, even if all the Republicans do is stand by and twiddle their thumbs.Here is a brief overview.ObamaCare is not paid for. At...
  • 'It Ain't Over 'til It's Over': What to Do Now

    11/10/2012 7:20:25 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/12 | Paul Murphy
    ....In the short term, the GOP must fight the count. Romney should never have conceded, and he must now find a reason to "unconcede." It's alarming advice to give the GOP, but in this the party must behave as the Democrats do. Try to imagine, for example, how the Obama campaign would have reacted if the numbers in Florida were reversed; if Scot Brown seemed guilty of practicing law without a license and won anyway; if a half-dozen major precincts responsible for electing Republicans claimed turnouts of 99% or more; if the Romney campaign had rather obviously both solicited and...
  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/10/2012 7:19:18 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-9-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can By Michael Snyder on November 9th, 2012 The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you...
  • Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs (Danish/Oregon Wind System)

    11/10/2012 7:15:35 AM PST · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 08, 2012 at 8:20 AM | By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian
    Vestas Wind Systems is aiming to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and shed another 3,000 off its headcount, more than doubling the number of jobs it plans to eliminate by 2013. The announcement came as the Danish company reported disappointing financial results that sent its shares tumbling 13 percent. The world's biggest wind turbine-maker said Wednesday that its third-quarter loss widened to 175 million euros ($225 million), compared with a loss of 60 million euros in the year-ago period. Analysts had forecast net income of 20 million euros, according to a Bloomberg survey.
  • Boehner: Election a 'mandate to work together' with Dems (Time for Conservatives to part ways)

    11/10/2012 7:12:28 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Daniel Strauss
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called it "critical" to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax-rate increases that could go into effect if Congress does not agree on a deficit-reduction plan. Boehner's call during the weekly Republican address came after a week in which Republicans and Democrats moved away from focusing on Tuesday's presidential election and toward immigration reform and a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner urged Congress to begin action on job creation and deficit reduction.
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/10/2012 7:12:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." Follow @NBCNewsUS It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons.
  • You have Two Years to Live - Dr. Jack Wheeler

    11/10/2012 7:04:33 AM PST · by xvq2er · 19 replies
    To The Point News ^ | 09 November 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    YOU HAVE TWO YEARS TO LIVE Print E-mail Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Friday, 09 November 2012 An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect - Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what's in store for you. To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your...
  • Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term

    11/10/2012 7:03:28 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-9-2012 | Rachel Koning Beals
    Markets Eye 4 Horsemen Of Obama’s Second Term By Rachel Koning BealsNov. 9, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Whether you exhaled or gasped over the presidential election result, there’s no denying what comes next: A deficit and budget slugfest that will play out against a vulnerable U.S. economic recovery and Europe’s own debt mop-up. That means if you believe that the so-called fiscal cliff, in the shape of a planned $600 billion of federal spending cuts and higher taxes, threatens the growth-stock strategies favored during the election runup, it may be time for a little insurance. President Barack...
  • White House says Christie's people easier to deal with than Cuomo's people

    11/10/2012 7:02:50 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 8:52 AM, November 10, 2012 | By JOSH MARGOLIN
    It’s true love between the Democratic president and the Republican governor of New Jersey. More than a week after President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toured sections of the Jersey Shore ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, the White House remains “stunned” at how helpful Christie and his team have been and how easy it is to work with them... “The Christie people are so much easier to deal with than the Cuomo people,” a senior administration official said, referring to Gov. Cuomo. “New York wants to do everything alone, but we’re working with Christie really well. It’s weird.” Obama...
  • Speaker John Boehner Changes Hard-line Tone and Pledges Immigration Reform

    11/10/2012 6:53:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 43 replies
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | 11/9/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    House Speaker John A. Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform – which includes a pathway to legalization for the undocumented -- will be a priority in 2013. For years, Boehner, an Ohio Republican who placed some of the House's most controversial immigration hawks in leadership positions on the committee overseeing the issue, said that under no circumstances would Congress consider comprehensive immigration reform. "This issue has been around far too long," Boehner said in an interview Thursday with ABC News' "World News." ''A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I'm...
  • Connecticut - County Vote Results(Romney wins Greenwich!?)

    11/10/2012 6:52:29 AM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Greenwich Romney - 14,368 Obama - 11,137 R. Anderson - 47 G. Johnson - 162
  • I am a master of my own destiny – NOT a domesticated house pet.

    11/10/2012 6:50:08 AM PST · by 56newblog · 23 replies
    I am a Ron White example of “you cannot fix stupid”. Throughout my life I have made many financial mistakes. Academic background does not make you intelligent, just gives you the illusion of intelligence sometimes. I have reached SS retirement age and will have to depend on the government for my retirement funds. I earned it by paying into the system for near 50 years and now I will collect a little for hopefully a few years. All the mistakes I made were made by me, not someone else making my life decisions for me. I cannot understand how some...
  • REID: WE WON'T WORK WITH ROMNEY (Flashback 11/2/2012. GOP should refuse to work with Obama)

    11/10/2012 6:47:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/2012 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” spat Reid.
  • UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable...

    11/10/2012 6:45:18 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    UBS: 1000% Inflation Is Perfectly Acceptable... Sam RoNov. 10, 2012, 6:35 AM In a recent note to clients, UBS Chief Economist Larry Hatheway suggests that even 1000 percent inflation can be manageable as long as people see it coming. From his recent Macro Keys note: When 1000% inflation can be desirable In fact, the costs associated with inflation (price change) are less than commonly supposed. There is the famous “sticker price cost” – the cost of constantly changing price labels – but in a world of electronic displays and web based ordering this is not a serious economic cost (in...
  • Obama Offers Hurricane Amnesty

    11/10/2012 6:40:52 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 5, 2012 | Judicial Watch Blog
    Capitalizing on any opportunity to grant illegal aliens amnesty, the Obama Administration is using the recent hurricane as an excuse to waive immigration laws, including for violators of student visas like the 9/11 hijackers. While this outrageous storm amnesty has been ignored by the mainstream media, it’s very real and largely unprecedented. In an announcement posted by the Homeland Security agency that handles these matters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration says it “understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to maintain a lawful immigration status.”
  • Krauthammer on Petraeus: Now That There's a Sex Scandal Benghazi Will Become Hottest Story Around

    11/10/2012 6:37:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday that the revelations concerning CIA Director David Petraeus's affair will now make what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in September "the hottest story around." As Krauthammer noted on Fox News's Special Report, this goes in stark contrast to how the media buried this story before Tuesday's election (video follows with transcript and commentary): VIDEO LINKCHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The other thing I would add, which is what Bolton said. I think he’s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out,...
  • Stolen gun report a sign of things to come from Obama’s second term

    11/10/2012 6:37:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington claims “About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010. “Of the guns stolen each year during burglaries and other property crimes, at least 80 percent, or an annual average of 186,800 firearms, had not been recovered up to six months after being stolen,” the BJS press release states. That certainly sounds ominous. And it’s what the media and those interested in ratcheting down on the nation’s gun laws will be focused on, as cherry-picking from...
  • Eisenhower Letters Hint at Affair With Aide

    11/10/2012 6:27:40 AM PST · by Trapper6012 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 06, 1991 | By JOHN KIFNER
    A previously unknown collection of wartime letters from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to his driver, Capt. Kay Summersby, appears likely to stir renewed debate over whether the two were lovers during the last year of World War II. Both General Eisenhower, who was married, and Captain Summersby initially denied the long-rumored romance. But in 1976, as she was dying of cancer, Miss Summersby published a second book of memoirs of the war years, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair With Dwight D. Eisenhower," in which she described a passionate but frustrating affair with the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • A Message From Beyond

    11/10/2012 6:27:01 AM PST · by Ted Grant · 8 replies
    Read the second letter to The Ethicist.
  • Sharon Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect (OH)

    11/10/2012 6:24:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The man who was shot attempting to break into a Sharon home on Monday waived his right to an extradition hearing Thursday afternoon in Youngstown. The homeowner, Pete Delli Bovi, has lived on Malleable Street for 33 years. He said he can't believe someone tried breaking in during the day. On Monday afternoon, Delli Bovi was resting when he heard a noise he said he'll never forget. "I was watching TV. I closed my eyes a little bit and I heard this big boom. Like, it was so loud. That's when this guy kicked my door in the back." Just...
  • German Calls for Gold Repatriation Intensify As Fed Refuses to Allow Inspection

    11/10/2012 6:19:28 AM PST · by Renfield · 35 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 11-8-2012
    Calls for Germany to repatriate its 1,536 tons of gold reserves held at the NY Fed are intensifying as Der Spiegel reports the Federal Reserve has refused to allow German inspectors to even view the country’s massive gold reserves “in the interest of security and of the control process“. We have stated repeatedly that with repatriation and/or audit requests completed or in progress by Venezuela, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, The BOE and the Fed suddenly find themselves in a heap of trouble as the situation (and confidence that the Central banks actually still hold the tungsten gold reserves on...
  • Boehner Capitulates: ‘Obamacare is the Law of the Land’

    11/10/2012 6:19:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 237 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) -- Although the Republican-dominant House of Representatives controls the federal purse strings, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Tuesday’s election victory by President Barack Obama changed how he will approach the GOP goal of repealing the health reform law, saying that the president’s reelection made it “the law of the land.” “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,” Boehner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview Thursday when asked if the House GOP would still make repeal its mission. However, Boehner also...
  • Obama says deficit plan must include higher taxes for wealthy (OK! Bush Tax Cuts will expire)

    11/10/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/9/2012 | By Amie Parnes and Russell Berman
    President Obama called on Congress on Friday to reduce the deficit in “a balanced and responsible way” in his first public remarks since winning reelection. The president said Congress should extend the current tax rates for 98 percent of Americans, but raise taxes on households with annual income of more than $250,000. Obama did not talk about higher tax rates in his speech, but said he would not accept a deal that cut spending and entitlements but did not ask wealthier households to pay more taxes. “If we’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with...
  • CIA Director Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair with biographer

    11/10/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Cia Director David Petraeus’ career came crashing down like a cheap spy novel yesterday when he resigned over an extramarital, wartime affair with a woman who wrote a flattering biography about the retired four-star general. The bombshell — revealed after Petraeus resigned his post — stunned the political, military and intelligence establishments with reports of steamy e-mails between the two, including a reference to sex under a desk. Petraeus’ lover was identified as Paula Broadwell, 40 — the co-author of a fawning biography, “All In: The Reuters “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by...
  • The President's $223million 'doomsday' plane that protects him against nuclear war, asteroids ....

    11/10/2012 6:01:53 AM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 November 2012 | Hayley Peterson
    It can withstand a nuclear bomb, asteroid blasts and terror attacks while staying airborne for days without refueling: It's the president's $223 million 'doomsday' plane and it's on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to launch at a minute's notice. The United States' so-called Doomsday plane is a jumbo jet on steroids, set apart from other Boeing 747's by its radiation-protected shell, 67 antennae and satellite dishes that can communicate with anyone on the ground, advanced heating and cooling systems and loads of other high-tech top-secret gear. In the case of a national disaster, the plane's...
  • Why not run a Conservative for once? (Saturbray)

    11/10/2012 5:54:17 AM PST · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 11/10/12 | bray
    I wrote this last February although I did fall for the false gold hoping Romney could win. Even then we all feared this was going to happen: This is how we know that LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 We just lost a special election here in Oregon where the establishment ran a self described moderate and lost twice in a row. When all of the experts try to explain that you have to run the perfect candidate to satisfy the moderates...