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  • Obama calls for renewal of Assault Weapons Ban

    11/10/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 157 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/16/12 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama tonight said hes interested in seeing an assault weapons ban reintroduced, breaking his silence on the legislation, which has persisted in spite of at least five mass shootings during his term.
  • Surprise! We voted for God's judgment (and Obama will make sure we get it)

    11/10/2012 4:21:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | November 09, 2012 | Pat Boone
    Exclusive: Pat Boone likens presidential result to Israel getting a hoped-for king The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me (wisdom) will your days be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff you will bear it alone. Proverbs 9:10-12 Well, America went to the polls. At least 120 million or so of us did. Over 56 million voted one way, for one direction, for one set of principles...
  • Now what do we do? (only method that can stop Obama train dead in its tracks)

    11/10/2012 4:12:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | November 09, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    With Barack Obama re-elected to the White House for four more years, half the country is wondering what we can do to limit the damage. I actually have an answer. In January 2011, after Republicans took over the House, I launched a campaign that now appears to be our only hope of killing off Obamacare, making Obamas lame-duck second term a nightmare (for him, that is) and actually moving Washington toward a return to limited, constitutional government. And all it takes to do it is the cooperation of the House Republican majority. After Republicans took control of the House in...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida [False assumption? Two card ballot?]

    11/10/2012 4:05:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberg
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county. The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but weve never seen that here. So maybe Allen West wasnt crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • A General Lesson: Why did he risk everything on an affair?

    11/10/2012 4:03:39 PM PST · by billorites · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 10, 2012 | Fred Kaplan
    Among those who have long known Gen. David Petraeus, those who served under his command in wartime, sat with him in the White House Situation Room, or helped him rewrite Army doctrine at Fort Leavenworth, the most gnawing question about the scandalous affair that led to his resignation and doomed his career on Friday is this: How could hethis acclaimed leader and figure of rectitudeallow such a thing to happen? Seen in context, the mystery, while shocking, is not so unfathomable. Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom he had this affair, writes in her fawning biography of Petraeus that they...
  • The Lesson of 2004

    11/10/2012 4:01:50 PM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/2012 | Jonathan Last
    In many respects, the 2012 election played out as a close cousin of the 2004 contest. A vulnerable incumbent president in a bad political environment faced a weak challenger who lacked a core ideology and who articulated no clear vision for the country. In both campaigns the challenger chose to present himself as a default choice, rather than an insurgent. In both campaigns the president pursued a base-turnout strategy. And in both years the president won, by a margin of victory just around 2.4 percentage points.
  • Winning the Future: The Fiscal-Conservative Fantasy

    11/10/2012 3:32:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 10, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    With the loss of the 2012 election, there is much talk of how the Republican Party must do some soul-searching. How will the GOP wage successful campaigns when demographic and cultural changes favor the opposition? Increasingly, the answer is that the party's party is over, that it must move into the future or be relegated to the past. "Dispense with the social issues!" we're counseled. "Don't trouble over abortion or faux marriage and instead just focus on fiscal matters." Yet this appeal is the result of critics expressing what makes them uncomfortable, as opposed to actually observing the facts on...
  • Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug

    11/10/2012 3:26:36 PM PST · by Arthurio · 83 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears hes more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started weeping after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBCs telethon for Hurricane Sandy victims on Nov. 2, the Record reported. Christie is a longtime fan of his fellow New Jerseyan and has attended more than 130 Springsteen concerts over the past 37 years. The governor even sang a version of Thunder Road when he made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy...
  • E-Mails From Biographer to a Third Party Led to Petraeus

    11/10/2012 3:17:48 PM PST · by thouworm · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-10-2012 | SCOTT SHANE and ERIC SCHMITT
    The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about harassing e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeuss biographer, to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case said Saturday.... The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official. One Congressional official who was briefed on the matter on Friday said senior intelligence officials had explained that the F.B.I. investigation started with two women. ...A senior intelligence official...
  • Allen West for Congress released statement regarding state of race-Floridas 18th District

    11/10/2012 3:14:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-10-2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2012 Contact: Michele Hickford (772) 600-7123 or Michele @AllenWestforCongress.com Race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District Remains Undecided Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement regarding the state of the race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District: “With all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County. Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by...
  • Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers

    11/10/2012 2:58:24 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 4, 2012 | JULIE JARGON, LOUISE RADNOFSKY and ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Some low-wage employers are moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones to mitigate the health-care overhaul's requirement that large companies provide health insurance for full-time workers or pay a fee.Several restaurants, hotels and retailers have started or are preparing to limit schedules of hourly workers to below 30 hours a week. That is the threshold at which large employers in 2014 would have to offer workers a minimum level of insurance or pay a penalty starting at $2,000 for each worker. Pillar Hotels & Resorts this summer began to focus more on hiring part-time workers among its 5,500...
  • House asks Clinton to testify on Benghazi, but she declines due to scheduling conflict

    11/10/2012 2:42:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/10/12 | Joel Gehrke
    House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict. [Clinton] was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that shell be on travel next week, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters yesterday. She has a commitment with the Secretary of Defense to the AUSMIN Ministerial. Per AFP, AUSMIN is the highest level forum for Australia and US consultation on foreign policy, defense and strategic issues. The United States is...
  • Obama's Benghazi Scapegoat Gets Year In Prison

    11/10/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 10, 2012
    Scandal: The filmmaker blamed for the terrorist attack on our Libyan consulate and the murder of our ambassador goes to jail for an "unrelated" matter. If you believe that, you also believe al-Qaida is on its heels. If the Obama administration had heeded warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens that, after two previous incidents, the consulate in Benghazi was surrounded by terrorist training camps and couldn't withstand an organized attack, Mark Basseley Youssef might still be a free man today. If requests for enhanced security had not been repeatedly denied, or if nearby help that was requested and denied three times...
  • TRR: Florida Vote Twist: More Ballots Than Voters ("Open your books!")

    11/10/2012 2:16:06 PM PST · by Red Steel · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012, 03:02PM | James S. Robbins
    Republican Congressman Allen Wests campaign is ready to go to war to get a recount in the Florida 18th Congressional District race. The latest twist to emerge from the ongoing vote count in some precincts there are more ballots than voters. Preliminary, unofficial vote totals were filed today in the neck and neck race between Mr. West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. The Murphy campaign has already declared victory, but the numbers have not been officially certified and the count goes on. The West campaign believes that they are close to the .5% vote margin that will trigger an...
  • A Brilliant Career With a Meteoric Rise and an Abrupt Fall

    11/10/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and PETER BAKER.
    David H. Petraeuss Rules for Living appeared on The Daily Beast Web site on Monday, posted by his biographer, a fellow West Point graduate 20 years his junior named Paula Broadwell. The fifth rule, beneath his familiar portrait in full military regalia, began: We all make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them. Mr. Petraeus took his own advice on Friday and resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency after admitting to an extramarital affair; officials identified the woman in question as Ms. Broadwell. The full back story is not yet clear, though his affair came...
  • IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border

    11/10/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The continued spillover of the fighting in Syria into Israel has caused the IDF to change the rules of engagement along the Syrian border. According to a Channel 2 News report on Friday, the new orders instruct soldiers to respond if fire from Syria is dangerous and persistent. The report noted that while Israel wants to avoid such confrontation with Syria as much as possible, the main concern is that Islamist elements are contained along the Syrian border. At the beginning of the week, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned that Syria's civil war might soon become "an Israeli...
  • This is the Way Forward Gov. Scott Nixes ObamaCare Healthcare Exchanges [YES!]

    11/10/2012 1:50:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Shark-Tank.net ^ | 11/9/12 | Lone Shark
    Theres one path forward for Republicans if theyre serious about reclaiming power in the future- do not capitulate to the failed ideas and destructive economic policies that President Barack Obama will assuredly quadruple down on in the wake of his re-election. Its one thing to win an election by misleading and bribing the masses, but let me be clear, as Obama would say- in no way, shape or form did the president win a national debate on the merits of his policies- and his policies, when they are fully implemented will undoubtedly cost us jobs, raise our taxes and further...
  • Since 2009, right to work states created 4x as many jobs as forced union states

    11/10/2012 1:45:49 PM PST · by willowsdale · 7 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 9 | Mark Perry
    President Obama, speaking at an AFL-CIO conference in April this year, I believe when folks try to take collective bargaining rights away by passing so-called right-to-work laws, which might also be called right-to-work for less laws, thats not about economics, thats about politics. Well, President Obama, you might want to consider that it was the disproportionate job creation in those right to work for less states that may have helped you get re-elected, heres why: From Stan Greer writing on the National Institute for Labor Relations Research blog: Exit polling conducted by the Associated Press indicates one important reason the...
  • Obama again urges middle-class tax cuts (No Deal! Bush Tax Cuts set to expire for ALL)

    11/10/2012 1:44:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Kate Gibson
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday repeated their willingness to work for a bipartisan agreement to avert the automatic spending cuts and tax increases slated to begin early next year. If the U.S. is serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.Obama said in his weekly address, reiterating a stance made often during his re-election campaign. Calling on Congress to pass the middle-class tax cuts for 98% of Americans, the president said since both parties agree...
  • Economy: Post-Election Firings and Layoffs Surge

    11/10/2012 1:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    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 have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea how oppressive this system actually is for...
  • BBC Director-General George Entwistle resigns in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal

    11/10/2012 1:36:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov 10 2012 | Leon Watson and Anna Edwards
    The BBC's Director General George Entwistle has stepped down tonight in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal. He made the statement outside New Broadcasting House alongside Lord Patten, the chair of the BBC Trust. The explosive announcement came hours after the editor-in-chief was humiliated live on air by one of his own presenters today over the Newsnight report that wrongly implicated former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine in child abuse.
  • EU Budget Battle: Berlin and Brussels Demand More from London and Paris

    11/10/2012 1:28:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | Philipp Wittrock and Roland Nelles/cgh with wire reports
    The European Commission and top German politicians are becoming increasingly exasperated with both France and Britain as the summit in Brussels to determine the EU budget for the seven-year period from 2014 to 2020 approaches. Both countries have been insistent on getting their way as member states position themselves for what promise to be difficult talksand both London and Paris have threatened to veto the budget if it doesn't meet their expectations. In response, European Energy Commissioner Gnther Oettinger, Germany's representative on the EU's executive body, has harshly criticized the two countries.
  • Murphy wins; West supporters skeptical

    11/10/2012 1:20:19 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 75 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    At 4:45 a.m. today, after 21-hours of non-stop ballot copying and counting, Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West for the District 18 congressional seat. The final tally still considered unofficial put Murphy ahead of West by 2,429 votes. Overall, Murphy captured 166,799 votes to Wests 164,370 in District 18, which spans portions of Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. An automatic recount is triggered by a margin of 0.5 percent. Murphys lead gives him a .7 percent advantage. All ballots in Martin and St. Lucie counties have been counted.
  • President Obama, where are the tears for those you lead?

    11/10/2012 1:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Alice Steward
    The leader of the free world let his emotions flow this week, crying as he thanked staffers the day after his re-election. The tears of joy were humanizing, but it begs the question: where are the tears of heartache for those who are suffering? Where are the tears for the 23 million Americans out of work who worry about putting food on the table, the Hurricane Sandy victims who are still without power or without a home, and where were the tears as the four flag-draped coffins returned from Benghazi? Our leader is able to witness the countrys worst heartbreak...
  • CBS 5 Cameraman Beaten, Robbed After Oakland Live Shot (the Amish strike again!)

    11/10/2012 1:11:42 PM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) A photojournalist for CBS 5 San Francisco was beaten and robbed of his camera by a group of young men in Oakland following a live newscast report Wednesday. Photographer Gregg Welk and reporter Anne Makovec had just finished their noon report on the passage of Prop 30 in front of Oakland Technical High School on the 4300 block of Broadway. After the live shot, an unknown number of men rushed up, punched Welk and grabbed his camera, according to CBS 5 Communications Director Akilah Bolden-Monifa.
  • Obama Plays Golf

    11/10/2012 12:58:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 10,2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama is spending his first Saturday after winning reelection on the golf course. Today's outing is to the course on Andrews Air Force Base. "Motorcade arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:01 am after an uneventful ride," the pool report reads. "President Obama is playing golf with three White House aides: Eugene Kang, Joe Paulson and trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to a White House official. Pool is holding at the Andrews fast food court for the next few hours." Toward the end of the campaign, Obama seemed to have eased off his golf game. He did,...
  • Mitt Romney's campaign cancels staff credit cards on election night

    11/10/2012 12:55:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    When Mitt Romneys staffers tried to take cabs home after the Republican presidential nominees election night concession speech, they discovered a problem. According to NBC, the Romney campaign cancelled staffers campaign credit cards in the middle of the night. NBC went on to report about the disassembling of the Romney campaign but the anecdote about the credit cards has gone viral, getting picked up by the likes of Esquire and Forbes. Its not the only bit of quirky trivia reported on in the post-election coffee buzz. The Boston Globe discovered that Romney planned an eight-minute fireworks display over the...
  • America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election [How A German Socialist Sees The USA]

    11/10/2012 12:55:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 05 November 2012 | Jakob Augstein
    Regardless of who wins the election on Tuesday, total capitalism is America's true ruler, and it has the power to destroy the country.
  • Romney campaign cut off funds, credit cards to staffers on Election Night

    11/10/2012 12:54:26 PM PST · by dirtboy · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/9/2012 | Kristen A Lee
    Team Romney acted fast to sever its staffs access to campaign funds Tuesday after the Republican candidates crushing defeat by President Obama. NBC News reported that campaign aides taking cabs home late on Election Night found that their campaign-issued credit cards had already been cut off.
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • The nones say 2012 election proves they are a political force

    11/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    RNS ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    (RNS) Last month, Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications manager for the Secular Coalition for America, approached Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, as they both left a conference on religion and the election. The SCA is an umbrella group representing 11 nontheistic organizations. So who, Youngblood asked Johnson, could she reach out to with their concerns about civil rights, access to health care and education? “He said, ‘We don’t view you as a constituency,’” Youngblood said. “He said, ‘We don’t do outreach to that community.’” After Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on...
  • Unrequited Love: Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama

    11/10/2012 12:21:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jan Fleischhauer
    There is hardly an issue about which Germans as so united as they are by their desire to see America on its knees. It unites both the left and the right. Wherever they look, they see decay, a lack of culture and ignorance. The criticism of America has always been a bit infantile. One is familiar with the theory from psychoanalysis, when people talk about transference, or when suppressed feelings or emotions are overcome by projecting them onto others. The childish excitement over Obama, that once again took hold over Germans during this electionfully 93 percent of the...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say

    11/10/2012 12:19:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 155 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/10/2012 | Sari Horwitz and Greg Miller
    The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode. The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.
  • Sanctuary-city policy enables dangerous drivers

    11/10/2012 12:14:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's immigration policies on Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's policies regarding immigrants have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers.
  • King, Pierce Counties [Seattle-Tacoma] Dismissing Pot Cases After Legalization

    11/10/2012 12:09:21 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 09 November 2012 | KOMO Staff
    Prosecutors in two of Washington state's most heavily populated counties say they will be dismissing all of their misdemeanor marijuana possession cases as a result of the passage of Initiative 502 legalizing marijuana possession of one ounce or less in the state.
  • VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS WILL BE NEEDED THIS WEDNESDAY IN ST LUCIE - ALLEN WEST BALLOT COUNT

    11/10/2012 11:57:05 AM PST · by Fred · 12 replies
    Allen West Republic FB Page ^ | 110912 | Allen West Republic
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  • Virginia: DuPont to cut 64 local jobs

    11/10/2012 11:54:23 AM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    DuPont Co. plans to cut 64 jobs in the Richmond area as part of a larger corporate restructuring announced in October. The affected jobs are salaried positions, a company spokeswoman said Friday. DuPont notified state officials through a WARN act notice, which said the cuts would by occur by Dec. 31.
  • Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record, In Delayed Release

    11/10/2012 11:47:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    While there had been speculation that the BLS may delay the release of its October nonfarm payroll number until after the election, it turned out there was no reason to worry. Perhaps this is because the number, while at stall speed, was not quite as horrible as some had expected (even if the change in average hourly earnings did tumble to new all time lows) and so boosted Obama's reelection chances. There was, however, another closely tracked number which perhaps is far more indicative of the economic "growth" in the past 4 years, which certainly had a delayed release. The...
  • Giuliani: Petraeus resignation 'convenient' for Obama administration

    11/10/2012 11:45:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/10/2012 | David Eldridge
    Now were going to have a hearing next week, and the man who knows the facts, David Petraeus hes the only man who can really tell us what the CIA knew, what they did, why they did it, how they did it hes not going to testify. This is a very convenient way to get the administration out of a very very difficult situation, Mr. Giuliani said on Greta van Susterens show. But this is inevitable. This is like Watergate. This is all going to come out. It may take a month, it may take five months. But...
  • Rove under fire

    11/10/2012 11:37:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    New Jersey.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | New Jersey.com
    Karl Rove is feeling the heat. The face of the historic $1 billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure. And he's scrambling to protect his status as a top GOP money man by convincing disappointed donors to his Crossroads groups that he did the best he could with their $300 million. Sources tell POLITICO that some donors have called Crossroads officials to ask how their polling could have been so far off, while others are openly grumbling that the groups should have spent more on...
  • Louisiana citizens petition White House to 'peacefully' withdraw from US. (from Drudge)

    11/10/2012 11:27:46 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 87 replies
    Full title of petition: "Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Posted on Drudge. As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Testify Voluntarily Over Benghazi or We Will Subpoena Him

    11/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | Madeleine Morgensten
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he wont testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy said that while he regretted the personal ramifications of Petraeus sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead. The fact that hes resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether or not hes gonna be subpoenaed to Congress, Gowdy said on Fox News On the Record with Greta Van Susteren....
  • Romancing the Source

    11/10/2012 11:19:04 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies
    American Journalism Review ^ | May 2002 | Lori Robertson
    The reporter-source relationship can blossom into something more intimate and more troubling, as evidenced by the Suzy Wetlaufer-Jack Welch affair. But other types of close ties between journalists and newsmakers can also pose nettlesome problems. It was a cozy reporter-source relationship in the extreme, a clear conflict of interest and a deliciously scandalous affair that produced gasps and gossiping among journalists. The editor--not just a lowly reporter--but the top editor of the Harvard Business Review had become romantically involved with the married former General Electric chairman, Jack Welch, after she interviewed him for a story. Now, Suzy Wetlaufer did what...
  • More on the Timing of Petraeuss Resignation

    11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: [A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011. The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued...
  • Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to know how many friends you've got in your living room

    11/10/2012 11:16:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | november 9, 2012 | mic wright
    One of Microsofts latest patent applications is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends youve got in your living room and what theyre watching. Think that sounds alarmist? Heres what it actually says: The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken. Its that blatant a system to spy on private viewing habits. If put into practice, Microsofts plan could mean that the film youre watching suddenly stops...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

    11/10/2012 11:13:13 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberf
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county. The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but weve never seen that here. So maybe Allen West wasnt crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Tempers fray as many in U.S. Northeast still without power

    11/10/2012 11:07:41 AM PST · by granada · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Edward Krudy
    Frustration with continuing power outages, travel chaos, and long lines for gasoline grew on Saturday as residents of Long Island, hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, planned to a protest outside the headquarters of the local utility company. Residents said they would take to the streets for a second day outside the Long Island Power Authority in Hicksville. There are still over 400,000 customers without power nearly two weeks after the storm, and more than 170,000 are on Long Island. Meanwhile, New Yorkers faced their second day of gasoline rationing. Under the system, which was introduced in New Jersey last week,...
  • A Message From Beyond: My Wife's Lover (Prataeus???)

    11/10/2012 10:55:21 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 7-13-12
  • Murphy Above Recount Range; No West Concession("We Will Absolutely Take Legal Action")

    11/10/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    wftv ^ | 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | MATT SEDENSKY
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.(AP) Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede. In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward. "We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West...
  • Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?

    11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 106 replies
    Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?