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  • State Department military liaison who sparked of Petraeus affair to FBI about 'jealous' mistress

    11/11/2012 3:04:36 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/12
    This is the woman who complained to the FBI about harassing emails from the mistress of Gen David Petraeus. Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Florida, is a State Department military liaison officer who appears to have a longstanding friendship with Petraeus, who quit as CIA director in disgrace last week. Mrs Kelley lives in a $1.2million house with her husband Scott, a surgeon, and their three children. She told agents that Paula Broadwell, the 40-year-old biographer who has been identified as the ex-CIA boss' mistress, sent her harassing emails telling her to 'back off' Petraeus. An online picture album posted...
  • MSNBC Guest Claims GOP 'Mini-Stimulus' Helped Obama Win

    11/11/2012 3:04:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Randy Hall
    The phrase that "success has many fathers" must have been on the mind of Joy-Ann Reid when the MSNBC contributor was a guest during Thursday's edition of the NOW with Alex Wagner program. While discussing the minimal impact that GOP SuperPACs apparently had on Tuesday's election, Reid nevertheless called the extra millions of dollars spent by those organizations a "mini-stimulus" that "actually boosted the economy slightly" and helped re-elect President Obama. The comment was made after the host stated: "I guess we're not going to see the end of the SuperPACs. What we may see is a 're-jiggered' SuperPAC" that...
  • Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attack (diverted nearby unarmed drone)

    11/11/2012 3:03:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/12 | KATE BRANNEN, DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attackBy KATE BRANNEN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 11/11/12 9:58 AM EST Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military “did everything they were in position to do” about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. In a letter and timeline sent to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Panetta said the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate and nearby annex in Benghazi were over before U.S. forces could arrive. **SNIP** As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has noted, “It was 9/11 everywhere...
  • Election triggers gun sales

    11/11/2012 3:01:18 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-11-12 | unattributed
    Gun manufacturer stocks are a hot commodity on Wall Street in the wake of Tuesday's election. Gun shop owners are reaping the benefits, too. Some are selling ten times what they normally do as customers load up. "Our ammo and our guns have literally been flying off the shelf," says Rich Chatmas, co-owner of The Gun Cleaners in Waco, Texas. It's been the trend at the gun shop, especially over the last two days. Customer Brian Richardson has been anticipating President Obama's re-election for months. "I was a little concerned, because I know that the current president is real big...
  • Minister: We'll Hit Them Till They Say 'Enough'

    11/11/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. "If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say 'enough!'," he said. "There is a complicated war here, and in the end we will finish it," he said. "This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us." "We will bring quiet to...
  • David Gregory Foolishly Equates Obama's Reelection 'Mandate' to Bush's

    11/11/2012 2:55:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Since election night, President Obama's fans in the media have been trying to establish his victory as giving him a mandate to enact his agenda. Doing his part Sunday was NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory (video follows with transcript and commentary): David Gregory Foolishly Equates Obama's Reelection Mandate to Bush's DAVID GREGORY: Yeah, I remember, Steve, President Bush, two days after the election, holding a press conference, the president will do it next week, but not immediately after the election, and he talked about how he viewed the mandate. This is what he said back in-- in 2004....
  • Probe into horrific home explosion in Indy could be lengthy (Homeland Security involved)

    11/11/2012 2:54:34 PM PST · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    wbst.com ^ | 11/11 | wbst.com
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The investigation into an explosion on the south side of Indianapolis could take weeks, an official with Citizens Energy said on Sunday. Two people were killed, and more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed after a large explosion rocked a south side neighborhood late Saturday night. The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Avenue south of Stop 11 Road. Citizens Energy shut off gas to all the homes in the subdivision and investigated potential gas issues in the...
  • Intel will end support for Oregon Boy Scouts over Scouts' policy on gays

    11/11/2012 2:28:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 51 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/11/12 | Mike Rogoway
    Boy Scouts in Oregon have few benefactors more generous than Intel, which has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs over the past few years. . . The donations, though, are now drying up. They're a casualty of a change in Intel's requirements -- which attaches a nondiscrimination pledge to the donation.
  • REPORT: DOJ KNEW OF BROADWELL INVESTIGATION FOR MONTHS

    11/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/11/2012 | by LIBERTY CHICK
    As new information emerges regarding Friday’s resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, not only does the story begin to crystallize, but so does the timeline of the FBI investigation that sparked it. In light of the news that officials in the Department of Justice apparently knew about the investigation for months, it now appears that they may have prolonged the release of information to appropriate parties, including to the director of national intelligence. Details surfaced late Friday that the woman with whom Petraeus engaged in an affair was in fact his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Ultimately, it was the harassing emails...
  • Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff

    11/11/2012 2:09:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    — On Thursday, a crowd of around 250 people gathered at a public library in the urban neighborhood of Roxbury. They were brought together by unions and community organizing groups. One woman addressed the crowd in Spanish; many talked about their experiences on Medicare or Social Security. They held signs reading: “The people have spoken. Protect services” and “Raise revenue.” Congress this week will begin to debate how to address the “fiscal cliff” – the expiration of several tax cuts at the end of the year at the same time as major cuts to domestic and military spending, referred to...
  • Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports

    11/11/2012 2:03:57 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/07/12 | Jon Matonis
    Enforceability falls to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection both within the Department of Homeland Security, which is already developing advanced handheld card readers that can ascertain whether a traveler is carrying a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card. This differentiation is important because only prepaid card balances will need to be added to declaration report forms.
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)

    11/11/2012 2:03:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 76 replies
    israel national news ^ | 11/10/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11 Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Drifting Fish Farm Yields First Harvest in US Waters [environmentally sustainable fish farming]

    11/11/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    sustainablebrands.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bart King
    A Hawaii-based company harvested fish for the first time from an unanchored drifter pen, that has been riding eddies in the open ocean 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii. The harvest from the Velella Research Project completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade fish in a method that Kampachi Farms says is more sustainable than fixed-location farms close to shore. "This final harvest far surpassed our expectations," said Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms. "The fish thrived in the research net pen far from shore, with phenomenal growth rates and superb fish health... and without...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/11/2012 1:47:23 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2012 | MICHELE SALCEDO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure.
  • Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    11/11/2012 1:31:17 PM PST · by Victor · 51 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 11/7/2012 | Sean Franciso
    A lawsuit seeking the return of $43 trillion (with a “t”) and an audit of all the TARP programs by an independent receiver has been filed against senior members of the Obama Administration and the New York group known as the “Banksters”. The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch is reporting that the Spire Law Group, LLP has moved its mass tort action into the federal court in Brooklyn, New York. In this District Court lawsuit (Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML), the Spire Law Group, LLP is acting on the behalf of homeowners across the country seeking to halt all foreclosures nationwide until the...
  • Is This The 'Other' Other Woman? Petraeus knows

    11/11/2012 1:23:35 PM PST · by barryobi · 102 replies
    Pic at link. In this article the name is spelled KELLY, but that is just a misspelling. If you good her husband, his name is Dr. Scott Kelley with the extra 'e'
  • President Obama Announces Plans to Fund "Tower of Babel" Construction Project (Shovel Ready)

    11/11/2012 1:21:24 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 10 replies
    myself | November 11, 2012 | broken_arrow1
    President Obama held a news conference this morning to announce the creation of a new shovel-ready jobs program - "The New Tower of Babel" project. Obama petitioned Congress to fund the massive stimulus funded construction project to help create jobs in the face of the massive layoffs that have poured in since the outcome of the presidential election. House Minority Leader John Boehner agreed to sit down with the president to discuss the merits of the project and the proposed stimulus spending. "President Obama won re-election and we are eager to demonstrate that Republicans are onboard, and to demonstrate bipartisanship...
  • Beyond Petraeus Biographer’s TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life

    11/11/2012 1:19:01 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell became a fixture around the Kabul headquarters of the American-led coalition in Afghanistan soon after Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed command in June 2010. She was seen as ambitious and as a striver who aimed to join Washington’s national security elite, and she drew resentment from officers for playing up her connection to their boss. In television interviews, Ms. Broadwell — a Petraeus biographer whose affair with him led to his resignation on Friday as director of the central intelligence — appears assertive and confident, appearing on “The Daily Show” sporting bare, toned arms that have...
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the country’s demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the party’s core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • Officials Allowed Usher to Skip Voting Line

    11/11/2012 12:52:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 09, 2012
    Nov 9, 2012 Officials Allowed Usher to Skip Voting Line Who knew “My Way” translated to the voting booth? Usher upset more than a few Georgia voters when he bypassed long waits at the polls Tuesday, and election officials are defending their decision to let the R&B singer cut the line. Fulton County election officials told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV that Usher (full name: Usher Raymond IV) was escorted to the front of the line at his Roswell, Ga. polling place to minimize distractions. They said that after Usher’s team notified them of the singer’s intent to vote in person,...