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  • No. (This is the title)

    11/12/2012 4:44:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | Erick Erickson
    If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. — President Calvin Coolidge For five years I have consistently maintained that Mitt Romney could not be elected President of the United States. The only thing that changed was Barack Obama’s terrible debate performance and I made the unfortunate mistake of going with the herd toward “he can win now.” A year ago — to be precise, November 8th of last year — I wrote that Mitt Romney would be the nominee, conservatism would die, and...
  • How Republicans Can Find Themselves

    11/12/2012 4:40:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate. In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. After my own reflection, I developed three key insights into how the GOP can win presidential elections going forward: #1 Keep an open mindEarly on, talking heads like Ann Coulter disparaged Romney and...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?” And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?” The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...
  • Partial Recount Changes Little in West-Murphy Race [Miami media ignores him for 2 years]

    11/12/2012 4:33:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/12/12
    A partial recount has given Rep. Allen West a slight lift, though Patrick Murphy remains the unofficial winner. St. Lucie County recounted three days of early-voting ballots Sunday. Both candidates' vote totals were revised downward as a result of the count, but because West lost fewer votes, it narrowed his margin of loss.
  • Evidence Tampering U

    11/12/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Mike Adams
    For years, I've been writing about the issue of censorship on our nation's campuses. But I have given far too little emphasis to due process violations within the so-called campus judiciary. Today, that all comes to an end. This will be the beginning of a series of columns highlighting the worst colleges in America when it comes to due process violations. I will reveal the name of this week's winner after explaining why this university is being ushered into the due process Hall of Shame. In 2005, a professor was brought up on charges of quid pro quo sexual harassment....
  • Death spiral: Hours cut, workers pushed to part-time due to Obamacare; ‘They keep cutting my hours’

    11/12/2012 4:23:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | november 11, 2012
    As Twitchy has been reporting, the layoff bomb has detonated. Many companies, both large and small, have been forced to lay off workers due to President Obama’s re-election. With no hope of Obamacare being repealed, they are now forced to lay off employees in order to stay in business. But it’s not just layoffs. Some companies are also contemplating cutting hours. Sadly, many companies have already done so. Part-time is the new full-time in Obamaville. This doesn’t just hurt the workers, who now have to try to live on a far more meager salary. It hurts the country as a...
  • Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the U.S. Treasury

    11/12/2012 4:14:34 AM PST · by chrisnj · 13 replies
    Spire-law ^ | 11/12/12
    http://spire-law.com/in-the-news/ 43 trillion dollars lawsuit against gov officials and major banks
  • Petraeus Just Another Mystery Victim in the Benghazi Triangle

    11/12/2012 4:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    Watch out! There is a cosmic force at work. One by one, people caught up in the Benghazi Triangle are disappearing. First it was AFRICOM commander General Carter F. Ham who was given early retirement. Ham’s sphere of military authority extended to Benghazi. Then Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, who commanded the aircraft carrier attack task group in the Mediterranean near Benghazi, was recalled to Bremerton pending a Navy Inspector General investigation. And now another coincidental “resignation” in the chain of command working the Benghazi overwatch is either pointing to a cosmic force at work, or gasp! a cover up....
  • Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

    11/12/2012 4:04:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Lukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers. Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire the turnout surge he needed. Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn't. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to 48 percent when California finishes its count, which took five weeks in 2008....
  • GOP opens door to immigration reform after election loss (Just throw in some more "freebies")

    11/12/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | staff
    Republicans are warming to the idea of reforming the "broken" U.S. immigration system in the wake of their defeat in this week's presidential election by Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, who was the choice of 70 percent of Hispanic voters. Among those raising the issue after Tuesday's loss at the polls is the GOP's highest-ranking elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, who speaks of the need for a plan to deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the country. "What I'm talking about is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to secure our borders, allow us to enforce the laws...
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal? Don’t Hold Your Breath [House GOP "more conservative" than last session?]

    11/12/2012 3:20:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Time ^ | 11/12/12 | Massimo Calabresi
    Barack Obama and John Boehner traded opening bids Friday in negotiations over the fiscal cliff. With talks scheduled for the White House later this week and members of Congress back in town, Washington is abuzz with the possibility of a deal. Don’t bet on it. Obama and Boehner drew the outlines of a compromise less in what they said than in what they didn’t say. The two men failed to reach a deal in 2011 because they couldn’t agree on raising tax rates for the rich. Now they are leaving open the possibility of avoiding the automatic tax hikes and...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 12, 2012

    11/12/2012 2:52:09 AM PST · by sneakers · 30 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Remember We’ve Been Here Before – Since Forever Democrats Have Been Pushing Their Socialist Agenda

    11/12/2012 2:46:12 AM PST · by grimalkin · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Remember, fellow conservatives, we’ve been here before… On November 3, 1949, President Harry Truman spoke in St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with that state’s Truman Day Celebration, and that evening he delivered an address on the subject of opposition to Democratic efforts to promote the general welfare. In response to his remarks the New York Daily News labeled his address a “pie-for-everybody” speech and published the following “Ode to a Welfare State” in response: Here is the transcript: Father, must I go to work? No, my lucky son We’re living on Easy Street On dough from WashingtonWe’ve left it up...
  • Carney: Re-elected, Obama takes aim at religious liberty

    11/12/2012 2:45:43 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Nov 12 | Timothy P. Carney
    As an old saw has it, "your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose." The Obama administration says your right to live as a Christian ends if you go into business. Democrats are crowing about a second Obama term, and the Left's culture-war troops are emboldened by their trouncing of social conservatives. Religious conservatives need to plant their spears and brace for the coming federal assault on religious liberty. The Obama administration this month, in defending its health plan's contraception mandate, articulated a narrow view of the First Amendment's religious liberty protections.
  • The Fall of Petraeus: A CIA Coup?

    11/12/2012 1:34:50 AM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Philip Giraldi
    It now seems clear what occurred to bring down CIA Director David Petraeus: some months ago his paramour Paula Broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman warning her to keep away from Petraeus, seemingly unaware that computers and emails have signatures that can be identified by investigators. The woman, identified by the Associated Press as Jill Kelley, became alarmed over being threatened and notified the FBI, which got into the emails to discover that there was an affair in progress, leading to an investigation of Petraeus to determine if any classifed information had been leaked. Broadwell was subsequently interviewed by...
  • Voice of Elmo Denies Sex w/ Underage Boy Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street

    11/12/2012 1:18:12 AM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 12, 2012
    Kevin Clash -- the man known as the voice of Elmo -- has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, TMZ has learned ... allegations Clash adamantly denies. We've learned ... Sesame Workshop lawyers recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash began a sexual relationship 7 years ago ... when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Clash has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man -- but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was...
  • Canada looks to lure energy workers from the U.S.

    11/12/2012 12:10:06 AM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Ricardo Lopez
    Canada looks to lure energy workers from the U.S. EDMONTON, Canada — With a daughter to feed, no job and $200 in the bank, Detroit pipe fitter Scott Zarembski boarded a plane on a one-way ticket to this industrial capital city. He'd heard there was work in western Canada. Turns out he'd heard right. Within days he was wearing a hard hat at a Shell oil refinery 15 miles away in Fort Saskatchewan. Within six months he had earned almost $50,000. That was 2009. And he's still there. "If you want to work, you can work," said Zarembski, 45. "And...
  • Those Other Petraeus Emails

    11/11/2012 11:10:45 PM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 41 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Scott McConnell
    Likely we will never get to read the email exchanges between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, but we do have these, accidentally leaked to Mondoweiss, between the celebrated general and Romney the advisor and uberhawk Max Boot. The context is that in 2010 Petraeus submitted a statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee which said that the conflict between Israel and Palestine presented challenges for America’s ability to advance its interests in the Muslim world.
  • Starbucks, Amazon and Google to face UK lawmakers over tax

    11/11/2012 10:52:07 PM PST · by granada · 15 replies
    Reuters, London ^ | Sun Nov 11, 2012 | Tom Bergin
    UK lawmakers will quiz executives of Starbucks, Google and Amazon on Monday about how they have managed to pay only small amounts of tax in Britain while racking up billions of dollars worth of sales here. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is charged with monitoring government financial affairs, has invited the companies to give evidence amid mounting public and political concern about tax avoidance by big international companies. "It is hard for the ordinary person to believe it's fair," said Margaret Hodge, a member of parliament for the opposition Labour party and chairman of PAC. "It makes people incredibly...
  • Anders Behring Breivik claims prison conditions 'inhumane'

    11/11/2012 10:49:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | November 9, 2012
    The Norwegian convicted of the massacre of 77 people last year has said he is being held in "inhumane" conditions. Anders Behring Breivik complained in a letter to the prison service that his coffee is served cold, he does not have enough butter for his bread, and he is not allowed moisturiser. Breivik is serving a minimum 21-year sentence for the bombings and shootings in Oslo and Utoeya island last July. The Norwegian authorities have not commented on the letter. However his lawyer has confirmed that the details of the 27-page document leaked to Norway's VG newspaper are authentic. Continue...