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  • “Filibuster Reform” Is Power Grab By Harry Reid

    11/12/2012 6:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Make no mistake about it. This new talk about “Filibuster Reform” coming from Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is nothing more than a power grab by liberals in the Senate. Reid has stifled debate during his rule, and he will use the pre-text of “Filibuster Reform” to bully and squelch the minority party, much like he has done for the past few years. The Washington Times reports, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.” Reid argued at his post-election...
  • Scarborough: 'Don't Tell Me WH Didn't Know About Petraeus Till After Election--That Is Not True'

    11/12/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell was willing to peddle the Obama party line regarding the Petraeus matter . . . but Joe Scarborough wasn't buying. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell dutifully reported that "according to all the officials involved," President Obama was not informed about Petraeus until the Thursday after the election. Scarborough dropped something of a bombshell, saying he "heard about something like this coming several weeks ago." Said Scarborough emphatically: "don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true." View the video here.
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South...
  • In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    11/12/2012 6:09:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 84 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/12/2012 | Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie
    It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch. These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all. "We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic," said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. "It's kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia."
  • New York Road Runners, organizers of New York City Marathon, paid only $494,000 to charity

    11/12/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/12 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    So much for charity. Organizers of the New York City Marathon, who routinely crow about all the money the race raises for good causes, doled out only $494,000 in direct aid last year — less than what they paid their CEO, Mary Wittenberg, records show. New York Road Runners Inc., the nonprofit host of the marathon, raked in $53.8 million in revenue in 2011 and handed over the bulk of its direct charitable contribution, $208,340, to support its own kids programs. -snip- Meanwhile, Wittenberg earned $500,843. The median CEO salary last year for a Northeast non-profit the size of NYRR...
  • White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states

    11/12/2012 5:52:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states Posted By David Martosko On 11:53 PM 11/11/2012 @ 11:53 How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question. On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of...
  • The Five Stages of a Conservative's Grief

    11/12/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-12-12 | David Catron
    A painful adjustment to last Tuesday's election. Last Tuesday evening I went to bed in denial, thinking that there must be some mistake. I declined to believe that a majority of the voters were stupid enough to re-elect a President whose incompetence makes Jimmy Carter seem Washingtonian by comparison, whose mendacity far surpasses that of a pathological liar like Bill Clinton, and whose administration is so corrupt that it actually evokes nostalgia for the Nixon era. I was sure that, when all the actual votes had been counted, they would reveal that the voters of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado...
  • Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

    11/12/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened? First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son...
  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 5:38:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-12-12 | Jack Cashill
    A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008. More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008. It is just they...
  • Petraeus' Other "Other Woman" Hires Crisis Management Firm (and John Edward's lawyer)

    11/12/2012 5:35:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    economicpolicyjournal.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Robert Wenzel
    Jill Kelley, the other "other woman" in the General Petrateus scandal has hired a powerful Washington D.C. crisis management firm Smith & Company. Among other matters, the firm has handled "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership with its communication efforts as part of the War on Terrorism" and represented Monica Lewinsky. *snip* Kelley has also hired the attorney Abbe Lowell. Lowell has defended many political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski and Gary Condit and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
  • Veterans Aren't Superheroes

    11/12/2012 5:32:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice. A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery. Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden borne by families of service members hit...
  • Clowns Use Humor to Protest White Power Rally [New Black Panthers Deserve Same Treatment]

    11/12/2012 5:21:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    kolo tv ^ | November 11, 2012
    There was a loud and very colorful KKK rally and counter-protest in Charlotte, North Carolina over the weekend. Counter-protesters brought squeaky toys, whistles, noise-makers, and red noses... but it was no ordinary clown circus. Tom Strini, a clown-dressed counter-protester, said, "Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love." Lacey Williams of the Latin American Coalition said, "The straight-up message from us is...you look silly." The clowns were protesting a National Socialist Movement's white power rally which included Ku Klux Klan members. One of the original rally participants said they were making a statement, "We...
  • The Hard Fiscal Facts--Individual tax payments are up 26% in the last two years

    11/12/2012 5:17:43 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11-11-12 | Editors
    Mr. Obama won't want you to know this, but this revenue increase is occurring under the Bush tax rates that he so desperately wants to raise in the name of getting what he says is merely "a little more in taxes." Individual income tax payments are now up $233 billion over the last two years, or 26%. This healthy revenue increase comes despite measly economic growth of between 1% and 2%. Imagine the gusher of revenue the feds could get if government got out of the way and let the economy grow faster. Now let's look at outlays, which declined...
  • Resistance with Respect

    11/12/2012 5:17:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor’s Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to his fourth term, Kansas editor William Allen White, a staunch Republican, wrote: "We who hate your gaudy guts salute you." President Obama: We have never hated your gaudy guts. And we acknowledge that a majority of our fellow citizens of this Great Republic have saluted you and conferred upon you for the second time the office of President of the United States. We thank God that more than 120 million Americans voted in a peaceful and orderly election. That alone is a wonder...
  • Will Republicans Ever Win Again? Yes, but with new tools.

    11/12/2012 5:14:01 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 63 replies
    11-12-12 | Self
    Have you ever been a fly on the wall? How about right out in the open, undercover? Well I have and the RNC should pay me for it on retainer. New tools, new tactics, and firing Rove and the pantywaist consultants is the only way to win again. Yesterday - and quite often I'll add - my wife and I are the only conservative ones in large settings with staunchly democrat blacks - you know the type, 0bama is king, is perfect, and only bigots would not vote for him. But to sit there, watch how smart phones get passed...
  • Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by Muslim

    11/12/2012 5:05:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in America was Committed by MuslimPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 11, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In The Point | 18 Comments When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered, but because they had their own living dead proof that Islamophobia was the biggest problem in America since German Measles.A note lying on the floor read, “Go back to...
  • Explaining the Democrats’ Success

    11/12/2012 4:45:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    The election post-mortem has identified all manner of causes for the Republicans’ defeat, from the “woman problem” and the “Hispanic problem,” as Peggy Noonan put it, to Romney’s fatcat persona and his inept campaign. But there’s a simpler reason, one consistent with the critics of democracy starting in ancient Athens––Obama and the Democrats promised voters more free stuff. The differences between the political mechanisms of ancient Athens and those of America today do not erase the similarities of mentality and sensibility popular rule creates in its citizens. Most important is the way democracy leads to radical egalitarianism: the belief, as...
  • 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
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  • 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...
  • Mojave Desert Cross Returned and Rededicated to WWI Veterans

    11/11/2012 9:48:24 PM PST · by Jay777 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | unknown
    A cross honoring those who died in World War I was returned after being stolen two years ago. Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale reported from Barstow, California where a rededication ceremony was taking place for the Mojave Desert cross. It was originally raised in 1934 and was at the center of a national controversy over the separation of church and state. The objections over the cross being place on public land went all the way to the Supreme Court. The cross was hidden from the public and eventually stolen in a nighttime heist but returned about a week ago. The...
  • Israel Facing Attacks on 3 Fronts, Strikes Back in Gaza and Golan, Awaits US Support at UN

    11/11/2012 9:44:43 PM PST · by robowombat · 39 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2012 4:29 PM | Michael Widlanski
    Israel Facing Attacks on 3 Fronts, Strikes Back in Gaza and Golan, Awaits US Support at UN NOVEMBER 11, 2012 4:29 PM Michael Widlanski Israel fired its own rockets into Syria for the first time in nearly 40 years after Syrian artillery shells hit an Israeli army base bordering a civil-war-torn Syria, and the action came as more than 100 rockets and mortars fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups struck Israel’s southern towns and villages closing schools and factories. Four Israeli soldiers were wounded, two gravely, when the terrorists in Gaza attacked the border fence and Israeli forces inside...
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/11/2012 9:30:46 PM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details? Posted By Blake Hounshell Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:56 PM Share So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga. Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding several Libyan militia members prisoner, which may...
  • Red China: Beijing trying to put a lid on massive capital outflows

    11/11/2012 9:24:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 11/8/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    In 2011 Chinese investors evaded government regulations to move $602.9 billion out of country and the outflow is increasing. Last year’s outflow was part of a $3.8 trillion flood of capital that left China over the last 11 years, rising from $172.6 billion in 2000. Public frustration with a banking system that subsidizes state companies at the expense of savers, as well as profiteering from loopholes in China’s pervasive economic controls, are the primary causes of the outflows. It is unclear how much money came from crime or corruption but by aiding tax evasion the illicit outflow could widen China’s...
  • US WEIGHS IN ON THE DURAND LINE [Afghanistan/Pakistan]

    11/11/2012 9:15:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    AFPC South Asia Security Monitor ^ | 11/6/2012 | Jeff Smith & Amanda Sawit. eds.
    U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman stirred controversy last month when he acknowledged on Afghan television that the U.S. recognizes the Durand Line as the international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Though it was a mere restatement of longstanding US policy, the Afghan foreign ministry protested. Kabul “rejects and considers irrelevant any statement by anyone about the legal status of this line,” read an October 23 statement. The colonial-era border was drawn in 1893 to separate British-India and Afghanistan. It cuts the Pashtun nation, one of the largest tribal societies in the world, virtually in half. No...
  • Petraeus 'flew mistress to Paris for a trip that was funded by the government'

    11/11/2012 9:08:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    David Petreaus took his mistress with him on a government funded trip to Paris after he was named director of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to news reports. Petraeus made the trip with 40-year-old Paula Broadwell, who has written a fawning biography of him, in July 2011, an unnamed source told Buzzfeed. Petraus was heading to his new job as chief of the CIA at the time. Sixteen months later, the four-star general has resigned from his post after his affair with Broadwell was uncovered by the FBI. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231568/Petraeus-flew-mistress-Paris-trip-funded-government-named-CIA-chief.html#ixzz2ByvdfzPq Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • U.S.-Russia ‘reset’ hasn’t changed stance

    11/11/2012 8:57:28 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 11/8/2012 | Ilan Berman
    You might not be familiar with Sergei Magnitsky, the 37-year-old Russian lawyer who died of medical complications while languishing in a Moscow prison back in 2009. You should be — Magnitsky’s case is worth knowing, both because of what it says about the nature of the Russian state and because it could soon prompt a substantial shake-up in U.S.-Russian relations. A lawyer for the Moscow-based Hermitage Capital investment fund, Magnitsky ran afoul of Russian authorities when he stumbled across, and dutifully reported, evidence of massive official corruption. For his trouble, he was imprisoned and held without trial for nearly a...
  • What the hell is going on in St. Lucie Florida with all this alleged fraud and corruption?

    11/11/2012 8:36:58 PM PST · by GilGil · 92 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 11-11-12 | Gil Guignat
    First of all let us all agree that Allen West is a man’s man. He has the courage of a titan and needs to go the distance on this fraud and corruption in St. Lucie County, Florida. Allen West’s courage is what we look for in a real leader one who would be president. This is the kind of leadership we were looking for from Mitt Romney. Why isn’t Romney helping West with this alleged scam of an election? He should be helping West uncover what seems to be corruption on a gigantic scale to steal this election from West....
  • Deadly blast devastates Indianapolis neighborhood

    11/11/2012 8:35:35 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 128 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Charles Wilson
    Splintered beams and boards on a piece of charred earth were all that remained Sunday where at least two Indianapolis homes were leveled in a blast that killed two people and rendered homes for blocks uninhabitable. A backhoe raked through the rubble in the middle-class subdivision as clusters of firefighters and rescue workers weary from a long, chaotic day that began late the night before waited for their next assignment. The two-story, brick-faced homes on either side of those demolished by the blast were ruins. One home's roof was gone, a blackened husk left behind. On the other side of...
  • The President's Tax Bludgeon

    11/11/2012 8:34:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | November 11, 2012, 10:58 a.m. ET
    President Obama's appearance on Friday in the White House East Room, his first public remarks since his re-election Tuesday. If the President wanted to send a gesture of magnanimity in victory, this wasn't it. Though the campaign is over, the event was staged like a campaign event, complete with a multi-ethnic backdrop for the cameras, a cheering crowd and no media questions. The President said he is "open to compromise" and isn't "wedded to every detail" of his budget proposals. He invited Congressional leaders of both parties to the White House to talk next week. Most of the speech repeated...
  • Petraeus told within last six weeks of probe that found affair

    11/11/2012 8:21:26 PM PST · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | By Catherine Herridge
    FBI investigators confronted then CIA Director David Petraeus within the last six weeks about his relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell, Fox News has learned -- a detail that comes as lawmakers complain they did not know about the issue until Petraeus resigned Friday. A source, who is not authorized to speak on the record about the FBI investigation due to its sensitive nature, characterized the meeting between Petraeus and Bureau agents as “recent, and within the last six weeks.” Asked when Broadwell was confronted, Fox News was told “a little before that.” Asked why the FBI did not brief Congress...
  • A couple of Benghazi observations from ZeroHedge

    11/11/2012 8:16:40 PM PST · by Carismar · 15 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | George Washington
    The article is informative for sure, but here are some further observations found in the comments section: The Stevens killing was a staged kidnapping – Obama’s October surprise – gone badly wrong. According to this theory, the idea was for Stevens to be “taken hostage”, and Mr. Nobel Peace Prize would free him after “delicate high-stakes” negotiations, and look like a hero, just before the election. (It would also have presented a welcome opportunity – or excuse – to hand over the “Blind Sheik” in exchange. Obama is under tremendous pressure to hand over the "Blind Sheik".) But the kidnappers...
  • Peggy Noonan: Petraeus resignation "mysterious"

    11/11/2012 7:53:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 40 replies
    The resignation of CIA Director General David Petraeus has raised more questions than answers, said a roundtable of political analysts on "Face the Nation," including Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who called his announced departure over an extramarital affair "a little too mysterious" and "strange." "This feels a little Homeland, almost," Noonan said, referring to the cable television show about the CIA and terrorism. "And I just have to ask why do we have to lose him over this? That actually makes no sense." Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, said Petreaus' resignation "raises so...