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  • Budget cutters target ObamaCare subsidies as fiscal cliff approaches? (Subsidies $90,000 earners?)

    11/12/2012 8:51:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    We are less than 50 days away from the fiscal cliff, and Congress returns to Washington today with a mission to avoid a fiscal and economic crisis that would easily spin the country into a new recession. Peter Ferrara blasts Obamanomics in general at Forbes today, but also explains the stakes involved for the lame-duck session: Last year I wrote a short book for Encounter called “Obama and the Crash of 2013.” I predicted then that Obama’s policies of increased top tax rates for nearly all major federal taxes, soaring new regulatory burdens, and loose, cheap dollar monetary policies, would...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Obamugabe at -3]

    11/12/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 12, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 54% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) at least somewhat disapprove. That is the presidents highest job approval rating since July 2009
  • Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

    11/12/2012 8:46:40 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    wsj ^ | November 11, 2012 | SUSAN CAREY, JACK NICAS and ANDY PASZTOR
    U.S. airlines are facing what threatens to be their most serious pilot shortage since the 1960s, with higher experience requirements for new hires about to take hold just as the industry braces for a wave of retirements. Federal mandates taking effect next summer will require all newly hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experiencesix times the current minimumraising the cost and time to train new fliers in an era when pay cuts and more-demanding schedules already have made the profession less attractive. Meanwhile, thousands of senior pilots at major airlines soon will start hitting the...
  • Are Obama Voters Smarter Than Romney Voters?

    11/12/2012 8:43:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/11/12 | Robert Lichter
    A posting on Gizmodo, a technology weblog that is part of the Gawker Media network, has drawn a lot of attention with a post that purports to show that educated people (and by implication smart people) were more likely to vote for Obama. Titled The Effect of College Education On the Presidential Election, it consists mainly of a graphic showing that the ten best educated states in the country (as measured by the percentage of residents over age 25 with bachelor degrees) all voted for Obama, while nine of the ten worst educated states voted for Romney. Gizmodo editor Jose...
  • Overland Park gun law creates an absurd tangle

    11/12/2012 8:35:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 11 November, 2012 | MARY SANCHEZ
    How much sense does this make? And if you have any common sense, youll answer none. An 18-year-old can openly carry a loaded gun in Overland Park without going through background checks by the state or additional firearms safety training required for concealed carry. But a person 21 or older would have to jump through such training and safety hoops to conceal and carry. Yes, the younger, more likely less mature gun owner is freer to pack heat openly. Its the latest twist for Overland Park around the contentious open-carry gun law. A 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday of the citys...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 12,2012

    11/12/2012 8:32:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 12,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List!
  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 8:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jack Cashill
    <p>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.</p>
  • Drilling boom, looming retirements create a need for energy workers

    11/12/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 12, 2012 | Jeannie Kever
    The future looks bright, but Hector Rivero is worried. The demand for energy workers is up, driven by the shale oil and gas boom and the coming surge of retiring baby boomers, which could force some companies to replace up to half of their workers within the next 15 years. That means a need for everything from technicians and maintenance workers to engineers and CEOs. Its a good problem to have, said Rivero, president of the Texas Chemical Council. But were concerned. We see challenges in the education system. He thinks the states emphasis on academics over vocational education has...
  • U.S. to become biggest oil producer and energy independent

    11/12/2012 8:19:49 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 12,2012 | Mark Thompson
    The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency. The recent resurgence in oil and gas production, and efforts to make the transport sector more efficient, are radically reshaping the nation's energy market, reported Paris-based IEA in its World Energy Outlook. North America would become a net exporter of oil around 2030, the global organization said. "The United States, which currently imports around 20% of its total energy needs, becomes all but self sufficient in...
  • U.S. officials look for recruits to form Libyas new army

    11/12/2012 8:18:05 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI
    U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits whom they plan to train to form Libya's new army, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Qaddafi said on Tuesday. ----- A team of about 10 Americans from the embassy in Tripoli visited a paramilitary base in the eastern city of Benghazi 10 days ago to interview and get to know potential recruits, according to militia commander Fathi al-Obeidi. The American team asked us for a tour of our base and we granted them permission to walk around freely, he told Reuters. They stood with many of...
  • Few rape kits tested in Colorado; Police say it's not necessary, victims think otherwise

    11/12/2012 8:14:47 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Denver News Channel 7 ^ | 11/11/2012 | Keli Rabon
    Colorado police departments are collecting hundreds of rape kits, but a CALL7 Investigation found many of those are not tested. And experts and victims tell us that is a problem because those kits may allow police to identify serial rapists by putting any DNA into a national database. Kelly Binder says she was drugged and raped two years ago by a man she met at a bar in downtown Denver. She is upset police didn't test her rape kit because she is concerned her attacker could still be raping other people. ... Binder feels like she's been victimized twice --...
  • The Real Lesson of the Election (Indiana Tells Us More About America's Future Than Ohio)

    11/12/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Each year I drive across the eastern half of the country twice, including the states of Ohio and Indiana. Without benefit of signage it would be hard to tell them apart. Each has an industrial base in the north and a heartland dedicated largely to agriculture. Each state is 86 percent white and has a Republican governor. Over the last 25 years, I think I have stopped at every McDonald's on 1-70 and 1-71, and the service is uniformly upbeat and amiable along the whole route. In 2008 both states voted for Barack Obama for president, Ohio by four percent,...
  • Petraeus Affair Known About Since Summer

    11/12/2012 8:08:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | NOV 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The New York Times reports that the Petraeus affair has been known about since the summer: WASHINGTON High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday. But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did...
  • Kristol: It won't kill us if we raise taxes on millionaires (Shut Up Bill!)

    11/12/2012 8:07:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    This is called surrendering before the war starts: Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sunday the Republican Party should accept new ideas, including the much-criticized suggestion by Democrats that taxes be allowed to go up on the wealthy. ***** "It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "It really won't, I don't think. I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer." "Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic...
  • Queens gas-station owner spills on shortage and line lunacy

    11/12/2012 8:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Gas Man
    A Queens gas-station owner says the fuel shortage could be fixed instantly if panicky drivers calmed down and hoarders, profiteers and scammers were stopped. In the two weeks since Hurricane Sandy, hes been cursed at, spit on and nearly punched in the face by motorists. Fearing reprisals from his supplier, he requested anonymity to relate his experiences from the front lines of the fuel lines to The Posts Kathianne Boniello. New Yorkers, stop being stupid. Ive never seen such incredible selfishness in my entire life. This fuel shortage is bringing out the worst in people. At first, I set a...
  • Republicans in Congress should let Obama have his way

    11/12/2012 8:02:13 AM PST · by newgeezer · 69 replies
    RedState.com ^ | November 7th, 2012 at 01:58 AM | Mike DeVine
    The only hope for an America that would reward such epic failure by re-electing Obama and a Democratic Senate, is to accelerate their re-education in the consequences of liberal Democrat economic policies. Speaker John Boehner should announce that he has heard the voice of the people and will honor that voice by letting the Presidents agenda be fully enacted so that there will be no doubt who owns the economy. We cant obstruct enough to make a difference in the natural outcome of events, so why strain at gnats? Let us make clear that we are doing this out of...
  • With Obamacare now a reality, employers choose strategies

    11/12/2012 8:01:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | KARA SPAK
    Obamacares coming. Love it or hate it, President Barack Obamas re-election Tuesday cleared the last major hurdle toward implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Businesses are being forced to take a fast and hard look at how to handle the shift in health-care benefits and potential costs that are part of the law that goes fully into effect in 14 months. This is here to stay, said J.D. Piro, a senior vice president at Aon Hewitt who leads the companys health law consulting group. Ive been saying for a couple of years this is by and large an...
  • The Hispanic Vote in Presidential Elections, 1980-2012

    11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 19 replies
    --1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21 --1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24 --1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39 --1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36 --1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51 --2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27 --2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18 --2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36 --2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44
  • Destroy the idols, Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids

    11/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/12/2012 | By AL ARABIYA
    An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such idols. All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues, he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by...
  • HUSSMAN: After The Recent Market Dive, The Market Is Set Up To Tank Some More

    11/12/2012 7:45:51 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    HUSSMAN: After The Recent Market Dive, The Market Is Set Up To Tank Some More Joe WeisenthalNov. 12, 2012, 8:39 AM In his latest note, fund manager John Hussman says that even after the market decline the market is primed to fall some more. In mid-September, our estimates of prospective market return/risk dropped to the lowest figure weve observed in a century of market history (see Low Water Mark). That week turned out to be the high of the recent bull market, though its certainly too early to establish whether that was the ultimate peak. During the recent correction, Ive...