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  • When Democrats Lose...

    11/12/2012 11:52:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some questions, ladies and gentlemen. When Democrats lose elections -- and they do lose elections. We all agree? When Democrats lose elections, do they ever discuss the possibility they may have to become pro-life? Okay. When Democrats lose elections, do they ever say, "You know what? We may have to give up this gay marriage position of ours and sort of abandon that. We may need to stand up for traditional marriage." Do the Democrats ever say that when they lose elections? No. After the Democrats lose elections, do they ever say, "You know, I think we've...
  • Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced

    11/12/2012 11:50:23 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    Blade ^ | November 12, 2012 | Kate Giammarise
    Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets. Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say. Recipients should get a letter...
  • CIA denies it detained militants in Benghazi

    11/12/2012 11:44:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 12, 2012, 1:58 PM | (Associated Press)
    The CIA is denying an assertion made by David Petraeus' biographer and girlfriend that the agency held militants in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack. … President Barack Obama issued an executive order in January 2009 stripping the CIA of its authority to take prisoners. …
  • We Just Had a Class War. And one side won. (The View from the Left)

    11/12/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jonathan Chait
    When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver auto-refresh fatigue to pay careful attention to the speech the newly reelected president delivered. The phrase that lingered in most of our sleepy ears was the reprise of his career-launching invocation of the United States as being more than red and blue states. So soaring, so unifying. But those words were merely the trappings of magnanimity draped over an argument that was, at its core, harsher than the one he had regularly delivered...
  • SESAME STREET'S Elmo accused of child sex abuse...

    11/12/2012 11:38:05 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-12-12 | Jill Reilly
    The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show after the programme's lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16. TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false...
  • White House Seeking to Organize Americans on Obama’s Behalf

    11/12/2012 11:32:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 11/12/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is pulling a tactic out of its campaign playbook – and President Obama’s own community organizing past – using the organs of government to enlist average Americans to help Obama advocate for his priorities. In an email sent to people who signed up to receive official updates from the White House, recipients are told to forward the message to their friends, asking them to help promote what is in effect White House propaganda. The White House email list, which government officials began compiling earlier in Obama’s term, is separate from the famed Obama campaign email list, but...
  • Dianne Feinstein: Obama should have been told sooner

    11/12/2012 11:29:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 31 replies
    By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 11/12/12 1:34 PM EST Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein said on Monday that President Barack Obama should have been told much earlier about the FBI’s investigation into former CIA Director David Petraeus. “Absolutely,” Feinstein said when asked if the president should have been informed earlier. The president was told on Thursday of last week, officials have said. The FBI investigation ended up uncovering Petraeus’ affair with his biographer, leading to his resignation from the CIA. Feinstein has already declared her committee would investigate why the FBI didn’t disclose the investigation to Congress earlier. She also...
  • Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Anti Virus King into Bath Salts)

    11/12/2012 11:28:28 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    Gizmoto ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jeff Wise
    Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's...
  • Ruling Class GOP Blames Me

    11/12/2012 11:26:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen -- wait 'til you hear the sound bites -- this election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason. There are others, but I'm the primary reason the Republican Party lost. And I am, by the way, the primary reason the Republican Party will keep losing, until I am denounced by the Republican Party. Which, I'm gonna predict to you... What is today? The 12th of November. I'm gonna lay out a possible scenario where that could happen, because we're trending in that direction. BREAK...
  • SAS sniper jailed for 18 months for 'forgetting' about pistol(UK)

    11/12/2012 11:12:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 11 November, 2012 | NA
    Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in a military jail last week. A working 9mm Glock handgun, given to him after he trained a counterterrorism force in 2007, was found in his home by police last year. He said he forgot he had the weapon and failed to declare it. His wife Sally described the father of two as a 'hero who has been betrayed', while the sentence came in for more criticism after it was handed down in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. Sgt Nightingale's lawyer said his client...
  • Is Demography Destiny? (Sowell on GOP)

    11/12/2012 11:11:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny? Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats. Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the supposed...
  • Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced

    11/12/2012 11:11:06 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 58 replies
    Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.
  • Judge Not Elmo, Republicans

    11/12/2012 11:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo and star puppeteer for PBS," he's African-American, "'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' when he was 45..." Now, Kevin Clash, "the voice of Elmo and star puppeteer for PBS ... 'adamantly denies' the allegations, but "'has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man -- but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was an adult.' "The accuser met with lawyers for Sesame Workshop. Clash said, 'I had a relationship...
  • Petraeus Affair: Military Can Prosecute Adulterers

    11/12/2012 11:05:40 AM PST · by robowombat · 36 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    Retired Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as CIA director last week after admitting an extramarital relationship, could possibly face military prosecution for adultery if officials turn up any evidence to counter his apparent claims that the affair began after he left the military. The affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, both of whom are married, began several months after his retirement from the Army in August 2011 and ended four months ago, retired U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan, a former Petraeus spokesman, told ABC News. Broadwell, 40, had extraordinary access to the 60-year-old general during six trips she...
  • Pray for Our Nation and American Heroes

    11/12/2012 11:00:02 AM PST · by Faith · 12 replies
    November 12, 2012 | Faith
    Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73: 25-26HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
  • FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus (Holder Knew "Late Summer")

    11/12/2012 10:58:40 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/12/2012 | EVAN PEREZ, SIOBHAN GORMAN and DEVLIN BARRETT
    A social planner's complaints about email stalking launched the monthslong criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus and to his abrupt resignation Friday as Central Intelligence Agency chief. A State Department official's complaints about email stalking launched the months-long criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus and to his abrupt resignation Friday as CIA chief. Photo: REUTERS. .The emails began arriving in Jill Kelley's inbox in May, U.S. officials familiar with the probe said. Ms. Kelley, who helped organize social events at MacDill Air Force Base...
  • A High Government Official Having an Affair with a Young Woman is a Big Deal Now?

    11/12/2012 10:56:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know. I don't know what all the hubbub's about. I really don't. See, I'm old enough, ladies and gentlemen. Some of you may not be, but I'm old enough to remember when a reckless affair with a very young woman by a high government official who had access to powerful, sensitive intelligence was not a big deal. I'm old enough to remember when, as long as it didn't get in the way of the work being done, it wasn't anybody's business. I'm old enough to remember when a high government official had an affair with...
  • Rep. King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

    11/12/2012 10:49:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    By Meghashyam Mali - 11/12/12 08:12 AM ET House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.” “This is a crisis of, I believe, major proportions. It’s not a usual political thing,” said King on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.
  • The red flags in Obama’s foreign policy

    11/12/2012 10:46:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama spent his first term undoing what he saw as the excesses of U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy, from land wars in the Middle East to insufficient attention to Asia. By his own account, he largely succeeded. But chances are he will spend his second term grappling with the flaws in his cure. Contrary to the usual Republican narrative, Obama did not lead a U.S. retreat from the world. Instead he sought to pursue the same interests without the same means. He has tried to preserve America’s place as the “indispensable nation” while withdrawing ground troops from war zones,...
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help

    11/12/2012 10:43:50 AM PST · by mojito · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/2012 | 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...
  • Will Bakken rival Ghawar oil field? (USA vs. Saudi Arabian sites)

    11/12/2012 10:43:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Trade Arabia / Reuters ^ | November 12, 2012 | John Kemp
    Could oil production from the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana rival output from Saudi Arabia's supergiant Ghawar oilfield, the greatest oil-bearing structure the world has ever known? Until recently, comparisons between the shale fields of the Bakken and Ghawar, which produces 5 million barrels per day, would have been dismissed as fanciful. But Bakken's exponential growth and enormous reserves put it on course to produce more than 1 million barrels per day by the middle of next year, which will earn it a place in the small pantheon of truly elite oil fields. Ghawar accounts for nearly half...
  • Iran VP: We will break Obama's 'grasping hands'

    11/12/2012 10:39:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Nov 12, 4:01 AM EST
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's vice president said Monday that Tehran will break the `grasping hands' of newly re-elected President Barack Obama, the official IRNA news agency reported.</p> <p>Mohammad Reza Rahimi also said Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country.</p>
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/12/2012 10:37:46 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/11/2012 | Blake Hounshell
    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 have prompted the attack.... [UPDATE: The CIA has denied holding prisoners at the annex, according to the DailyBeast's Eli...
  • On America's Generous "Patriotic Millionaires" Who Just Can't Wait To Pay Down The US Debt

    11/12/2012 10:35:22 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Several months ago, an ad hoc consortium of self-proclaimed millionaires, sent a letter to Obama, Reid and Boehner, demanding that "for the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000." This grass roots initiative was formed in the aftermath of Warren Buffett's, since defunct, proposal to impose a "millionaire tax" rule. Of course, back then, as now, someone actually did the math and realized what the impact of such as tax would be in the grand scheme of the next decade of deficits, as we reported...
  • Petraeus Affair: Military Can Prosecute Adulterers

    11/12/2012 10:34:28 AM PST · by the_Watchman · 77 replies
    Yahoo! NEWS - ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    Retired Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as CIA director last week after admitting an extramarital relationship, could possibly face military prosecution for adultery if officials turn up any evidence to counter his apparent claims that the affair began after he left the military...
  • The Petraeus Investigation’s Rogue FBI Agent Mystery (agent was Jill Kelleys's personal friend)

    11/12/2012 10:31:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 85 replies
    nymag.com/ ^ | 11/12/2012 | Dan Amira
    The entire investigation began when Kelley "complained to an F.B.I. agent who is also a personal friend" about the e-mails she was receiving warning her to stay away from Petraeus, the Times reported. (An FBI agent is a good friend to have.) This agent then "helped get a preliminary inquiry started," one which would eventually lead to the discovery of Petraeus's extramarital affair. Even though the FBI looked into Petraeus and Broadwell and found no evidence of crimes or security breaches, sometime in October this same FBI agent leaked information about the scandal to GOP congressman Dave Reichert of Washington...
  • Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive"

    11/12/2012 10:21:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 147 replies
    Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive" In the aftermath of Mitt Romney's presidential loss last week, Newt Gingrich is joining the cadre of Republicans calling for the Republican Party to more actively reach out to a more diverse electorate, arguing on Monday that the party needs to become more "inclusive." "I think we need to be inclusive, and I emphasize the difference between inclusive and outreach," Gingrich said Monday morning in an appearance on ABC's "The View." "Outreach is when five white guys have a meeting and call you. Inclusive is when you're in the meeting. And I think we...
  • Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

    11/12/2012 10:18:27 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts By Michael Snyder November 11th, 2012 Barack Obama received more than 99% of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on election day. In fact, there were a substantial number of precincts where Mitt Romney got exactly zero votes. So how in the world did this happen? Third world dictators don't even get 99% of the vote. Overall, Mitt Romney received 30.12% of the vote in Cuyahoga County. There were even a bunch of precincts in Cuyahoga County that...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,November 12-17, 2012

    11/12/2012 10:17:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 12-16,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Alberta bitumen takes to the tracks

    11/12/2012 10:13:48 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2012 | DAVE COOPER
    In a market where heavy crude sells at a huge discount and pipeline space is at a premium, one oilsands producer has found a way around the bottleneck. Southern Pacific Resource Corp., which began trucking out initial production from its new McKay Thermal Project three weeks ago, will open a dedicated rail terminal in a few weeks just south of Fort McMurray and ship its product in leased tanker cars via CN Rail all the way to Natchez, Miss. From there, it's just a short barge ride down the Mississippi River to one of the eight refineries in Louisiana, where...
  • Nice Losers (Sowell on 2012 election)

    11/12/2012 10:10:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...
  • ‘Destroy The Idols,’ Egyptian Jihadist Calls For Removal Of Sphinx, Pyramids

    11/12/2012 10:04:36 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 11-12-2012
    ‘Destroy The Idols,’ Egyptian Jihadist Calls For Removal Of Sphinx, Pyramids Monday, 12 November 2012By AL ARABIYA Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” (Courtesy: Dream TV) 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...
  • Jesse Jackson: Long Voter Lines a ‘Form of Suppression’

    11/12/2012 9:55:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Jesse Jackson: Long Voter Lines a ‘Form of Suppression’ By Patrick Burke November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that long lines at Pennsylvania polling places on Election Day were a form of voter suppression. He added that he has not seen lines like the ones at early polling places in Ohio since the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Speaking on Election Day at a press conference in Ohio, Jackson said, “But they don’t have the early voting. They only vote today in Pennsylvania, so those will be...
  • Obama Voters Rewrite American National Anthem

    11/12/2012 9:54:43 AM PST · by JewishRighter
    American Thinker ^ | 11.12.12 | Reuel E. Topas
    The punditocracy, like the oracles of old, has spoken. Obama won because of various and sundry reasons, most of which can be debated and none of which is the single, sufficient cause. But one reason, or unreason, was a definite and perhaps the single most important factor: what became infamously known as "the 47%," who now suckle at the government teat. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/obama_voters_rewrite_american_national_anthem.html#ixzz2C22VhQrU
  • Welcome To 1933: A Forecast For Infrastructure

    11/12/2012 9:50:23 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Daily Resource Hunter ^ | 11-12-2012 | Matt Insley
    Welcome To 1933: A Forecast For Infrastructure Nov 12th, 2012 Matt Insley Thank goodness I’m heading to the dentist, I thought to myself last week. Not often that happens, eh? I just received a call from a co-worker, that my morning commute was set for a hellish twist. What was normally a quick 20-30 minute commute was set to take over an hour and a half! Luckily, though, I wasn’t heading in to the office until later that day so the commute from hell was avoided. The reason for the delay, however, is sparking a new resource trend I want...
  • It’s the welfare state, stupid

    11/12/2012 9:43:53 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11,2012 | Robert J. Samuelson
    In 1935, these transfers were less than 3 percent of the economy; now they’re almost 20 percent. That’s $7,200 a year for every American, calculates Eberstadt. He says that nearly 40 percent of these transfers aim to relieve poverty (through Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance and the like), while most of the rest goes to the elderly (mainly through Social Security and Medicare). First, it squeezes other government programs. This is already happening. President Obama’s budget assumes that defense spending, as a share of the economy, falls 39 percent from 2011 to 2022. The Army is to drop by 80,000...
  • MSNBC's Chris Jansing: 'Parallels' Between Lincoln and Reelected Obama are 'Fascinating'

    11/12/2012 9:40:27 AM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    MSNBC host Chris Jansing on Monday found the "parallels" between Abraham Lincoln and the newly reelected Barack Obama to be "fascinating." The anchor interviewed Gloria Reuben, liberal actress and co-star of the Steven Spielberg film. Jansing connected, "...You have a president who is newly elected, who faces a divided country and a divided Congress and a divided country." Couldn't such a vague analogy be made for many presidents, including George W. Bush? Jansing introduced the Lincoln actress by pointing out, "You're a social activist. You've been very big in pro-choice. You've been a supporter of Barack Obama and the AIDS...
  • Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

    11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher
    I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt: 1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified. 2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly. 3. The story is true, and she let slip...
  • Obama asks Palestinians to back off statehood push

    11/12/2012 9:39:42 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday, asking him to back off a Palestinian push for statehood at the United Nations.
  • Revealed: Petraeus 'flew his biographer mistress to Paris on taxpayer funded trip after

    11/12/2012 9:31:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/12 | Hayley Peterson and Daily Mail Reporter
    full title.....Revealed: Petraeus 'flew his biographer mistress to Paris on taxpayer funded trip after being named CIA chief' David Petraeus took his mistress with him on a government-funded trip to Paris after he was named director of the Central Intelligence Agency, it was claimed today. ~~SNIP~~ Buzzfeed also reports that Petraeus's unofficial press agent, Tom Ricks, helped Broadwell score a literary agent, a publisher and a six-figure deal for her biography. Broadwell isn't the only biographer of Petraeus's who has gotten special treatment from him.
  • ALLEN WEST SEES GAIN IN VOTES IN ONE FLA. COUNTY — INCHES CLOSER TO AUTOMATIC ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT

    11/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-12-2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    November 12, 2012 ALLEN WEST SEES GAIN IN VOTES IN ONE FLA. COUNTY — INCHES CLOSER TO AUTOMATIC ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT Charles C. Johnson Mainstream media reports notwithstanding, the Allen West-Patrick Murphy race is far from over, according to a volunteer lawyer with the campaign. Voting irregularities abound in what has shaped up to be one of the most hotly contested congressional races of the 2012 campaign. On Sunday, the West campaign saw a net gain of 535 votes for Congressman West in a re-feed of early ballots in St. Lucie County, roughly 43.5% of the total ballots cast in the...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to resign from Congress, looking at jail time in plea deal: report

    11/12/2012 9:17:16 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 November 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    "Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negotiating with the federal government."
  • U.S. to overtake Saudi as top oil producer - IEA

    11/12/2012 9:14:28 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Rooters ^ | 11-12-12 | Peg Mackey
    LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said it saw a continued fall in U.S. oil imports with North America becoming a net oil exporter by around 2030 and the United States becoming almost self-sufficient in energy by 2035.
  • Abbas ‘No’ Puts Obama in His Place (

    11/12/2012 9:12:05 AM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threw cold water on President Barack Obama’s election victory, answering the president with a direct “no” after Obama told him his administration is opposed to the PA’s unilateral move for recognition by the United Nations General Assembly. Abbas’ blunt “no” underscored the new Middle East reality, where the PA chief feels he can snub the United States and bank on international opposition to the State of Israel’s position for defensible borders, said analysts. "There was a long telephone conversation between president Mahmud Abbas and Barack Obama," the Palestinian leader's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP....
  • Texas' New Senator Is Absolutely Terrified About His State Going Blue

    11/12/2012 8:58:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    APIn Ryan Lizza's story in this week's The New Yorker, Texas' newly-elected Republican Senator Ted Cruz worries about the changing electoral landscape --- and how it could get even less favorable for the GOP in coming years.  Cruz provides what must be a truly terrifying thought for the Republican Party:"In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat," he said. "If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We...
  • 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 president’s 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 experience—six times the current minimum—raising 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, you’ll 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. It’s the latest twist for Overland Park around the contentious open-carry gun law. A 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday of the city’s...