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  • Gingrich ‘dumbfounded’ by Obama win

    11/12/2012 3:58:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 154 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Claudine Zap, The Ticket
    Add Newt Gingrich to the list of Republicans coming to terms with the loss of the presidential election. On Monday, the former speaker of the House sounded reflective on the "Today" show, saying, "We need to stop, take a deep breath and learn." He added, "The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it." Gingrich said, "But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like he'll be 2...
  • Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'I’m Reading the Papers Like You Are'

    11/12/2012 3:58:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 17 replies
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed not to have extensive knowledge of the Petraeus affair when talking to the press earlier today on board a flight to Australia. "You know, I don’t know the answer to that," Panetta said in response to a question about when the affair started and whether the CIA director would be prosecuted. "I guess, I’m reading the papers like you are to determine just what the committees finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. We obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly when that took place. But I think...
  • Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed

    11/12/2012 3:42:46 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Daly
    Broadwell’s notes to Jill Kelley were full of ‘cat fight stuff,’ a source tells Michael Daly—but there were no overt threats, and Petraeus was barely mentioned. So why did the FBI jump in? The messages were instead what the source terms “kind of cat fight stuff.” “More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base …You need to take it down a notch,’” according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name. The base being MacDill Air Force Base in...
  • Military Took 22 Hours To Get To Benghazi

    11/12/2012 3:38:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/12 | Ben Shapiro
    So, how long does it take to get military assets stationed mere hours away from a firefight to a firefight? Apparently, it takes some 22 hours. When former Navy SEALs called for backup at the consulate in Benghazi on September 11, American assets were stationed both in Libya and in Italy. The help never came; both Navy SEALs were killed after a seven-hour ordeal. Fifteen hours after that, the military finally showed up. According to the Associated Press: New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the...
  • Goodwin: Excusing Affairs Only Way To Get 'Best People in Public Life,' Like FDR & Clinton

    11/12/2012 3:38:03 PM PST · by drewh · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 12, 2012 | 17:22 | By Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin pleaded for the American people to excuse extramarital affairs of public figures like David Petraeus: "What would we have done if FDR had not been our leader because he had an affair with Lucy Mercer? Think of the productive years that Clinton could have had if Monica Lewinsky hadn't derailed them. We've got to figure out a way that we give a private sphere for our public leaders. We're not gonna get the best people in public life if we don't do that." Kearns-Goodwin lamented how public officials today...
  • NBC Can't Wait for Hillary In 2016: 'Can You Think of a More Qualified Human Being?'

    11/12/2012 3:25:25 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 12, 2012 | 10:55 | By Kyle Drennen
    During a discussion on Monday, NBC's Today show crew could barely contain their enthusiasm at the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president again in 2016, with new third-hour co-host Willie Geist proclaiming: "Can you think of a more qualified human being? She lived in the White House for eight years with another President, she was a United States senator, and now she's got every world leader on speed dial, so there'd be no questions about her qualifications." Early in the conversation, Geist touted how "there are already polls out in Iowa, she's got 58% of the vote for 2016"...
  • 2012 Fox News Exit Polls

    11/12/2012 3:25:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | NA | NA
    National Poll President2008 Exit Polls Sample: 26565 respondents     Are you: Total Obama Romney   Male 47% 45% 52%   Female 53% 55% 44%   Sample: 26517 respondents In which age group are you? Total Obama Romney   18-29 19% 60% 37%   30-44 27% 52% 45%   45-64 38% 47% 51%   65 or over 16% 44% 56%   Sample: 26413 respondents In which age group are you? Total Obama Romney   18-24 11% 60% 36%   25-29 8% 60% 38%   30-39 17% 55% 42%   40-49 20% 48% 50%   50-64 28% 47% 52%   65...
  • Communists Happy With Obama Reelection

    11/12/2012 3:23:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    The American people have spoken, renewing President Obama’s mandate for change for yet another four years. Following the announcement of Obama's reelection, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) chairman Sam Webb wrote an article in the CPUSA’s official newspaper, People’s World, expressing his contentment with the election results. “After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday,” Webb said. “The better angels of the American people spread their wings, as they went to the polls.” Webb went on to reaffirm that the election results were in the CPUSA’s favor: The Communist Party said a...
  • Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively (vid)

    11/12/2012 3:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/12 | Fox
    Small business owner Judy Nichols, a Papa John's franchise owner, told FOX and Friends today that she will be forced to cut her staffing or pay an Obamacare fine of $40,000 that she cannot afford. Nichols says, "Every restaurant you eat at is impacted negatively by the new health care law."
  • Rally Tomorrow in St. Lucie County -(Allen West)

    11/12/2012 3:16:36 PM PST · by tookiesrcookies · 17 replies
    Palm Beach County Tea Party ^ | November 12, 2012 | Palm Beach County Tea Party
    Yesterday the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, did not follow through on her agreement to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors. Just in the small number of ballots counted, Congressman Allen West was show to have several hundred more votes than the original count reflected! We MUST stand up for voting integrity and demand a full recount! Here is the date, time, and location: Rally for Voter Integrity! Tuesday, November 13th at 10am St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections 4132 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 (772) 462-1500 BE THERE...
  • Will Texas secede? Petition reaches 25,000 signatures, triggering White House review

    11/12/2012 3:13:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/12 | David Martosko
    With more than 28,600 signatures collected since Nov. 9, a White House website petition from an Arlington, Texas man has attracted enough support to trigger an automatic review by the Obama administration. Petitions submitted through the Obama White House’s “We the People” program “require a response” from the administration after they have attracted 25,000 signatures. The Daily Caller reported Monday morning that since the day after President Barack Obama’s re-election, citizens from 20 states had submitted petitions asking for peaceful separations from the United States. (RELATED: White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states)
  • DOD Won’t Answer Questions on Broadwell’s Embed With Petraeus Because ‘It Is Currently Under

    11/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that the Department of Defense (DOD) could not comment on the details of biographer Paula Broadwell's embed with Gen. David Petraeus when Petraeus was an active duty Army officer serving as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan because “it is currently under investigation.” CNSNews.com asked Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Defense Department spokesman, a series of questions about Broadwell's time in Afghanistan with Petraeus. Breasseale said the Defense Department could not discuss the matter at this time.
  • UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

    11/12/2012 3:01:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders. The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures.
  • Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike

    11/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Staff
    IRVING, Texas — Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products. Hostess warned earlier this month that the strike, by about 30 percent of its workforce, could lead to bakery closures. It said Monday that it will close bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati that collectively employ 627 workers. The company has about 18,300 employees. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help,

    11/12/2012 2:57:25 PM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    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. She also acknowledged that "there was a failure in the system." 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...
  • GROUP GATHERS SIGNATURE for a “Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor”

    11/12/2012 2:50:31 PM PST · by maggief · 10 replies
    GretaWire ^ | November 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    Special Operations Speaks Sets Thursday Press Conference to Present Congress with Petition Demanding Benghazi Massacre Special Prosecutor WHO: Members of Congress: The Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1) Additional members are likely to attend. We will update as each member confirms. Special Operations Speaks, PAC Leadership: Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham, US Army (Ret.) Captain Larry Bailey, (SEAL), USN (Ret.) Colonel Dick Brauer, USAF (Ret.) WHAT: SOS leaders will present the congressmen with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder...
  • PATRAEUS COULD FACE CHARGES - FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe

    11/12/2012 2:49:30 PM PST · by texas_mrs · 93 replies
    ABC NEWS - VIA DRUDGE ^ | 11/12/12 | MARTHA RADDATZ (@martharaddatz) , PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) , JASON RYAN (@JasonRyanABC) and JONAT
    The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petreaus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the threshold of an intelligence probe, law enforcement sources said today. The sources said agents followed department guidelines that generally bar sharing information about developing criminal investigations. The FBI is also aware of its history under former director Herbert Hoover of playing politics and digging into the lives of public figures. As one official said, the rules are designed to protect people (both private and elected officials) when negative...
  • States petition to secede from union

    11/12/2012 2:41:49 PM PST · by TaraP · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 12th, 2012
    They don't want to take their country back. They just want to leave it behind. As the dust settles in the wake of President Obama's decisive reelection last Tuesday, the White House petition website has been flooded by a series of secession requests, with malcontents from New Jersey to North Dakota submitting petitions to allow their states to withdraw from the union. Most of the petitions submitted thus far have come from solidly conservative states, including most of the Deep South and reliably separatist Texas. But a handful come from the heart of blue America - relatively progressive enclaves like...
  • CALIFORNIANS HAND OVER THEIR PIN NUMBERS TO DEMOCRATS

    11/12/2012 2:38:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    human events ^ | november 12, 2012 | Steven Greenhut
    The big news: It looks like voters have handed two-thirds legislative majorities to the Democrats. The state Senate is a sure thing, and final counting will likely yield supermajority control of the Assembly to the Democrats, thanks, in part, to North Orange County voters’ ousting of Assemblyman Chris Norby. Currently, the only thing standing between California residents and an endless series of bumps in sales taxes, income taxes, gasoline taxes and business taxes has been the constitutional requirement that raising taxes requires a two-thirds vote. Republicans in California don’t stand for much, but they have mostly stood together in opposition...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, November-12-2012

    11/12/2012 2:27:31 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 69 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811