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  • Is One of the Women in the Petraeus Scandal a Spy? You’ll Never Believe Who’s Making the Case

    11/13/2012 5:56:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11.13 | The Blaze
    Ever since it was revealed that Jill Kelley, the woman arguably at the center of the currently-unfolding drama rocking the U.S. government, is of Lebanese origin, Twitter users have asked whether she and CIA Director Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell should be investigated for potential national security leaks. Kelley first came into the public eye after Broadwell began sending her “threatening” emails regarding getting too close to Petreaus. But she really piqued the public’s interest after it was revealed that General John Allen also sent her thousands of pages of “inappropriate” emails, and an FBI agent even sent her shirtless photos...
  • After A Bitter Election, Unite A Divided Nation Around Federalism

    11/13/2012 5:51:34 PM PST · by billflax · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bill Flax
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” - Tenth Amendment What a nasty, sordid presidential campaign, particularly if you live in a hotly contested area. Thankfully, we watch very little television, but wow, talk about being inundated with attack ads. Apparently, Ohio got the point, Romney is evil. Some voters are now elated while others are depressed. Still more risk experiencing buyer’s remorse. Many in battleground states are just relieved it’s over. The increasingly rancorous nature of elections reflects...
  • Petraeus's infidelity was his own affair

    11/13/2012 5:49:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/34/2012 | Helen Croydon
    What business is it of any of us or his supervisors in Congress that David Petraeus had an affair? The former general was forced to resign as director of the CIA after the FBI discovered that he had been romantically involved with his biographer Paula Broadwell for four years. Adultery may not be agreeable to many in our increasingly moralising climate, but we should leave judgment and punishment to those on whom his acts directly impact: his wife of 38 years and his family. His personal dalliances (or as he diplomatically called them in his apology, his "mistakes") are not...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-13-12

    11/13/2012 5:49:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-13-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • West-Murphy Day 8: Al Sharpton's office getting involved

    11/13/2012 5:45:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    WPBF News25 ^ | 11-13-2012
    November 13, 2012 West-Murphy Day 8: Al Sharpton's office getting involved PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker said she won't back down if state officials get involved in the still-undeclared race between Allen West and Patrick Murphy, but she might have other visitors now. A release issued by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network late Tuesday afternoon indicated that representatives from his local office will speak at a press conference Wednesday "to call for a mechanical and hand re-count of the ballots in ... the West/Murphy race." The NAN release said it...
  • Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence (Benghazi actually mentioned!)

    11/13/2012 5:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulenceBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/13/12 4:21 PM EST President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama’s national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency. CIA Director David Petraeus is out because of a sex scandal. The commanding general in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, finds himself ensnared in the same flap. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to call it...
  • Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

    11/13/2012 5:35:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Guy Benson
    An important update to this report from last week -- it appears that Harry Reid is struggling to cobble together the requisite 51 votes to nuke long-standing minority prerogatives in the Senate:   Democrats don’t have the 51 votes they need in the Senate to change filibuster rules that could make it harder for the GOP minority to wield power in the upper chamber. Lawmakers leading the charge acknowledge they remain short, but express optimism they’ll hit their goal. “I haven’t counted 51 just yet, but we’re working,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading proponent of the so-called constitutional...
  • Mich. pastor with necrophilia fantasy charged with killing fiancee's daughter

    11/13/2012 5:27:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 2, 2012 | John Flesher and Ed White
    Broomfield Township, Mich. -- As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request to pray for her. But all along, authorities say, he knew the sordid truth about where the young mother was. The pastor, ex-convict John D. White, later confessed to killing the woman to fulfill a fantasy of necrophilia, police said Friday. White drank four or five beers before going to the woman's mobile home and repeatedly striking her head with a mallet...
  • McIntyre, Rouzer line up lawyers to monitor final votes tally in 7th District (NC)

    11/13/2012 5:23:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | November 13, 2012 | Andrew Barksdale
    Both sides in the 7th Congressional District race are lining up lawyers and volunteers to monitor the final counting of provisional and absentee ballots this week. U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, an eight-term Democrat from Lumberton, is clinging to a razor-thin margin of victory over his Republican challenger, state Sen. David Rouzer of Johnston County. An unofficial tally on Election Day gave McIntyre a 507-vote lead, out of more than 334,000 cast in that race. Since then, more absentee ballots have been counted, dropping McIntyre's unofficial lead to 420 votes, according to the State Board of Elections website Monday.
  • Timeline of the David Petraeus Scandal

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  • National Guard Guns Aimed at Serbs in Service of Albanian Mafia

    11/13/2012 5:19:45 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/2012 | Julia Gorin
    U.S. Kosovo policy pits National Guard against Christian Serbs resisting rule by U.S.-backed Muslim Albanian mafia rewarded with independence; ethnic cleansing threatens.Always on hand to promote the American-made Muslim state of Kosovo, The Wall St. Journal praised Obama’s praise and rhapsodized in typical Slavophobic tones how in 1999 President Clinton “bypassed the United Nations and sent in the U.S. Air Force…President Bush stood up to Russian bluster and European ambivalence to push for its independence.…though Serbia and Russia have tried to undermine it.” The editorial closed with a straight-faced reference to something that elicits snickers among those in the know:...
  • CD2 Update: Ron Barber Extends His Lead Over Martha McSally, But Just Barely

    11/13/2012 5:13:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Tuscon Weekly ^ | November 13, 2012 | David Mendez
    Ron Barber's lead over Martha McSally has increased to 698 votes, from yesterday's lead of 330 votes. We'll keep things updated as new totals come in. To track the counts on your own, check out the unofficial results here. For an archive of our updates updating you on the updates of the CD2 race, check here
  • OBAMA News Conference: 1:30 pm Wednesday

    11/13/2012 5:05:16 PM PST · by Toespi · 54 replies
    The President will take questions AND THERE WILL BE ANSWERS! (Per Shep Smith/Fox
  • Voter registration mishap shuts out dozens of first-time voters(lib group denies lib voters)

    11/13/2012 5:02:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Byron Bunda, a junior at the University of Connecticut, had been looking forward to casting his first vote for president last Tuesday. But a voter registration snafu in Mansfield involving the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group denied Bunda and 92 other voters, mostly UConn students, the ability to cast their ballots. Ninety-three voter registration cards that were supposed to be submitted to the Mansfield Registrar of Voters were lost in a filing cabinet and not recovered in time for the election, according to Andrea Epling, Mansfield's Democratic Registrar of Voters. Bunda, of Larchmont, N.Y., said he filled out a registration...
  • Carney Grilled On Petraeus Scandal, Says Obama Has "Faith" In Gen. Allen

    11/13/2012 4:52:52 PM PST · by Third Person · 4 replies
    RCP ^ | November 13th, 2012 | RCP
    At the press briefing today, White House press secretary Jay Carney was grilled about when and how the President was notified about the Gen. Petreaus scandal and the Gen. Allen scandal. Question: So is it accurate to say the president still has full faith in Gen. Allen? MR. CARNEY: He has faith in Gen. Allen, believes he’s doing and has done an excellent job at ISAF, and I would refer you to the Pentagon for the process under way with regards to Gen. Allen.
  • Obamacare Will Become Reality: What Does it Mean for You? (Premiums Up and Up)

    11/13/2012 4:52:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 13, 2012 | Kevin Chupka
    Despite uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff and whether or not President Obama can make "compromise" a theme of his second term, one thing is for certain: the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare" is going to take effect. The lion's share of the law is to be implemented on January 1, 2014. The major tenets that will impact Americans include the individual mandate and the pre-existing conditions clause that will not allow insurers to refuse coverage to anyone, even if they are in poor health. ......................................................... And once the law actually goes into effect it's the pre-existing conditions...
  • Pakistan parents doused daughter in acid honor killing for looking at boy

    11/13/2012 4:51:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Scallywag and Vagabond ^ | November 5, 2012
    Offers Pakistan’s Daily Times: Doctor Mohammad Jahangir of the state run Kotli hospital confirmed the death, saying the girl was brought to hospital in a “very critical condition” with almost 70 percent burns. “The parents have confessed, saying that they suspected the girl had illicit relations with a boy,” Local police officer Tahir Ayub said. “We have registered a murder case against the girl’s father and mother.” Said the father, Muhammad Zafar who along with the girl’s mother who were arrested and charged with murder: “There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look...
  • Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine

    11/13/2012 4:47:38 PM PST · by LSUfan
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The Center for Security Policy presents a panel discussion Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Featuring nationally-recognized experts and authors: Dr. Andrew G. Bostom - author of Sharia versus Freedom (Prometheus Books, October 2012). Dr. Bostom's earlier publications include The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History and The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims . He posts regularly at http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog. Diana West - author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, April 2013). Ms. West's earlier publications...
  • Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Will Not Set Up State Insurance Exchange

    11/13/2012 4:47:11 PM PST · by Jemian · 34 replies
    Office of the Govenor ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Gov. Robert Bentley
    MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced that Alabama will not set up a state insurance exchange under the federal health care law. “I am not going to set up a state-based exchange that will create a tax burden of up to $50 million on the people of Alabama. As governor, I cannot support adding such a tax burden onto our citizens,” Governor Bentley said. “The Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it actually improve health care. Congress and the President have said they want to work together to solve the fiscal crisis facing this country, and...
  • Global warming talk heats up, revisits carbon tax

    11/13/2012 4:35:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 13, 2012 | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. The idea was considered so radical that in 2009, when President Barack Obama tried to pass a bill on global warming, that he instead opted for the more moderate approach of capping power plant emissions and trading credits that allowed utilities to pollute more. That idea, after passing the House, stalled in the Senate in 2010 and has been considered dead since.
  • Software pioneer McAfee says framed for murder in Belize (In Hiding)

    11/13/2012 4:31:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2012
    Computer security industry pioneer John McAfee says he has gone into hiding in Belize because he believes authorities there are trying to frame him for the murder of a neighbor, a crime he says he did not commit, according to Wired magazine. Belize police are searching for McAfee as "a person of interest" in a murder investigation. "You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me, there is no question. They've been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me," Wired quoted McAfee as saying on its website. "I am not well liked by...
  • Boehner Letter to GOP House (THE VALUE OF A MAJORITY)

    11/13/2012 4:20:50 PM PST · by mike_9958 · 71 replies
    Boehner Blog ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Boehner
    .... THE PROBLEM Warning signs are flashing on the dashboard for our party. Some of the problems are tactical in nature; others are strategic. We can’t ignore them and expect to assemble a winning electoral coalition in the future. We need a state-of-the-art political infrastructure fueled by rock-solid data that can be relied upon to turn out voters when we need them in the places they’re needed most. We need accurate survey data, and technology in place that will ensure such data is put to use. And as I noted earlier, our strategy at all levels must be aimed at...
  • US, France Throw Support to Syrian Rebel Coalition

    11/13/2012 4:17:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/12 | David Lev
    The United States on Tuesday recognized the newly formed coalition of Syrian rebel groups as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. Speaking to reporters, State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters that as far as the U.S. was concerned, the rebel coalition group “does reflect the Syrian people... that diverse group of Syrian people. We now have a structure in place that can prepare for a political transition, but... we're looking for it to still establish the types of technical committees that will allow us to make sure our assistance gets to the right places.” With that, Toner...
  • Obama's TV Network Lays Off 450

    11/13/2012 4:07:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "NBCUniversal is laying off about 450 people, or roughly 1.5 percent of its workforce of about 30,000, in a round of belt-tightening that began in September," and this is Obama's network. I mean, this network has been overrun by leftists. It has. Not just MSNBC. I mean, the whole shootin' match has been taken over by the leftists. And I want to see now. You know, when John Schnatter of Papa John's says, "I gotta lay off some people or convert 'em to part time," and when the Applebee's guy does the same thing, they are hit...
  • The Petraeus Scandal and Benghazi

    11/13/2012 3:55:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna go back to Petraeus. Have you heard, by the way, that Petraeus went to Libya after Benghazi, did his own investigation? He did. He interviewed people himself. You gotta remember this, too. Petraeus also testified, or I think he testified. I think it was testimony. If he didn't testify, he said publicly that it was spontaneous combustion that led to what happened in Benghazi. He lent credence to the fact that it was the video, as the CIA director. Then he goes there, and he went to Benghazi, he conducted his own interviews. It's after...
  • Montana Legislator wants to be paid in silver and gold

    11/13/2012 3:53:15 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 44 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | 8:08 am, Tue Nov 13, 2012. | By JIM MANN
    State Rep. Jerry O’Neil, R-Columbia Falls, is spooked enough about the country’s fiscal picture to request that his legislative pay come in the form of gold and silver coins. In a letter sent to Montana Legislative Services this week, O’Neil cites Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, which states in part that no state shall “make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.” He said that in his 10 years as a legislator, he considered it a “trivial matter” and he “did not want to be branded as a fanatic over an issue...
  • Panetta talks sequestration with reporters at news conference (Hints At Entitlement Reform)

    11/13/2012 3:53:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | 13 Nov 12 | Robert Tilford
    During a press conference following a wreath laying ceremony at Punchbowl National Cemetery in Hawaii, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded to a reporter’s question regarding the whole issue of sequestration. "Sequestration" is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. It first appeared in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act of 1985. Simply put, sequestration is the cancellation of budgetary resources - an "automatic" form of spending cutback. ---------- And, you know, as you know from my own history dealing with budget deficits, in order to do it on a fair and effective...
  • House members call for Benghazi answers, Petraeus testimony

    11/13/2012 3:50:12 PM PST · by petitfour · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Members of the House on Tuesday reiterated their call for the Obama administration to answer their questions about the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, and pressed for former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify on the matter. "Congress still doesn't know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable," Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said on the House floor. "We still don't know why the U.S. military was not sent to their defense. "It is of the highest importance that General Petraeus, who led the CIA at the time, be brought before...
  • Canada will burn praise Allah’: Vandals deface Toronto war memorial on Remembrance Day

    11/13/2012 3:46:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/13/2012 | Canadian Press
    TORONTO — Police are investigating after a war memorial was vandalized on Remembrance Day in Toronto. The Victory Peace memorial in Coronation Park was defaced with the words “Canada will burn praise Allah” written in what appeared to be black marker. City workers were called in to clean the bronze memorial, built in the 1990s. Someone walking through the park on Sunday noticed the vandalism and reported it to authorities. Police say they don’t have any suspects at the moment.
  • Gilbert PD: Daniel Solomon run over by wife, Holly Solomon, for not voting

    11/13/2012 3:44:13 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 17 replies
    ABC15News ^ | 11/12/12 | Deborah Stocks
    GILBERT, AZ - A Mesa woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly chased her husband around a Gilbert parking lot in an SUV during an argument over the presidential election. The woman finally ran over her husband, leaving him with critical injuries. According to a Gilbert police report, the argument started over her husband's lack of voter participation in the recent election. Holly Solomon, 28, apparently believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Barack Obama's re-election. Solomon's husband, Daniel Solomon, told police his wife "just hated Obama" and was very angry he was re-elected...
  • Ohio Families Face Food Stamp Cuts, Republicans to be Blamed

    11/13/2012 3:42:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is out of Ohio. And, of course, there was no way this news was going to hit before the election. Ohio families receiving food stamps -- and there's a ton of them, because we learned yesterday that the food stamp rolls grew at a record pace from July to August. We've already got 47 million Americans on food stamps and growing. We have the regime advertising in Mexico on Mexican radio soap operas for food stamps in America, how to access them, how to get them. We have the Republican Party joining with the Democrats on...
  • Rubio calls on Clinton, Petraeus to testify on Benghazi

    11/13/2012 3:42:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    While members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were tight-lipped about a classified briefing on the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, many made it clear they still had unanswered questions about what happened. Committee member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told reporters following the mid-afternoon briefing that he was pushing to hear from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has so far been absent from the hill following the Sept. 11 attacks. “I think ultimately we need to hear from Secretary Clinton,” Rubio said. “I think she’s willing to come in and talk about it, I know she’s traveling, but hopefully...
  • Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution

    11/13/2012 3:30:47 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | MANU RAJU
    In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas — could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats...
  • The Real Housewives of West Point

    11/13/2012 3:30:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, folks, you have to think, you just have to think, with Bill Clinton watching all this, all these affairs going on in the military, Bill Clinton's gotta be kicking himself for dodging the draft. I mean, look at what he missed. It's all too easy, folks, to forget the human toll that this is taking on the people involved. For example, Petraeus is now gonna have to run for the presidency as a Democrat. His chances a Republican are shot, but this is a resume enhancement for a Democrat. You know what this is? This...
  • Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

    11/13/2012 3:21:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2012 | by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
    The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape. The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011. Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.
  • California Chamber of Commerce sues to 'invalidate' state's auction of carbon credits

    11/13/2012 3:16:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2012 | By Dale Kasler
    The California Chamber of Commerce sued the state today in a last-minute protest against the historic "cap and trade" greenhouse gas auction set for Wednesday. In a suit filed in Sacramento Superior Court, the chamber said the auction is really "an unconstitutional tax" on businesses that are affected by the state's global warming act, AB 32.
  • Interior Secretary Threatens To 'Punch Out' Colorado Springs Reporter

    11/13/2012 3:12:25 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | November 13, 2012
    Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 12, 2012) – On Election Day, at an enthusiastic gathering of Obama supporters in Fountain, Colorado; Dave Phillips, a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, had just finished an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar about his controversial policies for managing America’s wild horse populations. Just after Secretary Salazar answered final questions about the future safety of wild horses and he turned to leave the interview, he unexpectedly approached Phillips and told him, “If you set me up like this again, I’ll punch you out.” Standing nearby was Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of...
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
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    11/13/2012 3:09:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
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  • White House insists it was unaware of Petraeus scandal until day after election

    11/13/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/13/2012 | fox news
    The White House insisted Tuesday that it was not aware of the David Petraeus scandal until last Wednesday, blaming FBI "protocols" for not being informed earlier. Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama was "surprised" when he learned last Thursday that Petraeus had carried on an extramarital affair. While the FBI had at that point already been investigating for months, Carney said "protocols" at the agency apparently kept them from notifying Congress and other agencies in the Executive Branch. In the latest shoe to drop, the FBI on Sunday forwarded to the Pentagon a case involving thousands of "potentially inappropriate"...
  • 30 States Petition Federal Government to Secede After Election

    11/13/2012 3:06:34 PM PST · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    Ther Blaze ^ | November 12, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Liberals often like to compare President Barack Obama to former President Abraham Lincoln. The comparison is usually dismissed as laughably hagiographical, but judging by one unexpected bit of fallout from Tuesday’s election, it could well end up being accurate in just one respect: Like Lincoln, Obama is facing requests by the citizens of numerous states to secede from the union. However, unlike with Lincoln, these requests are peaceful, and highly unlikely to do anything at all except generate news headlines. A massive number of petitions are currently circulating on Change.org, a website designed to call for action by the federal...
  • Jill Kelley requested "diplomatic protection" in 911 call

    11/13/2012 3:04:03 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - The South Tampa woman connected to the Gen. David Petraeus scandal has called police to her home several times in the last few days, and at least once tried to invoke "diplomatic protection." Media from around the world have convened on the two-story Bayshore Boulevard home of Scott and Jill Kelley. Jill is the socialite mother of three whose FBI complaint about harassing emails eventually led investigators to uncover the CIA director's affair with his biographer and is now linked to the name of a second top general. The Kelleys have kept a low profile since...
  • West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie County

    11/13/2012 2:54:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-13-2012 | George Bennett
    West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie Countyby George Bennett | November 13th, 2012 Republican Rep. Allen West‘s campaign says it filed a request for an injunction late today ordering St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker to conduct a recount of all 37,397 ballots from early voting rather than the 16,275 ballots the county canvassing board decided to recount Sunday.A copy of the filing wasn’t immediately available.A partial recount of early votes on Sunday showed Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy losing 667 votes and West losing 132 — a net gain of 535...
  • Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots

    11/13/2012 2:47:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Techcrunch.com ^ | 11/13/12 | John Biggs
    Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start. The company is allegedly paying $25,000 per robot – about three times a worker’s average salary – and they will replace humans in assembly tasks. The plans have been in place for a while – I spoke to Foxconn reps about this a year ago – and it makes perfect sense. Humans are messy, they want more money, and having a half-a-million of them in one factory is a recipe for unrest. But what happens...
  • Three key questions on the Benghazi scandal

    11/13/2012 2:42:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/13/12 | Arthur Herman
    The president has said on October 25 that the minute he heard what was happening he ordered the CIA and military to “make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do.” Yet the general in charge of Africa Command has said he received no such directive.
  • FBI probe of Petraeus began with 'suspicious emails'

    11/13/2012 2:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00am IST | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair with author Paula Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman and Petraeus was not the target of the probe, U.S. law enforcement and security officials told Reuters on Saturday. But the CIA director's name unexpectedly turned up in the course of the investigation, two officials and two other sources briefed on the matter said.The FBI was looking into "an issue with two women and they stumbled across the affair with Petraeus," a U.S. government security source said.The FBI probe was...
  • From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up

    11/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies
    US News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman
    An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C. The evidence of an affair that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign from his position still leaves many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.[READ: Broadwell's Driver's License Found in D.C. Park] It remains uncertain why the FBI began investigating the E-mails sent to Jill Kelley, a social liaison volunteer at a Tampa base where Petraeus was stationed as an Army general, and whose connections with Petraeus' alleged mistress and family is not yet clear, according...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, November-13-2012

    11/13/2012 2:25:34 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 24 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
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  • The GOP Has Problems With White Voters, Too

    11/13/2012 2:21:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 12, 2012 | Nate Cohn
    With the national exit poll showing Obama winning with just 39 percent of white voters, a smaller share than any Democrat since Mondale, the emerging conventional wisdom holds that a demographic tidal wave of minority turnout cost Romney the presidency. As a result, Republicans are focusing on their poor performance with the burgeoning Latino population; even Sean Hannity says he's "evolved" on immigration reform. But while the national exit poll data give the impression that Romney got the job done with white voters, Romney's stellar national performance obscures stark regional differences that suggest the GOP has its own problem...
  • NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

    11/13/2012 2:19:21 PM PST · by DOGHEAD · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11-13-2012 | Martha Waggoner
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year's Eve may have had its last hurrah after a judge ruled Tuesday that a state agency didn't have the authority to issue a permit for the event.