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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

    http://www.freewebs.com/instawares/atestscriptdeletethis18.htm
  • 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.