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  • Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/13/2012 6:52:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/13/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter. Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Texas Nationalist Movement's Daniel MIller on Hannity tonight,

    11/13/2012 6:44:29 PM PST · by austingirl · 30 replies
    Fox News | 11-14-12 | austingirl
    Must see TV.
  • $25 per gun "Anti Violence" tax approved in Chicago

    11/13/2012 6:41:31 PM PST · by kas7351 · 25 replies
    The gun tax will never be paid considering these people that are creating all of the gun violence are not buying their guns from the local gun store. This will be another tax against the law abiding citizens, we will also be paying for the hospital bills for these shooting victims since they don't have insurance either.... Next to come is a per bullet tax..... Stock up now and save money!
  • Obama win is Constitution's loss

    11/13/2012 6:31:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Nat Hentoff
    On Sept. 12, 2001, President George W. Bush assured us: “We will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms.” The enemy has certainly tried, but it was President Bush, following the advice of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, who began the extensive attack on our individual liberties through the Patriot Act, which passed on Oct. 26, 2001. Then, President Barack Obama went far beyond his predecessor’s administration to become the most destructive uprooter of our Constitution in our nation’s history. Growing up as a student at Boston Latin School,...
  • Fort Pierce mayor's candidate files injunction against St. Lucie elections supervisor

    11/13/2012 6:28:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-13-2012 | Melissa E. Holsman
    November 13, 2012 Fort Pierce mayor's candidate files injunction against St. Lucie elections supervisor Melissa E. Holsman FORT PIERCE — A Fort Pierce mayoral candidate filed a request for an injunction Tuesday against the St. Lucie County elections supervisor and Canvassing Board, asking the circuit court to postpone Wednesday's recount, impound voting machines and review the election results. Vince Gaskin asked the court to independently review "the difference in voting totals evidenced by voting machine ticker tape" before a recount of the mayor's race, scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Gaskin's lawsuit, assigned to St. Lucie County Circuit Judge...
  • Jill Kelley requested 'diplomatic protection' in 911 call

    11/13/2012 6:27:32 PM PST · by bigbob · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-13-12 | Fox News
    The South Tampa woman connected to the Petraeus scandal 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 at 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, Paula Broadwell, and is now linked to the name of a second top general. The Kelleys have kept a low profile since news of the scandal broke,...
  • High Court Delays Decision In California Gay Marriage

    11/13/2012 6:25:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    High Court Delays Decision In California Gay Marriage November 13, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back by 10 days the date on which it will consider whether to review the issue of gay marriage in California, according to lawyers in the case. The court had been set to discuss whether to grant review of Hollingsworth vs. Perry on Nov. 20, but now says it will consider it on Friday Nov. 30, according to lawyers who represent Kris Perry and three other plaintiffs seeking to marry their partners in California. If the high court decides at that time not...
  • Carney: Obama “wasn’t pleased” with Petraeus scandal when he found out, just after the election

    11/13/2012 6:23:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:51 pm on November 13, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    That’s their story and they’re stickin’ to it, I suppose. During the White House briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney affirmed the president’s confidence in Gen. Allen and iterated that the White House’s first inkling of all this came as a complete surprise after the election. Carney also emphasized the president’s eagerness to focus on his current number-one priority, a.k.a. jobs, the economy, and the fiscal cliff (which, I’m sure, is perfectly true — no good lingering on security concerns that bring any more attention to that Benghazi disaster, is it?).
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    11/13/2012 6:00:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 75 replies
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  • MILLER: Guns blazing since election

    11/13/2012 5:57:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Obama’s second term driving firearms sales to new heightsPresident Obama’s re-election has sent Americans running to the gun stores. Sales of firearms and ammunition are way up in reaction to Mr. Obama saying during the debates he wants to ban everything from “cheap handguns” to common hunting rifles with scary-looking features. The two publicly traded U.S. gunmakers have seen investors flock to their stock since Nov. 6. Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson are both up over 15 percent, while the broader markets were down over the same period. Gun dealers are seeing the same rush at their...
  • 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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