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  • Did Charlie Crist once date Jill Kelley's sister? 'Didn't happen,' he says

    11/14/2012 7:53:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph of London, citing an unnamed Republican source, reports it has learned Jill Kelley's financially-challenged twin sister, Natalie Khawam, once dated former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Reached by phone, Crist said: "Consider the source." "Didn't happen," he said. "I may have met her." Crist said he met Jill Kelley and her husband Scott, and retired Gen. David Petreaus and wife Holly for a dinner at Bern's Steak House. He said Jill Kelley had arranged the dinner. Asked what he thought of Jill Kelley, Crist said: "I think she's a delightful person."
  • OBAMA REELECTION TRIGGERS MASSIVE LAYOFFS ACROSS AMERICA (Old story worth repeating)

    11/14/2012 7:53:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 11/09/12 | Staff
    EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners. The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election. The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney....
  • SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero

    11/14/2012 7:51:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Sam Marsden
    SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero David Cameron has been urged to intervene to secure the release of a former SAS sniper who was jailed for possessing a pistol given to him as a present by Iraqi soldiers he trained. By Sam Marsden 2:46PM GMT 14 Nov 2012 Four high-profile British special forces veterans have written to the Prime Minister appealing for help to overturn a “monstrous miscarriage of justice” in the case of Sergeant Danny Nightingale. They compared his treatment by the judicial system to that given to Abu Qatada, the extremist cleric...
  • "Salazar says he 'regrets' threatening to punch Gazette reporter"

    11/14/2012 7:39:44 AM PST · by averagemo · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/14/2012 | averagemo
    The Gazette U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Tuesday he "regrets" threatening to punch a Gazette reporter for asking him last week about problems in the government's wild horse program. Salazar visited Fountain on Nov. 6 as part of a tour through Colorado in support of President Obama's re-election campaign and Gazette reporter Dave Philipps asked him to answer a few questions on video. Philipps, a prize-winning investigative reporter, had tried to reach Salazar for months through his press secretary to comment on a story Philipps wrote for ProPublica without response. The story detailed how a Colorado man...
  • Camp Bastion, Afghanistan: We Need Answers

    11/14/2012 7:36:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Camp Bastion, Afghanistan: We Need Answers By Michelle Malkin November 14, 2012 12:00 A.M. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called sex scandal. But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Raible and Sargent Bradley Atwell, it’s the national-security scandal at Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There’s been a virtual blackout of the...
  • Election Official Admits "Errors"

    11/14/2012 7:31:16 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 49 replies
    WJNO ^ | 11/14/12
    The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is admitting that mistakes were made on election night When uploading results from the last three days of early voting, Gertrude Walker blames human and machine errors, telling TC Palm "i'm not perfect, neither is my staff". 40 of 94 precincts, mostly in Fort Pierce, weren't counted at all and another 54 precincts were counted twice. In total ballots, more than 3,600 in St. Lucie were counted twice, while 1,953 were not scanned at all. Walker says a retabulation on sunday corrected the error, and she claims she's confident that every vote has...
  • Poll: Fewer Americans Now Support Obamacare Repeal

    11/14/2012 7:30:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/13/2012 | Z. Byron Wolf
    A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – repealed, according to a new post-election poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Obamacare was not the top issue driving American to vote, although nearly seven in 10 Americans cited it as a “major factor” in their decision choosing between the candidates, according to Kaiser. Voters who listed Obamacare as a major factor were evenly split between Republican Mitt Romney, 47 percent, and President Obama, 46 percent. But only 33 percent of Americans now want to see the law repealed. Romney had pledged...
  • Government-owned Utility Fails on Long Island (Thousands still without power)

    11/14/2012 7:26:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, once considered a rising star Democrat, is facing a storm of criticism over the dismal performance of the state-owned electrical utility, Long Island Power Authority, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Even today, over ten thousand Long Islanders remain without power. The danger signs were obvious well before Sandy hit. The New York Post wrote: ***** A state-authorized independent analysis undertaken after Hurricane Irene last year found LIPA to be an outdated, barely competent organization. The agency had ignored a 2006 recommendation that it update its management system, which runs on an obsolete 25-year-old computer...
  • Pelosi Presser: "The DLC now has a majority of women and people of color"

    11/14/2012 7:24:27 AM PST · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/13/12
    Pelosi Presser now on. Pelosi is surrounded solely by women. "It took millions of women to reelect Obama. You are looking at the future of America – women. Diversity. The DLC now has a majority of women and minorities. We now have our own gavel. We have something more glorious – unity. I come here with my sisters – when I came to Congress 25 years ago there were 23 Dem women. Today we have over 60 House Dem women. Not enough, but more. We took early responsibility to increase the number of Dem women. Two of our women have...
  • Lawsuit: Airline, airport workers mistreated paralyzed vet at O'Hare

    11/14/2012 7:22:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Jennifer Delgado
    Lawsuit: Airline, airport workers mistreated paralyzed vet at O'Hare By Jennifer Delgado Tribune reporter 5:37 p.m. CST, November 13, 2012 A former Marine Corps Sergeant who was paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan claims he was mistreated at O'Hare International Airport almost two years ago when airline and airport-related employees injured him and left him to sit in his own urine for nearly two hours. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Sgt. Joseph Smith, of North Carolina, says United Airlines and Air Serv Corporation employees refused to help him to his seat during a layover in Chicago...
  • Long-term unemployed? Share your story with Yahoo News (Now we are concerned?)

    11/14/2012 7:14:17 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/12 | Tim Skillern
    Unemployment numbers only tell one side of the story: • Nationwide unemployment sits at 9.7 percent • 2 million unemployed workers could lose jobless benefits should the country hit the looming "fiscal cliff" • In 2012, average hourly pay has risen just 1.6 percent—short of inflation's 2 percent rise But it's the personal stories of unemployed Americans that resonate and offer insight into how joblessness affects us. To understand how unemployment truly impacts everyday citizens, Yahoo News is inviting unemployed workers, or those who consider themselves severely underemployed, to share their stories of looking for work.
  • Swedish School’s Big Lesson Begins With Dropping Personal Pronouns (such as "he" or "she")

    11/14/2012 7:13:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    STOCKHOLM — At an ocher-color preschool along a lane in Stockholm’s Old Town, the teachers avoid the pronouns “him” and “her,” instead calling their 115 toddlers simply “friends.” Masculine and feminine references are taboo, often replaced by the pronoun “hen,” an artificial and genderless word that most Swedes avoid but is popular in some gay and feminist circles. In the little library, with its throw pillows where children sit to be read to, there are few classic fairy tales, like “Cinderella” or “Snow White,” with their heavy male and female stereotypes, but there are many stories that deal with single...
  • The GOP’s Hispanic Opportunity (Hispanics rank immigration a lowly fourth in their list of concerns)

    11/14/2012 7:12:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rachel Campos-Duffy
    The Republican establishment, consultants, and talking heads should all just take a deep breath. Yes, we have a serious problem with Hispanics. It’s a problem conservative Hispanics have been trying to tell the GOP leadership about for many years with little or no response or action. But the quick-fix immigration solutions now being offered by the likes of Charles Krauthammer and other establishment-elites figures are an over-correction, do not actually address the root of the problem, and, frankly, may even accelerate our losses in the crucial Hispanic demographic. Here’s Krauthammer’s analysis: “It requires but a single policy change: Border fence...
  • Nancy Pelosi to stay on as House minority leader

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will remain atop the Democratic caucus for at least two more years, her office announced Wednesday.
  • Is $250,000 a Year Rich? Let's Break It Down

    11/14/2012 7:07:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/13/2012 | By: Jacqueline Leo
    It’s no surprise that working couples in big cities are struggling to raise children while paying off mortgages and student debt. What is surprising is that they’re lumped in with the so-called “wealthy” if they jointly earn $250,000 a year. The "fiscal cliff" has added a new sense of urgency to the tax hikes that President Obama plans to impose on America’s wealthiest citizens. Obama starts the meter at $250,000, and it goes up from there. The tax increases on high-income earners would deliver about $42 billion in 2013. They would create a small 0.1 percent drag on GDP, according...
  • Fiscal Cliff: Look Who Refuses to Compromise

    11/14/2012 7:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/13/2012
    Budget Talks: If President Obama wants to get a deficit deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, his biggest challenge won't be Republicans, but his own hard-core left-wing supporters. Two days after the election, Obama's favorite economist, Paul Krugman, set the tone for the intransigent left in a column titled: "Let's not make a deal." Boiled down, his advice to Obama was this: Don't give in to any Republican demands, even if doing so would "inflict damage on a still-shaky economy." After all, Obama would be better positioned to "weather any blowback from economic troubles." Krugman's advice may be disturbingly...
  • Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees

    11/14/2012 7:02:02 AM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 68 replies
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has learned.
  • Homeowner tasered by police as he fought fire spreading from house next door

    11/14/2012 7:00:10 AM PST · by Ratman83 · 69 replies
    dailymail ^ | November 14th, 2012 | David Mccormack
    A man was tasered by police after he picked up his garden hose and attempted to stop a fire spreading that was threatening to engulf his home. Dan Jensen, 42, awoke from a nap last Thursday when he hear his wife, Angela, also 42, scream that the house next door at 3420 Beechwood Terrace N in Tampa Bay was ablaze. When the father of two went outside, the fire had already engulfed his neighbors’ home and a fence in between the two houses and the flames were starting to lick the corners of the Jensens' home.
  • What's Good for the Noose is Good for the Pander

    11/14/2012 6:57:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Recently, Ann Coulter wrote a controversial column suggesting that numerous Republican losses in the 2012 election cycle could be tied to the GOP stance on abortion. After lamenting the problem, she suggested a solution: the GOP should officially abandon its opposition to the so-called rape exception to a ban on abortion. Ann's position on this matter is wrong for three reasons. First, it is unprincipled. Second, it will not be received with the popular support she envisions. Third, it is not the best political response to the problem. After elaborating on each problem associated with Ann's position, I propose an...
  • The Right Isn't Waving A White Flag

    11/14/2012 6:52:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked by the Economist to "list today's conservative ideas, laughs bitterly and replies, 'Are there any?'" Former Reaganite Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.) laments in the conservative journal Policy Review, "I have never been so concerned about the future of conservative ideas." A Washington Post columnist announced that "the long descent of the Republican Party into irrelevance, defeat, and perhaps eventual disappearance" has finally begun. William Kristol of the Weekly...
  • Fox News Crashes Bill Maher Show (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 6:51:33 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 13 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Nov 14 | Staff
    O'REILLY: "Watters' World" segment tonight. As we told you in the "Talking Points Memo," some far-left elements in America now running wild after the re-election of President Obama. So, we sent FACTOR Producer, Jesse Watters, to check out the situation at a Bill Maher show in New York City.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
  • The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    11/14/2012 6:49:48 AM PST · by LRoggy · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/12 | Ralph Benko
    Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge. There was a touchy relationship between President Reagan and his Vice President George H.W. Bush. They were rivals during the primaries. Bush attacked the Reagan economic agenda as “voodoo economics.” Bush served faithfully as VP for eight years but Reagan and Bush never warmed to one another. There...
  • Workers strike, demonstrate through much of Europe to protest austerity, layoffs (US is next)

    11/14/2012 6:45:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/14/2012 | ap
    Workers across the European Union sought to present a united front against rampant unemployment and government spending cuts Wednesday with a string of strikes and demonstrations across the region. However, while austerity-hit countries such as Spain and Portugal saw a high turnout of striking workers, wealthier countries like Germany and Denmark experienced only piecemeal action. To combat a three-year financial crisis over too much debt, governments across Europe have had to cut spending, pensions and benefits and raise taxes. As well as hitting income and living standards, these measures have also led to a decline in economic output and rapidly...
  • Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari killed by Israeli strike

    11/14/2012 6:45:43 AM PST · by dan_s · 49 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas confirms Ahmed Jabari killed when a missile hit two cars near the Gaza port; Palestinians report another person was killed.
  • Boehner’s Blunder (If you can't beat 'em, join 'em)

    11/14/2012 6:29:01 AM PST · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    national review ^ | 11/14/12 | m tanner
    Well, that didn’t take long. They hadn’t even finished counting the ballots in Florida when House speaker John Boehner indicated that Republicans were preparing to surrender on issues ranging from taxes to health-care reform. With regard to taxes, Boehner signaled that he was once again open to a “grand bargain” to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. While he kept an increase in tax rates off the table for now, Boehner said that he was open to “additional revenue” as part of a deal. Such additional revenue could, of course, take many forms, such as closing loopholes, raising fees, or counting...
  • Suffering on L.I. as Power Agency Shows Its Flaws

    11/14/2012 6:25:09 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | DANNY HAKIM, PATRICK McGEEHAN and MICHAEL MOSS
    It was four days before Hurricane Sandy would arrive, and trustees of the Long Island Power Authority gathered as forecasters’ warnings grew dire. For more than two hours, the trustees talked about a range of issues, including a proposal to hire a branding consultant. Discussion of the storm lasted just 39 seconds... The examination by The Times shows that the Long Island Power Authority has repeatedly failed to plan for extreme weather... Officials, including Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, have excoriated the authority, but in the past, they have paid little attention to its management... Trying to fend off attacks on...
  • Big Miss In Retail Sales Paints Grim Picture For Holiday Shopping

    11/14/2012 6:24:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Here we go with the "but, but, Sandy" excuses. The just announced October retail sales tumbled, with their worst miss of expectations since May 2010, and the first sequential decline since June: printing at -0.3% for both the headline and the 'ex autos and gas', on expectations of a -0.2% and +0.4% rise. Ignoring for a second that the Commerce Department said that Hurricane Sandy had both positive (remember those massive lines in various stores ahead of Sandy) and negative impacts on retail sales, it would be truly inconceivable for the sellside Wall Street consensus of diploma'ed PhDs, which knew...
  • Vegetative man tells doctors ‘I’m not in pain’ via MRI communication

    11/14/2012 6:20:31 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    More than 12 years after a car accident left him in a vegetative state, a Canadian man has begun communicating with doctors who are monitoring his brain activity through Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. The BBC reports that 39-year-old Scott Routley has been able to communicate to doctors that he is not in any pain, marking the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-damaged patient has been able to give direct answers regarding their care and treatment."Scott has been able to show he has a conscious, thinking mind," British neuroscientist Adrian Owen told the BBC. "We have scanned him several...
  • Does Obama Doom America?

    11/14/2012 6:18:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/14/2012 | Quin Hillyer
    This man runs a vote-fraud-enabling, military-vote-suppressing, domestic-energy-destroying, debt-exploding, credit-limit-undermining, defense-gutting, abusive-regulation-promulgating, power-centralizing, religious-liberty-attacking, crony-corporatism-expanding, Constitution-trampling administration. He politicizes everything and demeans politics and the presidency simultaneously. His opponent (according to his closest political associates) was a "felon." The opponent was proximately responsible for a woman's cancer death, deliberately outsourced jobs, and led a "war on women." Women, meanwhile, should look to government for sustenance from cradle to grave, should vote as if giving up their virginity, and should "vote like [their] lady parts depend on it." Attack, attack, attack; demean, demean, demean; trivialize, trivialize, trivialize; and never once outline a...
  • Obama Rewards Romney-Threatening MoveOn With White House Meeting

    11/14/2012 6:18:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 4 replies
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama invited MoveOn to a meeting with him at the White House on Tuesday just weeks after the liberal group threatened Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with violence. The invitation came as part of Obama’s ‘fiscal cliff’ series of meetings this week with Congressional leaders, business leaders, and unions and left wing supporters. MoveOn’s executive director Justen Ruben attended Tuesday’s White House meeting alongside leaders of the Center for American Progress, the SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA, AFSCME and others. Days before the presidential election MoveOn released a video ad produced by the leftist filmmaker Michael Moore that called for...
  • Petraeus friends Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam share financial troubles

    11/14/2012 6:18:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/14 | montgomery & scherzer
    TAMPA — In late September, a U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent letters to a court in Washington, D.C., testifying that a single mom in Tampa named Natalie Khawam was fit to parent her 4-year-old son. Gen. John R. Allen praised Khawam — the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked an FBI investigation that exposed retired Gen. David Petraeus' affair — for her "maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child." Petraeus told the court Khawam "dotes on her son and goes to great lengths — and great...
  • The US Recovery Has Been Astounding — And Now Here Comes Its Final Huge Test

    11/14/2012 6:09:25 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    The US Recovery Has Been Astounding — And Now Here Comes Its Final Huge Test Joe WeisenthalNov. 14, 2012, 6:55 AM It's of no comfort to the millions of Americans who are unemployed, but the fact of the matter is that the US economic recovery has been extraordinary. From the dark days of late 2008/early 2009, the economic recovery has been surprisingly strong, given the crash conditions that went into the slump. As this chart rom Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff makes clear, the US GDP recovery is well above historical systemic crises.Reinhart/Rogoff Even on the employment front, the US...
  • Europe's workers stage austerity protests

    11/14/2012 6:07:29 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    Malta Independent ^ | November 14, 2012 | Malta Independent
    Workers across the European Union sought to present a united front against rampant unemployment and government spending cuts Wednesday with a string of strikes and demonstrations across the region. However, while austerity-hit countries such as Spain and Portugal saw a high turnout of striking workers, wealthier countries like Germany and Denmark experienced only piecemeal action. To combat a three-year financial crisis over too much debt, governments across Europe have had to cut spending, pensions and benefits and raise taxes. As well as hitting income and living standards, these measures have also led to a decline in economic output and rapidly...
  • Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes

    11/14/2012 6:06:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/14/12 | Ceneta, Goldfarb
    President Obama is taking a hard line with congressional Republicans heading into negotiations over the year-end fiscal cliff, making no opening concessions and calling for far more in new taxes than Republicans have so far been willing to consider. Obama plans to open talks using his most recent budget proposal, which sought to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy by $1.6 trillion over the next decade, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. That’s double the sum that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) offered Obama during secret debt negotiations in 2011. Obama has been pressing to let...
  • Sen. McCain pushes Watergate-style panel to investigate deaths of Americans in Benghazi

    11/14/2012 5:55:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WaPo/AP ^ | 11/14/2012
    The Arizona Republican tells “CBS This Morning” he believes the unanswered questions surrounding events at Benghazi on Sept. 11 require such a select committee. McCain accused the Obama administration of making misleading statements. He also said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on national television and said incorrectly that the violence was the result of a demonstration against an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States. Asked if he’d stand in the way of any nomination of Rice as the next secretary of state, McCain replied, “She’s not qualified.”
  • OWS buying and canceling debt

    11/14/2012 5:55:12 AM PST · by ksen · 66 replies
    Rolling Jubilee ^ | Recently | n/a
    From the top of their website: ------------------------------------ A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits. -------------------------------------
  • Barack Obama's Election And The Looming Crisis Of Liberalism

    11/14/2012 5:51:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2012 | Charles Kadlec
    What does Barack Obama’s re-election as President mean for the future of the United States and for the President’s place in history? Both liberals celebrating his electoral victory, and conservatives who fear for the future of the country, may be surprised by the thoughtful, serious and provocative answer to this question in: I Am the Change, Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism by Charles Kesler, best known as the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, but also a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute. Full disclosure, this columnist is...
  • Christie Warns NJ Residents of Post-Storm Tax Hikes

    11/14/2012 5:49:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    NBC NY(local) ^ | 11-13-2012 | Angela Delli Santi
    Gov. Chris Christie is warning New Jerseyans living in storm-wrecked towns that they're likely to see higher local property taxes to help pay for rebuilding. Christie, .... said an exemption to the state's 2 percent tax cap law is emergencies like Sandy, which destroyed coastal towns, knocked out rail service and left 2.7 million households in the dark. While municipalities can expect federal reimbursement for most storm-related cleanup costs, residents will most likely foot the bill for rebuilding. ..... New Jersey residents already pay the highest property taxes in the country, averaging $7,758 per household. The property tax cap law...
  • Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder

    11/14/2012 5:45:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder 13 Nov 2012 Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. New Recognition of What Traumatic Brain Injury Can Mean for Veterans' Vision In a study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., researchers found that vision problems in veterans with mild TBI...
  • DNA sequencing of MRSA used to stop outbreak

    11/14/2012 5:41:15 AM PST · by chessplayer · 4 replies
    An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic code. It led to them finding one member of staff at Rosie Hospital, in Cambridge, who may have unwittingly carried and spread the infection. They say it is the first time rapid genetic testing has been used to track and then stop an outbreak.
  • Jim Rickards: Paper, Gold or Chaos?

    11/14/2012 5:40:28 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Finance News Network ^ | October 31, 2012 09:40 AM
    Transcription of Finance News Network Interview with JAC Capital Advisors Partner, Jim Rickards at The Gold Investment Symposium in Sydney. Lelde Smits: Hello, I’m Lelde Smits for the Finance News Network and joining me today is American hedge fund adviser Jim Rickards. Jim, welcome to Australia and to Luna Park here in Sydney.You’ve just given a presentation titled, ‘The Future of the International Monetary System: Paper, Gold or Chaos?’ Jim that’s three options, which do you believe is the most desirable outcome? Jim Rickards: The most desirable outcome is probably some kind of gold-backed currency. And, it doesn’t mean that...
  • Drones are coming, raising national security questions, expert says

    11/14/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-14-12 | Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
    The unmanned aerial vehicles have become a mainstay of the U.S. military. In combat zones, the pilotless craft perform everything from surveillance to missile strikes against U.S. enemies in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now, just as our troops are coming home, so is their most advanced technology. And it's bringing with it a cargo of safety, privacy and civil liberty concerns. Benjamin Wittes, a Washington, D.C., national security analyst, has been asking that what-now question and expects to pose it to Minnesota leaders at the second annual Robotics Alley conference in Edina, Thursday, Nov. 15 -- a conference designed to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Convention Comes to Chicago

    11/14/2012 5:33:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Convention Comes to ChicagoPosted By Ryan Mauro On November 14, 2012 @ 12:41 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments For the second time in two months, stars of the Islamist movement in America will come together in the Chicago area, parading as the moderate Muslims we need to guide us. This time, itÂ’s the 11th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on December 21-25.Both the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are in a 1991 internal Muslim...
  • Misreading Election 2012

    11/14/2012 5:28:31 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Despite their weak candidate, Republicans increased their share of the presidential vote among many major demographic groups. Compared with 2008, they made significant gains among men (four percentage points), whites (four points), younger voters (six points), white Catholics (seven points) and Jews (nine points). Mr. Romney also carried the independent vote 50% to 45%. Four years ago, independents voted for Mr. Obama 52% to 44%. Republicans can take some solace from these gains. In addition, only 43% of voters this year said they wanted an activist government (compared with 52% in 2008), and 49% continued to disapprove of Mr. Obama's...
  • 'Politico' Peddles Smear Of Dick Morris

    11/14/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Politico is peddling a misleading liberal-media attack on Dick Morris. Item from Politico's "Morning Score" today [emphasis added]: "DICK MORRIS, who has not been taken seriously by serious people for a very long time, confessed on Fox News yesterday that he deliberately misled viewers: 'I think that there was a period of time when the Romney campaign was falling apart, people were not optimistic, nobody thought there was a chance of victory and I felt that it was my duty at that point to go out and say what I said.' There's just one problem. As Professor William Jacobson has...
  • I'm not seceding!If any one leaves the USA it will be the Blue states! (vanity)

    11/14/2012 5:20:19 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 37 replies
    I voted for Constitutional Government. It was the Blue states that have betrayed America and voted to sustain, maintain and increase the Welfare state and apologize & surrender to our enemies. The Red states are the havens for patriots, the Blue are the dens of traitors. It's important that we frame this issue with the truth and correctly. Winning the odd election here and there doesn't confer patriot or constitutional status upon you. It's standing by those principles, win or lose, that made this nation the greatest ever to arise on the face of the Earth in human history that...
  • FBI reopening probe into Broadwell’s access to classified documents

    11/14/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by maggief · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    At first the FBI probed the e-mails of Paula Broadwell and CIA Director David Petraeus from a suspicion of cyberstalking and harassment. They then dropped the probe after determining that the biographer of Petraeus had a personal relationship with him, even though they discovered that Broadwell had classified documents on her computer. After the entire probe went public and forced Petraeus to resign, FBI agents suddenly conducted a seizure of materials from Broadwell’s home — which the Washington Post reports comes from a belated curiosity into her possession of those classified documents: The FBI is making a new push to...
  • Gaza, Judea and Samaria: Prison or Paradise?

    11/14/2012 5:12:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | Steve Feldman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Gaza, Judea and Samaria: Prison or Paradise?Posted By Steve Feldman On November 14, 2012 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments “Comfortable.”“Peaceful sleep.”“Laid-back luxury.”“The pool is so inviting.”These are hardly the terms one would typically use to describe prisons, concentration camps or places of oppression. And yet this is how some Palestinian-Arab-controlled locales are described – though not by Israelis, and certainly not by anti-Israel propagandists.Rather, these are excerpts of reviews from people who have been to Gaza — and back — posted on the Web site “Trip Advisor,” which relies...
  • Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots-the background of President Obama’s most trusted advisor

    11/14/2012 5:06:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Valerie Jarrett’s Radical RootsPosted By John Perazzo On November 14, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments It was recently revealed that for several months, President Obama’s closest and most trusted advisor, Valerie Jarrett, has been leading secret negotiations with representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, in an effort to develop normalized relations between the U.S. and Iran. Hallmarks of such a relationship would include the commencement of direct airline flights between American cities and Tehran; the granting of entry permits for citizens of each country to visit the other;...
  • Obama’s Post-Family America--Fracturing social structures are leading to a fractured nation

    11/14/2012 5:03:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Republican Party went into the 2012 elections with a number of handicaps. One of the biggest of these handicaps was that it genuinely believed in a single country defined by the American Dream of family values, hard work and national greatness. The Democratic Party, which scored decisive victories across the country, never believed in any such thing, though its leading lights, like Obama, occasionally paid lip service to the idea as a sop to older white voters who would have been turned off by the 2012 version of Obama sounding like the 2002 version of Obama. Where the Republican...