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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."

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...