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  • NAPOLITANO: Silencing General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 11:29:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Obama administration’s dirty handsThe evidence that Gen. David H. Petraeus, formerly the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the author of the current Army field manual, Princeton Ph.D. and, until last week, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was forced to resign from the CIA to silence him is far stronger than is the version of events that the Obama administration has given us. The government would have us believe that because the FBI confronted Gen. Petraeus with his emails showing a pattern of inappropriate personal private behavior, he voluntarily departed his job as the country’s chief...
  • Obama-Protecting Reporters Argue with GOP Senators on Benghazi Investigation

    11/14/2012 11:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | November 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you're very much aware, I never make this program about me. Everybody else does that. I never do. But I have to tell you, remember way, way, way, way back when this Benghazi thing first come up, I compared it to Watergate, and I said it was worse than Watergate. Nobody died in Watergate. That is now popping up all over the place out there, people comparing this Benghazi thing to Watergate. You know, here we've got four dead Americans and we still do not have an explanation for this, and it's morphed into...
  • 3 illegal aliens caught with $2M of marijuana (Sheriff Arpaio)

    11/14/2012 11:20:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    KSAZ ^ | Updated: Nov 10, 2012 5:13 PM MST
    After a week of investigating, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office drug suppression task force seized millions of dollars in marijuana. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says three illegal aliens were arrested after deputies found 3,500 pounds of marijuana being transported inside their vehicle. The drugs are estimated to be worth $2 million, according to deputies. Sheriff Arpaio says, "More and more illegal aliens are smuggling drugs into the country and it's getting increasingly dangerous for my deputies. This concern has prompted me to issue automatic weapons in the near future to all my deputies, including those detectives who work in the higher...
  • Obama: No evidence ‘from what I’ve seen’ that Petraeus scandal hurt national security

    11/14/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | November 14, 2012
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  • Michelle Obama: Living in a Tax Loophole?

    11/14/2012 11:05:34 AM PST · by NCjim · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Tim Kern
    The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is not an elected official. The title doesn't come with a paycheck. Michelle Obama, however, has turned it into an exercise in imperial excess, spending taxpayers' dollars as though the Treasury were her cookie jar. There was an old radio spot that ran in the South, when I lived there some 20 years ago. The commentary always started with, “Ya know what makes me sick?” That’s probably not a great way to grab a breakfast-time audience, but ya know, I’m almost there with the FLOTUS. I am simply tired of the First...
  • Report: Reaping the benefits of natural gas will require action now

    11/14/2012 10:54:03 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jeannie Kever
    Reports about the game-changing nature of the country’s natural gas reserves, newly recoverable with the combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, seem to come out every week. But Marc S. Lipschultz, global head of energy and infrastructure for KKR & Co., says the ability to reap the economic benefits are far from assured. Among the key challenges, he said, are smoothing the boom-and-bust cycles in gas prices and mitigating the environmental impacts of gas drilling that limit social acceptance. Lipschultz estimates gas production could increase by 44 percent between 2011 and 2035. But there’s a pricetag. He says it...
  • Fox 19 anchor back on the air after suspension for calling Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man'

    11/14/2012 10:47:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/14/12 | MEENA HART DUERSON
    A Fox news anchor was back on the air Tuesday night following a 2-day suspension for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an "angry young man" on Facebook. Tricia Macke, an anchor for Ohio's Fox 19, took to her personal Facebook page last month to rant against the cable news personality, writing "Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man" on Oct. 12.
  • Governor Palin: “Who is running our country?”

    11/14/2012 10:42:16 AM PST · by Bratch · 135 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 14 2012 | Moira Crooks
    Governor Sarah Palin posed the question “Who is running our country?” in her latest Facebook note: Who is running our country? We’ve got a CIA Director sharing security info with his mistress using an unsecure gmail account. We’ve got the delusional Susan Rice blaming the death of an ambassador on a Youtube video. We’ve got Iran firing on one of our drones a week before the election. We’ve got the White House either ignorant of or covering up all of this. Who is minding the store? Everywhere we look we see the rank incompetence or corruption of the people who...
  • CSPAN live feed: President Obama News Conference

    11/14/2012 10:37:50 AM PST · by Jean S · 84 replies
  • Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist (Timely archived article)

    11/14/2012 10:25:26 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    "They fear that the development and building of People's (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein's monster against democracy." - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199 When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe. It wasn't hard then to see in Alinsky's programs at home, elements...
  • [Defense Minister] Barak declares special situation in all Israeli territory

    11/14/2012 10:15:12 AM PST · by topher · 64 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/14/2012 | Yaakov Lappin
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak has declared a special situation in all Israeli territory, covering all Israeli cities up to a radius of 40 kilometers around the Gaza Strip. The decision will have a number of effects.
  • Texas NDAA Nullification Bill Includes Criminal Charges for Federal Agents

    11/14/2012 10:12:20 AM PST · by Windflier · 3 replies
    Tenth Amendment ^ | 12 November 2012 | Michael Boldin
    At the close of 2011, Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for the year 2012. In it are what some constitutional experts consider to be some of the greatest constitutional violations in American history. At issue are sections 1021 and 1022 which, in essence, create a new power for the federal government to “indefinitely detain” – without due process – any person. Indefinitely. That’s little different than kidnapping.
  • Obama press conference set for right now

    11/14/2012 10:10:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 239 replies
    politico ^ | 11/14/12 | politico
    The president is scheduled to do his first press conference in months on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. EST in the East Room.
  • It’s War

    11/14/2012 10:09:30 AM PST · by Pete · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov 24, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The Israeli military commenced what government officials are calling a “widespread campaign on terror sites and operatives in the Gaza Strip, chief among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets” after suffering nearly a week of rocket attacks on Israeli territory. The Israel Defense Forces opened Operation Pillar of Defense with an airstrike on a car carrying the head of Hamas’ military wing Ahmed Jabri. More airstrikes quickly followed and are believed to have targeted other top Gaza-based terrorists and their weapons caches. Update (12:25 PM): The IDF has released video of the strike. An IDF spokesman stated on Twitter that...
  • Madonna Strips For Hurricane Sandy Donations

    11/14/2012 10:07:56 AM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    The Material Girl has been showing more than a lot of love for victims of Hurricane Sandy. At her most recent concerts in Cleveland and New York, she stripped for the audience in order to get donations for storm relief (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary, mild vulgarity).
  • Guards sought for news crews in Oakland

    11/14/2012 10:06:45 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 20 replies ^ | 9/14/2012 | Demain Bulwa
    The violent robbery of a television news crew outside an Oakland school last week was the latest in a series of similar incidents in a city where the rate of strong-arm robberies and holdups is surging. But the brazenness of the attack - which occurred during a live broadcast in the middle of the day - has brought fresh urgency to the problem. Union officials who represent reporters at most of the Bay Area's major television and radio stations said Tuesday they had asked the broadcasters to immediately hire security guards to accompany news crews when they are in Oakland....
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 54%

    11/14/2012 9:58:27 AM PST · by Arthurio · 30 replies
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 54% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) at least somewhat disapprove. Obama’s overall approval ratings since Election Day have been at the highest levels since the early months of his presidency in 2009 (see trends). Ninety-eight percent (98%) of black voters approve, while 56% of whites disapprove. Among voters of other races, 83% approve and 15% disapprove.
  • Bankers Abandoned Obama -- But the Rest of the Rich Held Surprisingly Strong

    11/14/2012 9:52:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 14, 2012 | Nate Cohn
    In 2008, long before stress tests and Dodd-Frank, then-Senator Barack Obama excelled in the rich enclaves where much of New York’s financial class lives. Obama made staggering gains among one-percenters in the wealthiest areas of western Connecticut, where as many as one-quarter of adult males work in the financial sector. In New Canaan, where Brian Williams owns a home and the median income exceeds $175,000, Obama lost by just 6 points after Kerry lost by 22 points four years earlier. Nearby Greenwich, where you can find Mel Gibson, Regis, and Madoff's kids, voted for Obama by 8 points. ..................................................... The...
  • Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander

    11/14/2012 9:46:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    reuters ^ | 11.14.2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    (Reuters) - Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt could pull the two sides back from the brink of war after five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets. Operation "Pillar of Defense" began with a surgical strike on a car carrying the commander of the military wing of Hamas,...
  • Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians: FJP

    11/14/2012 9:39:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 11/14/12 | Staff
    CAIRO: Egypt´s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohamed Morsi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader. The FJP, the political arm of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement, said Israeli air strikes that killed top militant Ahmed al-Jaabari in Gaza earlier on Wednesday required "swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres." The party, which fielded Morsi in a June election to replace toppled president Hosni Mubarak, said Israel "must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt."
  • East Brunswick jewelry merchant pulls out gun, turns tables on robber(NJ)

    11/14/2012 9:35:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Anthony G. Attrino
    EAST BRUNSWICK – A jewelry store owner chased two would-be robbers from his store when he pulled out his own handgun, according to police. The incident happened about 3:44 p.m. Tuesday at Harry’s Gold, 700 Route 18 in East Brunswick. “Two males had entered the Route 18 gold store after the store was empty of all customers,” East Brunswick Det. Sgt. Kevin F. Zebro said in a statement. One of the males brandished a black handgun while the second male attempted to enter a locked office. The owner, who was alone in the store, pulled out his own handgun. “Upon...
  • ‘Pillar of Cloud’ Operation Launched to Punish Gazan Terror (Updated)

    11/14/2012 9:34:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    jewishpress ^ | 11.14.2012 | staff
    Update, 5:34 PM, Israel Time: The IDF carried out an extensive attack damaging to the long-range launch capabilities (over 25 miles) of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The attack caused significant damage to underground launch systems and weapons and ammunition storehouses belonging to terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. The purpose of the attack is to disrupt the launch capabilities of terrorist organizations and damage terrorist network buildup. At 4:10 PM Israel time, Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz approved an extensive attack against Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. As part of...
  • Airliner Security Leaves Travelers More Vulnerable in Airports

    11/14/2012 9:34:24 AM PST · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Unattributed
    Since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, the federal government has gone to great lengths to keep weaponry of all sorts from finding its way on airliners. The effectiveness of these measures is open to debate, but the idea has been to prevent items such as explosive devices fashioned in the form of contact lens saline solution bottles, shaving cream cans and the like from finding their way onto an airliner. The TSA is also supposed to be on the lookout for box cutters (and pocket knifes and fingernail files), as well as shoes loaded with...
  • Federalism D.I.Y. (Secession's not the answer, Federalism is!)

    11/14/2012 9:28:01 AM PST · by inkling · 9 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | June 1, 2011 | Nick Dranias
    The federal government is tightening its control over the 50 states and the lives of every American. The U.S. Constitution, however, says states are supposed to be equal partners with the federal government. State sovereignty — allowing each state to control its own affairs — is the cornerstone of that equal partnership and critical to protecting Americans' freedom. Below are 10 ways local policymakers and citizens can restore that balance of power and do what's best for the people of your state. (Click the infographic for larger, 8½x11" PDF version.)Read Federalism DIY: 10 Ways for States to Check and Balance Washington...
  • Holder staying on for second term means more of same for Fast and Furious probe

    11/14/2012 9:26:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Most likely ending speculation Eric Holder started last week when he announced he may not stay on for a second term, the New York Post reported today that the attorney general will remain on the job at the request of the president. Gun Rights Examiner raised troubling concerns that the floated resignation could remove Holder as a subject for further investigation into Fast and Furious gunwalking, and also raised the alarm that potential replacements being discussed in the press must be vetted with the gun issue being a non-negotiable litmus test. Holder’s reported decision not to resign now means he...
  • Robber Shoots Man Then Comes Under Fire from Bystander(AR)

    11/14/2012 9:21:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | NA
    (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Police have charged one person in connection with a robbery and shooting at a Little Rock bank on Monday afternoon. The shooting occurred at the Arvest Bank branch on Chenal Parkway. Police said a man was shot by a suspect in the parking lot of the bank, after the suspect robbed the victim of an undisclosed sum of money. Then as the robber was fleeing in a getaway vehicle, a man at a nearby gas station who had a licensed gun, reportedly then fired at the suspect. While another vehicle was hit, investigators said the suspect...
  • Obama to open ‘fiscal cliff’ talks with call for $1.6 Trillion in new revenues

    11/14/2012 9:19:01 AM PST · by mojito · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama is taking a tough opening stance in talks over deficit reduction, pushing Republicans to accept a plan that calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over the next ten years, according to reports. The figure is double the $800 billion last discussed by the White House and House Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) during their 2011 negotiations on raising the debt-ceiling limit. The president’s plan is based on his most recent budget proposal, which sought the $1.6 in new revenues by targeting the wealthy and corporations. The president and congressional lawmakers are set to meet at the White House...
  • Lot next to Obama's Chicago home for sale

    11/14/2012 9:17:10 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | Mary Ellen Podmolik
    Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door. The owners of the famously vacant land next to Obama’s home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood are trying to sell the 50’-by-150’ lot at 5050 S. Greenwood Ave.,for $899,000.
  • How Shadow Banks Rule the World

    11/14/2012 9:13:21 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies ^ | By Martin Hesse and Anne Seith
    In the financial world, there is a narrow divide between heaven and hell. Frenchman Loïc Féry realized this when he was 33. He was a rising star in the banking world, managing the trade in complex loan packages for an investment bank. He was the bank's "global head of credit markets." But then one of his employees gambled away about $317 million, and Féry was without a job. A number of investment bankers experienced a similarly precipitous fall in the turbulent years of the financial crisis. But, like Féry, many reappeared and became more successful than ever, in the world...
  • Can We Replace John Boehner With Paul Ryan?

    11/14/2012 9:07:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies ^ | November 13, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    John Boehner has been willing to throw his conference under the bus repeatedly. We know from the Bob Woodward book that he was willing to raise taxes. We know he cut a deal with Barack Obama without consulting the rest of his conference. We know it blew up in his face. We know he now doesn’t even want to fight Obamacare, calling it the “law of the land.” We know he only walked back that statement because of the outrage that ensued. We know he wants to start putting moderates into leadership positions like Cathy McMorris Rodgers instead of Tom...
  • Mountain Lion Shot After Coming Near Hunter(NE)

    11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Amaka Ubaka
    A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season. The incident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Ainsworth in Brown County. The hunter reported the shooting to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer. According to the hunter, the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter’s path. A subsequent investigation concluded the hunter was justified in killing the 150-pound animal. By law, a person may kill...
  • Feinstein Says Petraeus Will Testify on Libya

    11/14/2012 8:58:04 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012
    WASHINGTON—The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said Wednesday that Mr. Petraeus, who resigned from the Central Intelligence Agency post on Friday because of an extramarital affair, "is very willing and interested in talking to the committee." No date for his testimony has been set. Ms. Feinstein has been among those in Congress who have complained that lawmakers should have been notified about a Federal Buerau of Investigation probe that led...
  • Why not a "Petition to Expel the Democrats from the Union"? (vanity)

    11/14/2012 8:49:22 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 21 replies
    Since the DemRats do not wish to abide by Constitutional principles and government if someone knows how to and would create a Petition to Expel the Democrats and/or the Blue states from the Union online I'm sure it would quickly pick up team .
  • Watch | Digging Out in the Rockaways With the Help of Military Veterans

    11/14/2012 8:46:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 6 replies
    WNYC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Jennifer Hsu
    Kathy Maggio, 56, lives a half block away from the beach on 126th Street, in a one-story brick house in Rockaway, Queens. Hurricane Sandy severely damaged her house: Flood waters gushed in, leaving leaking ceilings, a ruined skylight, water-logged walls and a basement full of destroyed furniture, rugs, and boxes of photos and keepsakes. Maggio said she saw volunteers in her hard-hit neighborhood shortly after the storm hit. "So I saw these guys walking around, removing debris at a neighbor's house," Maggio said. Two days later, she said, half a dozen volunteers were at her door. They were members of...
  • Surprise: Angus King to Caucus With Democrats

    11/14/2012 8:42:22 AM PST · by MikeyVirginia · 27 replies ^ | 11-14-2012 |
    (CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber. Angus King made the announcement Tuesday in the U.S. Capitol, where he and other newly elected senators and represenatatives are convening for a week of orientation. They will be officially sworn in as lawmakers in January.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 14, 2012

    11/14/2012 8:41:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 193 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 14,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Please, John Kerry, just go away!

    11/14/2012 8:38:05 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies ^ | November 14, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Finally, a silver lining in the dark cloud of last week’s election returns. John “Liveshot” Kerry is in the running to become secretary of defense, which means he wouldn’t be a senator from Massachusetts anymore. Please God, let it happen. How can we miss him when he won’t go away?
  • The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How did Nate Silver Do It? (Gallup is Dead Last)

    11/14/2012 8:36:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/13/2012 | Tim Suttle
    Nate Silver has gotten a lot of press for his near perfect election night predictions. In 2008 Silver gained popularity and influence after he called 49 out of 50 states. Many pundits were predicting that Silver would crash and burn in 2012. Instead, he outperformed his 2008 predictions and now that Florida has been called for president Obama, Silver can tout a perfect record 50 out of 50 states called correctly.How did Silver do it?Only Likely Voters Matter: This is one obvious reason SilverÂ’s method outshines everyone else. Anything other than likely voter models is useless information. This is key....
  • Doc eyed in OUI was turkey shopping (high, drunk, NPR...)

    11/14/2012 8:35:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/14/12 | Matt Stout and Gary Remal
    Video link below. An award-winning emergency room doctor, accused of careening through a Wellesley parking lot and ramming another car while allegedly high on drugs and alcohol, told cops she was just out trying to buy her Thanksgiving turkey, police report. “I was listening to NPR radio ... in my car ... and decided I needed to get gas,” Dr. Kristin Howard told police. “I was going to Whole Foods to buy a Thanksgiving turkey,” she said. What happened next on Friday morning landed her in handcuffs. The doctor said she couldn’t control the accelerator in her Subaru Outback. Police...
  • Europe to send 400 special forces to Mali

    11/14/2012 8:35:40 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 11, 2012 | Mike Pflanz
    West African leaders met on Sunday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to put the final touches to a military plan drawn up with input from the EU and the United Nations. The mission, expected to launch early next year, will be made up of as many as 3,300 troops, most of them from Mali but with reinforcements from Niger, Burkina Faso and other African nations. “We expect that there will be support from the EU in the order of 200 to 400 military support troops to help train the African Union force,” one European diplomat with knowledge of the proceedings...
  • Chris Matthews Claims GOP Ignorant of Science While Claiming Plants Absorb Carbon Monoxide

    11/14/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Note to Chris Matthews: when seeking to slam Republicans for their supposed ignorance of science, try not to expose your own. On Tuesday's Hardball, Matthews—mocking the Republican congressmen vying for the chairmanship of the House Science Committee— committed this whopper: "As we all learned in grammar school—young people watching—trees absorb carbon monoxide." Uh, no, Chris. As even an MSNBC host might know, carbon monoxide is a toxic gas produced when there is insufficient oxygen to permit complete oxidation. Think running car in closed garage. Trees absorb carbon dioxide. Perhaps it was just a slip of the overworked Matthews' tongue, but...

    11/14/2012 8:31:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    WND ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bob Unruh
    A Chicago voting-machine tech is sounding the alarm, claiming he witnessed multiple error messages on the voting touch-screens this election – but only in cases where people voted for Mitt Romney. Steve Pickrum said he worked for Chicago’s election system during the early voting and Election Day voting for the 2012 race. As an equipment manager for the system, Pickrum said, he responded whenever there was a glitch with a voting machine. “On early voting, when I did work on the floor when voters needed help using the equipment, I was able to see the preference of the voter, and...
  • Anti-gun immigrant chides Americans for 'literal following of the Constitution'

    11/14/2012 8:24:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 November, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Sanjay Sangohee has by all accounts enjoyed great success since coming to America. His Huffington Post biography makes that abundantly clear: "Sanjay Sanghoee is a banker and the author of Merger, a fast-paced financial thriller published by Forge Books and reviewed by Chicago Tribune, BARRON’s and others - available on Amazon. . . . He has more than a decade of experience in banking, ranging from Mergers & Acquisitions at Lazard and Dresdner to the investment side at Ramius, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund." One might expect that such prosperity would have inspired some gratitude for the system of government...
  • Israel air strikes continue after death of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. Hamas: It’s war

    11/14/2012 8:23:28 AM PST · by Dave346 · 97 replies
    Debka ^ | 11/14/12
    After confirming the death of Ahmed Jabari, commander of Hamas’s military arm, Ezz e-din al-Qassam, Hamas announced: We are now at war with Israel. Jabari, 52, was killed by a targeted Israeli air attack in Gaza City. A key figure in the radical Palestinian Hamas movement, he was caught driving in a black Mercedes in Gaza City. Hamas has announced a general call-up and threatened to respond not just with rockets but suicide attacks. Israeli sources say the air operation called Pillar of Cloud is underway against more Hamas leaders and its military infrastructure and rocket stocks across the Gaza...
  • Obama's Post-Family America

    11/14/2012 8:23:14 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 9 replies
    Front Page 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...

    11/14/2012 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | Scott Johnson
    Edward Jay Epstein has a large and distinguished body of work on intelligence and intelligence-related issues. Among his books in the field are Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald and Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA. Ed has also taken to the ebook form. His ebooks on intelligence-related issues include Killing Castro and James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right? This morning Ed has forwarded the following questions on the Petraeus scandal: Before we can walk the cat back, and establish the chronology of a possible penetration, we need to answer the following ten...
  • UN, World Win US Election, Americans Big Losers

    11/14/2012 8:12:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ron Reale
    I have been accosted by numerous friends and acquaintances recently, Barack Obama acolytes all, with a smug attitude of superiority concerning the re-election of the President. As though the election was a personal contest between myself and them, and they won. No American citizen is the winner of this election. I have pointed out, especially to my fellow workers, that their choice will bring about a reduced work week for all of us, to 29 hours, due to the onerous regulations of the Obamacare law. We will have less money in our pocket. (1) I have pointed out that we...
  • Taking Back the Joint

    11/14/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by MadIsh32 · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/14/2012 | Betsy Woodruff
    Much ink has been spilt in describing the precise nature of the soul-searching the GOP is undergoing in the wake of getting totally shellacked last Tuesday. There are a plethora of suggestions — of varying degrees of helpfulness — as to how the Republican party can re-brand and re-orient itself; ranging from capitulating on taxes to deciding that gay marriage isn’t a hill to die on. But there’s one easy ideological maneuver that Republicans could make that would simultaneously burnish their stance as the party of freedom and expand their base while alienating the president from his. It is a...
  • Hamas military chief killed in Gaza air strike

    11/14/2012 8:09:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | November 14,2012 | Barney Henderson
    The military wing of Hamas said in a statement that the assassination "has opened the gates of hell". Israel's military said the strike was the "start of targetting Gaza militants", according to AFP. Witnesses say Jabari was travelling in his vehicle in Gaza City when his car exploded. Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago. He has long topped Israel's most-wanted list, the Associated Press reported. Israeli officials had said in recent days that they were considering assassinating top Hamas officials following a wave of heavy rocket fire...
  • Meet the Psychologists Who Convinced You to Vote for Obama

    11/14/2012 8:09:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Dashiell Bennett
    President Obama's re-election team has already been lauded for its mastery of data and organziation, but a feature in today's The New York Times looks at another secret, and more subtle, weapon: Behavioral science. Reporter Benedict Carey talks to some of the members of the campaign's "COBS" team, an informal group of unpaid advisors who shared their knowledge on the latest academic research and theories on how to influence the public's knowledge behavior. Publicly, the group—which it gave itself the name of "consortium of behavioral scientists"—where just friendly volunteers offering advice. None of the social scientists and psychologists who took...