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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."