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  • Atheists Ask Obama to Ditch 'So Help Me God,' Bible in Presidential Oath....(Shameful)

    11/14/2012 2:33:15 PM PST · by TaraP · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 14th, 2012
    President Barack Obama will be taking the oath of office for the second time on Jan. 21, 2013. And atheists want him to do so without mentioning "God" and without a Bible. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent Obama a letter following his re-election, asking him to reject the way "this country politicizes religion." "When you stand to reaffirm your oath, do so using the language of the Founders. Eliminate the religious verbiage. While you're at it, why not place your hand on the Constitution instead of a bible?" FFRF attorney Andrew L. Seidel wrote in the letter. The words...
  • Rep. Allen West: I stand with Israel as she defends herself from radical Islamic terrorism

    11/14/2012 2:31:57 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 14th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Rep. Allen West released this statement today, vowing his support for Israel as she defends herself from radical Islamic terrorism and also calls out Egypt’s government for supporting Hamas: “I fully support the Israeli military strike that killed the Hamas military wing chief, Ahmed Jabari. Hamas is a known Islamic terrorist organization and clearly states in its charter the aim to destroy the modern day State of Israel. Mr. Jabari has been responsible for countless rocket and missile attacks originating from Gaza Strip into Southern Israel. I have personally seen the destruction this causes, and visited the City of Sderot...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, November-14-2012

    11/14/2012 2:31:36 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 37 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Reid Opposes Creation of Benghazi Panel

    11/14/2012 2:26:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | by Patrick O'Connor
    WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday opposed a request by Republican senators for a new Senate select committee to investigate the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. "No," said Mr. Reid (D., Nev.), when asked if he favored creation of such a committee.
  • Obama on GOP opposition to Susan Rice: You want to come after someone over Benghazi, come after me

    11/14/2012 2:23:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Greg Hengler, I don't know where to begin here. At 2:05, he says he agrees that it's important to find out what happened in Benghazi and that the administration's provided every bit of information it has. Not true. He still hasn't told us precisely what he instructed the military to do, or not do, after the attack was underway. All he's said is that he issued some sort of directive to "make sure we are securing our personnel." What did the directive say, explicitly? At what point during the attack did he issue it? Did securing our personnel include...
  • Syrian rebels seize territory north of Golan Heights

    11/14/2012 2:23:09 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies
    At least two hundred rebel soldiers had taken over Beerajam and Bariqa, two isolated villages nestled in the buffer zone established between the two countries following the Yom Kippur war in 1973.
  • US military official: Some Benghazi consulate attackers had links to al-Qaida in North Africa

    11/14/2012 2:19:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2012
    PARIS — Some of the culprits in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had links to al-Qaida’s North Africa arm, a top U.S. military official said Wednesday. Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, said some of the attackers had ties to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which was built on the remains of a former Algerian militant group.
  • Chicago reporter congratulates Obama on reelection in presser

    11/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune congratulated President Obama on winning reelection during a press conference Wednesday at the White House. Obama called on Christi Parsons, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune. "Thank you, Mr. President," Parsons said. "And congratulations, by the way." Obama then noted Parsons was there "when I was running for state Senate." "That's right, I was," Parsons replied, adding that she had "never seen you lose. I wasn't there that one time."
  • Dear President Obama

    11/14/2012 2:14:21 PM PST · by veritas2002 · 8 replies
    Vanity | 11/14/12 | Veritas2002
    Dear President Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over? Please let him know that I will be...
  • Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’

    11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST · by AAABEST · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page. “I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way...
  • Obama's re-election drives Key West man to suicide, cops say

    11/14/2012 2:09:10 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 14, 2012
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself. Police say they found Henry Hamilton's body in his bedroom Nov. 8, along with a living will with handwritten words “Do not revive! (expletive) Obama!” Two empty prescription empty pill bottles were in the dining room. Hamilton's partner Michael Cossey told Key West police he last saw Hamilton when they watched the election results together. According to the police report, Hamilton was upset and said, “If Barack gets re-elected, I'm not going to be around.” Cossey says...
  • Woman dies in Ireland after abortion 'refused'

    11/14/2012 2:07:53 PM PST · by soycd · 27 replies
    4 News ^ | 11/14/2012 | 4 News
    Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died on 28 October after suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, 34, says she had complained of being in agonising pain while in Galway University Hospital. But doctors said they could not terminate the pregnancy while there was still a foetal heartbeat and that Ireland is a "Catholic country".
  • Speaker adds Paul Ryan to fiscal cliff team

    11/14/2012 2:04:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and two other senior Republicans for key roles as he prepares for negotiations on the fiscal cliff with the White House and Democratic leaders. The Speaker is adding Ryan and Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to his daily management meetings “in preparation for the fiscal cliff talks,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. Those meetings already include the top four members of the House Republican leadership team. Ryan, the recently defeated GOP vice presidential nominee, is continuing as chairman of the House Budget Committee while Upton leads...
  • Judge Rules Against Forcing Mentally Disabled Woman’s Abortion

    11/14/2012 2:03:35 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Nevada District Court Judge Egan Walker has agreed that a pregnant 32-year-old mentally disabled woman will not be forced to have an abortion against her will. Judge Walker has taken the potential abortion off the table and will hold a medical evidentiary hearing with experts to determine the best way to safely help the woman carry her pregnancy to term and have the baby. Nothing has been decided at this point about contraception for the woman, long-term.The decision will become official later this afternoon or tomorrow morning when Judge Walker officially hands down the ruling.Local pro-life advocates were worried the...
  • Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo

    11/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Bordertown Laredo will not be back for a second season. But Laredo will be featured on the majority of the national geographic hit, Border Wars, which will premiere Wednesday night. Border Wars is back and the city of Laredo is set to be featured on seven of the ten episodes this season. You can expect some changes from what was seen on Bordertown Laredo. "The difference between Bordertown and Border Wars is one, Bordertown consistently concentrated on Laredo PD, Border Wars actually expands a little bit and bring in U.S. Border Patrol, Customs, other law enforcement agencies, and Laredo PD...
  • General John Allen Scandel with Jill Kelley

    11/14/2012 1:56:05 PM PST · by robowombat · 35 replies
    LaLate ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    This is the biography of Grayson Wolfe husband of Natalie Khawam the twin sister of Jill Kelley Khawam who was receiving a virtual data dump from Gen Allen. Is there some connection here to some sort of clandestine intelligence gathering operation on the part of the the interestingly named Akkadian Private Ventures ? Allen routinely received large quantities of highly sensitive intelligence relating to the entire Id East-SW Asia area. Who or why he was sending such huge amounts of data to is the real mystery of this convuluted drama. Grayson is a founding partner of Akkadian Private Ventues, LLC...
  • Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: "If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me"

    11/14/2012 1:54:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    "As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous," President Obama said at a press conference...
  • Petraeus’s Bathsheba Syndrome - Why did a man we so respected succumb to temptation?

    11/14/2012 1:49:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    General David Petraeus is arguably the most consequential and renowned American military leader since World War II. His resignation because of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, has shocked Americans. L’affaire Petraeus has two parts that must be separated: his sexual relationship with Broadwell itself, and the link between the timing of the announcement of his resignation and the Benghazi attacks on September 11.Here I will focus on the former. What led a successful general at the height of his power and influence to have an affair that undid all he had accomplished?In 1993, Dean Ludwig and...
  • Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public

    11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans. Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama...
  • Congressional probe: Corzine is to blame for MF Global fall

    11/14/2012 1:37:51 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/14/2012 | Reuters
    Poor management decisions by MF Global's former CEO Jon Corzine triggered the brokerage firm's collapse, while lax protections for customer funds contributed to the loss of an estimated $1.6 billion of customer money, U.S. congressional investigators have determined.
  • Lessons for an Army During War

    11/14/2012 1:30:50 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | November 14, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    Defense News Once again, the U.S. Army is trying to learn lessons from the last war and apply them to future situations. Recent exercises at Fort Polk, La., emphasized short deployments with limited objectives: defend a consulate (!), secure the flow of energy resources and similar situations.  "My premise is that the world is going to get more complex, it's going to get more difficult," Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters. "We're going to need leaders who can be very adaptive."The United States has had adaptive leaders since the Christmas rout of the Hessians at Trenton, but the real...
  • The Moral of Sandy (Bjørn Lomborg)

    11/14/2012 1:25:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Project Syndicate | Nov. 13, 2012 | Bjørn Lomborg
    Here's the essay.
  • The Need to Explain (Sowell on Republicans)

    11/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century— Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories— bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat. One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...
  • [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro to pen autobiography

    11/14/2012 1:07:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    By the midterm elections in 2014, Julián Castro's memoir will be on bookshelves nationwide. New York-based Little, Brown and Co. will announce today that it has acquired the rights to publish Castro's yet-to-be-written book in English and Spanish as well as an audio version. The memoir will be published in 2014, the publishing house says. Since delivering the keynote address on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, Castro has become a national figure, and widely discussed as a future president. “We think Julián has a very universal story, filled with drama, struggle and achievement and it will appeal...
  • SanFran Chronicle: If they want to secede, let 'em

    11/14/2012 1:05:46 PM PST · by TheWryFederalist · 119 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/13/2012 | Caille Millner
    It's barely been a week since President Obama's re-election, and some people can't believe, truly can't believe, that things didn't go their way. As of Wednesday morning, 37 states had posted petitions on the White House website to secede from the United States of America. (Some not-so-brilliant citizens of Georgia and South Carolina actually have two different secession postings each, but I'm counting those knuckleheads only once.) I'm sorry to report that this not-so-illustrious group includes California, where nearly 7,000 citizens have signed a petition quoting the Declaration of Independence and insisting on the right to set up their own...
  • Neb. woman maintains anti-gay attack happened

    11/14/2012 1:01:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    AP ^ | November 14, 2012
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in emails to news organizations and in an online video. In the YouTube video and emails Charlie Rogers, 34, insists she did not make up the July attack, the Lincoln Journal Star reported (http://bit.ly/TGTbiv).
  • Obama to McCain: You can’t stop Susan Rice from being Secretary of State

    11/14/2012 12:57:25 PM PST · by mojito · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rice’s critics “have a problem with me.” “When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama told reporters today. “And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department [head] then I will nominate her, but that’s not a determination I’ve made yet.” Obama was responding to a press conference...
  • Obama: I want Federal Government to be 'aggressive and strong and fast and robust'

    11/14/2012 12:51:20 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it," Obama added. "That's a pretty good metaphor for how I want federal government to operate generally, and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure it does."
  • The Worst Is Yet To Come For California

    11/14/2012 12:50:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/14/2012 | Thomas Del Beccaro,
    Elections have consequences. There is little doubt that the reelection of President Obama will have far ranging consequences for the country. The last two decades of legislative elections in California have had enormous consequences for California and the U.S. more broadly. After 18 years of spending, taxing and regulating, the most resource-rich state in the Country is facing underemployment in excess of 20%, huge perennial deficits and failing schools. Sadly, the worst is yet to come. California has unprecedented problems. Estimates suggest that the pensions for the state and local governments are underfunded in excess of $650 billion – over...
  • Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/13/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.... KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously...
  • Graham to Obama: I hold you responsible for Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:37:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The war of words over Benghazi escalated Wednesday when President Obama told his critics to "go after me" rather than Ambassador Susan Rice. Those critics then said they would do exactly that. "Mr. President, don't think for one minute I don't hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi. I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack," said Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. The exchange came after Mr. Graham and Sen. John McCain said they would try to block Ms. Rice if Mr. Obama tapped her to become secretary of state. They said she hasn't done...
  • Police calls to Jill Kelley's mansion include sister's pornograhy, abuse and stalking claims

    11/14/2012 12:35:08 PM PST · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    tampa Bay times ^ | 11/14 | Montgomery
    TAMPA – Natalie Khawam called Tampa police regularly in the past three years to report domestic abuse, internet pornography and stalking while she was staying with her sister, Jill Kelley, at Kelley's Bayshore Boulevard mansion. The details of the complaints were revealed in a number of documents released by Tampa police on Wednesday. In June 2010, Khawam told police that she was "made to watch pornography by Grayson Wolfe," her Washington, D.C.-based husband from whom she was seeking divorce. "She believes that what she saw was the girls that were very young and some of the girls did not have...
  • As Obama Meets with CEOs, Those in the Know Head to Australia

    11/14/2012 12:33:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hillary's in Australia. She's sipping wine, and she's over there with Panetta. And you know who else is in Australia? The Woz. Steve Wozniak. He's establishing residence in Australia. Look, I think there's some people who know things we don't. Hillary's in Australia, Panetta is in Australia, and they're not on their way back. Wozniak is establishing residence. His home in the Bay Area is up for sale. He says he hopes he's able to maintain a home in California, but he's not sure. In addition to all this, folks, Obama today, it's amazing, the first term...
  • Obama: 'I Hope and Intend to Be an Even Better President in the Second Term' (video)

    11/14/2012 12:28:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    At today's press conference, President Barack Obama made a second term pledge: "I hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than I was in the first," said the president.
  • White House War on the Military

    11/14/2012 12:26:21 PM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 12 replies
    (Vanity) | 14 November 2012 | areukiddingme1
    “There are many purposes behind the feminists’ [left’s] efforts to restructure the military, but you can be sure that greater national security is not one of them.” ~ David Horowitz, National Review, October 5, 1992 Here we go again, the left has their man in the white house and they don’t have to worry about re-election for four more years, therefore, unfettered by public opinion or sane rational thought, the war on the military will begin in earnest immediately. Look for the left to appoint a 21st Century version of Congresswoman (Democrat) Pat Schroeder to bring the DoD to its...
  • 1090 KPTK Seattle Gets New Calls; To Join CBS Sports Radio (Prog Talk death watch)

    11/14/2012 12:23:20 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 11/14/12 | Lance Venta
    On the heels of Clear Channel dropping Liberal Talk from 620 KPOJ Portland in favor of Sports, CBS will follow suit at 1090 KPTK Seattle. As of today the station has changed call letters to KFNQ, with a likely branding of “The Fan” to match many of its CBS Radio brethren coming. SeaTacRadio.com is reporting that Talk 1180 KLAY Lakewood/Tacoma will pick up the syndicated Ed Schulz and Stephanie Miller following 1090′s shift to Sports in January. The Everett Post run by the operator of two stations in that city states that KFNQ will add a local afternoon show. KPTK...
  • Obama Readies His Revenge on the "Rich"

    11/14/2012 12:22:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, Obama's meeting with the CEOs. This is being portrayed as Obama wanting to have dialogue. "He really wants to talk to these guys. He wants to learn from them. He wants to work together with them in order to come up with mutually agreeable policies, 'cause he's open to anything that will work." Ahem. Instead, what's gonna happen is Obama's bringing the guys in there. He's speaking from a teleprompter and he's gonna read them the way world works. He's gonna tell them the way life is. He's gonna tell 'em what their future is. He's...
  • Petraeus Scandal: Paula Broadwell in Classified Document Probe

    11/14/2012 12:20:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law. A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.
  • Obama wants 'conversation' on climate change

    11/14/2012 12:18:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to begin a national "conversation" on climate change. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said his administration has taken steps to combat global warming, such as sharply increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.
  • Teamsters find irregularities, take over Blaine's Local 120

    11/14/2012 12:17:00 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 11-14-12 | MIKE HUGHLETT
    Teamsters Local 120 -- a large and prominent Minnesota local -- was taken over Tuesday by its parent union after an investigation found evidence of financial irregularities by top leaders. The union and its president, James P. Hoffa, put Local 120 into emergency trusteeship after a "determination that there has been a violation of fiduciary responsibility," said Bret Caldwell, a spokesman for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The top two executives of Blaine-based Local 120, Brad Slawson Sr. and Brad Slawson Jr., have been put on a leave of absence, and the local's executive leadership board has been dissolved, Caldwell...
  • Ground Broken For Housing Project Intended For Members Of LGBT Community

    11/14/2012 12:12:37 PM PST · by massmike · 45 replies
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/14/2012 | By Paul Kurtz, Anne-Marie Green
    Ground has been broken in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood for a housing project that will serve the needs of the LGBT community. It’s described as the first urban project of its kind — six floors of low income housing for elderly lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders. It’s being built with a mixture of local, state and federal funds. And that was reflected by the number of politicians on hand for Friday’s ceremony. Mayor Michael Nutter was joined by his predecessors, John Street and Ed Rendell. “Once completed, this project will provide 56 units of affordable housing to people 62...
  • Does Obama Doom America?

    11/14/2012 12:11:28 PM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.14.12 | Quin Hillyer
    The question so many people are asking. The refrain started many weeks, even months, before the election, but its frequency and intensity has increased nearly exponentially since Nov. 6. "I don't know if we can survive another four years of this," people say. Or, "do you think we can survive four more years of this?" Even Bill Kristol, not prone to defeatism, speculated on what might happen "even if America can survive the next four years of Obama." -snip- It is not an idle worry. Barack Obama and his minions play for keeps. And they are playing for a...
  • Market Deteriorating As Obama Speaks — Dow Off Over 110 Now ( -136 Now)

    11/14/2012 12:10:48 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Market Deteriorating As Obama Speaks — Dow Off Over 110 Now Joe WeisenthalNovember 14, 2012As Obama speaks, market tumbles.Now, minus 136
  • Petraeus Socialite Jill Kelley Banned From Military Base

    11/14/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    radar online ^ | 11/14 | radar online
    Jill Kelley is no longer welcome at MacDill AFB. The socialite who launched the David Petraeus sex scandal that's now also enveloped General John Allen, has been banned from the Tampa military base where she met both the four star military men, the Tampa Tribune is reporting. "She did have base access but does not currently because of her involvement in an ongoing investigation," a military official told the Tribune. PHOTOS: Jill Kelley Arrives At Her Tampa Bay Home The slam from her former best buddies in uniform comes on top of revelations of the Kelley family's dismal financial picture....
  • Infographic of the day: Obama lost independent voters in all swing states minus NC

    11/14/2012 12:07:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    This will boggle your mind. Barack Obama lost independent voters to Mitt Romney in every swing state except North Carolina and still won reelection. President Barack Obama won a second term by taking the majority of swing states. But a closer look at exit polling data shows Obama lost the independent vote in most of those states over the last four years. Independents, who do not align with one political party or another, make up a fast-growing and coveted voting bloc.
  • Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:06:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack. "As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her," Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack. Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements about Benghazi. She maintained that...
  • Catholic bishops pledge defiance on HHS mandate

    11/14/2012 12:04:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If the Obama administration hoped that the election results and the narrow split in Barack Obama's favor among Catholic voters would force the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) into retreat on the HHS contraception mandate, the USCCB's unity yesterday had to be a bit disappointing. The current president of the USCCB announced that the bishops would keep fighting the mandate, and while they were open to dialogue, the only option they will refuse to consider is "capitulation": A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide...
  • Oxford chooses 'omnishambles' as word of the year

    11/14/2012 12:02:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2012 | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: "omnishambles." Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word — defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations" — its top term of 2012. Each year Oxford University Press tracks how the English language is changing and chooses a word that best reflects the mood of the year. The publisher typically chooses separate British and American winners. This year's American champion is "gif," short for graphics...
  • Obama's Smug America

    11/14/2012 12:02:41 PM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.14.12 | George Neumayr
    It is always going "forward" no matter how much it declines. By every objective measure, America is in decline. But liberals insist that it is moving "forward." The modern philosophy of progress is Darwinian, holding that the latest development, whether of a country or a species, is always the best one. Mutations are assumed to be perfective, not destructive. Obama is the one "we have been waiting for," chanted his followers in 2008. They identified him as the agent of the final phase in liberalism's revolution. In 2012, Obama drew upon this revolutionary hope again, coining "forward" as his campaign...
  • Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify

    11/14/2012 11:59:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 14, 2012
    On the heels of David Petraeus agreeing to testify on the Libya terror attack, Republican senators on Wednesday stepped up their call to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the tragedy -- as they raised concern that the administration's internal review would fall short.  "Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said, at a lengthy news conference on Capitol Hill.  McCain was joined by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in...