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  • NYT Unsure if Rockets Fired at Israel- Also not sure Hamas is a terrorist group

    11/14/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    New York Times Middle East correspondents Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner reported today that they are confused about current events in the Middle East. Despite the launching of more than 800 rockets from Gaza into Israel in 2012—including hundreds in the past week—the Times expressed uncertainty about whether any rockets have been fired at all. The Israeli military operation that commenced today is “in response to what Israel called repeated rocket attacks,” according to the Times. The Times is also uncertain about the nature of Hamas, a U.S.- and Israeli-designated terrorist organization. The Times reports that Hamas is a “militant...
  • Court hearing set Friday in West-Murphy vote-count dispute

    11/14/2012 5:45:47 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/14/12 | George Bennett
    FORT PIERCE — A St. Lucie County circuit judge has scheduled a two-hour hearing for Friday on Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West’s request for a recount of all 37,379 ballots cast during early voting in St. Lucie County in his tight reelection fight against Democrat Patrick Murphy. Murphy holds a 0.58 percent lead over West in unofficial returns from congressional District 18, which includes St. Lucie and Martin counties and northern Palm Beach County. West has not conceded, citing errors in St. Lucie County’s initial early vote tally that prompted Secretary of State Ken Detzner to send three officials to...
  • Those extremist Republicans! Joseph Farah warns GOP establishment about 2016 election

    11/14/2012 5:43:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    It was almost laughable on Election Night when the analysts began explaining why Mitt Romney lost. It was because of his extreme position on border security. It was because Republicans picked candidates that were too extreme. It was because Republicans denied manmade, catastrophic “climate change” was real. And this was on what many Americans believe to be the “fair and balanced” network, Fox. Some even believe it to be a “conservative” alternative to the rest of the statist media jackals. I thought the cacophony would die down by now, but it hasn’t. Mitt Romney doesn’t have an extremist bone in...
  • Senate falls short of votes need to pass cybersecurity bill, sets stage for presidential order

    11/14/2012 5:41:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Associated Pres
    WASHINGTON — The Senate failed again to advance legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid and other critical industries from cyberattack, setting the stage for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order to improve the country’s digital defenses. A motion to limit debate and force a vote on the bill fell well short on Wednesday of the 60 votes needed to pass, with only 51 senators backing the measure. Democrats and Republicans disagreed over the role the Homeland Security Department and other federal agencies should play in protecting essential businesses from cyberattacks.
  • FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was once based in Seattle (Shirtless FBI guy identfied)

    11/14/2012 5:39:00 PM PST · by RummyChick · 3 replies
    king5 ^ | 11/14 | king5
    How Washington Rep. Dave Reichert got involved in the scandal that ended the CIA director's career became a little clearer Wednesday after the New York Times published a story identifying the FBI agent who played a key role in the case. The agent was identified as Frederick W. Humphries II. His connection to the Pacific Northwest -- and hence to Reichert -- dates back to the 1999 Millennium bombing plot. "Colleagues and news reports described the role of Mr. Humphries, in just his third year at the F.B.I., in building the case against Ahmed Ressam, who was detained as he...
  • After the shock, disgust: ... precincts with no Romney votes: 'Saddam never did this well!'

    11/14/2012 5:38:51 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    After Barack Obama’s victory in 2008, many a Republican tracked with the Kubler-Ross model of electoral grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. That sense of acceptance may not have lasted long, but initially al least, most Republicans acknowledged Obama’s legitimacy. In 2012, things are different. Monitoring my Facebook pages, I see a new model in play. This one goes directly from shock to disgust, and, unfortunately, it is altogether justified. Yes, there is a good deal of intra-party sniping, much of it predictable and painfully stupid – Jeb Bush, please go away – but the genuine disgust is directed...
  • Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse

    11/14/2012 5:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Post Election Rant . . .

    11/14/2012 5:33:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    A couple of days ago, God gave the people what they wanted. This heated election season is over. We have our president. The people passed over Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, and overwhelming lent their support for Obama and the Democrat agenda. I can understand the peoples support for the Democrat Party. Much of what they say they stand for sounds moral and compassionate, especially concerning the poor and minority populations. Yet, my convictions and research eventually led me to reject the Democrat ideology, preferring to side with people and political parties more aligned with the morals and values consistent...
  • Time to consider separation, divorce: ... principled Americans must insulate selves from judgment

    11/14/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Divorce is an ugly word. For devout Christians and Jews, it’s a particularly unthinkable term. The Bible strictly discourages it, even forbids it, except in the most exceptional circumstances. But for Americans faithful to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the heritage of sacrifice and liberty that set apart this country from the rest of the world, it’s time to consider separation and divorce from those who have committed adultery. The election of 2012 provides more stark evidence that we are not really one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We are already two peoples – those...
  • The Gender Equality Paradox - Documentary NRK - 2011

    11/14/2012 5:28:41 PM PST · by Salman · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2011 | Hoodlab
  • McCain Wants Watergate-Style To Probe Libya (Congressional Select Committee)

    11/14/2012 5:25:01 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 08:02
    Sen. John McCain is calling for establishment of a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Arizona Republican tells "CBS This Morning" he believes the unanswered questions surrounding events at Benghazi on Sept. 11 require such a select committee. McCain accused the Obama administration of making misleading statements. He also said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on national television and said incorrectly that the violence was the result of a demonstration against an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States. Asked if he'd stand in...
  • Newt Gingrich nominated for Speaker of the House

    11/14/2012 5:23:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/14/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Gotta love Louis Gohmert. He stuck his neck out and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to replace Boehner as Speaker of the House today. Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died. And so did our hopes of ousting Boehner: THE HILL – Former Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was nominated for the position of Speaker on Wednesday by conservative Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas). There was no second. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was nominated for another term by sometime-rival Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Boehner in turn nominated Cantor.
  • CNN Opinion: Why it's ok to flirt your way to the top

    11/14/2012 5:23:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victoria Pynchon
    When coupled with the word "business," flirtation brings to mind mythical Hollywood "casting couches" and Film Noir femme fatales whose brazen sexuality served as camouflage for evil hearts and small-caliber pistols. Our near universal distaste for women who use their feminine "wiles" to reach the corner office rather than the marriage bower is more a testament to the power of movies and cheap fiction than to lessons learned through our lived experience. Because business remains stubbornly male, nearly every quality associated with femininity puts women at a disadvantage in the workplace. If we do not conform to the positive stereotypes...
  • Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda

    11/14/2012 5:21:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2012 | By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama laid out his second-term agenda on Wednesday, expressing a willingness to work with Republicans in Congress and a resolve to defy them if necessary. In his first full-scale news conference since March, Obama said he was willing to compromise with Republicans to forge a deal on the nation's debt and taxes to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a combination of budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in next year if such an agreement is not reached. But he said he would not abandon his campaign pledge to allow Bush-era tax cuts on the top...
  • Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters

    11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 21 mins ago President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years "My hope is, before the end of the year… that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference. But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney...
  • MILLER: Obama’s massive tax hike

    11/14/2012 5:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Emily Miller
    House Republicans have to stop the president from hurting the economyNow that he never has to run for election again, President Obama can show his true colors. Mr. Obama made it clear Wednesday he wants to whack Americans with $1.6 trillion in tax increases so that an obese Uncle Sam won’t have to go on a diet. The only thing that can slow down his sharp turn to the left is the House GOP. “When it comes to the top 2 percent, what I’m not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don’t need...
  • Palestinians Using Their Children to Intimidate Patient Israeli Soldiers

    11/14/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/15/2012 | Youtube
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  • Immigrant group balks at Obama reform wording

    11/14/2012 5:12:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 14, 2012 | by Liz Goodwin
    An advocacy group for young immigrants expressed concern Wednesday after President Barack Obama, at his first press conference in months, said he would support "a pathway for legal status" for those living in the country illegally. "He looked like he sidestepped around saying 'citizenship,'" said Marisol Valero, spokeswoman for United We Dream, a group that represents young people who were brought to the country illegally as children and want the opportunity to become citizens. "We are worried that the president and other leaders will not be supporting a path to citizenship for everyone."
  • Obama: 'No evidence' of national security harm in Petraeus scandal

    11/14/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Jeff Black
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence that a scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus harmed national security. “I have no evidence at this point from what I’ve seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security,” Obama said at a White House briefing. Petraeus, a decorated four-star general who received widespread praise for the surge strategy in Iraq, resigned as CIA director on Friday, citing an extramarital affair. Numerous federal government officials have told NBC News that the married...
  • Allen West: 'Rule of law' at stake in ballot battle: Congressman seeks broader recount...

    11/14/2012 5:10:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    There now are protesters, judges and ballot questions tied up in the pitched fight over the congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., as the one-term congressman is demanding that all the ballots be counted in the race. According to Scripps Newspaper Group’s TCPalm newspaper website, dozens of protesters gathered outside the St. Lucie County elections supervisor’s office to demand an accurate count of ballots. West also has filed a complaint seeking an order for a recount of all of last week’s election ballots in his 18th Congressional District race against Democrat Patrick Murphy, who claims he...
  • We will not surrender, we will not retreat and we will not "moderate" our stance!! FReepathon XXXIX

    11/14/2012 5:08:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 331 replies
    Now that the GOP-e's anointed RINO has failed to attract sufficient numbers of conservative voters (the Republican base) to defeat the most blatantly corrupt liberal, er, communist useful idiot to ever occupy the White House, they've come up with an ingenious plan. We should "moderate" our stances against liberal causes like abortion, illegal aliens, the homosexual agenda, socialized healthcare, gun control, carbon tax, recreational drugs, resisting over taxing the "wealthy," etc. Our self-appointed Republican political "experts" now say we've lost the war against socialism and therefore must run up the white flag of surrender and become just like the godless...
  • Anti-Muslim 'hate crime' really an 'honor' killing

    11/14/2012 5:03:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The murder of Shaima Alawadi, a Muslim woman in California, was trumpeted worldwide as an “anti-Muslim hate crime.” Now it turns out that it was an Islamic honor killing. But rest assured that there will be no media stampede to correct the deliberate lie. For the Islamic supremacists and their useful idiots in the media, this poor woman has served her purpose. Kari Huus of NBC News reported Friday that “police have arrested the husband of an Iraqi woman beaten to death in her home eight months ago for what initially looked like a racially motivated hate crime. … Kassim...
  • U.N. Emergency Meeting Called concerning Israel's attacks on Gaza

    11/14/2012 5:02:16 PM PST · by silentknight · 66 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/14/2012 | Haaretz
    The UN Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip, France said, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants.
  • Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Bin Laden Greater Than Saladin

    11/14/2012 5:00:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-14-12
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi sheikh Murgan Salem; the show aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012.Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. "Jews, Christians, And Zoroastrians Are Welcome To Live In The Abode Of Islam, As Long As They Pay The Jizya" Murgan Salem: "They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted."TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: "You mean the Christians...?"Murgan Salem: "I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 4:57:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    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 Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. 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 alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Secret ingredient that could keep America alive

    11/14/2012 4:55:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    WND Editor Joseph Farah told a national radio audience late last week that Election 2012 is evidence the U.S. has been “mortally wounded” and it’s time for Americans to stop looking for political “Band-Aid” solutions to the culture’s wider problems. “It’s very clear, having been through this election now, that things are going to get worse in America before they get better,” Farah told Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano, hosts of American Family Radio’s “Today’s Issues” program. Farah suggested that many voters were hoping a Mitt Romney presidency would provide a respite from the erosion of constitutional freedoms and economic...
  • McCain Punches Back At Obama: On Benghazi, You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt

    11/14/2012 4:53:57 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | 3:43 pm
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to President Obama’s challenge that he “go after me” over the Benghazi attack by declaring him either incompetent or corrupt and suggesting he is not taking the attack seriously. “This president — this administration — has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people,” McCain said on the Senate floor today. “I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority — that this attack could have...
  • CSU Seeks $372M More From State In $4.5B Budget

    11/14/2012 4:49:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    (AP) ^ | November 14, 2012 4:01 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California State University board of trustees has approved a $4.5 billion budget for 2013-14 that includes a request for $372 million in additional state funds. The board on Wednesday approved the spending plan that calls for increasing enrollment by 5 percent, or 20,000 students, as well as funding additional courses for current students. The budget also includes $86.3 million to give 3 percent raises to faculty and staff, subject to labor contracts, and $50 million for urgent maintenance needs.
  • Election Elixir: Obama No Longer Gray

    11/14/2012 4:48:19 PM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mon., Nov. 12 2012 at 9:56 | Paul Bedard's Washington Secrets
    President Obama's reelection didn't just put a bounce in his step. It appears that it also erased his gray hair. Appearing in the East Room Wednesday for his post-election press conference, the chatty Obama displayed a head of rich, black hair. Photos and even the White House live stream of the session showed no more gray. But just a week ago, at the end of his campaign, the president had a head of salt and pepper hair with lots more gray.
  • Hamas reeling but defiant as Israel pounds Gaza

    11/14/2012 4:46:28 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Dan Williams
    Israel exchanged the fiercest fire with Hamas in years after assassinating its military mastermind and threatening a wider offensive in the Gaza Strip to stem Palestinian rocket salvoes. Launched on Wednesday during a deceptive lull in almost a week of surging cross-border violence, Israel's air assault had an intensity recalling the outset of the 2008-09 Gaza war though this time the Palestinian death toll of 10 was far lower.Hamas, reeling at the strategic loss of top commander Ahmed al-Jaabari in a devastating strike on his car, resumed rocket attacks against the Jewish state's desert south. [ID:nL5E8MECZ2] On either side of...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • We've Fixed the Economy

    11/14/2012 4:42:38 PM PST · by haffast · 5 replies
    Email, The Daily Reckoning ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Bill Bonner
    We've fixed the economy By Bill Bonner - 14 November, 2012 "In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Dow down 58 yesterday. No panic. Just hesitation... and worry. A TV news report this morning said that Congress only had 18 days to solve the fiscal cliff issue. Seems like plenty of time. But the fiscal cliff is no big deal...
  • Spreading Conservative Values

    11/14/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jeanne C Minton
    On November 7,  Andrew Klavan called upon conservatives to commit intellectual and financial resources to end the domination of liberal thought in our culture coming from academia, entertainment, and mainstream news. I would add that it would be a smart move to circumvent or leapfrog the current liberal framework and not waste time and money trying to change old media institutions or replicate ones that are fading in importance.A virtual academic system, as opposed to brick and mortar, is the future. Salman Khan has revolutionized the teaching of math and physics with The Khan Academy funded by Bill Gates. It...
  • Man Distraught Over Presidential Election Results Kills Self

    11/14/2012 4:23:22 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself...
  • Gov. O’Malley: the southern end of a north-bound horse even in victory

    11/14/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | J. Doug Gill
    While behavior after losing a competition may be a great yardstick for the measurement of one’s character, equally important is one’s conduct after a victory. We have all experienced an ill-tempered reaction to a thumping – be it one who pitches the board game across the room, takes the proverbial ball and goes home or blames the drubbing on everything except their own incompetence (see: Maryland Republican Party). Yet the smug, gloating boo-yah type of winner is equally infuriating; sometimes more so, only because the vanquished already suffered the indignity of defeat, and now has to stomach the additional humiliation...
  • IDF Warning to Hamas: Don't Show Your Faces Above Ground

    11/14/2012 4:10:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Annie Lubin
    IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai held a press conference Wednesday night and addressed the military operation in Gaza. He said the operation was launched "After a long period of several years of unbearable fire aimed at residents of the south, which has intensified even more in recent weeks, including launches aimed at communities in the South and attacks against IDF forces." Mordechai said that so far, the IDF has attacked dozens of targets, and noted that "the IDF operates with pinpoint accuracy to try to make as clean a hit as possible, but unfortunately some of the weapons...
  • Why Does Democratic Socialism Scare Ignorant People So?

    11/14/2012 4:09:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Current TV ^ | November 14, 2012
    Democratic Socialism is actually a good and necessary instrument for a free society; its true meaning has been demonized by the right in order to allow the corporate rich to get even richer. The misguided have been told that any form of socialism is evil and can be compared to Nazism. Non-thinking people get very frightened to hear this analysis and will vote against anything they believe appears to resemble this disastrous form of government even if it means rejecting benefits that will improve their own well being. A nation will not survive without Democratic Socialism. It's socialism that provides...
  • Australian Students Find Out That Robots Led Russian Revolution

    11/14/2012 4:09:02 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 15, 2012 | Alex Knapp
    When Australian students in the state of Victoria sat down to take their level 12 history exam, they learned a shocking lesson: apparently, the revolutionaries in Russia were able to defeat the Czar thanks to at least one giant fighting robot. The test, which covered the Russian revolution, was supposed to include an image of the painting Storming the Winter palace on 25th October 1917 by Nikolai Kochergin. However, the test preparers inadvertently included the photoshopped image above, which includes a Marauder Battlemech from the wargame franchise BattleTech. Suffice to say, the original painting does not include a giant robot....
  • Lena Dunham (Obama Virgin Voter Ad Girl) Wins Glamours 'Woman of the Year'

    11/14/2012 4:03:48 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Bretibart's Big Journalism ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    Nothing says class and glamour quite like comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. And nothing says grace and style like winning a national award for doing so. Now, the epitome of class, glamour, grace and style – Lena Dunham, who cut the infamous Obama campaign commercial suggesting that sleeping with Obama and voting for him were one and the same – has won Glamour’s “Woman of the Year Award.” In fact, Glamour labels her The Voice of a Generation. To which the American people reply: we’ll sell our bonds. Other winners include important figures ranging from...
  • Scalia vs. Thomas Jefferson on secession: Will nation 'submit to government without limits'?

    11/14/2012 4:02:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Contemporary opinions, including those of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, say the idea of a state’s right to secede died with the hundreds of thousands of bloodied victims of the Civil War, and that the sentiment behind the dozens of petitions on a White House website seeking permission for most of the 50 individual governments to leave the union will be fruitless. But historians would note that even Thomas Jefferson, a “pole star among political philosophers because he based his politics on the eternal, self-evidence, fundamental truths that all men are created free and equal and that they are endowed...
  • IDF Kills Hamas's 'Chief of Staff', Launches Major Operation

    11/14/2012 3:57:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IAF fired a missile at a car in Gaza Wednesday, killing the commander of Hamas's "military" terror wing, Ahmed Jaabari. Israel's TV Channel 2 says his son was also killed. Video There are reports that Raed al-Atar, Commander of Hamas's southern division, has also been killed. .....
  • A Mormon Reporter On The Romney Bus

    11/14/2012 3:52:19 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 574 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Novermber 14, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    How America got used to his religion, and mine.On the night of the South Carolina Republican primary in January, I sat near the front of a dark campaign press bus and listened to reporters talk about Mitt Romney's underwear.Earlier in the day, one of them had happened upon the candidate and his wife doing laundry in the basement of our Columbia, South Carolina, hotel, and a small cluster of colleagues had now gathered to listen to him relate the anecdote, lapping up every mundane detail of this rare interaction with the closed-off couple.Finally, another reporter interrupted."Did you see their underwear?"...
  • Rove: The Lessons of Defeat for the GOP

    11/14/2012 3:45:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012 | by Karl Rove
    The GOP is undergoing the type of re-examination that occurs whenever a party loses. That useful exercise should be guided by facts. Here is some of what we know. The media's postelection narrative is that Democrats won because of a demographic shift. There is some truth to that, but a more accurate description is that Democrats won in a smaller turnout by getting out more of their vote. Tactically, Republicans must rigorously re-examine their "72-hour" ground game and reverse-engineer the Democratic get-out-the-vote effort in order to copy what works. Strategically, Republicans will need to frame economic issues to better resonate...
  • Ed Schultz denies reports of MSNBC replacing him

    11/14/2012 3:41:41 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 14 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11-14-12 | Forum staff reports
    FARGO – Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz slapped down speculation this week that MSNBC may replace him in its weekday lineup, according to media reports. The New York Times reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that MSNBC was considering replacing “The Ed Show” in the left-leaning cable news station’s 7 p.m. weekday time slot, opting instead for a show hosted by Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. MSNBC denied there prime-time programming changes in the works, TVNewser reported.
  • McCain to reporter: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.’ (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    At a morning press conference that set the standard for today's testy responses, Sen. John McCain was calling for a select committee to investigate failures in the Benghazi attack when he was asked by a reporter whether he thought Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair and resignation might have been a bigger national security threat than the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.His response, with great respect, of course:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Well, I say with great respect, that’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. Okay? There’s four dead Americans. Four dead Americans. Not a socialite. I’m answering...
  • Romney reflects on his loss in call with campaign donors

    11/14/2012 3:40:05 PM PST · by Arthurio · 71 replies
    Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was a disappointing result that neither he nor his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama,” and attributed his rival’s victory to “the gifts” the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term. Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration’s plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students...
  • Anderson Cooper Suggests Paul Ryan May Have Used Racial Dog Whistle

    11/14/2012 3:33:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 14, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    After Paul Ryan held that a voter turnout increase in "urban areas" hurt the Romney ticket, CNN's Anderson Cooper questioned if he was using racial overtones and hammered him with a "Keeping Them Honest" report claiming Ryan missed other reasons why Team Romney lost. "Well, some critics jumped on those remarks, since 'historically urban' has often been used as a code word for African-American voters," said Cooper, who proceeded to "keep Ryan honest" by noting that urban areas weren't the only reason why Ryan and Romney lost. GOP strategist Alex Castellanos laughed at that assumption and called it "ridiculous." [Video...
  • White House website hosts 45 petitions to leave the union

    11/14/2012 3:32:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies
    ------------- Petitions have been filed for Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. A petition to let Arizona secede went up on the White House website Saturday, and by Tuesday it already had received more than half of the 25,000 signatures needed to trigger an official response. It has until Dec. 10 to reach its goal. -----------------
  • Massive anti-austerity protest floods Madrid

    11/14/2012 3:27:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Expatica Spain ^ | November 15, 2012
    Protesters on Wednesday flooded Madrid in a massive show of force against biting austerity policies, capping a Europe-wide day of strikes and protests. Many of the demonstrators, who also turned out in large numbers in other parts of Spain including in northeastern Barcelona, wore T-shirts declaring their allegiance to education and public health. "Public health for all," said some shirts. "We have the solution, send the bankers to prison!" protesters chanted in a sea of flags of the main CCOO and UGT unions, who organized Spain's second general strike in just eight months. Many tens of thousands of people joined...
  • Anti-austerity protests: violence continues into the night

    11/14/2012 3:20:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 14, 2012
    Workers angry over austerity cuts and tax rises launched a Europe-wide string of rallies and strikes on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools. In Lisbon, protesters tore down the barricades surrounding the Portuguese parliament, as a day of peaceful protests turned violent as night fell. Riot police stepped in to make a human barrier outside the parliament as they faced off against the advancing demonstrators. Allegedly pelted with rocks and bottles by some of the protesters the police later charged forward from the parliament steps lashing out with their batons.