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  • Jill Kelley outraged other military liaisons with her flirty ways [Her fee was $80 million] $80MIL

    11/14/2012 7:16:32 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 119 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 11/14/12
    Adam Victor, president of TransGas Development in New York, was in town to network and find business opportunities. Someone introduced him to Kelley, and the two spoke in a VIP section of the convention hall. Victor said Kelley described herself as a close friend to Petraeus, which impressed him. In fact, he said, Kelley told him she might help him with a coal gasification project in South Korea. She said she could gain him access to the highest levels of the South Korean government, Victor said. Kelley told him she was an honorary consul for South Korea, and Victor said...
  • Obama takes action on 'unreliable' power grid – in Pakistan!

    11/14/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    WND ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Less than a week after Hurricane Sandy plunged much of the mid-Atlantic region into darkness, the Obama administration unveiled a new initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of “unreliable grid power.” Not across ravaged coastal New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The direct beneficiary of the administration’s generosity is a publicly traded Pakistani cement and concrete producer, according to a planning document that WND located via routine database research. The Lahore-based Pioneer Cement Limited, or PCL, requested a grant from the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, or USTDA – an independent White House entity –...
  • As Denny’s franchisee preps Obamacare surcharge, liberals promise another boycott

    11/14/2012 7:09:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | twitchy staff
    If you’re in Florida and planning to join in on the Papa John’s “buycott” scheduled for this Friday, you might want to save some room for dessert and hit Denny’s afterward. A West Palm Beach restaurant owner is the latest target of a boycott campaign after floating the idea of adding a 5 percent “Obamacare surcharge” to customer checks starting in 2014. Franchisor John Metz told the Huffington Post that “although it may sound terrible that I’m doing this, it’s the only alternative. I’ve got to pass the cost on to the consumer.” In August, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter...
  • Israeli Airstrike Hits Top Hamas Commander - IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 7:02:14 PM PST · by Third Person · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 14th, 2012 | Listitude
    Two videos in one - action and reaction - October and November 2012. The first video is about two weeks before the second. In the first video, Hamas released footage of its militants launching rockets from what appear to be apartment buildings in the Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. The second video is two weeks later, showing the apparent Israeli retaliation, in which a pinpoint laser guided bomb, or a missile takes out the car carrying a military commander of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, who is alleged to have masterminded rocket attacks against Israel, including against civilian areas....
  • We’ll dilute our way out of it! (re GOP/Grover Norquist Plan to Grant Amnesty to Illegals)

    11/14/2012 7:01:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - The Grover Plan: More Cowbell!Posted By Mickey Kaus On 5:58 AM 11/13/2012 @ 5:58 AM In DC Exclusives,KausFiles | No Comments We’ll dilute our way out of it! Republicans did poorly among Hispanics last week. How to address that problem? The answer, they’re told by Washington savants, is to back an immigration reform that … increases the number of Hispanics! It’s a plan so crazy it just might be crazy.Joshua Culling, who works for Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, elaborates on the plan elsewhere on this site. It turns out the idea–let’s...
  • Fawning Fan Girl Journalist to Obama: 'Congratulations'; 'I've Never Seen You Lose'

    11/14/2012 6:51:40 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    Barack Obama on Wednesday submitted to his first press conference since March. Some of the White House journalists didn't seem to hold the long wait against him, however. One reporter, Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune, turned into a gushing fan, congratulating the President on his reelection. Parsons cooed to Obama that she had "never" seen him "lose."
  • Michelle Obama: Living in a Tax Loophole? (entourage filled a luxury resort hotel in Spain)

    11/14/2012 6:40:00 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2012 ― 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. First Ladies since Dolly Madison (if not Martha Washington) have made the news and have had a presence around their president-husbands. Still, Michelle Obama has taken being First Lady to depths never before achieved, even by the Hillary Clinton. Now, remember: Even if she’s campaigning (and she’s always campaigning), the taxpayers...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.
  • Woo hoo!! Search works!!

    11/14/2012 6:32:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Received a message from John. Not the final solution, but he's installed a work around to the immediate problem. Search works!! Woo hoo!
  • Illinois congressman remains under doctors' care: Mayo Clinic

    11/14/2012 6:31:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Mary Wisniewski | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jesse Jackson, Jr., a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, will remain under the care of physicians to manage and treat his depression, according to a statement on Wednesday from the Mayo Clinic. Jackson, who is reportedly under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds, left the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, according to Nicholas Hanson, a Mayo spokesman. "He and his family remain grateful for support and prayers offered and received on his behalf," Hanson said in the statement. Jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder, a psychological condition marked by extreme mood swings. The news follows...
  • Falklands governor Sir Rex Hunt dies

    11/14/2012 6:30:45 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 November 2012
    Sir Rex Hunt, who was governor of the Falkland Islands during the Argentine invasion in 1982 which triggered the Falklands War, has died aged 86. A statement said Sir Rex, who had retired to Stockton on Tees, died in hospital on Sunday night. The Legislative Assembly of the Falklands said he would be forever remembered for his years of service. He was captured by the Argentine invasion force during the Falklands War and expelled from the islands. He was granted the Freedom Of Stanley in 1985 to recognise his contributions to the islands. Sir Rex, who grew up in Redcar...
  • Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents ["The Unkindest Cut of All"?]

    11/14/2012 6:21:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bob Secter
    Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents By Bob Secter. November 14, 2012 In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis. Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama. One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didn’t exactly connect with the voters...
  • Now Chris Matthews Thinks The Word 'Urban' Is Racist

    11/14/2012 6:15:24 PM PST · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    The list of words MSNBC's Chris Matthews believes are racist if uttered by a conservative got longer on Wednesday. You can now add "urban" which offended Matthews when Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said it during an interview Monday, but didn't bother the Hardball host in the slightest when Salon's Joan Walsh said it on his own program two days later (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): "There's more of this dog whistle crap going on," said Matthews before he introduced guests Walsh and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker. Really? So if a conservative talks about urban, suburban, and ex-urban...
  • Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes

    11/14/2012 6:14:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    LiveScience ^ | November 13 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack — the cigarette smoker? Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke.
  • Al Gore calls on Barack Obama to 'act boldly' on climate change

    11/14/2012 6:13:06 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10/12/2012 | Suzanne Goldenberg,
    The former vice-president and climate champion, Al Gore, has called on Barack Obama to seize the moment and use his re-election victory to push through bold action on climate change. The president has faced rising public pressure in the wake of superstorm Sandy to deliver on his promise to act on global warming. But none of those calling on Obama to act carries the moral authority of Gore, who has devoted his post-political career to building a climate movement. Now, Gore said, it is the president's turn. He urged Obama to immediately begin pushing for a carbon tax in negotiations...
  • Marc Faber Warns Global Stock Markets Will Implode

    11/14/2012 6:11:00 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-14-2012 | Marc Faber
    Marc Faber Warns Global Stock Markets Will Implode Stock-Markets / Financial CrashNov 14, 2012 - 04:09 AM In this "Squawk Box" excerpt, Marc Faber warns investors to prepare for an eventual "'reset" of the global financial system: “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least 20 percent, in my view.” “There will be pain and there will be very substantial pain. The question is...
  • Lincoln’ Screening At White House Tomorrow; Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis & Tommy Lee Jones

    11/14/2012 6:09:17 PM PST · by Third Person · 20 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November14th, 2012 | Dominic Patten
    Abraham Lincoln is returning to the White House tomorrow – Lincoln the movie that is. The White House press office announced today that President Barack Obama will be hosting “cast and crew members” from the Steven Spielberg-directed film for a screening at the Executive Mansion on Thursday evening. DreamWorks had no comment on the screening. However, Deadline has learned that Spielberg, DreamWorks co-Chair and CEO Stacey Snider, producer Kathleen Kennedy as well as actors Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will all be there with the President and First Lady. Day Lewis plays the 16th...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 15 November 2012

    11/14/2012 6:01:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MUSKET FIRE Army soldiers fire their muskets during Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., July 25, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Regiment known as "The Old Guard." U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MEDICAL EVACUATION A UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter lands as U.S. Army paratroopers secure the area...
  • There Is A Circle-The-Wagon Op Around Barack Obama That Nobody Is Going To Penetrate

    11/14/2012 5:58:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/14/12 | Jeff Poor
    On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners not to have high expectations for embattled former CIA Director David Petreaus’ testimony on the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, but, according to Limbaugh, if Petreaus says anything differently than what he had said right after the attack, he could be branded a liar. “If Petraeus goes in there and says anything different than what he said on Sept. 13, do you know the world of hurt that...
  • Woman allegedly paid $1,500 dollars to smuggle children

    11/14/2012 5:58:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    Four women are facing criminal charges after one of them allegedly received $1,500 dollars to smuggle two children and take them to Houston. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Lizeth De Leon, Herlinda Martinez, Janell Martinez and Juanita Martinez on Sunday.
  • Lawmaker asks to be paid in gold

    11/14/2012 5:58:20 PM PST · by gorush · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 11:36 AM EST | Kevin Cirilli
    A Montana state lawmaker is asking that he be paid in gold coins because of his lack of faith in the U.S. dollar amid a rising deficit. Jerry O’Neil, a Republican just reelected in his northern Montana district, says his constituents told him he was not honoring his duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which O’Neil and Gold Standard supporters say requires the government to print money backed by gold. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83767.html#ixzz2CFguWZLo
  • Larry Grathwohl on Ayers' Plan for American Re-Education Camps and the Need to Kill Millions

    11/14/2012 5:57:38 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | 50MMike
    In 1969, Weather Underground founders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (who were to become Pres. Obama's personal friends and associates for many years) put Charles Manson on the cover of their occasional newspaper, "Fire". Throughout their career as terrorist bombers, Ayers and Dohrn were constantly trying to break the Left free of its "bourgeois" commitment to any standard of justice or decency.
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged...
  • The monolithic black vote – and my Republican dad

    11/14/2012 5:54:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder explains how Barack Obama's party has betrayed minorities In 13 wards in Philadelphia, reports the Inquirer, President Barack Obama received 99 percent of the vote! A local Democratic ward leader outlined the strategy: “In this election, you had to point out to people what was at stake. And in many cases, they felt that the Romney doctrine was not going to favor the working man.” Obama appears to have held on to most of his percentage of the black vote from 2008 – even though the black unemployment rate in October reached 14.3 percent. Emmanuel Cleaver, the head...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-14-12

    11/14/2012 5:52:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-14-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Top 10 ridiculous White House ‘We the People’ petitions

    11/14/2012 5:49:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Martosko
    Now that disaffected Americans in all 50 states have petitioned the Obama administration for the right to secede from the United States, the door is open for far more important petitions — like a request to have a catered pizza party once Missouri strikes out on its own. (RELATED: White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation) Is it funnier that real people actually submitted these ten proposals to the White House, or that the administration has only removed two of them fr0m public view? You tell us. And if you actually sign any of these, you have no...
  • The Party’s Problem

    11/14/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The first thing conservatives should understand about the electoral catastrophe that just befell us — and it was a catastrophe — is that any explanation of it that centers on Mitt Romney is mistaken.Much of the discussion of the race among conservatives has made the opposite assumption. “Romney proved to be the kind of electoral drag many of us suspected he would always be,” wrote one conservative the morning after the election. “It was a flawed candidacy from the start,” wrote two others. “Romney’s caution and ever-shifting policy positions made him seem fearful, which is to say weak. His...
  • 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70
  • 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
    Video Link Here
  • 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.