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  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead, FL - Sun. 11/18/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN

    11/16/2012 12:50:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 181 replies ^ | 11/16/12
    The end of the road for more than a few as the journey ends in Florida. Is 20 points enough of a lead on a seasoned vet and 5-time Champ? Tune in and snore along as the sun sets on the 2012 season and a Championship is won or lost at Homestead!
  • Iraq Said to Release Hezbollah Operative

    11/16/2012 12:46:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Senior Iraqi officials have informed the United States that Baghdad has released a Hezbollah operative who has been accused by American military prosecutors of the killing of American troops, terrorism and espionage, among other crimes, American officials said Friday. The prisoner, Ali Musa Daqduq, was released despite the entreaties of the Obama administration. In a phone call on Tuesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, that the United States believed that Mr. Daqduq should be held accountable for his actions and that Iraq should explore all legal options toward this end,...
  • Surprise from The Hague: Yugoslav Tribunal Overturns Croatian Guilty Verdicts

    11/16/2012 12:41:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/16/2012 | (cgh—with wire reports)
    The appeals chamber at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday overturned guilty verdicts against Gotovina and fellow Croat general Mladen Markac in what is being called the most significant reversals in the court’s history. The two had been sentenced in 2011 to 24 and 18 years behind bars respectively for crimes against humanity and war crimes relating to a 1995 attack on Serbian civilians. The pair’s original conviction hinged on the tribunal’s acceptance of the existence of a plan led by the late Croatian President Franjo Tudjman to expel Serbs from Croatia. Three out of five...
  • Jill Kelley visited the White House THREE TIMES times in last three months with her twin sister

    11/16/2012 12:41:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/12 | Lydia Warren
    Jill Kelley, the Florida housewife whose complaint over threatening emails revealed David Petraeus´ affair, has visited the White House three times in the past three months, it has emerged. In by far the most astonishing example of her determination to reach the top, the shrewd socialite and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, were invited to two ´courtesy´ meals in the Executive Mansion mess hall as a guest of a White House aide, an Obama administration official has revealed. She met the mid-level aide through her work with MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, where she also rubbed shoulders with the
  • FEMA: Welfare Masquerading as Disaster Relief

    11/16/2012 12:39:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/16/2012 | Shikha Dalmia
    Hurricane Sandy hadn't even touched down when liberals started blowing kisses to FEMA, or Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal disaster relief agency. A New York Times editorial declared that the impending storm proved that the country needs FEMA-style "Big Government" solutions more than ever. Salon, New Republic and other liberal outfits heartily agreed. Why do liberals love FEMA so much? Certainly not for its glorious track record. Rather, FEMA has been a great vehicle for expanding the welfare state. FEMA's tragic missteps after Katrina earned it well-deserved disgrace. The Times blames those on the Bush administration, whose anti-government philosophy...
  • Susan Rice's miserable record at the UN (You want her to be Secretary of State?)

    11/16/2012 12:36:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2012 | Richard Grenell
    Most reporters haven’t been following Ambassador Susan Rice’s performance at the United Nations since her appointment in January 2009. To many journalists, Rice’s misleading interviews on the five Sunday Shows the weekend after the 9/11/12 terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were one of the first times they had heard from her. To veteran foreign policy observers, Rice’s shameful performance that Sunday was one of many blunders over the last four years. Rice’s refusal to answer questions about why she blamed the Benghazi violence on a YouTube video was met Wednesday with a feisty defense...
  • Chris Christie: Romney's 'Gifts' Comments 'Divisive'

    11/16/2012 12:32:51 PM PST · by Arthurio · 89 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday added his name to a growing list of Republicans who are rebuking Mitt Romney over his “gifts” comments. “You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive,” said Christie on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked if he agreed with fellow Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who was one of the first to criticize the former GOP nominee over the comments. In a conference call with donors Wednesday, Romney said that minorities and young people voted for Obama because he offered them “gifts.” Said Christie: “You have to...

    11/16/2012 12:29:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2012 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Election 2012 ‘A Valley Forge Moment for Conservatives’ By: Sen. Tom Cobrun Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be with you tonight as we celebrate the American Spectator’s 45th anniversary. I especially want to thank Bob Tyrrell who has been with the Spectator since the very beginning. Bob, I want thank you and honor you for your commitment to telling the truth, and for reminding us to laugh, which is especially important in times like this.Like most of you I wish we had a different outcome last week. But it’s important to talk honestly about what...
  • Almost deported, Edson Barrera Gonzalez wins freedom at Mexican border

    11/16/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 14, 2012 /updated November 15, 2012 | Molly Harbarger
    Today was a close call for Edson Barrera Gonzalez. The 20-year-old Happy Valley man ended up just miles from the Mexico border when a Clackamas County Circuit judge signed an order that aids in his bid to stay in the country. Gonzalez has been held in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Tacoma, Wash., for a year. Tuesday night, he contacted his parents and immigration advocates working on his behalf to say he was told to pack up. On Wednesday morning, the Dallas-based Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment frantically began trying to figure out where he was and...
  • Allen West,Patrick Murphy race results update: St.Lucie board to consider early vote retabulation

    11/16/2012 12:08:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    wptv ^ | Friday November 16, 2012 ; 1:13 PM | Alex Sanz
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board is expected to decide on Friday whether to retabulate some or all early votes cast ahead of Election Day. This, on the same day a St. Lucie County judge hears a request from U.S. Rep. Allen West to recount all of the early votes cast in the race for the 18th Congressional district. West, the Tea Party favorite who appeared to be headed for defeat after Democrat Patrick Murphy was projected to win the race, has refused to concede. “We are within 249 votes of a mandatory recount,” West said...
  • Liberated Iraq calls on Arab states to use oil as 'weapon' against U.S.

    11/16/2012 12:03:01 PM PST · by SargeK · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2012
    A top Iraqi diplomat urged Arab states to “use the weapon of oil” against the United States because of its alliance with Israel, raising more questions about the Middle Eastern nation's allegiance to the nation that freed it from a ruthless dictatorship.
  • Hamas: “We targeted Knesset, Shimon Peres”

    11/16/2012 11:49:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 11/16/2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a new development, Hamas today said it fired a rocket toward the Knesset in Jerusalem as residents in Israel’s capital city were preparing for Shabbat. Hamas also claimed to WND they were targeting the home of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Abu Abdullah, a spokesman for Hamas’s so-called military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, told WND: “This is not the end of the surprises we can have. In some circumstances, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will not be the last station of our targets.” …
  • Democrats charge Rick Scott improperly interfering to help Allen West

    11/16/2012 11:48:59 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies ^ | November 16, 2012 | Anthony Man
    Top Florida Democrats sounded the alarm Friday over what they see as improper interference by Gov. Rick Scott in U.S. Rep. Allen West’s attempt to hold onto his congressional seat. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, flatly asserted in a statement that the Republican governor is attempting to interfere in the contest between Republican West and Democrat Patrick Murphy. A spokesman for Scott's secretary of state denied the Democrats' assertions. Unofficial results show Murphy as the winner, but the West campaign has asserted that counting irregularities in St. Lucie County – part of...
  • Video: Crowds gather in front of courthouse for Allen West hearing

    11/16/2012 11:48:14 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Crowds began to emerge around 11 a.m. in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse to express support for Congressman Allen West’s call for a complete recount in the Congressional District 18 race. The West team has been putting together a legal argument to persuade St. Lucie County Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn to order county Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker to recount all early voting ballots. Walker has admitted to problems with the ballots,...
  • Allen West hearing live video: Allen West, Patrick Murphy race results challenged at 1 p.m.

    11/16/2012 11:35:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    WPTV NewsChannel5 ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jonathan Mattise
    Allen West hearing live video: Allen West, Patrick Murphy race results challenged at 1 p.m. hearing By: Jonathan Mattise, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers WPTV will be live streaming Friday's 1 p.m. hearing. CLICK HERE TO WATCH WHEN IT BEGINS ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A St. Lucie County Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing at 1 p.m. Friday for U.S. Rep. Allen West's latest St. Lucie challenge for an election recount. By noon, about 50 Allen West supporters have showed up outside the St. Lucie County Courthouse and were chanting scathing criticisms of county Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker. The...
  • Five EU countries call for new military “structure”

    11/16/2012 11:35:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11/16/2012 @ 09:26 | Andrew Rettman
    Five leading EU countries, but not the UK, have said the Union needs a new military “structure” to manage overseas operations. The foreign and defense ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain issued the call in a joint communiqué after a meeting in Paris on Thursday (15 November). The paper says: “We are convinced that the EU must set up, within a framework yet to be defined, true civilian-military structures to plan and conduct missions and operations.” … The communiqué also calls for more “pooling and sharing” of EU defense hardware in the context of crisis-related budget cuts. It...
  • Is Gov. Scott Walker's decision on health care exchanges the right one?

    11/16/2012 11:33:17 AM PST · by UB355 · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/16/2012 | None
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  • Who Conceived 'Protest Over a Video' As the WH Cover Story For Benghazi?

    11/16/2012 11:29:35 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 35 replies
    November 16, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    After much thought and consideration of the fact that Hillary fled to Australia in advance of the Benghazi hearings, today it finally dawned on me who possibly brainstormed the White House' cover story for the terrorist attack in Benghazi. That person would be Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin. Huma: "Here. Try this idea.. How about a protest over a video on YouTube?" It is known that Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and as a Muslim would be the White House's logical choice when looking for propaganda to explain away the attack in Benghazi. As a result...
  • Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election

    11/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012. | By Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Greg Miller,
    Jonathan Bachman/Reuters - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans November 15, 2012.Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday defended the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation that ledDavid H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, saying that the department was right to keep the inquiry secret from the White House until after last week’s presidential election.Holder’s first public comments on the controversy came as the CIA opened an internal inquiry of Petraeus’s conduct during his 14-month tenure as director. The move means that there are three active investigations related to a scandal...
  • Continent’s youth more “European” than their parents, poll says

    11/16/2012 11:24:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.11.12 @ 09:30 (Nov. 15) | Benjamin Fox
    Young people are more likely to consider themselves “European” and to be engaged with the bloc’s politics, according to an analysis released on Wednesday (14 November) by survey-group Eurobarometer. Forty-six percent of 15-24 year olds described themselves as European in addition to their nationality and tended to have a more positive view of the EU than their parents and grandparents. The data is part of a set of surveys by Eurobarometer in advance of the 2014 European elections. …