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  • GOP softens stance on tax pledge, but doesn't mean rates are on table

    11/26/2012 11:54:09 AM PST · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    First Read (NBCNEWS.com) ^ | 26 November 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    Saxby Chambliss (GA), Lindsey Graham (SC), Bob Corker (TN), Eric Cantor (VA), Peter King (NY) - Each one waffles on a Democrat TV program - Quotes in "Comments."
  • Israel says successfully tests more powerful rocket interceptor (Iron Dome is the lowest tier)

    11/26/2012 11:35:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/2012 | Dan Williams
    A new Israeli air shield against rockets more powerful than those intercepted by Iron Dome in the Gaza conflict passed its first field test last week after being rushed through development, officials said on Sunday. They said that David's Sling, billed as Israel's answer to the longer-range missiles of Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and Syria, shot down a target rocket in a secret November 20 desert trial that coincided with fierce shelling exchanges between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Worried about deteriorating security on the fronts with Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, and the international showdown over the disputed nuclear...
  • Obama’s Energy Mandate: More Oil and Gas

    11/26/2012 11:28:58 AM PST · by Mr. Doctor · 14 replies
    The Energy Tribune ^ | Peter Glover
    During the presidential campaign Barack Obama was “economical with the truth” to say the least on energy matters. Claiming personal credit for the success of the shale gas and oil industry took some ‘Chicago politics’ hutzpah given the development took place mostly on private land. But with the fiscal cliff looming on January 1, the President will be involved in making some critical energy policy decisions. So just what is the president’s electoral mandate for his second-term? Will he throw his anti-fossil fuel ideology under the bus and in the economic interest of the nation? Or he will he persist...
  • Sickly, obese Bronx woman dies in Hungary after airlines say she's too fat to fly

    11/26/2012 11:23:14 AM PST · by billorites · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2012 | Chuck Bennet
    A sickly, obese Bronx woman was left stranded in Hungary then died from kidney failure after airline officials booted her from three New York-bound flights because she was too fat, her husband says. “All we wanted was to come back home to get her treatment,” said a grieving Janos Soltesz, a Staten Island Ferry security guard whose 56-year-old wife, Vilma, died in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three jets. Vilma, who weighed about 425 pounds, had only one leg and used a wheelchair. She traveled with her husband of 33 years to Hungary on...
  • GREG MANKIW: Warren Buffett Doesn't Tell You About How He's A Master Of Tax Avoidance

    11/26/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/26/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    In a NYT Op-Ed today, Warren Buffett argued that the rich should pay a certain minimum tax, and he explained to activist Grover Norquist that it's preposterous to think that businessmen would forgo profitable deals merely because the rate of tax on the profits would go up. But why do people listen to Buffett on taxes? Basically because he's a rich, successful guy (which is why a lot of people are listened to on a lot of subjects). To that end, economist and former Romney advisor Greg Mankiw has a short post talking about Buffett as a master of "tax...
  • Question for those knowledgeable in guns

    11/26/2012 11:17:41 AM PST · by learner · 27 replies
    self | 11/26/2012 | learner
    I purchased a powerful pellet gun for my sister and we sighted in for the correct distance. However the location of the scope will be different for her than it was for me as she is shorter and the scope needs to be more to the rear for her. Will this affect the sighting in or is it the same regardless of the location of the scope? Thanks for your help
  • Obamacare: The nightmare of setting up state insurance exchanges

    11/26/2012 11:14:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Rick Moran
    What a clusterfark. The Hill: ***** "The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems. The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama's signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com. Sixteen states - most of them governed by Republicans - have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up with one instead. Another five states said they want a...
  • Approaching Crunch Time on the Student Loan Debacle (About to go the way of subprime mortgage mess)

    11/26/2012 11:10:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Gary Jason
    For a number of years now, a number of critics of the American system of higher education have rightly insisted that there is a "bubble" in the system, with more and more students running up loans in amounts they will find difficult to pay back. This bubble has been fueled by the federal government's lavish subsidization of the student loan program (which was nationalized four years ago), in a way similar to how the housing bubble was fueled by government agencies pushing subprime mortgages. This extensive government largess has produced a number of unintended -- though not necessarily unforeseeable --...
  • The 2011 LEOKA Report- Studying the Cop Killers

    11/26/2012 11:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    activeresponsetraining.net ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Greg Ellifritz
    The FBI recently released its annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. According to the FBI webpage: “The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and those officers who were assaulted while performing their duties.” I find the report to be a treasure trove of information about cop-killing violent criminals. It should be mandatory reading for every police officer. Armed citizens will also find the information useful as the criminals who prey on cops also regularly attack citizens in a similar manner. The report is...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/26/2012 11:07:18 AM PST · by Faith · 27 replies
    November 26, 2012 | Faith
    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. – Isaiah 49:16
  • Obama and the Morsi Dictatorship

    11/26/2012 11:05:59 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/25/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has had quite a week. He helped broker a cease-fire between his Hamas ally and Israel to the acclaim of the international community as well as the United States and his new friend President Obama. He followed that triumph up by issuing new decrees that effectively give him dictatorial powers over Egypt. In less than year in office, Morsi has amassed as much power as Hosni Mubarak had in his time in office as the country’s strongman and he has done it while getting closer to the United States rather than having his Islamist regime being...
  • Angus T. Jones TRASHES 'Two and a Half Men' -- It's Ungodly FILTH

    11/26/2012 11:02:09 AM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 26, 2012
    Angus T. Jones is pleading with his fans to STOP watching "Two and a Half Men" ... claiming it's nothing but "filth" that contradicts his deep Christian values. 19-year-old Jones -- who makes $350k AN EPISODE playing Jake on the show ...
  • Jeb Bush buzz grows over possible 2016 run

    11/26/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Arthurio · 107 replies
    <p>After a year in which Republicans had precious little for which to be thankful, perhaps it's not surprising that party leaders and the faithful spent a good chunk of the long Thanksgiving weekend obsessing instead over 2016 – specifically the possibility of a presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.</p>
  • Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report

    11/26/2012 10:51:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report Posted By Neil Munro On 6:00 AM 11/26/2012 @ 6:00 AM In DC Exclusives - Original Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s retailers, the White House claimed in a report released Monday morning. “The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent this year … [but] if Congress does not act on the President’s plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class, it will be risking one of the key contributors to growth and jobs in...
  • Yes, Slash Farm Subsidies — But Don't Stop There

    11/26/2012 10:41:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    THANKSGIVING IS behind us. The fiscal "cliff" looms ahead. And in less than six weeks, Massachusetts will have a new senator. Let's try to link them all in a single column. As a candidate for the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren showed a livelier interest in raising federal revenues than in cutting government spending. But about one spending target the senator-elect has been admirably blunt. When asked to name some items in the federal budget she'd like to see slashed, the first program she cites is one of the most indefensible: agriculture subsidies. To be sure, it's easier to oppose welfare...
  • Total sells Nigeria oil stake to China's Sinopec

    11/26/2012 10:39:52 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 November 2012 | no byline
    Total has announced the sale of its 20% stake in a Nigerian offshore oilfield to the Chinese state-owned Sinopec. The French oil firm said its Chinese counterpart was paying $2.5bn (Ł1.6bn) for the stake in the OML 138 oil block. The block includes the Usan oilfield, which began producing in February, and is jointly owned with Chevron, Exxon and Canada's Nexen. Total said in September it aimed to sell $15bn-$20bn in oil assets by 2014 to raise cash for new projects. The sale, which will be paid for in cash, still needs to be approved by the Nigerian authorities. The...
  • The Anti-Democratic Party

    11/26/2012 10:39:04 AM PST · by arthurus · 11 replies
    Right Side News ^ | November 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In one of the curious ironies of history, the Democratic Party, in its present form, is animated solely by opposition to majority rule; an obsession that it attempts to disguise with insincere attempts at class warfare. There is nothing that the Democratic Party fears so much as democracy, which is why it is far more comfortable ruling through judicial rulings and the unrestricted powers of an unelected bureaucracy. Obama's two victories have given it a taste of a post-majority and post-American country ruled by a coalition of minorities, but its glee at that may be premature. The Democratic Party has...
  • Romney's weak air war, Iowa edition (Obama ran 13,000 more commercials even though outspent)

    11/26/2012 10:34:23 AM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    By ALEXANDER BURNS | 11/26/12 10:54 AM EST Via Hohmann, the Des Moines Register reports on the huge sums both presidential campaigns spent in the last weeks of the 2012 race -- and OFA's consistent advantage on the air in spite of Romney's money: "Together, the campaigns and their allies averaged nearly $1 million a day in new TV spending in swing-state Iowa from Oct. 1 to Election Day. Several polls in the frenzied final weeks had shown a neck-and-neck battle in Iowa. Romney and the outside groups backing him spent $21.5 million in the final five weeks, essentially matching...
  • N.J. appeals court: Ramapo Indian Hills Regional student conduct rules 'overbroad'

    11/26/2012 10:32:40 AM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 07.24.12 | LESLIE BRODY
    An appellate division panel said Tuesday a Bergen County district’s policy for disciplining students for delinquent behavior that occurred off campus was “overbroad” and exceeded a school’s authority. The opinion upheld a prior ruling by the state education commissioner, who advised the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District to revise its policy. Known as “Regulation 6145,” the disputed policy said students would be temporarily suspended from sports and other extracurricular activities if they were arrested at any time, on campus or off, for allegedly drinking alcohol, using drugs, or violating a criminal statute or municipal ordinance. When then-Acting Education...
  • Red-blooded America runs deep in 'Red Dawn' - film liberal critics love to hate (WOLVERINES!!)

    11/26/2012 10:29:50 AM PST · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Out of curiosity, I took a look at how film critics from other newspapers and publications reviewed the new “Red Dawn,” a remake of the 1984 cult classic about teenagers taking up guns and defending America from communist invaders. You’d think from the critics’ condescending sneers that the remake is utter garbage. “Preposterous,” said one critic of the remake’s premise that North Korea could invade the U.S. today. “Outdated,” said another, suggesting the plot line be relegated to the ancient Cold War and the once-upon-a-time Red Scare. The only thing that’s “preposterous,” however, is the speed at which these obviously...
  • Terrorism? Texas Schools Are Teaching Just That (And More)

    11/26/2012 10:17:50 AM PST · by Thurifer the Censer · 59 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | November 20, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    “A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port,” wrote the teachers in charge of organizing the curriculum about the Boston Tea Party. “Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.
  • Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology Crippling Solar Super Storms?

    11/26/2012 10:10:57 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-25-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology Crippling Solar Super Storms? By Michael Snyder November 25th, 2012 Our sun is becoming increasingly unstable, and most people have no idea the complete and utter devastation that a massive solar storm could potentially cause. A giant solar storm could potentially take out satellites, GPS systems, electrical grids, communication networks and pretty much anything else that runs on electricity or that relies upon electronics. And considering how dependent our society has become on technology, we are talking about an event that could possibly bring about the end of the...
  • Why aren’t Asians Republicans?

    11/26/2012 9:51:06 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 105 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | November 26, 2012 | Charles Murray
    Last week, I pointed out that there is no such thing as a natural social-conservative skew among Latino Americans. But that leaves open a rejoinder, expressed by several readers: The GOP doesn’t need to get all of the Latino vote, just its fair share. That’s true, and I should have made my point clearer. In the wake of the election, some social conservatives have tried a new version of the old Silent Majority argument, contending that Republicans can continue to make their candidates pass litmus tests on abortion and gay marriage and still win national elections if only it taps...
  • Promises on Gun Control

    11/26/2012 9:48:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | November 26, 2012
    President Obama's fleeting mention of the need for stronger gun controls at a presidential debate last month was hardly the kind of forceful political statement needed to address the scourge of gun violence in this country. Even his tepid remark was considered by the nation's gun owners as a threat to take away their firearms. In what amounts to a buyers' panic, they are again ramping up gun and ammunition sales as they did four years ago, convinced that Mr. Obama intends a gun-control crackdown. Yet in his first term, Mr. Obama did nothing to cross the gun lobby, and...
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
  • French minister does not want ArcelorMittal in France

    11/26/2012 9:41:05 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    <p>PARIS: French industrial renewal minister Arnaud Montebourg does not want steel giant ArcelorMittal in France anymore and is looking for an industrial partner with which to take the group's operations there over on a temporary basis, he said on Monday in an interview.</p>
  • The Birth of Hamas

    11/26/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Katechon · 21 replies
    In-Extremis | November 26 | Katechon
    Hamas traces its roots back to the Muslim Brotherhood. Sheikh Hasan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna launched the Muslim Brothers in March 1928. The motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which al-Banna supplied, is: "Islam is the solution, the Koran is our Constitution, Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our Leader, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Said Ramadan was born in 1926 in Shibin al-Kawm, a village in the Nile delta. He encountered al-Banna and joined the Muslim Brotherhood when he was 14. After graduating from Cairo University, he became al-Banna's...
  • Skills Don’t Pay the Bills

    11/26/2012 9:40:40 AM PST · by ksen · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Adam Davidson
    Eric Isbister, the C.E.O. of GenMet, a metal-fabricating manufacturer outside Milwaukee, told me that he would hire as many skilled workers as show up at his door. Last year, he received 1,051 applications and found only 25 people who were qualified. He hired all of them, but soon had to fire 15. Part of Isbister’s pickiness, he says, comes from an avoidance of workers with experience in a “union-type job.” Isbister, after all, doesn’t abide by strict work rules and $30-an-hour salaries. At GenMet, the starting pay is $10 an hour. Those with an associate degree can make $15, which...
  • Dallas' JR Ewing actor Larry Hagman 'took cash from Romanian communists'

    11/26/2012 9:34:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | november 25, 2012 | alice philipson
    Hagman, who died last week aged 81, reportedly visited Bucharest in the 1980s together with his wife Maj Axelsson. At the time, he was famous worldwide for his role as merciless oil magnate JR Ewing on television series Dallas. However, during the trip, he gained an unexpected fan. Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was later executed in the 1989 Christmas uprising, wanted a portrait of the actor to be put up publicity, believing it would bolster the regime. Dallas was one of the few American TV series the late communist dictator allowed to be shown on television, believing it portrayed...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • Autism rates hit 'epidemic increase' in N.J.

    11/26/2012 9:27:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 95 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 03.30.12 | Lindy Washburn
    The rate of autism in New Jersey has doubled in six years to one in 49 children — and one in 29 boys — an “epidemic increase” in a disorder that has confounded researchers for decades.  Two percent of children in the state are now identified with autism by their eighth birthday. For more information * The report on autism prevalence can be found at the website of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cdc.gov\autism.* Information on the signs and symptoms of autism, as well as developmental milestones, can be found at cdc.gov\ActEarly.* Autism New Jersey provides support...
  • Out-Hustled? Michael Barone on Why So Many Failed to Predict the Reelection of Obama (VIDEO)

    11/26/2012 9:23:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 27 replies
    Many pollsters predicted a Romney win, but were proven wrong on Election Day 2012. Did pollsters fail to account for cellphone users, or did Romney fail at turning out the GOP vote? Did voter fraud play a role? Find out as Michael Barone analyzes the results of the 2012 election with Glenn Reynolds.
  • Warren Buffett calls for a minimum tax on the wealthy

    11/26/2012 9:23:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | Ben Berkowitz
    In a New York Times editorial printed on Monday, Buffett suggested Congress move immediately to implement minimum taxes of 30 percent on incomes of $1 million to $10 million and 35 percent above that. "A plain and simple rule like that will block the efforts of lobbyists, lawyers and contribution-hungry legislators to keep the ultra rich paying rates well below those incurred by people with income just a tiny fraction of ours," Buffett wrote. "Only a minimum tax on very high incomes will prevent the stated tax rate from being eviscerated by these warriors for the wealthy," he added. The...
  • SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit

    11/26/2012 9:22:22 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay. The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit. Over the summer, the...
  • Obama does a little Christmas shopping on "Small Business Saturday" [Vomit Bag Alert]

    11/26/2012 9:20:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list. Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store.
  • Ehud Barak resigns from politics

    11/26/2012 9:15:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 11.26.12, 11:19 | Yuval Karni, Attila Somfalvi
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced Monday that he is resigning from politics and will not contend in the upcoming Knesset election. He will complete his term as defense minister, he said. Barak stated that while he had difficulties making the decision, he was confident in his choice. “I want to study, to write to live and have a good time,” he said. … The minister denied making the decision based on grim polls results ahead of the Knesset election. He further joked that he is following the footsteps of Likud Minister Moshe Kahlon, who recently announced he is taking a...
  • IBD and WSJ Editorials Make Morsi Power Grab-U.S. Praise Linkage the Rest of the Press Won't

    11/26/2012 8:59:46 AM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    As has so often been the case for nearly four years, one needs to go to the editorial pages of the nation's two leading financial publications, the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily, to get to the truth behind news developments, especially the ones with potential to cast the Obama administration in a bad light. There may not be a better example of the press ignoring the obvious than the circumstances surrounding Mohammed Morsi's dictatorial power grab in Egypt. Morsi gained substantial perceived world standing when the U.S. government praised him lavishly (or is it slavishly?) for his involvement...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 26,2012

    11/26/2012 8:52:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
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  • In shocker, Israel's Barak quits politics

    11/26/2012 8:48:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/26/12 | AMY TEIBEL/ap
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, injecting new turmoil into the Israeli political system weeks ahead of general elections. Barak, Israel's most-decorated soldier and one-time prime minister, said he would stay on in his current post until a new government is formed following the Jan. 22 balloting.
  • Not enough pipelines, so crude sells at discount

    11/26/2012 8:31:04 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 26, 2012 | Emily Pickrell
    A $21 price difference between crude oil in Midland and Cushing, Okla., is an all-time high, as oil production in the Permian Basin far outpaces the pipeline infrastructure to move it. The spot price for West Texas Intermediate crude was about $87 per barrel this week in Cushing – the delivery point at which the U.S. benchmark oil is priced – versus $65 per barrel in Midland. The two only differed by $3 in October, according to a Wells Fargo report. “If I produce a barrel of oil in the Permian, my ability to move it to market is restricted,”...
  • Justice Ginsburg: We Need An All-Female Supreme Court

    11/26/2012 8:30:05 AM PST · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when all nine justices are female. “So now the perception is yes women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that,” she said.
  • Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy

    11/26/2012 8:20:53 AM PST · by pgkdan · 37 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 11/25/12
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio school district’s website was hacked over the weekend to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move on campus. A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous said in an online statement that he took the site down because the Northside school district “is stripping away the privacy of students in your school.”
  • No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million

    11/26/2012 8:15:29 AM PST · by jakerobins · 57 replies
    <p>CNN) — No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books.</p> <p>The prize for Saturday night’s Powerball was $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.</p> <p>For the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched the numbers, which were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34.</p>
  • Decisive action against Obama's left-wing 'trolls'

    11/26/2012 8:14:10 AM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    WND ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WND Internet forum moderators have conducted extensive studies of leftist, pro-Obama “trolls” who post misinformation. In the process, the moderators have blocked from WND forums participants who post abusive language aimed at angering or otherwise insulting forum members, WND authors, management and staff. Trolls appear to perform a “disinformation” function typical of counter-intelligence efforts by intelligence agencies to confuse political enemies and refute or deflect opposing political views that are less susceptible to refutation by more traditional methods of debate and argumentation.
  • CNN poll: More Americans would blame Republicans if country went off fiscal cliff

    11/26/2012 8:13:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    A new CNN poll shows that more Americans would blame Republicans if the country went off the fiscal cliff rather than President Obama. 45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama. But Republicans might have a political opportunity if they can convince Americans that President Obama is not working to cooperate with Republicans. According to CNN, nearly half say Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP.
  • Liberation United Church of Christ Closing Its Doors

    11/26/2012 8:11:34 AM PST · by null and void · 13 replies
    Patch.Com ^ | 11/26/12 | Colin McEwen
    Predominantly LGBT church on Madison Avenue shuttering after 19 years of ministry. After 19 years of serving the LGBT community, the Liberation United Church of Christ is closing its doors on Madison Avenue. The church will host its last service on Christmas Eve. The building at 13714 Madison Avenue has been home to the church for the past 14 years. When the church began in a community center at Case Western University in 1993, churches weren’t too accepting of the gay community. However, as society became more inclusive, so did churches. “Twenty years ago there were very few churches welcoming the...
  • From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret

    11/26/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/26/2012 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI and BROOKS BARNES
    LOS ANGELES — Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug. Does Mr. Nakoula now regret the footage? After all, it fueled deadly protests across the Islamic world and led the unlikely filmmaker to his own arrest for violating his supervised release on a fraud conviction. Not at all. In his first public comments since his incarceration soon after the video gained international attention in September, Mr. Nakoula...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to ObamaCare on religious-liberty grounds

    11/26/2012 7:48:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A decision by the Supreme Court this morning opens up a potential new avenue of attack against ObamaCare on the grounds of religious liberty — and not just the HHS contraception mandate. The court overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Liberty University over the health-system overhaul, in a move that was not opposed by the Obama administration in court: The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., to consider the claim by Liberty...
  • Premature Release Of Dallas Fed Data Shows Biggest Miss In 4 Months

    11/26/2012 7:43:52 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    UPDATE: Release shows a plunge in Capacity Utilization and Production to their lowest in a year, Inventories surged to 3 month highs, Shipments dropped, Capex fell and Finished Goods dropped to its lowest in two years! It seems the Thanksgiving week has wreaked havoc with governmental timepieces. The Dallas Fed manufacturing headline data was just released 15 minutes early and has dropped back into negative territory with the largest miss in four months, due we are sure to Sandy in some way. Full details to follow...
  • The GOP's California Lesson (You want amnesty? Look at what's happening in the once Golden State)

    11/26/2012 7:38:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Jared E. Peterson
    There's been much verbal hand wringing since the election about the Republican Party's alleged urgent need to modify its stance on amnesty -- this, it's argued, is the key to improving Republican showing among Hispanic voters (Romney got about 22% of the Hispanic vote). As but one of many recent examples, see James Doti's November 16, 2012, opinion piece in the Orange County Register, a normally sensible newspaper. Almost all this panicked chatter, Doti's included -- from both conservative commentators and Republican office holders -- is based on a willful refusal to see the obvious. Those who argue that the...