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  • Federal Lawsuit Exposes Massive CAIR Fraud and Cover-up

    11/27/2012 6:38:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    americanfreedomlawcenter.org ^ | 26NOV12 | americanfreedomlawcenter.org
    Last Friday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. and the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a devastating legal brief supported by hundreds of pages of evidence, asking a federal judge to find the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) liable to five of its former clients for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization. The brief and supporting evidence were filed in the U.S. District...
  • Amid Tax Talks, a Cry of 'Save My 401(k)!'

    11/27/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    <p>As the debate around tax reform grows more heated, broker-dealers and other companies that service retirement plans offered by employers are increasingly concerned that the tax benefits of 401(k) plans are on the chopping block.</p> <p>An industry group that normally works behind the scenes, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, on Monday launched a media campaign intended to educate U.S. employers and workers that the federal government might consider changing the tax benefits of retirement savings accounts.</p>
  • Reid Threatens Filibuster Change (to end it)

    11/27/2012 6:36:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/12 | Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Monday he will push to change Senate rules and curtail some Republican filibusters next year, setting up a major test of collegiality and power politics in the usually chummy chamber that bills itself as “the world’s most exclusive club.” Republicans said that if Mr. Reid goes ahead, he’ll not only ruin the unique nature of the Senate, but he’ll poison chances for bipartisan cooperation just as members of the next Congress are taking their seats in January. The back-and-forth spilled over onto the Senate floor Monday, with Mr. Reid facing off against Sen. Mitch...
  • Amnesty Won't Elect Republicans

    11/27/2012 6:35:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Republican strategists who confidently predicted that their candidate, Mitt Romney, would win the 2012 election are already pontificating about what Republicans must do to win in 2016. After their disastrous defeat, strategy and policy mistakes and expensive super PAC advertising that failed to win votes, why should anybody take their advice again? The elitists now tell us that amnesty for illegal aliens, aka "immigration reform," is the key to future Republican nirvana. That's wrong-headed advice. Barack Obama sealed his victory in the battleground states: Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and New Hampshire, but those states have very few Hispanics, and...
  • Obama to hit the road to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff (but no cuts to Government spending)

    11/27/2012 6:32:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    As negotiations continue over how to thwart the looming crisis known as the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama will take his case on the road this week, urging Americans to support his push to let tax rates rise on the wealthiest Americans. The president will tour a manufacturing facility and give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday. The campaign-style trip comes as another example of the president building pressure on Congress through public support, rather than the behind-closed-doors approach used in last summer's debt talks.
  • Beacon Hill raises blasted

    11/27/2012 6:20:30 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo handed out raises of “at least 3 percent” to 460 staffers in the House of Representatives last week. Senate President Therese Murray gave her own staff pay hikes of 3 percent. Gov. Deval Patrick raised no objections to the hikes. Painful cuts to programs and services may be on the way after October tax revenues came in lower than expected and currently puts the state $256 million below expectations for the year. That also means taxpayers won’t get a scheduled .05 percent income tax cut they otherwise would have enjoyed if revenues had been higher....
  • Woman, 4 men charged in attack on 73-year-old - (SC)

    11/27/2012 6:17:13 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 51 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | November 26, 2012
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Four men and a woman have been charged in an attack on a 73-year-old man who was left bleeding in the street after his truck was stolen. The 73-year-old man, whose name is not being released, said he was driving to church at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 when someone in the area of Dillon Drive and Hammett Street kicked his truck. He said when he got out to see who had kicked the truck, he was attacked by several people. Deputies found the man lying in the street bleeding from the head. He was...
  • Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

    11/27/2012 6:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: "U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch." This core conviction holds the party together. Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed....
  • CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository

    11/27/2012 6:02:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 11.27.12
    CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository Today’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,349.54, and GBP 1,090.46 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,347.56, and GBP 1,090.87 per ounce. Silver is trading at $34.08/oz, €26.41/oz and £21.34/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,620.50/oz, palladium at $666.40/oz and rhodium at $1,065/oz.
  • French minister hints at nationalising steelworks

    11/27/2012 5:58:07 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Morning Star online ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | OFD
    A French minister said today that he wants to kick the world's biggest steelmaker out of the country, accusing it of lying to the government. Industrial Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg was reflecting an already tense relationship between France's political leadership and steel giant ArcelorMittal. The company said in October that it would shut down a profitable blast furnace in Florange in north-east France. But following sustained worker protests the company gave the French government 60 days to find a new owner. The government has raised the prospect of nationalisation to resolve the dispute. Mr Montebourg threatened last week to nationalise...
  • (Article) Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants

    11/27/2012 5:55:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-26-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The Institute for Creation Research has long identified Neandertals as fully human.1 But for decades, evolutionists had labeled this extinct variety of humankind as sub-human, alleging that they had eaten mostly meat. A 1970 book titled Early Man illustrated a migrating Neandertal family wearing animal skins and carrying clubs. Part of the caption reads, "At left a man is carrying small game for provisions—a rabbit and a waterfowl—indicating that Neanderthalers hunted other creatures besides cave bears and woolly rhinoceroces."2 The book doesn't mention Neandertals eating plants for food or for...
  • Texas police officer accused of excessive force in arresting boy, 17 [Black cop, White Kid--racism?]

    11/27/2012 5:50:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS DALLAS ^ | November 26, 2012
    A North Texas mother is accusing a Hurst police officer of using excessive force while arresting her 17-year-old son Andrew Rodriguez, CBS DFW reports. A video of the incident shot by Rodriguez's friend has gone viral. Rodriguez was questioned along with two others at Bellaire Park because police thought they looked suspicious, CBS DFW reports. The officer on scene got the names of the three teenagers and discovered Rodriguez had an open warrant. Rodriguez's mother, Kelly Pope, said the warrant was from a ticket her son had received four years ago for trespassing on school
  • Boris Johnson tells Lakshmi Mittal 'if France doesn't want you, Britain does' {UK grabs biz}

    11/27/2012 5:45:55 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27.Nov.2012 | Telegraph
    He called French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg, who accused Mr Mittal of leaving the country after he announced the closure of two blast furnaces in the north-eastern region of Florange, an "eccentric", telling an audience of businessmen in Delhi they should avoid "persecution" in Paris and base their European operations in London. The row erupted after the socialist minister Mr Montebourg said ArcelorMittal - the world's biggest steelmaker owned by Mr Mittal - had shown a lack of respect to France. "We don't want Mittal in France anymore because they haven't respected France," Mr Montebourg was quoted as saying in...
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • Where's The Pressure On Dems To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

    11/27/2012 5:35:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren't Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.
  • 'Pharaoh' Morsi

    11/27/2012 5:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi "temporarily" seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies. What ought to amaze us is how many times Western and especially U.S. diplomats have gone to the Arab-Muslim well, believing they will find something different at the bottom. Egypt, Hamas and even Iran string us along like a cad with a bevy of women in his orbit...
  • Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

    11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election. The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama. Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values. Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like...
  • Americans in Israel sue United States for funding Palestinian terrorism

    11/27/2012 5:23:13 AM PST · by ilcenter · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michal Shmulovich
    A group of 24 Americans living in Israel, some of them victims of terror, on Tuesday filed a civil action lawsuit against the United States government over what they claim is its funding of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The plaintiffs were being represented by the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a legal advocacy group that combats terror organizations. The lawsuit, which was filed in Washington, DC, contends that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored Congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority,...
  • Comedian Jenny Johnson 'Receiving Death Threats' Following Chris Brown Twitter Argument

    11/27/2012 5:20:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | November 27, 2012 | Natalie Palmer
    American comedian Jenny Johnson claims she has been receiving death threats via Twitter from angry Chris Brown fans. The pair got into a heated Twitter spat over the weekend where she blasted the singer for appearing "unapologetic" about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing", Johnson tweeted on Sunday. However, Chris didn't react in the best possible way, calling the female comedian obscene names and threatening to defecate on her eyeball as she performed sexual acts on him....
  • What I Saw During Operation Pillar of Defense

    11/27/2012 5:18:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nira Lee
    The eight days of Operation "Pillar of Defense" have been some of the hardest I have ever known physically and emotionally. The college student from Arizona would never have thought it possible to work 20 hours a day, fueled only by adrenaline and longing for just an hour of sleep on a shelter floor -- wearing the same filthy uniform because changing, much less showering, wouldn't allow me to get to a shelter in time when the next rocket barrage hit. And no, wearing the green uniform does not mean that you aren't afraid when the sirens sound. Had you...