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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 Ł21.34/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...
  • Smile! You Support Hamas!

    11/27/2012 5:09:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Andrew Marcus
    The institutional left and their progressive media organs have been busy weaving the narrative that President Obama’s re-election is a mandate to raise taxes. Republicans in Congress have been busy acquiescing to this narrative and it looks like all of that bipartisan busy work is going to pay off and taxes are going up. As someone famous once said, “Elections have consequences.” If one of the consequences of the President’s re-election is the Tax Mandate, surely there are other mandates to be spun. And as if on schedule, the events of recent weeks in Israel reveal another consequence of President...
  • Hollywood’s Casual Anti-Semitism

    11/27/2012 5:06:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Several years ago, I interviewed noted producer Leonard Goldberg for my book on liberalism in television, Primetime Propaganda. Goldberg, noting my Jewish surname, asked me why I thought so many Jews in Hollywood didn’t care about Israel. He said he was shocked by the lack of pro-Israel Jews in town. My answer was simple: most Jews in Hollywood aren’t religious, feel no connection with the Torah, and have no interest in the State of Israel. In fact, they feel that they can gain credibility by bashing the State of Israel, demonstrating that they are world citizens rather than parochial tribalists....
  • Re-Arming Gaza’s Terrorists

    11/27/2012 5:03:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama pushed Israel into accepting a ceasefire arrangement with Hamas, which was engineered by Hamas’s Muslim Brotherhood patron, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Under the terms of the ceasefire, Israel is supposed to negotiate, through Egyptian intermediaries, an easing of border restrictions between Gaza and Israel. This would be the same Egyptian government that had sent its prime minister to Gaza to express solidarity with Hamas during the fighting. Hamas, on the other hand, is not required to give up its remaining stockpile of Iranian-supplied weapons, nor to commit to cease all further imports of Iranian missiles or missile parts....
  • Sore Winners

    11/27/2012 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year. Prudence, one would think, if not generosity of spirit, should impel Democrats to be magnanimous in victory. Romney did receive about 48 percent of the vote. A little modesty among the winners would seem to be in order. Instead, the gloating has been extravagant. Worse, liberals have gorged themselves on the same junk food they enjoyed during the campaign and cannot seem to resist under any circumstances -- slandering their opponents....
  • The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all

    11/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/27/2012 | By BRIAN MONTOPOLI, ALAIN SHERTER
    You're going to be hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" a lot over the next few weeks: The phrase has emerged as a shorthand way to describe the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to start kicking in at the end of the year. Lawmakers are now feverishly negotiating over how to keep many of those spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in - to keep from what is often described as "going off the fiscal cliff." Yet if no deal comes, the nation won't actually be going over a metaphorical cliff. The word cliff implies an all-or-nothing...
  • All Bets Are Off! Intrade Cuts Off US Customers

    11/27/2012 4:45:37 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-27 | Reuters
    Prediction market Intrade, which allows spectators to bet on subjects ranging from entertainment to elections, said on Monday it will no longer accept U.S. customers because of what it called legal and regulatory pressures. Intrade, based in Dublin, Ireland, announced the decision on its website hours after the U.S. commodities regulator sued the exchange's owner, alleging it allowed unauthorized trading by U.S. customers. U.S. customers must close their accounts and withdraw all funds by the end of the year, according to the statement. "We understand this announcement may come as a surprise and a disappointment, and we apologize for the...
  • Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

    11/27/2012 4:37:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can. There has been increasing hostility toward Christian involvement in politics, and the animus hasn't been solely from the left. To be sure, Democrats have taken the lead, demonizing conservative Christians as science-challenged scolds who don't care about women's "reproductive rights," but there is plenty of antipathy from certain elements within the Republican Party, as well. Many establishment and some libertarian Republicans have long looked upon Christian conservatives with...
  • 7 Reasons To Be Optimistic About America's Future

    11/27/2012 4:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Although studies show that we conservatives are usually happier and more optimistic than most about our personal lives, we also tend to be a bit more pessimistic than the average person about the country. We look at our unsustainable level of spending, the dramatically expanding, increasingly lawless welfare state, encouragement of tribalism and class hatred as a political tactic, hostility towards Christianity, schools that teach socialism and liberalism, the morally bankrupt entertainment industry and the reelection of a man who may have had the single worst performance as President of anyone in our nation's history and we quite naturally fear...
  • U.S. stock futures wobble; fiscal cliff, data eyed

    11/27/2012 4:27:55 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock-market futures were largely heading lower on Tuesday, with news of a Greek-aid deal providing limited help for sentiment as investors refocused on fiscal-cliff worries. A heavy data day includes durable-goods orders and the consumer-confidence index. Away from politics, a heavy data lineup was in store for Tuesday, kicking off with durable-goods orders for October at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the figure to show a decline of 0.4% in October, after a 9.9% rise the prior month. Hurricane Sandy, business concerns about the U.S. fiscal cliff and seasonal swings...
  • I Told You So Redux

    11/27/2012 4:27:31 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John Ransom
    Today we get to check in again on the economic and stock market forecast that I penned back on December 23rd, 2011. Yeah. I know. You all are used to my dazzling wit, political acumen, and my stylish turns of phrase. But really, I know quite a bit about finance too, even if I use my finance superpowers only on occasion and prefer to be the ringmaster here at Townhall Finance.The slowdown that I predicted at that time has been a little less than my expectations. Right now GDP is coming in a little higher than I thought. But the second half is only...
  • Fox News ends interview abruptly when guest slams network

    11/27/2012 4:16:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Zap2it ^ | November 26, 2012 | Molly Chance
    A Fox News anchor abruptly ended an interview when the guest criticized the news network. Jon Scott was interviewing Thomas Ricks about his book, "The Generals" when Ricks accused Fox News of hyping up the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. According to the AP, Scott questioned Ricks as to why he would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Christopher Stevens - the first U.S. Ambassador assassinated in more than three decades. Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight" and said, "I think that the emphasis on...
  • Embrace a Thankful and Giving Heart

    11/27/2012 4:11:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    This holiday season, while we enjoy delicious food and visiting family and friends, let's take a moment to give thanks for our many blessings. It's easy to get lost in all the bad news today -- whether it be unfavorable election results, financial troubles, a struggling economy, an overreaching federal government, crisis in the Middle East or personal struggles. Our growing list of problems often seems overwhelming and endless. It's easy to give thanks when everything is going our way. But what about the difficult times? The Bible, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, commands us, "In everything give thanks; for...
  • A New Republican Agenda for the Future

    11/27/2012 3:30:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 27, 2012 | Doug Bandow
    ...........Although the margin separating Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was small, the GOP could take little comfort. If Republicans can only come close when the Democratic incumbent is presiding over a painful recession and engaged in an orgy of unpopular spending and borrowing,when can Republicans hope to win?The GOP should rethink what it stands for. Fiscal responsibility certainly,but in practice as well as in theory. That means resisting pork and earmarks, a temptation to which many Republicans yield, and targeting corporate welfare,since business does not need a hand-out.That also means tying military outlays to security challenges,not an arbitrary share of...
  • GOP should resist a ‘fiscal cliff’ down payment

    11/27/2012 3:30:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/27/2012 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    With the “fiscal cliff” looming and no “grand bargain” in sight, talk in Washington has turned to a “down payment” — a package of spending cuts and revenue increases that would help us avoid the cliff and give leaders more time to strike a long-term deal. House Speaker John Boehner says such a mini-deal would serve as “a down payment on — and a catalyst for — major solutions, enacted in 2013, that begin to solve the problem.” Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Passing a down payment now could very well doom the chances for major tax and spending reforms...
  • Millions could be left in dark over AMT

    11/27/2012 3:26:21 AM PST · by taildragger · 16 replies
    Investment News ^ | November 25, 2012 | Editorial
    Taxpayers probably won't have a clear idea of their 2012 tax obligations until the last minute this year — and possibly not even then. They could find themselves owing several thousand dollars in income tax that they didn't plan for and may not be able to afford.
  • Benjamin Franklin predicting election of Obama

    11/27/2012 3:23:12 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father
  • Americans in Israel Sue Clinton for US Funding of Arab Terror

    11/27/2012 3:15:38 AM PST · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Two dozen Americans in Israel are suing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for negligence in allowing the United States to fund the Palestinian Authority, which used money for terror. The suit was filed in a federal U.S. court in Washington by the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin), which has revolutionized the war against terror through “lawfare,” winning colossal lawsuits against terrorist organizations and banks that handle their funds. The Federal suit alleges that the U.S. State Department violated the Anti-Terrorism Act, and abandoned Congressional safeguards, transparency and reporting requirements. The United States Department of State, under the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 27, 2012

    11/27/2012 3:02:05 AM PST · by sneakers · 17 replies
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  • Livni Announces New Party: 'The Movement'

    11/27/2012 2:57:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Kadima chair Tzipi Livni held a news conference at 12:00 noon to announce that she is running for the 19th Knesset at the helm of an independent party, "The Movement – Headed by Tzipi Livni." Livni met Monday with another former Kadima chair, Ehud Olmert, and informed him of her decision. According to a Maagar Mochot poll published Thursday, a list headed by Livni would garner nine Knesset seats and "steal" seats from Labor, which would get only 19, and Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid (Future) party, which would get 4 seats. Lapid has offered Livni the Number Two position...
  • "FA$T CA$H: Easy Credit & the Economic Crash" - (Music Video by Dorian Electra)

    11/27/2012 2:45:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/26/12 | Dorian Electra
    A cautionary tale about monetary stimulus in a catchy pop-song!
  • Study Shows Abortion Linked to High Breast Cancer Risk

    11/27/2012 2:12:42 AM PST · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A study in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention shows abortion increases the risk of breast cancer for women. C. Yanhua of the First Peoples’ Hospital of Kunming in Yunnan province and his colleagues found the abortion-breast cancer association after comparing data from 263 cases of breast cancer and 457 controls without the disease. Their analysis covers the years 2009-2011. The authors examined information on disease diagnosis, demographics, medical history, and reproductive characteristics of the patients involved and also looked at short menstrual cycle, old age at first live birth, never breastfeeding, history of oral contraceptive use, postmenopausal status...
  • UPDATE: Body ID'd as missing boy, mom in custody (Cleveland-3 year old child was missing)

    11/27/2012 2:02:38 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 11/26/12
    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) - The body of Emilliano Terry was found in a trash bag late Monday afternoon bringing to an end an emotional search for the young boy. Search for missing 3-year old intensifies FBI, Police update search for missing Cleveland boy Police say they became suspicious after the boy's mother, Camilia Terry, started changing her story. While canvassing for the boy, officers observed a Waste Management truck in the area of the boy's home. Police contacted the company and asked them to hold the truck so they could search. Around 4 p.m., the boy's body was found...
  • Americans in Israel Sue Clinton for US Funding of Arab Terror

    11/27/2012 1:29:46 AM PST · by ilcenter · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/27/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Two dozen Americans in Israel are suing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for negligence in allowing the United States to fund the Palestinian Authority, which used money for terror. The suit was filed in a federal U.S. court in Washington by the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin), which has revolutionized the war against terror through “lawfare,” winning colossal lawsuits against terrorist organizations and banks that handle their funds. The Federal suit alleges that the U.S. State Department violated the Anti-Terrorism Act, and abandoned Congressional safeguards, transparency and reporting requirements. Clinton allegedly ignored congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to...
  • Israel's Likud primary draws party further right

    11/27/2012 1:25:39 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/26/2012
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud faction shifted further to the right on Monday, with the more moderate members of the ruling party faring poorly in a primary vote ahead of January elections. The two-day poll, extended from Sunday after technical failures in the computerised system caused significant delays, ended on Monday night with nearly 60 percent of the Likud's 123,000 members casting their vote. Unofficial results published on Israeli media showed that the ballot proved the strength of the settler lobby, led by Moshe Feiglin, who has said that Likud needed to reassure the right. Moshe Feiglin, hardline settler candidate...
  • The Dust Bowl - PBS

    11/27/2012 1:18:00 AM PST · by djf · 15 replies
    KCTS ^ | 2012 | Ken Burns
    Ken Burns has produced a fascinating and heartbreaking documentary about events leading up to and the effects of the "dust bowl" of the 1930's. This is truly one of the most historic events in American society and agriculture, and I highly recommend this to all who are interested in the history of the midwest. The people, their strengths, their values, their struggles, are covered with alot of first person commentary, as well as being covered by the journalists of the day. It is available from KCTS channel 9 in Seattle, a three hour two part series. Part One: The Great...
  • (48YO)Retired Hoboken cop waved gun at worker building fence at Bayonne home: police

    11/27/2012 1:15:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    A retired Hoboken police officer who lives in Bayonne was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after allegedly waving a gun at a man building a fence at the rear of his property, officials said. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or bond when Patrick J. Iapicca Jr., 48, of East 22nd Street, made his first court appearance on the charges today via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. At 10:15 a.m. on Friday, the retired officer allegedly approached the man installing the fence while waving a 9mm Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun, the police report says....
  • Israeli-Americans sue Clinton over PA aid money

    11/27/2012 12:27:27 AM PST · by ilcenter · 4 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 11.27.12, 09:50 | Adi Gold
    Dual US-Israeli citizens filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the State Department claiming that the US administration provided the Palestinian Authority with billions of dollars in aid money which were used to fund terrorist groups such as Hamas instead of supporting humanitarian causes, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. According to the lawsuit, the State Department ignored congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority. The White House, it was claimed, did not comply with the regulations and reporting obligations governing presidential waivers which facilitate emergency funding to the Palestinians. Evidence collected by the plaintiffs indicates that...
  • Smearing Rubio - There are questions only conservative Republicans are asked.

    11/27/2012 12:06:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.26.12 | PAUL KENGOR
    In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, "How old do you think the Earth is?" . It's a ridiculous question of utter irrelevance to the status of the country and whether Marco Rubio would be a good president. Rubio's answer was excellent: "I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think...
  • Jeb Bush, with cash and clout, pushes contentious school reforms

    11/26/2012 11:53:13 PM PST · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 26, 2012
    Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush soared to rock star status in the education world on the strength of a chart. A simple graph, it tracked fourth-grade reading scores. In 1998, when Bush was elected governor, Florida kids scored far below the national average. By the end of his second term, in 2007, they were far ahead, with especially impressive gains for low-income and minority students. Those results earned Bush bipartisan acclaim. As he convenes a star-studded policy summit this week in Washington, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential education reformers in the...
  • EU: Eurozone leaders disregard democracy

    11/26/2012 11:22:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    La Tribune, Paris ^ | 11/26/2012 | Romaric Godin
    On the sidelines of the Brussels budget summit on November 22 and 23, Eurozone leaders approved the appointment of Luxembourgian Yves Mersch to the board of the European Central Bank. But he was elected despite the European parliament voting against him, a move which highlights the EU's dysfunctional nature. Everyone agrees that Europe suffers from a democratic deficit and a lack of legitimacy which alienate its citizens. That is everyone except for the heads of Eurozone governments, who, notwithstanding a European parliament vote to the contrary, quietly appointed Luxembourg’s central bank governor, Yves Mersch, to the board of the ECB...