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  • Video: Senators Kyl and Hutchison introduce GOP version of DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 6:51:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller. It speaks volumes of the politics of this that two of the three senators who are sponsoring it are retiring next month and the other, McCain, just won reelection two years ago and will be 80 when he decides whether to run again. No one here, in other words, is worried about a primary.The key difference between DREAM and ACHIEVE is citizenship, but in the end it’s not much of a difference: The DREAM Act offers applicants temporary residency for a six-year period after completing two years of college or two years in the military. Within...
  • House GOP recommends new committee chairmen (oh noes: all male)

    11/27/2012 6:48:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 27 2012 7:41 PM EST | Alan Fram
    Top House Republicans announced their recommendations Tuesday for the new Congress’ committee chairmanships, an all-male list that includes returning Paul Ryan to the Budget panel and seven new faces to head other committees. The leaders proposed waiving the GOP’s six-year term limit for Ryan, R-Wis., to keep his chairmanship. … Several other long-term committee chairs would be replaced, including Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who has led the Foreign Affairs Committee. Instead, the leaders recommended Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif. Asked about the lack of women among the leaders’ recommendations to head committees, Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,...
  • Should Texas Allow Open-Carry for Handguns? [POLL]

    11/27/2012 6:42:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    kfyo.com ^ | 27 November, 2012 | Chad Hasty
    In the upcoming legislative session in Texas, guns will be a point of discussion. Rep. George Lavender (R) will introduce a bill that would allow Texans who have a concealed handgun license the freedom to open-carry. According to the Dallas Morning News: Lavender said he finds it ironic that freedom-loving Texas is one of just six states not to allow some form of open carry. The others are Illinois, New York, Arkansas, South Carolina and Florida. An open-carry law went into effect in Oklahoma on Nov. 1. Lavender and other gun rights advocates argue that law-abiding citizens openly carrying pistols...
  • [Rep. Tom] Cole: Join with Obama on quick deal (RINO wants higher taxes on rich)

    11/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2012 | Jonathan Allen
    Republican Rep. Tom Cole urged colleagues in a private session Tuesday to vote to extend the Bush tax rates for all but the highest earners before the end of the year — and to battle over the rest later. The Oklahoma Republican said in an interview with POLITICO that he believes such a vote would not violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and that he’s not alone within Republican circles. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84306.html#ixzz2DTsuK9Fc
  • Most-Racial America

    11/27/2012 6:34:16 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 4 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | Nov. 26 2012 | James Taranto
    "Everytime [sic] I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination," thunders blogger William Jacobson. He's referring to a passage in a Washington Post editorial about critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice--a passage that in our view is useful for its clarity. At issue is a Nov. 19 letter to the President Obama, written by Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and signed by 97 House Republicans, which declares that the signatories are "deeply troubled" that the president is considering nominating Rice...
  • Art Ginsburg, TV Chef Who Didn’t Scoff at Cake Mix, Dies at 81 (Mr. Food)

    11/27/2012 6:28:21 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/12 | DOUGLAS MARTIN
    Art Ginsburg, who billed himself as Mr. Food in 90-second televised cooking lessons — attracting nearly four million viewers for each, selling eight million cookbooks and presaging today’s proliferation of celebrity chef shows — died Wednesday at his home in Weston, Fla. He was 81. His family announced his death, which The Associated Press said was caused by pancreatic cancer. Mr. Ginsburg disdained haute cuisine as irrelevant to the lives of hard-pressed working folks in favor of cake mixes and canned soups. His recipes had 10 ingredients at most, and he shared uncountable timesaving tricks. His “anybody can do it”...
  • Glenn Beck puts Obama bobblehead in 'urine' 'I have been working on a masterpiece'

    11/27/2012 6:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/27/12 | Joe Kovacs
    If you ever used the term “whiz kid” to refer to Glenn Beck, you now have him pegged. The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to be urine. “I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a faux French accent, as he played the role of an artist expressing himself on his television program Tuesday evening.
  • Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya

    11/27/2012 6:25:03 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Posted by Ed O'Keefe
    Possible promotions for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and acting CIA Director Michael Morell remain in jeopardy after the two officials met Tuesday with three of their Republican critics regarding how the Obama administration responded to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. snip The discussions with McCain, Graham and Ayotte were arranged “to go over exactly the very questions that those senators had,” Carney said, including the origin of the information Rice conveyed on television. snip...
  • Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election." Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Board Game Are You? ~ 28 November 2012

    11/27/2012 6:01:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 139 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation

    11/27/2012 6:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 05:00 AM ET | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey. But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former...
  • McCain to pro-lifers: State your position, then ‘leave the issue alone’

    11/27/2012 5:57:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 126 replies
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Former presidential nominee John McCain is urging Republicans to confine their support for the unborn to rhetoric but abandon thoughts of enacting new legislation. Appearing on Fox News Sunday over the weekend, the Arizona senator said the GOP needs “a bigger tent” to be successful in presidential elections, and part of that means dropping social issues important to conservatives. Echoing the talking point that men should not weigh in on a female issue McCain said, “I don’t think anybody like me —” then pointed to himself before changing gears abruptly. “I can state my position on abortion, but other than...
  • Governor Palin: Politicians, Lying Then or Now?

    11/27/2012 5:51:23 PM PST · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 27, 2012 | Adrienne Ross
    With the risk of going over this “fiscal cliff” we’ve been hearing so much about, Governor Palin has brought attention to a letter written by Brent Bozell, Chairman of ForAmerica, addressed to Speaker John Boehner, Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Minority Whip John Cornyn. She asks the following question: Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now? How appropriate that she begins with–and sets apart–the one word that explains why the question needs to be asked in the first place: “Politicians.” America needs more public servants and less politicians engaged in business-as-usual.Read Bozell’s letter in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-27-12

    11/27/2012 5:43:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal'

    11/27/2012 5:36:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, praised President Barack Obama's immigration plan in a meeting today at the White House. “We fully support your proposal,” said Peña Nieto in reference to Obama's immigration plan, according to the pool report. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.” Obama indicated his willingness to visit Mexico after the president-elect invited the American president to the 2013 North American Leaders Summit. “Any excuses to go to Mexico,” said Obama. “I’m always game.”
  • Khan Academy on Illinois pensions (Khan Academy video)

    11/27/2012 5:31:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    dailyherald.com ^ | 5/27/2012 | Mike Riopell
    The free online school of everything has taken on the Illinois pension crisis.Video Link This video is from Khan Academy, the heralded online video series that can teach you about algebra, physics or whatever else you want to learn when you have nothing else to do. Their explanation of pension problems hurting government budgets focuses on Illinois. And it highlights how education funding gets hit when the state has to pay more toward retirement costs.
  • Racism? Black leaders fret white person may take Jesse Jackson's House seat

    11/27/2012 5:13:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/27/12 | Joe Newby
    Racism? Black leaders fret white person may take Jesse Jackson's House seatBy: Joe Newby November 27, 2012 **SNIP** “There’s a great deal of concern that Debbie Halvorson would win because the black vote would be split 18 ways,” Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago said. “The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways,” she added. According to Politico, losing the seat to a white person, no matter how qualified, would "be a blow to the black establishment."
  • Gaza's Not the Key, Philadelphi Is

    11/27/2012 5:11:12 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    The Second Hamas-Israel War of Nov. 10-21 inspired a mighty debate over rights and wrongs, with each side appealing to the large undecided bloc (19 percent of Americans according to CNN/ORC, 38 percent according to Rasmussen). Is Israel a criminal state that has no right to exist, much less to deploy force? Or is it a modern liberal democracy with the rule of law that justifiably protects innocent civilians? Morality drives this debate.To any sentient person, it is obvious that Israelis are 100-percent justified to protect themselves from wanton attacks. A cartoon from the First Hamas-Israel War of 2008-09 symbolically...
  • Obama quietly signs bill shielding airlines from carbon fees in Europe

    11/27/2012 4:58:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Keith Laing
    Obama quietly signs bill shielding airlines from carbon fees in EuropeBy Keith Laing - 11/27/12 02:02 PM ET President Obama has signed into law a bill that requires U.S. airlines be excluded from European carbon emissions fees. Environmentalists had framed the bill as the first test of the president's commitment to fighting climate change in his second term and urged him to veto it. Obama quietly signed it Tuesday over their objections. "The Obama administration is firmly committed to reducing harmful carbon pollution from civil aviation both domestically and internationally, but, as we have said on many occasions, the application...
  • Obama Treasury Dept. declares China is not manipulating currency (Schumer ticked off)

    11/27/2012 4:50:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/12 | Vicki Needham
    Obama Treasury Dept. declares China is not manipulating currencyBy Vicki Needham - 11/27/12 05:11 PM ET The Obama administration is coming under criticism from Sen. Charles Schumer for declaring that China is not a currency manipulator. Following Tuesday's release of a report that again finds China is not keeping the value of its currency artificially low to cut the price of its exports to the United States, Schumer criticized the administration for avoiding penalties against China. "This report all but admits China’s currency is being manipulated, but stops short of saying so explicitly," Schumer, a close ally of Obama's, said...