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  • US government publishes once-secret Watergate court files, adds to case's historical trove

    11/30/2012 7:51:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11-30-12 | STEPHEN BRAUN and RICHARD LARDNER
    Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in by providing the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of the burglars said he was acting under orders from top Nixon administration officials, according to once-secret documents released Friday by the National Archives. One newly public transcript of an in-chambers meeting between Sirica, the U.S. District Court judge in charge of the case, and then-Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in July 1973 shows the judge revealed secret probation reports indicating that E. Howard Hunt had cited orders from...
  • Supreme Court Does Not Act on Gay-Marriage Cases

    11/30/2012 7:49:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/30/2012 | Jess Bravin
    The Supreme Court took no action on any of the 10 gay-marriage petitions before it Friday, despite expectations that the justices would finally announce their plans regarding challenges to three separate laws denying recognition to same-sex couples. The court could add any of those cases to its docket as soon as Monday, but more likely the justices will continue discussing the matter at their next private conference, scheduled for Dec. 7. Most attention has focused on challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 statute denying federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex spouses. Federal appeals courts in Boston...
  • Double-Barrel 1911 Lands ATF Approval, Importation To Begin Next Year

    11/30/2012 7:44:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 11.27.2012 | Max Slowik
    Double-barrel 1911 lands ATF approval, importation to begin next year The ATF has given Arsenal the green light to import their double-barreled, double-everything 1911. Arsenal turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their truly unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but many assumed that the gun would never wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law. Arsenal maintained that their double trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not raise the hackles of the gatekeepers...
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Should Republicans just put forth Simpson-Bowles for the fiscal cliff?

    11/30/2012 7:39:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    My friend Guy Benson and I were talking about this idea the other night, and I liked it when compared to all our other dismal options. It was also the same night we saw "Lincoln," so I wondered if we were high on celluloid optimism about what's possible in politics.But Guy fleshed out the idea in this must-read post today, and I think he’s onto something. You should go over there to read the whole thing, but here's the gist: Of the commission’s 18 members, six Democrats and five Republicans endorsed the final document, while the seven ‘no’ votes split...
  • Kerosene Lamps Identified as Big Source of Black Carbon

    11/30/2012 7:36:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11-28-12 | unattributed
    The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois. Results from field and lab tests found that 7 to 9 percent of the kerosene in wick lamps -- used for light in 250-300 million households without electricity -- is converted to black carbon when burned. In comparison, only half of 1 percent of the emissions from burning wood is converted to black carbon. Factoring in...
  • State judge rules Louisiana school voucher program unconstitutional

    11/30/2012 7:24:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11-30-12 | ap
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's private school tuition voucher program has been ruled unconstitutional by a state judge. State Judge Tim Kelley said Friday that the program improperly diverts money allocated through the state's public school funding formula to private schools. He also said it unconstitutionally diverts local tax dollars to private schools. Kelley ruled in a lawsuit backed by teacher unions and school boards seeking to shut down the voucher program. The state education department and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said the programs were funded and created in line with the constitution.
  • Obama orders CIA to closedown multi-billion dollar unit (Ctr on Climate Change, National Security)

    11/30/2012 7:22:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/29/12 | Jim Kouri
    Obama orders CIA to closedown multi-billion dollar unitBy: Jim Kouri November 29, 2012 **SNIP** Regardless of the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had already possessed a multi-billion dollar intelligence center for global warming, a new report by public-interest group Judicial Watch's blog claims that the Obama administration believed the nation’s intelligence community needed yet another taxpayer-funded entity to better determine the impact of climate change on U.S. national security. "This waste of money is even more shameful when you consider millions and millions of Americans out of work or losing their homes and here's 'Mr. Green Jeans' Obama...
  • VCU volleyball coach James Finley says he was fired because he is gay; team finished 25-6

    11/30/2012 7:15:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Associated Press, ^ | November 30, 2012
    RICHMOND, Va. — VCU women’s volleyball coach James Finley is fighting to get his job back after he says he was fired because he is gay. Finley, 52, has filed a complaint with VCU’s Office for Institutional Equity. University spokesperson Pamela D. Lepley said an investigation is being conducted and must be completed within 45 days.
  • Council approves Harteau as new police chief (MPLS)

    11/30/2012 7:14:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 11-30-12 | eric roper
    The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve Janeé Harteau as the city's next police chief. Harteau, who previously served as assistant chief, takes over the reins from Tim Dolan, who left the force earlier this month. Harteau is the city's first female police chief, as well as the first openly gay officer in that position
  • DNA imaged with electron microscope for the first time

    11/30/2012 6:59:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    New Scientist | 28 November 2012 | Roland Pease
    Here's the link for the article.Here's the link for the abstract, "Direct Imaging of DNA Fibers: The Visage of Double Helix."
  • Jerry Sandusky Laws: Sick and twisted

    11/30/2012 6:48:30 PM PST · by Woodland · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11-30-12 | Matt Barber
    In recent months, “progressive” lawmakers, activist attorneys and militant homosexual pressure groups have launched a fierce campaign to ban therapeutic help for child victims of monsters like homosexual pedophile Jerry Sandusky. California has already passed such a law (SB 1172). On Friday, Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver challenged this twisted ban in federal court, seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the law from taking effect on Jan. 1. Judge Kimberly Mueller will likely issue a decision within a week or so. Ads by Google Top 10 Swing KillersThese Faults Make It Impossible To Play Good Golf. Fix Yours...
  • Liberal Democrats: Higher rates for wealthy 'just the beginning'

    11/30/2012 6:42:51 PM PST · by Arthurio · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-30
    A group of House Democrats has formed its own “Gang of Six” to push for progressive tax reform — in which the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthiest Americans is “just the beginning.”
  • Jude [Read this short book of the New Testament; does it fit today or not?]

    11/30/2012 6:24:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Bible Gateway, NIV 1984 ^ | circa 65 AD | Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James
    Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. The Sin and Doom of Godless Men Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They...
  • Van Rompuy opposes direct election of the EU’s top leaders

    11/30/2012 6:05:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 30 November 2012 | Georgi Gotev
    Directly electing the European Commission President at the 2014 EU elections would “organize the disappointment in advance”, said European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. Directly electing his own successor would be “even more absurd”, he added in comments that are likely to irritate proponents of increased democracy in the European institutions. Van Rompuy’s statement, made at a public conference in Brussels on Wednesday (28 November), runs in direct opposition with the EU’s major political families, who in their majority, would like to “give faces” to the next European elections in May 2014. But Van Rompuy warned that the “huge legitimacy”...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 1 Dec 2012

    11/30/2012 6:04:36 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 388 replies
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  • Solar firm that got $26M in Miss. loans is closing

    11/30/2012 5:57:15 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    WLOX 13 ^ | November 29, 2012
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi taxpayers may have only an empty Senatobia building and some solar panel equipment to show for nearly $26 million in loans provided to Twin Creeks Technologies.</p> <p>The California-based solar technology firm is liquidating, and a company that bought Twin Creeks' assets does not intend to take over its agreement with Mississippi. The contract called for Twin Creeks to invest at least $132 million and create at least 500 jobs.</p>
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-30-12

    11/30/2012 5:41:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-30-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • [Arkansas Republican Tim] Griffin named to Ways and Means Committee

    11/30/2012 5:33:20 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 21 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | November 30, 2012 | Andrew DeMillo
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rep. Tim Griffin, an Arkansas Republican, was named Friday to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, a move that he says rules out a run for governor or the Senate in 2014. The panel announced that Griffin, who represents central Arkansas' 2nd District, was among four new Republican members. It is the chief tax-writing committee and members are not allowed to serve on other committees unless they receive a waiver from congressional leaders. Griffin is the first congressman from Arkansas to serve on the panel since 1992 and the first Republican from the...
  • Staten Island Sandy Victims Need to Realize That Obama Fixed Everything, Not Be Ungrateful

    11/30/2012 5:13:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go to the audio sound bites. I want to show you, I want you to hear what ungrateful sounds like. I want you to hear what a lack of gratitude sounds like. I want you to hear self-centered selfishness. I want you to hear what it sounds like when a citizen of this country does not appreciate this regime. Last night in Staten Island, they had a town hall meeting about the Hurricane Sandy, the victims and the repair, the cleanup, and the putting every back together. An unidentified guy stood up and said this... MAN:...