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  • New lawmakers urged to reject God, prayer

    12/04/2012 5:30:38 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    New House and Senate members are being urged to reject an invitation to join the 105-strong Congressional Prayer Caucus by the influential American Humanist Association which claims there is no evidence of God or Heaven. In a letter to new lawmakers following last week's election, the group warned that Prayer Caucus members too often push legislation that favors Christianity and Christian social morals and that senators and congressmen should abide the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. They also indicated opposition to the practice of opening and closing each session of Congress with a prayer, which "relegates non-religious Americans...
  • The Party of Reagan is dead: Long live the Party of Liberty

    12/04/2012 5:15:18 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/4/12 | Judson Phillips
    As we approached the 40thanniversary of the moon landings four years ago, there was a renewed interest in the space program. Not the current space program, but the space program of the 60’s that put Americans on the moon. Obama killed the current space program, so all we can do now is look back with nostalgia at our glory days. The Republican Party is the same way. Every year, almost every local Republican Party has a Reagan day dinner. Republicans remember the glory days when they ran Washington. The Republican rank and file is much like the average American. They...
  • Obama, Media Whitewash Morsi's Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jew Past

    12/04/2012 5:12:56 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | December 3,2012 | Editor
    Islamofascism: To hear the president and his media stenographers, Egypt's new leader is a "practical" guy who's surprisingly Westernized. He loves our movies and even the "ERA." Such positive reviews provide Mohammed Morsi a fig leaf of secularism and legitimacy. But they cannot hide his dark Islamist heart. [snip] For starters, Morsi was hardly a bit player in the Brotherhood. He was hailed as a martyr by the radical Islamist group after spending seven months behind bars for supporting jihadists. And he worked for years alongside Hamas, the Brotherhood's Palestinian branch. He spent a decade helping lead the Brotherhood's parliamentary...
  • Military judge taken off Ft. Hood shooting case over beard fight

    12/04/2012 5:12:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 3, 2012, 6:45 p.m. | By Matt Pearce
    A military judge's "duel of wills" with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan over whether Hasan would have to shave made the judge appear biased, requiring his removal from the case, a military appeals court ruled Monday. Hasan, 42, is accused of killing of 13 people and wounding 32 others in a rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009. Hasan, who is Muslim, said that he had grown the beard for religious reasons and that it was protected under freedom of religious expression. Military prosecutors disagreed, as did the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, who ruled that the beard violated the...
  • Republicans and Mad Max

    12/04/2012 5:10:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The incomparable Walter Russell Mead, writing in the American Interest, offered a glimpse into the coming dystopia: "Things are getting worse in San Bernardino. The city filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but its financial situation has continued to deteriorate. And now with what promises to be a heated court battle over payments to the state pension fund in the offing, further cuts are likely. "Things are getting so bad that at a recent city council meeting, the city attorney advised residents to 'lock their doors and load their guns' because the city could no longer afford to keep up...
  • China, South Korea agree to boost yuan, won use in trade

    12/04/2012 5:02:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 hrs ago
    Trade giants China and South Korea have agreed to utilise their currency swap valued at $59 billion to boost the use of yuan and won in bilateral trade, Seoul's finance ministry and central bank said on Tuesday. Central banks of the world's largest and seventh largest exporters will begin lending trading firms yuan and won through banks from later this month for use in settling trade bills, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Bank of Korea said in a joint statement. "Using local currencies for trade settlement has been a global trend since the end of the 2008-2009...
  • A Movement Toward Food Justice

    12/04/2012 5:02:27 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 123 replies
    linkedin ^ | 12/4/2012 | cory booker
    This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days. Undertaking what is referred to as the #SNAPChallenge began with a social media-based conversation on Twitter. A Twitter user tweeted me her opinion that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government". This comment caused me to...
  • Bishops Letter on the Economy - Economic Justice for All

    12/04/2012 4:55:11 AM PST · by publius1 · 17 replies
    NCCB ^ | 1986 | US Catholic Bishops
    The precarious economic situation of so many people and so many families calls for examination of U.S. economic arrangements. Christian conviction and the American promise of liberty and justice for all give the poor and the vulnerable a special claim on the nation's concern. They also challenge all members of the Church to help build a more just society. 20. The investment of human creativity and material resources in the production of the weapons of war makes these economic problems even more difficult to solve.
  • Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

    12/04/2012 4:53:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond. One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it. Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to...
  • Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons Hidden in Negev Sheep Pen

    12/04/2012 4:36:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | David Lev
    A crack IDF team, along with several police units, has discovered and confiscated a cache of illegal weapons. The weapons were discovered in a sheep pen in the Bedouin village of Hura in the Negev. A number of residents of the town were taken into custody. The weapons were found in several sacks hidden inside the pen. Among the weapons were M-16 rifles and dozens of cartridges for them. Other weapons were found as well. The owner of the pen said that he had no idea that the weapons were there, nor did he know how they got there. He...
  • The Post-Election Public Mood: It’s About to Hit the Fan

    12/04/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gordon Runyan
    Freedom Outpost has previously reported on the fact that gun sales represent at least one booming sector of the American economy since the re-election of Barak Obama. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to interpret that piece of data in terms of sociology: What must people be thinking? That’s a legitimate question, and it’s easy to think of an answer. Horror icon, Stephen King, has a theory that the same sort of “weather vane” indication of the public mood can be discerned from the popularity, or lack thereof, of current scary movies. In his nonfiction book about creating horror fiction, Danse...
  • 7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

    12/04/2012 4:26:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Given what we know in 2012, saying that capitalism will make a society richer than socialism should be about as controversial as saying the earth is round, not flat. Yet, a recent Gallup poll shows that more liberals have a positive view of socialism than capitalism. This is only possible because there are so many perverse incentives that drive the promotion of socialism. If you're a politician, socialism puts power in your hands while capitalism takes it away. If you want to use the government to control people's lives, socialism is a wonderful vehicle to do just that while capitalism...
  • Talking Tax Reform, Let’s Start with Cokie’s Uterus

    12/04/2012 4:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Ransom
    It’s apparently cool for the cool kids to think that Grover Norquist is a dweeb. Yes, the guy who has been warning all of us about the untenable nature of the federal tax-and-spend system, the guy who came up with the novel idea that the Republican Party should actually stand for something- and be held accountable for campaign promises- is in trouble now. Prior to the election, the reason why politicians like Barack Obama and Lindsey Graham trimmed their sails to the political winds in the first place and extended the Bush era tax cuts was because a guy like...
  • Anna Wintour 'leading contender to be America's UK ambassador'

    12/04/2012 4:15:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    On the face of it, Ms Wintour, 63, may not appear a natural candidate for international diplomacy. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour” and inspired the waspish character played by Meryl Streep in the film The Devil Wears Prada. But according to Bloomberg News, Mr Obama has placed her on his short list to safeguard transatlantic relations at the Court of St James. It would be hard to find a better connected ambassador in the fields of fashion and entertainment than Ms Wintour, who was awarded an OBE for services to British journalism...
  • Charges dropped against New Haven [CT] attorney who brought handgun to Batman movie

    12/04/2012 4:07:33 AM PST · by Daffynition · 3 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 03, 2012 | William Kaempffer
    NEW HAVEN — A judge dismissed all charges against a local immigration lawyer arrested for bringing a licensed handgun to a Batman movie last year less than three weeks after a Colorado massacre at a debut of “The Dark Knight Rises.” On the behalf of the state, Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Dave Strollo Monday entered ”nolles” on counts of breach of peace and interfering with police against attorney Sung-Ho Hwang in connection with the Aug. 7 incident at the Criterion Cinemas downtown.
  • Iran Flies Propaganda; US Denies Drone Downed

    12/04/2012 4:03:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The United States has denied an Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ claim that they downed a US spy drone, possibly part of the regime’s propaganda in the wake of mounting evidence pointing to a feverish race to develop a nuclear weapon. “The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operating in the Middle East region. Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and air space,” a spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain told news agencies. “We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.” Iran’s state-controlled media reported Tuesday...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:29 AM PST · by publius1 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?

    12/04/2012 4:02:01 AM PST · by publius1 · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/3/12 | David Welch
    IT is a shame that William F. Buckley Jr. passed away in 2008. The conservative movement could use him — or someone like him — right now. In the 1960s, Buckley, largely through his position at the helm of National Review, displayed political courage and sanity by taking on the John Birch Society, an influential anti-Communist group whose members saw conspiracies everywhere they looked. Fast forward half a century. The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts...
  • Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

    12/04/2012 3:53:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Look, I don’t even know anymore. I’m just gonna put these out there for you as yet another indication of how tough getting anywhere close to solving our deficit and debt problems is. It’s a nice complement to the latest in the fiscal cliff saga, in which allegedly intractable, unreasonable Republicans offer a Simpson-Bowles-like compromise that might actually come within a couple ballparks of acknowledging our debt problems while Democrats seem rather enthusiastic about cliff-diving and yet the press and public are determined to blame Republicans for going over. Let’s see if that can change in the near future. Presumably...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - December 4, 2012

    12/04/2012 2:47:32 AM PST · by sneakers · 19 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • The Middle East “Two State Solution” Delusion

    12/04/2012 2:47:04 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/4/12 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Following Obama’s declaration to the Turkish Parliament that he was all in for the two-state-solution, he doubled down in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009 when he said: "For decades, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It is easy to point fingers. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest Hits

    12/04/2012 2:38:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/03/12 | John Fund
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Greatest HitsBy John Fund December 3, 2012 9:57 A.M. Republicans think they got a bit of good news this morning with the announcement that President Obama has asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The Florida congresswoman will now lead the party through the 2014 mid-term elections. **SNIP** - “We own the economy,” she declared at a breakfast sponsored by Politico in June 2011. “We own the beginning of the turnaround, and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery.” The economy, she said, “has turned around”...
  • Senate Dems push climate change amendment (to defense authorization bill)

    12/04/2012 2:19:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Zack Colman
    Senate Dems push climate change amendmentBy Zack Colman - 12/03/12 11:12 PM ET Senate Democrats are attempting to force a vote on climate change through an amendment to the defense authorization bill, according to a copy of the amendment obtained by The Hill. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-R.I.) amendment calls for the U.S. to “assess, plan for, and mitigate the security and strategic implications of climate change” out of concern for national security. Democrats might be looking for a vote of record by Republicans on climate change, thinking opposition to it would be cast in a negative light after Hurricane Sandy....
  • TEA PARTY VS. PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS — BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    12/04/2012 1:16:06 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 57 replies
    www.theBLAZE.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Meredith Jessup
    TEA PARTY VS. PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS — BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP December 3, 2012 by Meredith Jessup Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles examining what went wrong for the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential election and where the GOP goes from here. Please visit our special section GOP: What Next? to follow the series stories and find related content. – Since Nov. 6, there has been no shortage of opinions as to why challenger Mitt Romney and the Republican Party failed to ouster President Barack Obama.  Pre-election divisions in the Republican Party...
  • Hague verdicts stoke old war feud

    12/04/2012 1:11:36 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Tygodnik Powszechny, Cracow ^ | 12/3/2012 | Aleksandra Cholewa
    The acquittal of two Croat generals and a Kosovar ex-prime minister has reignited the dispute over a much-contested subject in the former Yugoslavia: who was the victim and who the aggressor in the war nearly 20 years ago? "Damn those who are still for (Belgrade's accession to) the EU." Supporters of nationalist movement Dveri wave Serbian national flags in front of the EU delegation premises in Belgrade. November 17, 2012 Although it’s been more than two weeks since the acquittal of the Croat generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač – accused of committing war crimes during the Serb-Croat war in...
  • Piers Morgan looks like a fool debating the 2nd Amendment on Twitter.

    12/04/2012 12:53:24 AM PST · by South40 · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/4/2012
  • Entire Ukraine government resigns

    12/04/2012 12:16:51 AM PST · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Ania TSOUKANOVA
    KIEV — Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire government resigned Monday in a surprise move after controversial elections as the economy teeters on the brink of recession. The presidency said President Viktor Yanukovych had accepted Azarov's request to give up his post and become an MP, a move expected to be repeated by several cabinet ministers. It remained unclear who would fill the powerful post of premier, with some analysts speculating it could go to a member of the elite close to Yanukovych known as the "Family". "President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov,...
  • Analyst Makes Bombshell Prediction Of $50 Oil, More Production Than Possibly Know What To Do With

    12/04/2012 12:02:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 1, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    For the US economy, this would be a 'Black Swan' of a totally different variety. In Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's 2013 Energy Outlook, analyst Sabine Schels and colleagues make a shocking prediction about the possible path of West Texas Intermediate oil. Surging US shale oil output creates risk of $50 WTI North America’s energy supplies are surging while the rest of the world continues to fight for scarce molecules of oil and gas. On our estimates, onshore US crude oil output now vastly exceeds previous growth rates in liquids and nat gas, particularly in Lower 48 states. With profitability for...
  • How Reality TV Saved the Second Amendment

    12/03/2012 11:51:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2012 | Ron Resnick
    I used to dream that someday I would make a fortune, retire from whatever business occasioned the fortune, and endow what I would call the Second Amendment Litigation Trust. The sole purpose of this trust would be to finance Second Amendment attorneys to prosecute litigation designed to result in judicial decisions affirming the Constitutional right of individuals to keep and bear arms. I envisioned raising public, legislative, and judicial knowledge and awareness of the origin of, and the meaning of, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. I was looking forward to hiring Second Amendment scholars to...
  • Amsterdam to create 'scum villages' {dutch trailer parks!}

    12/03/2012 11:27:22 PM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3.Dec.2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    Holland's capital already has special hit squad of municipal officials to identify the worst offenders for a compulsory six month course in how to behave. Social housing problem families or tenants who do not show an improvement or refuse to go to the special units face eviction and homelessness. Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam's Labour mayor, has tabled the Ł810,000 plan to tackle 13,000 complaints of anti-social behaviour every year. He complained that long-term harassment often leads to law abiding tenants, rather than their nuisance neighbours, being driven out. The new punishment housing camps have been dubbed "scum villages" because...
  • Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides

    12/03/2012 11:16:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 3, 2012 | By NANCY MONTGOMERY,
    The horror of war, repeated deployments, the operations tempo, failed relationships, financial problems, legal trouble, depression, PTSD, TBI. Many reasons have been suggested to explain the substantial rise in the suicide rate of soldiers that began in 2004. Numerous prevention efforts were launched, hundreds of millions of dollars spent on studies and task forces, resilience programs and increasing access to mental health care. Yet eight years and hundreds of deaths later, the suicide rate hasn’t improved. The number of suspected suicides in 2012 among active-duty soldiers was 166 at the end of October, surpassing the 165 total for all of...
  • S.F. Muni Metro shutdown snarls commute [San Francisco is a "transit first" city]

    12/03/2012 11:07:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 3, 2012 | Vivian Ho and Joe Garofoli
    A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening. Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city. Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m....
  • State Department Spent 4.5 Million for Embassy Art, Had No Money for Benghazi Security

    12/03/2012 10:41:17 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | December 2, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember Benghazi only happened because the State Department had no money for security. And the military had no money for planes. And Obama had no money for his campaign and had to rush to Vegas to fundraise with Beyonce. Things that the State Department did have money for? Mosque renovations, promoting environmental awareness in Baghdad, and 4.5 million for Art in Embassies.
  • MI6 told agent it couldn’t kill al-Qaeda leader “because assassinations are a breach of British law”

    12/03/2012 10:31:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03 December 2012 | Martin Robinson
    An MI6 agent who managed to infiltrate al-Qaeda in a bid to kill one of its leaders was told by his British bosses they would not assassinate him because it could be against the law. Terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was encouraging attacks on the West and also recruiting young Muslims to carry them out, but despite being able to murder him, Morten Storm was blocked by London, it has emerged. Storm says he was told by his bosses in the UK: “We do not involve ourselves in encouraging people to participate in jihad and we don’t involve ourselves in killings abroad....
  • US military: Intervention in Mali now would fail

    12/03/2012 10:26:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 3 , 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The top US military commander in Africa warned Monday against any premature military action in Mali, even as he said that al-Qaida linked extremists have strengthened their hold on the northern part of the country. Army Gen. Carter Ham said that any military intervention done now would likely fail and would set the precarious situation there back "even farther than they are today."
  • Researchers Discover 28 New Cases of Brain Damage in Deceased Football Players

    12/03/2012 10:02:10 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | December 3, 2012, 12:01 am ET | Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players — including 15 who played in the NFL — more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease. The NFL players include two Hall of Famers: running back Ollie Matson, who played 14 seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, and Colts tight end John Mackey, who played 10 seasons and once served as the head of the NFL players’ union. Both died last year after suffering from dementia
  • Choke the Life out of Obamacare

    12/03/2012 10:01:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Now that Obama has been re-elected and Democrats still control the Senate, Republicans no longer have the chance to repeal Obamacare. But all is not lost. There's still an opportunity for America to stop this disaster by choking the life out of the federal monstrosity. Obama's signature legislative achievement is likely headed back to the Supreme Court. Just last week, the high court ordered a lower federal court to take up a lawsuit by the patriots at Liberty University, who claim Congress violated the college's religious freedoms by forcing it to provide federally mandated insurance and requiring payment for abortion-related...
  • IT'S PARTY TIME! Third Party, that is, Tea Party, to be Exact!

    12/03/2012 10:00:10 PM PST · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    examiner ^ | November 28, 2012 | By: Jeff Waller
    So, should conservatives remain in the GOP where they are, as a rule, ignored? Why should they? The argument has been made that the formation of a third political party, particularly one that draws from the GOP, would ensure that the Liberal Left will become more entrenched in government, and neither the GOP nor this third party will stand a chance of winning the White House for the foreseeable future. Counter to this argument, conservatives say that it matters not when the GOP is but a shadow of the Democrat Party. Central to resistance for a Romney nomination was the...
  • 8 Tories “in secret lunch plot to defect to UKIP” as 2 parties go to war over electoral pact

    12/03/2012 9:54:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:17 EST, 27 November 2012 | Matt Chorley and Jason Groves
    Eight Tory MPs are in talks about defecting to the UK Independence Party, its millionaire treasurer has claimed. A series of “secret lunches” have been held by Stuart Wheeler, a former Conservative donor now trying to coax MPs to join UKIP. The revelation comes as the two parties continue a war of words over a mooted electoral pact and the fallout from the decision by Rotherham council to remove three foster children from a couple because they were UKIP members. … Conservative Party vice chairman Michael Fabricant had urged the Premier to strike a deal with UKIP, arguing it could...
  • German Weapons for the World: How the Merkel Doctrine Is Changing Berlin Policy

    12/03/2012 9:44:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 12/03/2012 | (Spiegel Staff)
    Germany used to be extremely careful about where it exported its weapons. In recent years, however, Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown a preference for sending high-tech armaments abroad rather than German soldiers—even if that means doing business with questionable regimes. … German high-tech weapons are a hot commodity among Arab potentates and other autocrats. They haven’t failed to notice that the coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) has steadily relaxed Germany's otherwise restrictive arms export policy. … The chancellor points out that her foreign policy is “committed to...
  • Store employee fired after ‘booting’ ambulance [says he didn't know it was an ambulance]

    12/03/2012 9:26:38 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Mike Krumboltz
    One generally assumes that an ambulance with its lights flashing can park wherever it pleases. This past weekend in New Orleans, a parked ambulance was "booted" by a convenience store employee, who was apparently annoyed that the ambulance had parked in his store's lot. Never mind that the paramedics were treating a man inside the store. That employee has since been fired. According to a report from WWLTV.com, the paramedics put the patient in the back of the ambulance and began to drive away when the vehicle came to a sudden stop. The medics saw that someone had put a...
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Wows at Horse Competition [Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris] Drudge?

    12/03/2012 9:24:37 PM PST · by Diago · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-2-12 | By Jennifer Kucsak
    We had no idea that Bruce Springsteen's 20-year-old daughter, Jessica, was an accomplished equestrian … until now! The brunette beauty competed in the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris over the weekend ... Jessica, who competed in the Style and Competition for Amade, came in 6th place...
  • Source: Belcher was out with 2nd woman prior to murder-suicide

    12/03/2012 9:20:33 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 17 replies
    SI.com ^ | Monday December 3, 2012 11:53PM | Thayer Evans
    According to a law enforcement official close to the investigation, Jovan Belcher was out "partying" the night before he shot Kasandra Perkins. He had been with a woman in the Power and Light District, an area of bars in downtown Kansas City. Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/12/03/jovan-belcher-case-new-information/index.html#ixzz2E3c2estg
  • Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    12/03/2012 9:16:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    The military's highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect's beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn't appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.
  • Man Pushed In Front Of Train, Killed, At Midtown Subway Station

    12/03/2012 9:08:25 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 34 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/3/12 | WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports
    Police on Monday night released new surveillance video in the search for a suspect who shoved a man onto the subway tracks for a train to strike him and kill him. As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, in a city built on subways, where millions move around town by train, it could have happened to anyone. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at a subway station at 49th Street and 7th Avenue, just blocks off Times Square. A surveillance image of the man wanted for allegedly pushing a man in front of a subway train in Midtown, killing him. (Credit:...
  • Jobless Benefits At Risk in Fiscal Cliff Debate

    12/03/2012 8:41:41 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Stateline.org ^ | By Jake Grovum, Staff Writer
    Amid the fervor over the fiscal cliff in Washington, there’s one federal program also facing a Dec. 31, 2012 deadline that if allowed to pass could cost unemployed Americans thousands of dollars and deprive states of crucial federal funding that’s helped them weather the worst of the Great Recession. At the end of this year, unemployment benefits that were greatly expanded during the recession are set to expire unless Congress acts to extend them. All told, more than $250 billion has been spent toward unemployment benefits over the past five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). It’s estimated...
  • Fighting Spin With the Truth

    12/03/2012 8:30:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The Republicans offered a plan -- in writing -- to avoid the "fiscal cliff." It includes $800 billion in revenue increases, which demonstrates the GOP's reluctant assent to increasing the tax burdens on Americans.  The White House has rejected the proposal out of hand. The sheer audacity of the President's last proposal shows that Obama sees this as the opening salvos of 2014.  Republicans need to do a better job explaining their position in a way that will allow them to make a strong case for themselves (and for electing more of them) in 2014.To that end, here are a...
  • With inflation, the vast majority of Americans will be at 200k income level pretty quickly.

    12/03/2012 8:23:07 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 69 replies
    Thinking | 3 December 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    All of this talk about taxing people who make 200k or 250k or more. What a joke. With the excessive printing of money, almost everyone in this country who has a job will make 200,000 thousand dollars or more. And, milk will be $12 a gallon, etc., ad nauseum. However, everyone will still fall under taxation rules when that happens. You're making more money, but everything rises in price to meet your income and now you're paying more in taxes. How can people be so foolish to vote these insane policies into effect? What about rental property? The next step...
  • Do they still teach civics in public schools?

    12/03/2012 8:22:04 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 44 replies
    I am just curious to know if public schools are still teaching civics? Do they still teach civics in your public school?
  • ‘No fundamental rights are burdened’ by Nevada amendment defending marriage, judge rules

    12/03/2012 8:15:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-3-12 | Ben Johnson
    A Nevada judge has ruled that “no fundamental rights are burdened” by Nevada’s constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman – a ruling that has led liberals and homosexual activists to ridicule his Mormon faith. Eight homosexual couples sought to overturn the marriage protection measure, which was passed by two-thirds of Nevada voters just 10 years ago. The plaintiffs, who could not marry in the state or have their “marriages” recognize by the state, claimed they bore “the stigma of exclusion and of being branded by the government as inferior.” District Judge Robert C. Jones responded with...