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  • Mark Levin Rips Boehner: Who The Hell Does He Think He Is? (audio)

    12/04/2012 6:00:39 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 38 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin opines on reports that House Speaker John Boehner is punishing conservative members of his caucus for not following the party line. MARK LEVIN: I've had enough of this crap. This is a member of Congress being treated like crap by the Speaker of the House. Who the hell does the Speaker of the House think he is? This man was elected by his constituents, American citizens in his Congressional district. He's voting the way he pledged to vote to the constituents in his district. Who the hell does John Boehner think he is? He's so desperate for these...
  • Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Pushes Global Government at UN's Doha Climate Summit

    12/04/2012 5:59:23 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is using the UN's Doha Climate Summit as the latest pretext for global government. CFR Pushes End to Sovereignty at UN's Doha Climate Summit The New American 04 December 2012 The UN Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar, (see here and here) is in its second week, headed for completion on Friday, December 7. Most analysts and observers expect little in the way of major developments or breakthrough agreements to come out of it. With the world economy in shambles, and nearly all national governments awash in debt, there is diminishing incentive for politicians...
  • Costas: "Mistake" To Give Anti-Gun Commentary During Football Game

    12/04/2012 5:47:24 PM PST · by capecodder · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 4, 2012
    About his rant against the 2nd Amendment, in the manner of an explanation: "...maybe I gave the audience too much credit...."
  • Virginia Governor's Race Still Taking Shape (Ken Cuccinelli has reason to be optimistic)

    12/04/2012 5:46:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCP ^ | 12/04/2012 | Scott Conroy
    If Virginia’s political history is any indication, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has reason to be optimistic about winning election as governor in November. Virginia is one of only two states that choose their governors in the year following a presidential election. And in the Old Dominion’s nine contests since 1977, the nominee from the party that lost the presidency the previous year has always won. A favorite among his party’s base, Cuccinelli may be well-positioned to become the latest Virginia Republican to benefit from disproportionately high turnout among the conservative rank-and-file in a non-presidential election. Four years ago, Bob...
  • The Case for More Guns (And More Gun Control)(Barf Alert)

    12/04/2012 5:43:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | December, 2012 | Jeffry Goldberg
    The Century 16 Cineplex in Aurora, Colorado, stands desolate behind a temporary green fence, which was raised to protect the theater from prying eyes and mischief-makers. --------------------------cut--------------------------- After Columbine, Colorado closed its “gun-show loophole,” but efforts to close the loophole on the national level failed. The National Rifle Association and other anti-gun-control groups worked diligently to defend the loophole—misnamed, because while loophole suggests a small opening not easily negotiated, about 40 percent of all legal gun sales take place at gun shows, on the Internet, or through more-informal sales between private sellers and buyers, where buyers are not subject to...
  • GOP shouldn’t adopt ‘new revenue’ as euphemism for tax hikes

    12/04/2012 5:42:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/04/2012 | Philip Klein
    Over the past few years, there’s been a growing trend of Democrats and their allies in the media using the phrase “new revenue” as a euphemism for tax hikes. As Republicans struggle to find ways to strike a deal with President Obama while claiming to honor their pledges not to raise taxes, they are edging closer to embracing this new terminology. If that happens, it would have dangerous long-term consequences for tax policy. On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner sent a letter to President Obama suggesting the parties strike a deal along the lines of one previously suggested by Erskine...
  • Costas: How about sticking to sports?

    12/04/2012 5:42:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Bob Costas knows his sports. I’ll say that for him. Over the last 32 years, he has parlayed that knowledge and his broadcasting abilities into an estimated net worth of some $32 million. He has won nearly 20 Emmys and four National Sportscaster of the Year awards. But he is clearly out of his depths and out of place when it comes to opining on other matters – such as gun control. Costas attempted to use his platform during a ”Sunday Night Football” halftime report to blame a gun for the murder of a woman – a gun actually fired...
  • New judge named in Hasan trial

    12/04/2012 5:37:19 PM PST · by TxBec · 15 replies
    The U.S. Army has named a new judge for the upcoming court-martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan. An Army spokesman confirmed Tuesday night that Col. Tara Osborn has been named to the case. Osborn is the current chief circuit judge of the Army’s Second Judicial District.
  • Dec. 16: A date that should live in infamy

    12/04/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Everyone knows we’re approaching a date that lives in infamy in American history – Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But there’s another more recent date in American history that should live in infamy. It’s Dec. 16, 2008. That’s the date on which President George W. Bush admitted what he did with the bailouts of the major investment firms and banks that were “too big to fail.” Here’s what he said in that infamous admission: “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” Bush told CNN, saying he had made the decision “to make sure the...
  • Supreme Court sides with private property against the federal government

    12/04/2012 5:25:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    We've got to celebrate the freedom-endorsing little victories won by the Supreme Court while we've still kinda-sorta got it (one shudders to think of what what the highest court in the land may look like after four more years of President Obama), and the justices logged one in favor of private-property rights with their unanimous decision on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States on Tuesday.Per the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment ("nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation"), the question was whether a series of floods coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps...
  • EDITORIAL: Hillary’s replacement

    12/04/2012 5:25:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Editorial
    Susan Rice is not the best choice to lead State DepartmentAmbassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s deceptive Benghazi spin ought to be enough to sink her bid for promotion. Mrs. Rice’s infamous talking points insisted that a YouTube video, rather than preplanned terrorism, prompted the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Yet there’s plenty more in her past that calls into question her fitness as a potential replacement for Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Mrs. Rice made the rounds on Capitol Hill last week in an attempt to round up support. She met...
  • Oslo court convicts Indian couple for abusing son, says cultural difference no excuse

    12/04/2012 5:21:35 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    Times of India ^ | Dec 5, 2012, 02.24 AM IST
    Indian software professional V Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama were convicted on Tuesday by a Norwegian court for physically abusing their seven-year-old son Sai Sriram. Chandrasekhar, working for TCS in Norway since 2010 as an IT consultant, was awarded a prison term of 18 months by the Oslo District Court while wife Anupama has got a 15-month term. "We will appeal against the verdict," defence lawyer Adeline Brendal-Veisal was quoted telling a Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten. The couple's relatives in India said they were disappointed by the court's verdict. They also pointed out that, intriguingly, the Orange Book — the complaint...
  • Harry Reid blames tea party for lack of fiscal cliff deal

    12/04/2012 5:16:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday blamed the tea party for both the lack of a deal on the fiscal cliff and the failure of the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled.</p>
  • A Sharia Financier in the TN Governor’s Office

    12/04/2012 4:58:32 PM PST · by DFG · 11 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 12/04/12 | Arnold Ahlert
    In Tennessee last May, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Samar Ali as international director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Attempts to connect her to stealth jihad have been ridiculed. Yet when one connects the dots between Ali and several organizations and individuals, a number of troubling relationships arise, especially regarding the phenomenon known as Sharia-compliant finance (SCF).
  • REPORT: Fox News Is Taking Karl Rove Off The Air (Over election night meltdown)

    12/04/2012 4:57:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 185 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/04/2012 | Grace Wyler
    New York's Gabriel Sherman reports that Fox News is scaling back airtime for Republican pundit Karl Rove, in what appears to be a reprimand for Rove's meltdown during the network's live election broadcast. Sources told Sherman that Fox News chief Roger Ailes has ordered his staff to bench Rove and his fellow GOP pundit Dick Morris, two of the network's most vocal partisan voices whose predictions turned out to be spectacularly wrong. According to Sherman, producers must now get permission before booking Rove or Morris on Fox shows. The move comes as Fox takes steps to rehab its image in the wake...
  • The Prodigal Uncle

    12/04/2012 4:57:29 PM PST · by inkling · 10 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jon Gabriel
    I’m trying to help a relative get out of a bad fix. He makes $50,000 a year, but Sam has $54,000 (!) of debt on his credit cards. Worse still, he just showed us plans for a $7,500 cruise next year. “Don’t sweat it,” he said, “I still have room on my Visa!” Crazy, right? At our big family dinner last month, several wanted to make Sam see the error of his ways. Being his (favorite) nephew, I tried to gently nudge him to face his problem. When that didn’t work, others called him out directly. By the end of...
  • Christian beliefs DO lose out to gay rights: Judges' ruling against devout foster couple

    12/04/2012 4:51:47 PM PST · by annalex · 26 replies
    A Christian couple facing a foster parenting ban because of their views on homosexuality were told by a court yesterday that gay rights ‘should take precedence’ over their religious beliefs. Owen and Eunice Johns heard that their values could conflict with the local authority’s duty to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare’ of those in foster care. The grandparents have already fostered 15 children and were praised by social workers as ‘kind and hospitable people’ who ‘respond sensitively’ to youngsters. ... The Pentecostal Christians, who have been carers since 1992, had applied to Derby City Council in 2007 to restart fostering...
  • A writer’s epiphany: Guns save lives(PA)

    12/04/2012 4:45:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 2 December, 2012 | NA
    Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s national correspondent, has just had a moment of semi-clarity: “The ideology of gun-ownership absolutism doesn’t appeal” to him, yet he’s now “sympathetic to the idea of armed self-defense, because it does often work ... .” He writes thus in his lengthy piece, “The Case for More Guns (And More Gun Control).” He pines for tighter restrictions on gun purchases, yet acknowledges that armed, law-abiding citizens do discourage crime. Admitting liberals’ vision of a no-guns America is unrealistic, he notes the estimated 280 million to 300 million guns in private hands and a 2011 Gallup poll showing...
  • Investors 'Should Get Used to 1-2% Growth': Pimco's Gross

    12/04/2012 4:42:40 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    Investors should get used to one to two percent economic growth for the foreseeable future, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Tuesday. "We think that the United States is in a one to two percent growth environment going forward and investors should get used to it" as structural challenges keep growth in check, the Pimco co-founder and co-chief investment officer said. Earlier Tuesday, Gross released his final investment letter for 2012, where he continued to warn about slower economic growth due to ongoing structural challenges such as high debt levels, a slower growing China and an aging workforce.
  • Fiscal Cliff: House Republican Proposal Abandons Core Principles, Gains Little

    12/04/2012 4:41:20 PM PST · by GVnana · 14 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 12/3/2012 | Alison Acosta Fraser and J.D. Foster, Ph.D.
    The House Republican leadership has offered a substantive counteroffer to President Obama’s frivolous fiscal cliff proposal of last week. At first blush, it appears little more than categorical, pre-emptive capitulation. To be fair, the details of the Republican proposal are extraordinarily vague. Nor is much clarity or comfort gained from the three-page accompanying letter sent to the President and signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and three other senior members of the House Republican leadership. Much can and likely will come out in the days ahead clarifying what...
  • Timeline appears to conflict with agent’s testimony in Reese case

    12/04/2012 4:38:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    Revelations by the Albuquerque Journal that ties existed between a Columbus, N.M., gun trafficking conspiracy and the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation highlight a disconnect with pretrial testimony given by an ATF agent in yet a third case, that of the Reese family, a tip received this morning by Gun Rights Examiner from a source close to the case suggests. “Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus gun smuggling case,” reporter Mike Gallagher revealed in a story filed last Thursday. “But reports obtained by the Journal show that in April 2010, federal agents were aware that the leader of...
  • Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary “a mistake”

    12/04/2012 4:29:42 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    Bob Costas said he made a “mistake,” violating his own rule of not trying to compress a nuanced topic into small bit of air time, with his controversial halftime commentary Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs the day before. “My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said in a lengthy interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”
  • More Than the Navy’s Numbers Could Be Sinking

    12/04/2012 4:22:09 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    Time ^ | December 4, 2012 | Winslow Wheeler
    Second of three articlesThe shrinking size of the fleet is just one variable in considering its adequacy: the ability to perform assigned missions, especially after withstanding whatever threats may exist, is a far better measure than mere numbers. As described by the Congressional Research Service, a core mission is to influence “events ashore by countering both land- and sea-based military forces of potential regional threats…including improved Chinese military forces and non-state terrorist organizations.” This is similar to the mission described by former defense secretary Robert Gates: “to enhance…overall posture and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region” with “numbers, speed, and agility...
  • Bob Costas interrupts football game to bash American gun owners

    12/04/2012 4:21:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/03/2012 | Chris Cox
    When celebrities and media personalities attempt to plumb the depths of our social consciousness, the result is rarely pretty. Such was the case Sunday night when NBC sportscaster Bob Costas shamelessly tried to capitalize on the recent and tragic murder-suicide involving the NFLÂ’s Jovan Belcher to score personal political points against law-abiding gun owners.For anyone who missed it, in his halftime segment during Sunday nightÂ’s NFL game between the Dallas Cowboy and the Philadelphia Eagles, Costas hit his captive audience of football fans over the head with this absurd rant: You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a...
  • Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?

    12/04/2012 4:19:20 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 11/25/2012 @ 8:13AM
    Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin. Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii. If your career takes you to Los Angeles or Chicago, don’t buy a house. Rent. If you have money in municipal bonds, clean up the...
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire (Coburn wants decisions by judge rather than VA)

    12/04/2012 4:16:24 PM PST · by plain talk · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 3 2012 | David Sherfinski
    A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights, which devolved into a heated floor debate and foreshadows a potential battle over Democrats’ vows to tweak the filibuster rules in the clubby, traditionally collegial body. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot...
  • Voice of the Vanquished: a Warning from History

    12/04/2012 4:15:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Kabyles.net ^ | December 1st, 2012 | Arilès; translated by Cheradenine Zakalwe
    When I was a teenager I thought that my ancestors were idiots, useless imbeciles for having accepted this miserable religion 15 centuries ago. I was ashamed of my people of origin. I forgot that they had simply been beaten in war and submitted to their conquerors who hurried to rewrite their history. That twisted history that I learned myself at school and had to unlearn on my own, through effort and perseverance. Looking at France, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain and lots of other countries too, I realise that even people who have been warned can be islamised by stealth, by...
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun, Bob Costas ...

    12/04/2012 4:14:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 4, 2012
    Gun Control: If the girlfriend of the football linebacker killed in a murder-suicide had a gun to defend herself, she might be alive today to explain how guns save lives and more of them means less crime. Let us start with the proposition that Jovan Belcher, the 6-foot-2-inch, 228-pound Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, did not need his legally obtained and registered gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. He could have used his bare hands to dispatch his partner, or even, say, a knife, as was used in another murder case involving a famous football player that NBC Sports announcer...
  • Arizona Senators Don’t Know Gov. Jan Brewer’s Whereabouts

    12/04/2012 3:59:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Arizona Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) said Tuesday they have no idea where Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) is. “No, everybody keeps asking me that,” Kyl told The Hill. “I didn’t know she was missing.” McCain answered similarly. “Since I wasn’t home last weekend I didn’t know about this,” McCain told The Hill. “Jon [Kyl] just told me that there was some issue that she’s not around.” On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Brewer was taking a week-long out-of-state work trip that’s shrouded in mystery. Her office has refused to disclose her location or the nature of...
  • New York Post piles on the horror with front-page photo of man about to be killed by subway train

    12/04/2012 3:57:28 PM PST · by Arthurio · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.4
    The New York Post is facing criticism over its decision to publish a front-page photo of a man, pushed onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Monday, trying to climb to safety before being fatally struck by an oncoming train. Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old from Queens, N.Y., was hurled from the 49th Street station platform onto the tracks by "a deranged man" around 12:30 p.m., according to the paper. Han was attempting to calm the man, apparently a panhandler, when a scuffle broke out, police say. The man then pushed him onto the tracks. Witnesses told police the man...
  • Ayotte: Rice Went Beyond Benghazi Talking Points

    12/04/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | Sun, Dec 2, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went beyond the talking points she was given on the terrorist attack in Libya when she appeared on Sunday talk shows shortly after the Sept. 11 attack. Ayotte, along with five other senators, met with Rice on the Hill this week to discuss her reaction to the attack, which left four Americans dead. Ayotte said she was “very troubled” by what she heard, noting specifically that Rice had read the classified intelligence briefings saying that al-Qaida was behind the attack and did not mention that in her television appearances. Ayotte also...
  • Fox News Puts Karl Rove on the Bench

    12/04/2012 3:41:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/4/2012 | Gabriel Sherman
    The post-election soul searching going on inside the Republican Party is taking place inside Fox News as well. Fox News chief Roger Ailes, a canny marketer and protector of his network’s brand, has been taking steps since November to reposition Fox in the post-election media environment, freshening story lines — and in some cases, changing the characters. According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned...
  • Tunisia suspect in Benghazi case refuses to talk to FBI: lawyer

    12/04/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A Tunisian man suspected of being involved with the September 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has refused to be interviewed by FBI investigators, his lawyer said on Monday. Ali Ani al-Harzi, jailed and under investigation in Tunisia over the attack having been deported from Turkey, said he would not see the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents alone, Anouar Aouled told Reuters. Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the attacks in Benghazi in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to...
  • CALIF. TEACHERS UNION RELEASES CARTOON VIDEO FEATURING ‘THE RICH’ URINATING ON THE POOR

    12/04/2012 3:38:56 PM PST · by 20 years too late · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    A new animated video released by the California Federation of Teachers shows the rich “1 percent” urinating on and stealing money from the less fortunate and middle class. The purpose of the video is to explain “economic inequality” and the need for wealthy people to pay their “fair share of taxes.”
  • MK Eldad: Netanyahu will Dismiss Feiglin

    12/04/2012 3:35:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    MK Aryeh Eldad warned Israelis on Monday that voting for Likud because of Moshe Feiglin's presence in the list would be a mistake. Feiglin will most likely be dismissed from the Knesset in the course of the Knesset's next term, he predicted. "Feiglin has to face a real moral dilemma," he explained. "If he betrays his real values and supports the Netanyahu government in ideological votes of no confidence, he will lose all the credit he has now." However, he added, if Feiglin supports a no confidence motion submitted by Eldad, his future in Likud will be short; "Once he...
  • Man charged with sexual assault at Coolidge Corner shop

    12/04/2012 3:30:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Brookline Tab ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ignacio Laguarda
    Brookline — A Dorchester taxi driver was arrested by Brookline police on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and charged with indecent assault on an employee at a store on Harvard Street, after he allegedly exposed himself and grabbed the man's crotch. According to the police report, the driver, Augusto Andrade, 29, had given a ride to the employee two weeks prior to the incident, when the man had told Andrade about his work at a shop in Coolidge Corner. Andrade gave the employee his cell phone number before he dropped him off.
  • Deportation of Obama's Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-Opens Case

    12/04/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 4, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) -- The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to CNSNews.com on Tuesday that Obama, who is the president’s uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened. “The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the case back to Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) for reconsideration. It is inappropriate for ICE to offer any further comment on this case,” Brian...
  • Senior MP Ann Clwyd says her husband ´died like a battery hen´ in hospital

    12/04/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/4/12 | John-Paul Ford Rojas
    Ann Clwyd broke down as she spoke about the final moments of Owen Roberts, who contracted pneumonia after being admitted.[Snip] She said her husband was squashed against the side of his bed, his lips dry, and cold from a fan that had been turned on for a patient in an adjacent bay. A light had been flicked on in the four-bed ward and someone shouted out “anybody for breakfast?” just moments before he died., Ms Clwyd said. She painted a picture of nurses who treated her husband with “coldness, resentment, indifference and even contempt"
  • NBC's Bob Costas Says Anti-Gun Commentary Was A "Mistake" (with audio)

    12/04/2012 2:40:56 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 81 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: And for a long time, I’ve been wanting to get off my chest my disgust with this idea that every time something tragic happens, no matter what it may be, that in any way touches sports, there’s a chorus of people saying, 'You know, this really puts it in perspective.’ Which is a bunch of nonsense, because if that was true, we wouldn’t have to have that perspective readjusted every time the next tragedy occurs. It’s a bunch of nonsense. And what I was trying to say was, that if you want some perspective on this, there are...
  • Cain tops Chambliss

    12/04/2012 2:40:50 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/4/2012 | Katie Glueck
    Herman Cain would crush Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a Republican primary if the pizza mogul were to run in 2014, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cain led Chambliss (R-Ga.) 50 percent to 36 percent in a survey from Public Policy Polling.
  • Douglass High School Mess Reflects a System Wide Failure

    12/04/2012 2:37:08 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 38 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12-4-12 | The Oklahoman Editorial
    <p>ON the first day Douglass High School students walked the halls of their new building, the Oklahoma City School Board chairman at the time stood before students with a message of hope.</p> <p>“The investment they made in you is one we expect to pay off for years to come,” Cliff Hudson said that day in January 2006. He was referencing voter support of MAPS for Kids, which paid for the new Douglass and hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of capital improvements throughout the district.</p>
  • U.S. Oil Output Hits Nearly 15-Year High

    12/04/2012 2:36:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | TENNILLE TRACY
    WASHINGTON—U.S. crude-oil production reached its highest level in nearly 15 years in September, thanks in large part to the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Tuesday. Daily production averaged nearly 6.5 million barrels, the EIA said, an increase of about 900,000 barrels over September 2011. The statistics reflect the growing role of the U.S. as a dominant energy producer. Last month, the International Energy Agency said the U.S. could overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020. The EIA is slated to come out this week with an...
  • Lawyer for George Zimmerman 'frustrated' at prosecutors' withholding of graphic photo

    12/04/2012 2:32:53 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The attorney for George Zimmerman said he is "frustrated" that prosecutors withheld a color photo of the Florida gunman that could bolster his case that Zimmerman was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin. The graphic photo of Zimmerman, taken the night of his fateful confrontation with Florida teen Trayvon Martin, shows the accused murderer with a bloody face. Zimmerman’s legal team released the photo, which was taken by police, after prosecutors substituted it in for a black and white photocopy that had been submitted earlier. "I get frustrated when certain evidence gets out and other evidence is withheld," said...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • George W. Bush praises immigrants

    12/04/2012 2:27:23 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Kevin Cirilli
    In a rare public policy speech, former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that immigrants both help the American economy and “invigorate our soul.” “America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build a country that we have became, and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul,” Bush said.
  • Reserve estimate boosted 19 percent for proposed Twin Metals mine near Ely in NE Minnesota

    12/04/2012 2:23:58 PM PST · by DManA · 25 replies
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12/4/.12 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    According to the new estimate, the site contains "indicated resources" of 13.7 billion pounds of copper, 4.4 billion pounds of nickel and 21.2 million ounces of palladium, platinum and gold. The company has high confidence in those estimates because they're based on samples from a high number of drill sites. It separately projects "inferred resources" of 11.8 billion pounds of copper, 4 billion pounds of nickel and 12.8 million ounces of precious metals, but those estimates are less certain because they're based on fewer samples.
  • President's Girfriend to Attend Gay Wedding

    12/04/2012 2:21:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Dec 2012
    Valérie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of French President François Hollande, has given plans to legalise gay marriage her personal seal of approval by announcing she will be a witness at one of the first ceremonies. While her partner's commitment to proposed legislation allowing same-sex marriages has been questioned in recent weeks, Trierweiler revealed she had accepted an invitation to participate in the wedding of gay friends. "I'm delighted that I'm going to be a witness at one of the very first marriages for all," Trierweiler said. A law providing for same sex couples to wed and adopt children is expected to...
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire

    12/04/2012 2:19:09 PM PST · by tired&retired · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Coburn wants decisions by judge rather than VA for impaired troops A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights, which devolved into a heated floor debate and foreshadows a potential battle over Democrats’ vows to tweak the filibuster rules in the clubby, traditionally collegial body. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support...
  • Boehner faces conservative backlash over tax proposal, even as Dems resist offer (RINO traitor)

    12/04/2012 2:17:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/12 | Fox News
    Conservatives in both chambers are already starting to pounce on House Speaker John Boehner's fiscal crisis counter-proposal, in a sign of the political risk the speaker took by calling for $800 billion in new tax revenue -- though that proposal was rebuffed by President Obama. Tea Party-aligned conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday that the House Republicans' plan "will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more." On the House side, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Boehner's proposal was "not a good place to start." Meanwhile, conservative think tanks and advocacy groups like the...
  • Kittens found inside sandwich bags in freezer, deputies say

    12/04/2012 2:16:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    WESH.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | WESH.com
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man was arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty and one count of battery after a visitor at his home found four kittens in the freezer, police said. Florida mug shots: Dec. 3 ROBERT AUDETTE Check out the latest mug shots from around the state of Florida. More One of the kittens was dead when deputies arrived at the home late Sunday afternoon. Deputies said Rodney J. Blanchard, 49, asked a visitor at his home to get him a beer out of the freezer. When the visitor went to the freezer,...