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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...