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  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up (adjusted rate hits 8.3%)

    12/06/2012 6:49:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jenny Marlar
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate.
  • Burglary suspect, held at gunpoint, calls 911(TX)

    12/06/2012 6:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Bill Miller
    A Parker County woman called 911 early Tuesday, saying that her husband was outside, holding a burglar at gunpoint. "Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him," the woman said after giving directions to their house near Springtown. The man with the gun pointed at him had the same idea. He, too, called 911. "He's going to shoot me," he told the operator.
  • Press kicked out of Obama Q & A

    12/06/2012 6:38:32 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Posted by Rachel Weiner on December 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday morning, President Obama publicly warned Republicans that he would not negotiate over the debt ceiling. But after those opening remarks, reporters were ushered out of the room so Obama could talk to the gathered CEOs in private. “”Yeah, I think the press is … they’ve probably got enough there to spin a story,” Obama said as the reporters were kicked out of the room. The Roundtable is a business lobbying group made up of high-powered executives whom the president is hoping to rally to his side in the “fiscal cliff” fight.
  • Why Obama Is Wrong on Morsi

    12/06/2012 6:35:55 AM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    In-Extremis | December 6 | Katechon
    Obama, as well as main-stream journalists, academics, politicians and diplomats argue that the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood is no longer attached to the vision of the Caliphate. They say the Brotherhood is being transformed by the experience of democracy and of actual governance. It will internalize the culture of democracy, they assure us... Nonsense! Every Brotherhood leader is reaffirming the Brotherhood's mission -- the islamization of everything, from the individual, the family, to the society, the government and even the whole world. Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie The Muslim Brotherhood is close to achieving the “ultimate goal” set by the group's...
  • Claims Drop To 370K, Beat Expectations Even As Unadjusted Claims Soar By 140K In One Week

    12/06/2012 6:34:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    And so the BLS and DOL are back to "seasonal adjustments." Because in a week in which the Sandy effect was supposed to fade, at least on a seasonally adjusted basis, nothing could spoil the party. And sure enough, the headline number dropped from an upward revised (how else) 395,000 to 370,000, well below the expected 380,000. The real story, however, is how the DOL is doing all it can to smooth the noise, because in the week ended December 1, Not Seasonally Adjusted Initial Claims soared by 139,678 - the highest since January, to a whopping 498,619. Compare this...
  • Women’s group: Obama’s cabinet ‘clearly’ needs to be 50-percent female

    12/06/2012 6:31:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 6, 2012 | Caroline May
    As President Barack Obama finalizes his second-term cabinet picks, the nation’s leading feminist group is pushing for more female appointments. Currently, the president, who garnered 55 percent of the women’s vote on Election Day, has eight females in his 23-member cabinet. According the National Organization for Women, that number isn’t nearly high enough. NOW president Terry O’Neill, in an interview with The Daily Caller, explained that she would like to see complete gender parity in Obama’s second-term cabinet. “I think that if half of the cabinet were women and half of the Supreme Court and half of Congress were women,...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to close stores on Thanksgiving

    12/06/2012 6:29:19 AM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch online ^ | 12/4/2012 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday. "Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It's Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.
  • U.S. Can't Avoid The Entitlement Cliff By Raising Taxes

    12/06/2012 6:23:07 AM PST · by jimt · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/12 | Staff
    A new government report finds that the country is heading toward fiscal ruin, and the only way to avoid that is to make deep cuts in entitlement programs; tax hikes can't fix the problem. In other words, what's needed is the opposite of what the Obama administration and congressional Democrats propose as part of the fiscal cliff talks. The Government Accountability Office report found that, even using optimistic assumptions about spending, the government is "on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path" that will lead to debt exceeding the economy within a few decades. The report puts the blame squarely on entitlement...
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side. He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience. This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • CFTC Charges Traders With Off-Exchange Precious Metal Trading Scheme

    12/06/2012 6:04:06 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    CFTC.gov ^ | Dec 5 | Dennis Holden
    CFTC Charges Hunter Wise Commodities, Lloyds Commodities, C.D. Hopkins Financial, United States Capital Trust, Newbridge Alliance, Blackstone Metals Group, and their Principals in Multi-Million Dollar Fraudulent Precious Metals Scheme CFTC alleges that defendants conducted illegal, off-exchange commodity transactions, and deceived customers in connection with financed transactions in precious metals Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that on December 5, 2012, it filed a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Hunter Wise Commodities, LLC; Hunter Wise Services, LLC; Hunter Wise Credit, LLC; Hunter Wise Trading,...
  • Rich Lefties and Their Taxes

    12/06/2012 5:55:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Ah, the hypocrisy of tax-hikers who do everything they can to avoid the taxes they wish to impose on others. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: He tried to avoid $500K in his home state's sales and excise taxes by docking his newly purchased $7 million 76-foot yacht in Rhode Island. Massachusetts lowered its state income tax in 2001. Given the presumably large number of rich people who pine to pay more taxes, the state allowed tax filers to check a box and voluntarily pay the old, higher rate. In a liberal state of over 3 million tax filers, how many volunteered...
  • Abbas Says E1 Construction is a "Red Line"

    12/06/2012 5:52:42 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday denounced Israel's plans to build homes in the area known as E1. AFP reported that Abbas said the plan was "a red line that cannot be tolerated" and warned he would take all the legal means available to prevent such a "dangerous" decision. "We went to all international parties to prevent this settlement decision, and if it goes ahead we will resort to all legitimate and legal methods," he warned, according to the report. E1 refers to an area that connects Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim. It was designated nearly 20 years ago for...
  • Business Closing listed on dailyjobcuts.com

    12/06/2012 5:50:27 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    December 6 , 2012 Tireman Auto Service Centers Leaving Woodville Mall Ohio Location The Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco is eliminating its long-term care center - up to 30 Jobs Lost Skelly and the Bean Capital Hill Seattle WA - Closing, Hopefully Opening New Location Blockbuster Crestwood Location in AL? Family Dollar in Fayetteville NC JCIM at the National Turnpike location KY? British supermarket chain Tesco is considering closing down its 200 American Fresh & Easy grocery stores The Tacoma Chevy’s Restaurant WA The Philips Lighting plant in Bath NY to Close by End of 2013 - 280 Jobs...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims drop 25,000 to 370,000

    12/06/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by John W · 25 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000 in the week ended Dec. 1, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the third straight decline and lowest reading in one month. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 395,000 from an original reading of 393,000, based on more complete data collected at the state level. The average of new claims over the past month, meanwhile, edged up by 2,250 to 408,000. The four-week average reduces seasonal volatility in the weekly data and is seen as a more accurate barometer of...
  • Rep. Rooney on video of Benghazi attack: ‘It was very difficult to watch’

    12/06/2012 5:39:11 AM PST · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 12/4/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    After a classified briefing on the attack on the Benghazi consulate, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, said he “learned a lot” from National Intelligence Director James Clapper. “I learned we do not have the adequate protection at our compound in Libya, in Benghazi, and if that’s the case in other dangerous areas of the world, then we have a lot of work to do at the State Department to make sure our people are safe,” said Rooney, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Rooney said they watched the attack unfold...
  • CHICAGO ANTI-GUN POL’S ARREST SHOWS TRUE GUN CONTROL HYPOCRISY, SAYS CCRKBA(IL)

    12/06/2012 5:35:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ccrkba.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | ccrkba
    BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O’Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a...
  • Poll: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19

    12/06/2012 5:34:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    A Panels Politics Institute poll...predicts the following elections results were they to take place today, before the resignation of Amir Peretz: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19, Jewish Home-12, Shas-10, Yesh Atid-8, The Movement-6, UTJ-5, Meretz-5.