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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-6-12

    12/06/2012 5:52:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-6-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    12/06/2012 5:50:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    KHON 2 TV ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Associate Press
    Honolulu (AP) - Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.... Emory, a survivor of the attack,... On Friday, the 71-year anniversary of the Japanese attack, the Navy and National Park Service will honor the 91-year-old former sailor for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.
  • Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards

    12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies
    examiner.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jake Jones
    We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices. The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for...
  • DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner

    12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. “I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s "The Situation Room." “This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.” “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” he said in a...
  • Students Forced to Stand for 'Black National Anthem'

    12/06/2012 5:42:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    A Thinker ^ | 12/6/2012
    Students at Capital High School (CHS) in Charleston, West Virginia have been regularly forced to stand during the playing of a song known as "The Black National Anthem." The song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," was played in the morning right after the American national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, and students were forced to stand for all three. While the law currently states that no child can be compelled to stand for any kind of pledge, controversy only arose at CHS after two students and a parent complained about having to stand for the "Black National Anthem" (BNA)....
  • DA: Wakefield sex offender abused 13 kids

    12/06/2012 5:39:21 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Laurel J. Sweet And Matt Stout
    A Level One sex offender stands accused of raping children as young as 8 days old — and videotaping the alleged abuse — in a series of “chilling” attacks that has resulted in more than 100 counts of child sex abuse, the DA said. The alleged victims are from Stoneham, Medford, Newton, Reading, Melrose, Woburn, and Waltham. The alleged victims are said to be both boys and girls.
  • Chris Matthews: Bill Clinton Is the Best Person to Help Get You Into Heaven (barf alert!)

    12/06/2012 5:39:08 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 06, 2012 | 11:56 | By Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews' affinity for Bill Clinton is well known. But on Wednesday's Hardball, Mathews argued that the Democrat would be the best lobbyist to get one into heaven. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Talking to journalist Joe Klein and GOP strategist David Winston, Matthews lauded the former president's campaigning for Barack Obama. The liberal host enthused, "...I have to tell you, who would you rather have make your case to Saint Peter than this guy?" Clinton, of course, was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, of sexual assault by Kathleen Willey and by Paula Jones of exposing himself. "This...
  • Rhode Island’s Blue Civil War (Walter Russell Mead)

    12/06/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 5, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    Rhode Island’s blue-on-blue showdown is heating up. Famed litigator David Boies is taking a 96 percent pay cut to represent the state against recalcitrant public sector unions. The New York Times reports: Mr. Boies became involved, he said, because he was convinced that Rhode Island’s pension troubles were just the tip of a $5 trillion iceberg of unsecured retirement promises to the nation’s millions of public workers. “This is something that can cripple state and municipal governments at a time when the federal government is, more and more, cutting back on the services it provides,” he said. Public unions and...
  • Senate passes right-to-work legislation (Michigan)

    12/06/2012 5:23:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 45 replies
    WXYZ TV Channel 7 ^ | 12/06/2012 | AP / WXYZ
  • Satellites Could Detect Nuclear Tests

    12/06/2012 5:21:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 4 December 2012 | Carolyn Gramling
    Enlarge Image There’s the kaboom. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory lower equipment underground for the September 1992 “Divider” nuclear test, the last such test that the United States conducted. Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Even when they're underground, nuclear tests can be detected in the skies—and as a result, global satellite networks could become a powerful new tool in the arsenal of weapons to help detect clandestine underground nuclear explosions, a team of scientists reported here today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The International Monitoring System (IMS), established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban...
  • Latino Voice Alfonso Aguilar also conservative voice for immigration reform

    12/06/2012 5:19:46 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/2012
    Alfonso Aguilar shouts into the mike, gesticulating wildly to no one in particular on a recent Saturday morning. He is taping his radio show, which is recorded in the District and beamed into nine cities, including Houston, Chicago and Miami. News has broken that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blames his election loss in part on “gifts” President Obama gave Hispanics and other minorities. Aguilar — “La Voz de Los Latinos” (the Latino Voice) — is incredulous. “He thinks Latinos voted for entitlements,” he tells listeners in Spanish. “Mr. Romney, Latinos didn’t vote for President Obama because they liked Obamacare....
  • Single mother in PA better off taking job for 29K with entitlements than a 69k job without

    12/06/2012 5:19:42 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 8 replies
    I just heard this statistic on O'Reilly, and found a discussion about it from July on another website. Check it out. Absolutely astounding!
  • Study: "Disappointly weak" link between salt and high blood pressure

    12/06/2012 5:15:19 PM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Dec 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    For decades table salt has been on a healthy heart’s most wanted list. Believing it’s responsible for skyrocketing blood pressure, Americans have banned salt from tables and stripped it from recipes. But new research says salt just might deserve a bit of a reprieve. The link between salt and blood pressure is thought to date back to the 1940s when Duke University researcher Walter Kempner, M.D., became famous for using salt restriction as a means to treat people with high blood pressure. During the next few decades, studies confirmed Kempner’s theory that reducing salt could help reduce hypertension. A Controversy...
  • UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents"

    12/06/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    UNICEF, UNESCO, and other UN agencies and NGOs have teamed up to flood classrooms with an ongoing tsunami of global-warming indoctrination. UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents" The New American 06 December 2012 Do your children (or grandchildren) have nightmares about the Earth melting or exploding due to human-caused global warming? Do they believe they have no future because our planet is dying, the icecaps and glaciers are melting, the sea levels are rising, islands and coastal areas are disappearing, polar bears and children are drowning, plant and animal species are rapidly going extinct, and extreme...
  • More Than a Game (North on US Military)

    12/06/2012 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Oliver North
    Philadelphia, PA — For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl. Many of the players in these contests will be hoping to shine for the NFL scouts looking to recruit new talent. That's not the case this weekend. Few of the players I'll be watching on Saturday are likely to get a call from Jerry Maguire. They won't be hearing an agent shouting, "Show me the money!" In fact, all the players on the gridiron here...
  • Right to Work Just passed the Michigan Senate!!!

    12/06/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by taildragger · 1 replies
    taildragger
    Folks, I just got a phone call from someone who is following this real close. The Michigan Senate just passed right to work. No word when it hits the Governors Desk All I can say is wow. I need to second source it !
  • Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry unions, minority Democrats

    12/06/2012 5:01:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/12 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House passes right-to-work measure in defiance of angry
  • Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate

    12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Gore to Obama: Talk is cheap on climate By Ben Geman - 12/06/12 05:06 PM ET Al Gore is calling on President Obama to make climate change a higher priority in his second term. “I deeply respect our president and I am grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the Congress can't act,” Gore said in New York City on Thursday, Reuters reports. The remarks come three weeks after Obama pledged to focus on climate but offered no specific second-term plans and...
  • Oyster company: Obama Admin’s faulty science shut us down (lawsuit)

    12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    human events ^ | december 6, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    A family oyster business recently shut down by the Obama administration’s demand that the public land on which it operates revert to a wilderness area is suing the federal government for what they say is an illegal taking of the property. “Our family business is not going to sit back and let the government steamroll our community, which has been incredibly supportive of us,” Drakes Bay Oyster Company said in a statement. Lawyers for the company, which is situated in Drakes Estero, a tidal inlet off Drakes Bay, will ask a judge in the Northern District of California’s District Court...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Depose John Boehner: Why Some Conservatives Are Calling for the Speaker's Head

    12/06/2012 4:26:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | December 6, 2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    The Ohio Republican is facing a backlash for "purging" four ultraconservatives from important committees. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. "The Conservative Movement is capable of firing Boehner with just 16 votes," insists the right-wing American Majority Action group. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled four ultraconservative House members from cushy committee assignments this week, a move that was widely perceived as a bid to exercise a degree of control over his raucous caucus. Boehner is in no mood for dissent as he tries to broker a budget...
  • (Howard) Dean: "The Truth Is Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich"

    12/06/2012 4:25:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    HOWARD DEAN: The only problem is -- and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is -- the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it's a good start. But we're not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what Bill Clinton had and his taxes. And if we don't do that, the problem is the pressure is going to be on spending even more.
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak [sickened nearly 200 people]

    12/06/2012 4:16:40 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A chlorine gas leak that sickened nearly 200 people at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas last year happened because a worker who couldn't read the English-language label on a barrel of chemicals inadvertently poured bleach into it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Thursday.
  • Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

    12/06/2012 4:15:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10:03AM GMT 05 Dec 2012
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards has told the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as it insists that – despite US denials – it captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters. "Its capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute," Guards spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif was quoted as saying. "I advise the American commanders to recount their drones accurately," he said. The Guards on Tuesday claimed to have recently captured a ScanEagle drone, a low-cost, short-range unmanned aircraft made by Boeing that measures 1.4 metres (4.5 feet) long and with a wingspan of...
  • U.S. Can't Afford Obama's No-Debt-Limit Credit Card

    12/06/2012 4:10:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 6, 2012
    <p>Fiscal Policy: The president tells business leaders he wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country's legal debt limit and be able to do it all by himself.</p> <p>It was on display again Wednesday, when President Obama told CEOs at the Business Roundtable he is no longer playing the debt ceiling "game" of agreeing to raise the limit in exchange for administration concessions on spending and taxes.</p>
  • House committee purge may continue as Boehner tightens grip (Boehner threats to GOP "dissidents")

    12/06/2012 4:09:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lawder
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's purge of some dissident Republican congressmen from key committees may continue as he seeks to tighten control over his unruly caucus ahead of difficult votes on "fiscal cliff" issues. House Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday that in addition to the four conservatives who were stripped of their committee assignments earlier this week, other unnamed lawmakers were warned that their votes need to be more in line with party leadership and committee chairmen. In effect, these congressmen are not "team players"
  • How fracking could save the dollar

    12/06/2012 4:05:05 PM PST · by SteelToe · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | December 5, 2012 | Michael Casey
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Ever since the Reagan years, America has played a singularly important role in the global economy as its largest net borrower. Thanks to the shale energy revolution, that’s beginning to change. The implications for the dollar are profound. The U.S. is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer in eight years and the biggest producer of gas in five, according to the International Energy Agency, which projects energy self sufficiency in 25 years. That remarkable turnaround not only shifts the U.S. relationship with the Middle East but, as economists at RBC Capital Markets predicted...
  • Don't let Obama own it!(vanity)

    12/06/2012 4:01:16 PM PST · by impimp · 24 replies
    6 December 2012 | impimp
    Some conservatives are saying that Republicans should let Obama own the economy. Essentially give him what he wants with regard to tax hike, spending, etc. so that Republicans could not be labelled obstructionist. This is garbage! This strategy will mean that Obama will be able to put more in his Santa sack to give to his constituents. More will become dependents and more will love Obama. The Republicans should not "give" Obama anything. They need to fight for lower tax rates and reduced spending. If it means we go over the cliff so be it. The House must be ruled...
  • Disabled daughter dies just hours after state takes her from mom

    12/06/2012 3:51:33 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 4, 2012
    Marie Freyre was born with cerebral palsy and fluid surrounding her brain. She suffered from life-threatening seizures. Even after Marie Freyre died alone in a nursing home 250 miles from the family in North Tampa that loved her, Marie's mother had to fight to bring her home.In March 2011, state child protection investigators took 14-year-old Marie from her mother, Doris Freyre, claiming Doris' own disabilities made it almost impossible for her to care for Marie, who suffered from seizures and severe cerebral palsy. But a Tampa judge signed an order that Marie be returned to her mother, with in-home nursing...
  • Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming

    12/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    ClimateDepot ^ | 12/6/2012
    Fmr. Thatcher advisor Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit after challenging global warming -- 'Escorted from the hall and security officers stripped him of his UN credentials' Excerpt: UK's Lord Christopher Monckton, a climate skeptic, gets evicted After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president's assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak. "In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming," Monckton said as confused murmurs filled...
  • FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered

    12/06/2012 3:32:59 PM PST · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/06/12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Hurry up and wait. That’s what first responders were left to do after being deployed by FEMA to assist in the storm-ravaged areas in the initial days after superstorm Sandy, FoxNews.com has learned. A FEMA worker who spoke to FoxNews.com described a chaotic scene at New Jersey's Fort Dix, where emergency workers arrived as the storm bore down on the Atlantic Coast. The worker said officials at the staging area were unprepared and told the incoming responders there was nothing for them to do for nearly four days. “They told us to hurry, hurry, hurry," the worker, who works at...
  • COL. DAVID HUNT ON THE LIBYAN WEAPONS SNAFU

    12/06/2012 3:30:26 PM PST · by jessduntno · 27 replies
    WRKO Boston ^ | Today | Howie Carr
    It has emerged that The White House secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year and that these weapons were turned over to Islamic militants. We spoke to Fox News military analyst Col. David Hunt about this revelation. http://audio.wrko.com/a/67742793/col-david-hunt-on-the-libyan-weapons-snafu.htm
  • Bailout on the Brink: Judge Set to Rule on Case that Could Reverse Auto Bailout [General Motors]

    12/06/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    A New York federal judge may rule imminently on a case that could reverse the General Motors (GM) bailout and send the company back into bankruptcy, according to sources close to the case. At issue is a backroom deal hatched by GM to fulfill the Obama administration’s demand for a quick bankruptcy, draining the automaker of nearly all of its cash on hand and leaving it in worse shape than it was when it collapsed in 2009. One condition of GM’s bailout was to shore up its overseas subsidiaries. On the eve of entering bankruptcy, the company cut a $367...
  • Obama's Soviet Mistake

    12/06/2012 3:11:37 PM PST · by unique1 · 16 replies
    pravda ^ | 19.11.2012 | Xavier Lerma
    Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way. Snip....
  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/06/2012 3:11:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Ed Krayewski
    The NATO Alliance announced earlier this week that Patriot missles will be deployed in Turkey... The USS Eisenhowser was reported to arrived in the area yesterday off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean. It holds 8,000 soldiers and eight fighter bomber squandrons. The U.S. Senate... has voted for the Pentagon to present military options available on Syria... ...
  • What happened to Ann Coulter?

    12/06/2012 3:10:05 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 103 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Ann Coulter used to be one of the shinning voices of the Conservative movement. She could be counted on to verbally joust and destroy liberal opponents. Suddenly she isn’t doing this. Suddenly she is saying we should give in to Obama. What has happened to Ann Coulter?
  • Right-to-work bill passed in Republican-led Michigan House after walkout by Democrats

    12/06/2012 3:08:40 PM PST · by quantim · 57 replies
    mlive.com ^ | December 06, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Tim Martin
    LANSING, MI - The Michigan Legislature has begun passing right-to-work bills in a historic move that was announced just this morning. The Michigan House voted on House Bill 4054, passing it 58-52 mostly partly-line vote in the Republican-led chamber. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, which also is taking up right=to-work legislation today. Bills must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to become law. The vote occurred after Democrats left the House in protest because Republicans would not suspend debate to acknowledge a lawsuit filed to reopen the Capitol, which as closed, according to police,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,December 6, 2012

    12/06/2012 3:06:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | December 6,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • White House rules out 14th Amendment option on debt ceiling

    12/06/2012 2:59:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the Obama administration does not believe they can unilaterally raise the nation's borrowing limit under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. "This administration does not believe that the 14th Amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling -- period," Carney told reporters Thursday.
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: George Zimmerman sues NBC over its coverage of Trayvon Martin case

    12/06/2012 2:55:45 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 58 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2012 | Susan Jacobsen
    George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, on Thursday sued NBCUniversal Media over the station's coverage of the fatal shooting in Sanford.
  • War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure by Richard Branson

    12/06/2012 2:25:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 233 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/06/2012 | Richard Branson
    Editor's note: Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, with global branded revenues of $21 billion, and a member of the Global Drug Commission. Sir Richard was knighted in 1999 for his services to entrepreneurship. Watch today for Branson's interview with CNN/US' Erin Burnett Out Front at 7pm ET and tomorrow (12/7) with CNN International's Connect the World program at 4pm ET (CNN) -- In 1925, H. L. Mencken wrote an impassioned plea: "Prohibition has not only failed in its promises but actually created additional serious and disturbing social problems throughout society. There is not less drunkenness in the...
  • Hahn: High-Speed Rail Project ‘Critical’ To Calif., U.S. Economy

    12/06/2012 2:25:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 6, 2012 1:08 PM | Jan Stevens
    TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A Southern California Congresswoman Thursday defended plans for a high-speed rail project despite spiraling costs and concerns about its long-term viability. KNX 1070′s Jan Stevens reports Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Torrance) clashed with a Bakersfield lawmaker during a Transportation Committee hearing in Washington. State legislators in July approved nearly $8 billion in spending on the first phase of the rail project that will ultimately connect the Southland to San Francisco. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) appealed to the Committee to review the business plan and to assess the viability of investing more funds into the project. “There are...
  • 34 Parties to Run for Knesset

    12/06/2012 2:21:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/12 | David Lev
    After weeks of wrangling and infighting, all the parties that plan to run for seats in the19th Knesset have filed the names of their candidates. As of the Thursday night 10 PM deadline for filing, 34 parties had submitted lists, and received authorization from the National Election Commission to run for office. One party that will not be running for office at all is the Atzama'ut party, formerly headed by outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The party's new number one, Shalom Simhon, said Thursday night that he was dropping out of the party, and of politics. After he announced he...
  • Obama, Boehner staff resume cliff talks: WSJ (Boehner purge over; prepares to surrender to Obama)

    12/06/2012 2:17:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/6/12 | Robert Schroeder
    Negotiations about how to avoid the fiscal cliff have resumed between the staffs of President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • Transsexual woman -- 50 years old, 6 feet 8 -- debuts on Santa Clara junior college basketball team

    12/06/2012 2:09:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 46 replies
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthias Gafni
    SAN PABLO -- As the buzzer sounds to announce the substitution, a handful of Mission College basketball supporters chant: "Gabbi! Gabbi! Gabbi!" Most of the 50 or so onlookers in the dingy, yellow-tinted gym briefly look up from their chili-cheese nachos and smartphones, and then back down. A few whisper and point at No. 42, marveling at her size. It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than...
  • Meeting Maya - Food Justice

    12/06/2012 2:08:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Good Times Weekly ^ | Wednesday, 05 December 2012 | Greg Archer
    Santa Cruz’s Maya Salsedo planted the seed for Food Justice and wound up harvesting an award-winning manifesto to boot. Now, her story is inspiring other youth nationwide to create changes within their own communities.
  • Schumer: Jobless Benefits ‘The Best Stimulus There Is’

    12/06/2012 1:45:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that extending long-term unemployment benefits would be the “best stimulus there is” for the economy, saying it would create the most jobs for the money. … Schumer and fellow Senate Democrats called for yet another extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed before the current benefit extension expires at the end of the year. …
  • Obama hosts Christie for surprise White House visit

    12/06/2012 1:44:30 PM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/6/2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy. News reports have said the request would be $50 billion, and Mr. Christie reportedly wants tens of billions of dollars more. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to talk about specifics from the meeting or to say how much Mr. Obama will request. "The president is very focused on assisting New Jersey and New York and other affected states in their recovery efforts," he...
  • House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law (Good one!)

    12/06/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    CBS D.C. ^ | 12/06/12 | CBS D.C. Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday. The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”
  • Pelosi: Unemployment Benefits ‘One of the Most Important Stimuli for the Economy’

    12/06/2012 1:36:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said unemployment insurance benefits act as a “safety net for our whole economy,” adding that they simultaneously constitute “probably the most important” stimulus for the economy. During a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi why she has not brought unemployment benefits into the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff. …