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  • Eric Cantor: We have the votes for Plan B (But will it pass the Senate?)

    12/20/2012 1:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    It sounds like Speaker Boehner is angling to push the fiscal-cliff onus back onto Senate Democrats and the president before the holidays hit with his Plan-B gambit, especially now in the light that the Senate is taking off until the Thursday after Christmas — which will leave a mere five days to cobble together any type of deal upon their return. The big question, of course, was whether or not the move would be at all worthwhile, since there are plenty of conservatives expressing their vociferous opposition to said plan and getting it through the House is by no means...
  • Poll: PA Can't Be Trusted to Keep a Deal

    12/20/2012 1:41:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | David Lev
    A new poll by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs shows that the vast majority of Israelis are opposed to an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. The poll, taken in November, showed that 76% of all Israelis (83% of Israeli Jews) do not believe that a withdrawal to the 1948 armistice lines will bring Israelis a secure peace. The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly declared that it will not compromise on its demand that Israel withdraw from all land liberated in the 1967 Six Day War. In addition, the PA is demanding that Israel compensate it for its losses, and...
  • Benghazzi - Dept of State Report = Unclassified Version

    12/20/2012 1:39:27 PM PST · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Michael Yon ^ | December 19, 2012 | Dept of State
    [snip] The Board concluded there was no protest prior to the attacks,... [snip] Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within ..... the State Department (the “Department”) resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place. [snip] ...the number of ....security staff in Benghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to it was inadequate, despite repeated requests from Special Mission Benghazi and Embassy Tripoli for additional staffing.... [snip] .....there appeared to be very real confusion...
  • British violent crime 4 times that in the US.

    12/20/2012 1:24:36 PM PST · by Fido969 · 103 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jul 2009 | Richard Edwards
    ... there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
  • WWRD? What would Reagan do about America's fiscal crisis?

    12/20/2012 1:23:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/18/12 | p kengor
    As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase taxes, liberals curiously invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, the ultimate tax-cutting Republican. They insist that even Reagan was willing to compromise with Democrats on tax increases; thus, John Boehner and Republicans should as well. In truth, this is (at best) a false parallel. It is correct that Ronald Reagan occasionally compromised on certain tax increases, as he did in 1982. He did so in exchange for promised spending cuts from Democrats that (not surprisingly) never materialized, to his great regret. Reagan would constantly point back to this broken promise by...
  • How to stop a massacre

    12/20/2012 1:18:26 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/2012 | Thehealthranger
    That about says it all.
  • Our Federal Govt. Used Assault Weapons to Massacre 76 Women, Children & Men at Waco in 1993

    12/20/2012 1:11:10 PM PST · by Stayfree · 65 replies
    Self | December 20 | Stayfree
    The ATF, FBI and other government thugs massacred 76 American women, children and men with assault weapons, tanks, helicopters and machine guns in 1993 in Waco,TX. Then they set the church on fire in which the innocent American citizens were taking refuge from the government thugs! If anyone needs their assault weapons taken from them, it is the U.S. Government thugs!!
  • NJ Man Accused Of Threatening Bachmann, Jindal

    12/20/2012 1:08:38 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/20/12 | AP
    Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana’s governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Authorities have charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce. Prosecutors allege McMillian regularly called the offices of public officials and used vulgar language to attack the person’s position on gay rights.
  • Boehner: 'I Did My Part'

    12/20/2012 12:59:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said 'I did my part’ in negotiations with President Barack Obama to avert the fiscal cliff by offering a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. Just hours before the House plans to vote on the Speaker’s “Plan B,” which will raise the marginal tax rate for people earning $1 million or more per year to 39.6 percent, Boehner said Republicans have done “everything we can” to avoid the fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff refers to the expiration of the Bush tax rates and the start of automatic spending cuts (sequestration) on Jan. 2,...
  • Group: Human Rights Watch Again Lying About Israel

    12/20/2012 12:59:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | David Lev
    NGO Monitor, which studies the treatment of Israel by supposedly non-affiliated and apolitical volunteer and civic groups, has accused Human Rights Watch (HRW) of once again leveling false charges against Israel. According to NGO Monitor, HRW accused Israel of attacking “journalists” in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, but the charge “is false both legally and factually, and the timing of this release appears to be a cynical attempt to divert attention from many scandals currently plaguing the organization,” NGO Monitor said. "This is yet another example of HRW's systematic lack of credibility and its biased approach to Israel," said...
  • Letter from Mexican ambassador dampens hope for early release of Jon Hammar

    12/20/2012 12:47:13 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 38 replies
    Any hope that Jon Hammar, the Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a disputed gun charge, might be freed in time for Christmas has apparently been dashed by a terse letter a top Mexican diplomat sent to Hammar’s congresswoman.
  • Comedian: Liberal comics ‘don’t want to make fun of Obama because they feel that it will weaken him’

    12/20/2012 12:46:38 PM PST · by hosepipe · 30 replies
    Daily-Caller ^ | 12/05/2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    It is essential that one understand that the “Modern Liberal” is not simply a liberal who happens to be alive today. I call them “Liberals” only because they typically call themselves Liberals, and I felt that any other word would fail to make clear just how prevalent the ideology is. I inserted the modifier “Modern” to make clear that they are not who they say they are, nor are they what “Liberals” used to be. In fact, the Modern Liberal is as much at war against “classical” liberal values as he is against conservative ones, for mature values are not...
  • Federal Judge Royal W. Furgeson found to have committed wrongdoing in Jeff Baron Case

    12/20/2012 12:43:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.lawlessamerica.com ^ | december 20, 2012 | william m. windsor
    Every once in a while, the wrongdoing by a judge gets significant media attention and the wrongdoing is so egregious that fellow judges feel they have to do what's right for a change. This just happened with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District. The appellate court found that Judge Royal W. Furgeson was wrong to do what he did to Jeff Baron. Jeff Baron is an Internet pioneer who, at the age of 32, invented a technology in the early days of the Internet to make it easier to register Internet domain names. Jeff quickly became...
  • NASA fields hundreds of calls from public worried about "Doomsday"

    12/20/2012 12:40:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    houston chronicle ^ | 12-20-12 | Erin Mulvaney
    The "end of the world" could come from giant solar storms, a meteor barrelling toward Earth, a black out or a mysterious "Planet X" threatening widespread destruction, according to some of the possible doomsday scenarios that have proliferated for the last year. What these predictions seem to agree on is this predicted doomsday apparently will fall on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. NASA is working to dispel fears and debunk the myth - pointing hundreds of concerned callers to the clear-cut scientific facts that promise the Earth will not end Friday. "There are so many scenarios out there, we are trying...
  • US Congress members urge Obama to make Tibet top priority

    12/20/2012 12:34:47 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    phayul.com ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Phayul
    Tibet activists lobbying US members of Congress to to sign congressmen McGovern/Wolf letter to President Obama to make Tibet a top piority. Dharamshala, December 20: A letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to exercise greater international leadership in improving the human rights situation in Tibet has received a large bi-partisan support from the US Congress. As of Wednesday, 56 members of Congress have signed the Wolf-McGovern letter “strongly urging” President Obama “to make Tibet one of your top priorities for U.S. advocacy” and nominate a Secretary of State who will “champion” the Tibet issue. “It is critical that...
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.” Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Olivia Culpo 1st Miss USA to Win Universe Title in 15yrs(Won Miss Rhode Island in $20 rental dress)

    12/20/2012 12:24:05 PM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:47 EST, 20 December 2012 | By Associated Press
    A 20-year-old Boston University sophomore and a self-described 'cellist-nerd' brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest on Wednesday. Olivia Culpo beat 88 other beauty queens to take the title from Leila Lopes of Angola during the two-hour competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. In a refreshing change, the Miss Universe title, which makes Olivia unequivocally one of the world's most beautiful women, appears to have been bestowed on a girl with a healthy streak of normality. Following the...
  • Lieberman: Journalists are Liars

    12/20/2012 12:23:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday launched a fierce attack against journalists in general, and Channel 10 and Yediot Aharonot in particular, according to a report in media news website Ice. Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv, Lieberman said that some journalists in Israel serve an agenda, and are "liars without limits." Channel 10, said Lieberman, is trying to influence the outcome of the investigation against him. "Channel 10 blackmails and places unreasonable pressure on all of the decision makers in my case," he explained. "Anyone who tries to be objective is simply threatened by them." He also singled out...
  • The New Racial-Derangement Syndrome - What happened to Obama’s post-racial America? (VDH)

    12/20/2012 12:16:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country — and it is getting ugly.Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip Saturday Night Live audience even gave Foxx applause.Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, “Happy white peoples [sic] independence day . . . ”Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as you can...
  • Harry Reid: 'We Are Not Going to Do Anything'

    12/20/2012 12:05:47 PM PST · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 12/20/12 | d halper
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, made his "fiscal cliff" position clear in a press conference today. "We are not going to do anything," said Reid. Reid added, "We are not taking up anything they are working on over there." The top Democrat in the Senate was explaining his inaction on the House plan, the proposal put forward by Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Boehner's plan is being referred to as 'Plan B.' "Boehner described his Plan B as a fallback option to prevent a sweeping tax hike when tax cuts from the administration...