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  • Shaked Slams 'Chauvinistic' Likud Campaign

    01/02/2013 4:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13
    Jewish Home candidate Ayelet Shaked responded on Wednesday night to the Likud party's planned campaign targeting supposed "anti-women" candidates in her party. "The Jewish Home has three women in the first 12 spots on its list, while the Likud has one woman in these spots," she said. "We are the only party in Israel in which women were elected not because of spots reserved for women on the list, but because of their efforts and actions." ..."Thanks to this chauvinistic campaign by [Likud Beytenu adviser] Arthur Finkelstein, we'll also be able to get Gila Finkelstein, who is on the 18th...
  • Ahmadinejad In Suicidal Anti-Corruption Drive Against Khamenei’s Establishment

    01/02/2013 4:01:45 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 2, 2013, 9:35 PM
    In the unexpected role of social crusader, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech at Kermanshah Wednesday, Jan. 2, “The country’s economy should not be controlled by 3,000 or 10,000 people.” Seventy-six million Iranians still don’t benefit from the country’s oil revenues – “only an elite minority,” he said. Predictably, Iranian sources report, the Iranian president’s relations and friends are rushing for the exits: they are selling property and packing their bags ready to quit the country, worried about his fate and their own, as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his powerful machine prepared to hit back. Ahmadinejad...
  • Likud to Target Jewish Home 'Extremists' in Latest Campaign

    01/02/2013 3:59:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13 | Elad Benari
    In its latest campaign against Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), the Likud is planning to attack the candidates on its list which are considered to be more "extreme". Israeli mainstream media has been criticizing the Jewish Home for supposedly "hiding" some of its candidates and refusing to allow them to be interviewed, while giving other candidates who "sound better" on television much more airtime. Now, the Likud is planning to use this criticism and point out the "hidden" candidates to the public. These are mostly candidates from the Tekuma party's list, headed by Uri Ariel, which merged with the Jewish Home...
  • IDF and Syrian Rebel Officers Meet Clandestinely In Jordan

    01/02/2013 3:42:45 PM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | January 1, 2013, 11:10 PM
    Israeli officials have been holding talks in Jordan with Syrian opposition officials “in advance of a possible Israeli-U.S. operation in Syria to protect the Golan Heights,” Western intelligence sources reported Tuesday, Jan. 1. There was no further information about this operation or how rebel commanders were involved in military plans “to protect the Golan Heights.” Altogether, the goings-on on the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria are in deep hush. But European intelligence sources, some of them French and Russian, reveal nightly clashes taking place between US, Jordanian, Israeli special forces and Syrian rebels, on the one hand, and Syrian...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    01/02/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2013 | Joshua Lott and Daniel Trotta
    Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported. The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She was admitted for treatment of a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. Reporters witnessed Clinton leaving the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide. They drove away with a security detail and a man wearing a white coat and a stethoscope. She returned...
  • Do Asian Americans count as "diverse"?

    01/02/2013 3:37:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer Blog ^ | 01/02/2013 | Matt Katz
    New Jersey Democrats have long argued that they would approve only "diverse" nominees to the state Supreme Court. But now, as liberal opposition builds against Gov. Christie's most recent picks, the definition of diverse appears to be changing. One of the two nominees, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and would be the first Asian American on the high court. Yet the Legislature's black caucus, the state Latino Action Network, and a broad coalition of more than 50 groups, including teachers' unions and Planned Parenthood, are opposing Bauman and the other...
  • Identical twins and 'best friends', 19, give birth just two hours apart on New Year's Eve

    01/02/2013 3:30:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2013 | Paul Thompson
    Identical twins sisters have given birth on the same day, just hours apart. Ashlee Nelson,19 and her sister Aimee gave birth within two hours of each other on New Year's Eve. Although the identical the twins are best friends, they rarely did everything together and had not planned to give birth on the same day.
  • THE AR-15: THE GUN LIBERALS LOVE TO HATE

    01/02/2013 3:29:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 114 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/2/2013 | David Keene
    Politician after politician have joined the television talking heads in calling for a new “assault weapons ban” patterned after the ten-year Clinton ban that was allowed to lapse in 2004 after Justice Department and private studies concluded it had no impact whatsoever on murder and violent crime rates and had become a symbol of wrong-headed governmental attempts to restrict firearms ownership in this country.California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for reinstituting the old Clinton ban to outlaw the sale, transfer and possession of such guns in the future while grandfathering those already in the hands of private parties....
  • Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

    01/02/2013 3:27:54 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Jan 2, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    Wondering why rail traffic has been somewhat surprisingly consistent despite uncertainty? Concerned at government's tenticular reach into each and every aspect of our lives? This somewhat stunning anecdotal report from OilPrice.com might shed some light: A cargo train filled with biofuels crossed the border between the US and Canada 24 times between the 15th of June and the 28th of June 2010; not once did it unload its cargo, yet it still earned millions of dollars... The companies “made several million dollars importing and exporting the fuel to exploit a loophole in a U.S. green energy program.” Each time the...
  • The "NO" Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 2,2013

    01/02/2013 3:17:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 2,2013 | Mark Levin
    Enjoy the sub that is on tonight. Mark Levin will be back tomorrow.
  • Medical Device Excise Tax

    01/02/2013 3:12:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    irs.gov ^ | irs
    On Dec. 5, 2012, the IRS issued final regulations on the new 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that manufacturers and importers will pay on sales of certain medical devices beginning January 1, 2013. In addition, the IRS issued Notice 2012-77, which provides interim guidance regarding the determination of sale price and other issues related to the tax. The IRS developed the final regulations in consultation with technical experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and after carefully reviewing numerous public comments. Generally, under the final regulations, a “taxable medical device”...
  • Delhi women gun for licences; rape triggers big rush to acquire arms

    01/02/2013 3:10:40 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | Dwaipayan Ghosh
    NEW DELHI: The horrific attack on Nirbhaya has led to a spurt in requests for gun licences from women. Since December 18, the day the news of the brutal gang rape appeared in newspapers, the licensing department of Delhi Police has received a total of 274 applications from women. In addition, it has also been flooded with hundreds of queries on how to obtain a licence. "We have received over 1,200 calls since that day. These include not only the average working woman, but even students who travel long distances to colleges and even their concerned parents. They were eager...
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare

    01/02/2013 3:07:47 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-2-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    ROUBINI: America Has Yet To Wake Up To The Full Extent Of Its Fiscal Nightmare Mamta BadkarJanuary 2, 2013Last night the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass the fiscal cliff bill. Many have pointed out that president Obama has come out the winner, while the Republicans who signed Grover Norquist's no-tax- increase pledge have been the biggest losers. But in a new op-ed for The Financial Times, Nouriel Roubini writes that the U.S. has been let down by its leaders and that they "dysfunctional nature" of the country's political system means another crisis isn't far off. He also says...
  • The Mega Scandal Everyone Has Forgotten - Fannie, Freddie, and Congress get off scot-free.

    01/02/2013 3:07:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2012 | John Fund
    Angelo Mozilo In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked.It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our...
  • There's No Avoiding Google+

    01/02/2013 2:39:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 2, 2013 | AMIR EFRATI
    Google Inc. GOOG +2.24% is gaining ground against Facebook Inc. FB +5.18% thanks to a controversial tactic: requiring people to use the Google+ social network. Google over the past year has boosted the Google+ operation by integrating it with the company's top-tier properties, including its Web search engine, Gmail, YouTube, business listings and the Android mobile-operating system. People using Google to search for photos or customer reviews of a restaurant, for example, automatically are steered to the restaurant's Google+ page. In the fall, Google began requiring people who want to post their reviews of restaurants or other businesses to use...
  • Boehner tells GOP he’s through with one-on-one Obama talks

    01/02/2013 2:25:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama. During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit. Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference. In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say...
  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Punishes Work, Rewards Unemployment

    01/02/2013 2:17:45 PM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/13 | j pollack
    The "fiscal cliff" deal approved by the Senate in a 89-8 vote early this morning, and which is under consideration by the House of Representatives today, punishes work and rewards unemployment. The deal fails to renew a payroll tax holiday that had been in effect for two years, with the result that working families could see their tax bill rise by up to $2,000. Meanwhile, the deal extends unemployment benefits for a full year--and as economist Robert Barro has demonstrated, longer benefits lead to higher unemployment. Effectively, Washington has decided to create new penalties for work, and new incentives for...
  • Lost Bicycle Swallowed by Wash. Tree

    01/02/2013 2:09:29 PM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | Kevin Dolak
    A young boy's lost bicycle has led to a unique piece of natural roadside art on Washington state's Vashon Island, over 50 years later. [...] "We were given a girl's bike and my 8-year-old son Don seemed the natural one to ride it." But Don was none-too-pleased to be cruising the island, which is nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, on a girl's bike. One day he told his mother that he had lost the bike, and given that it was built for a girl, they decided to let it go...
  • Cancel your Journal News subscriptions, urges N.Y. senator

    01/02/2013 2:07:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/2/13 | Erik Wemple
    In a just-concluded interview on the Fox News program “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, New York Sen. Greg Ball called upon citizens to “cancel their subscriptions” to the Journal News, the outlet that has controversially printed the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.