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  • 71 Dazzling Obama Photos From White House Photographer Pete Souza

    01/04/2013 7:45:43 AM PST · by haffast · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 3, 2013, 11:03 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    Official White House photographer Pete Souza posted the White House's best photos of 2012 this morning. It includes some fantastic shots from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, as well as new photos of the president's response to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and of the fiscal cliff negotiations in the White House. We've grabbed 71 of the White House's 2012 selections. Souza's captions are in italics below the photos. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-photos-2012-white-house-flickr-pete-souza-2013-1?op=1#ixzz2H1IX5Fo2
  • MT:Columbia Falls lawmaker proposes constitutional amendments on gun rights

    01/04/2013 7:44:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    missoulian.com ^ | 4 January, 2013 | TRISTAN SCOTT
    COLUMBIA FALLS – A state lawmaker in the Flathead Valley is proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution to offset the effects of new firearms restrictions, which if passed, he says will erode civil liberties and infringe on state’s rights. Rep. Jerry O’Neil, R-Columbia Falls, says he will work with the Montana Legislature in an effort to adopt two new constitutional amendments to the U.S. Constitution to protect firearm ownership and national sovereignty. He said the issue is pressing due to the call for gun restrictions in the wake of last month’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn. He is most concerned...
  • The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

    01/04/2013 7:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office. "It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine. "At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill. Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach. That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did...
  • Crime Down in L.A., Local Newspaper Baffled

    01/04/2013 7:35:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/04/2013 | Jack Dunphy
    When the crime experts are baffled, I’m here to help. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that crime in the city of Los Angeles has dropped for the tenth straight year. As is often the case, criminologists are at pains to explain why. Note that there are always ready explanations when crime goes up. You simply point to whatever socioeconomic malady that happens to be occurring and blame it for any concurrent rise in the crime rate. Recession? Crime goes up. Housing slump? Ditto. Rise in unemployment? Uh huh. You get the idea. It all fits in nicely with...
  • TX:Dallas Church Hosts Gun Buyback Program

    01/04/2013 7:33:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 3 January, 2013 | Randy McIlwain
    The First Presbyterian Church of Dallas will host a gun buyback program later this month in hopes of taking a few weapons off the streets and lending its voice to the national debate about gun control. "I think today there is rarely a family or individual who has not been touched by some incident of a violent gun accident or death," said Reverend Bruce Buchanan who will run the program. The gun buyback is actually a return to the church's roots. In 2000, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas held the first of six annual gun buybacks, collecting more than 500...
  • Oconee County sheriff opposes gun store's stance on sale of rifles(Good Sheriff,GA)

    01/04/2013 7:27:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    myfoxatlanta.com ^ | 3 January, 2013 | George Franco
    OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. - A north Georgia sheriff is taking a stand against a Buford gun store that refuses to sell certain types of rifles to the public. Dana Safety Supply has opted to only sell a semi-automatic, self-loading rifle to law enforcement and not to the general public. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said that decision has led him to stop buying from the store. "If they chose not to sell to civilians, law-abiding civilians, then I can choose not to buy from them -- that's all I was trying to say," Berry said. DSS, which has stores in...
  • One Cheer for the Cliff Deal

    01/04/2013 7:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Larry Kudlow
    One cheer out of a potential three is all anyone can logically give the fiscal-cliff deal. On the day after the bargain was clinched, the stock market gave a 300-point cheer. So be it. In the short run, extending tax cuts up to $450,000 probably saved us from a recession. If all the tax cuts had expired, we’d have a $500 billion tax hike, plus marginal rate increases, and that would have sunk the economy. So I’m going to bet that the big stock rally was a sign of relief that the final deal wasn’t worse. The final product was...
  • Top Conservative Group Urges House To Vote Against Hurricane Sandy Relief (Club for Growth)

    01/04/2013 7:25:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/04/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Two days after Republican infighting swirled around House Speaker John Boehner's unexpected decision to pull a Hurricane Sandy relief bill from a potential floor vote, a top conservative group is urging the House of Representatives to vote against the bill. The House is expected to vote today on the first part of the bill, a $9.7 billion flood insurance bill. Andy Roth, the Club for Growth's vice president of government affairs, said in a statement that the federal government should not be involved in providing flood insurance. Here's the group's full statement: _____________________________ The Club for Growth urges all members...
  • Why not open the floodgates on marriage?

    01/04/2013 7:22:21 AM PST · by SonnyBubba · 51 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | January 03, 2013 | Dennis Byrne
    Why not open the floodgates on marriage? January 03, 2013|Dennis Byrne Just where the balance is between the rights of individuals and the good of society often is difficult to determine. The argument that same sex couples should have an equal right to marry is not to be taken lightly. It appeals to Americans' ingrained sense that everyone should be treated fairly. It is memorialized in the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which guarantees to each person equality under the law. The equality argument has been so persuasive that the Illinois Legislature may well approve same sex marriage in this lame-duck session....
  • Michael Medved: Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Sanity Proves He’s No Secret Agent of Destruction

    01/04/2013 7:19:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/04/2013 | Michael Medved
    The president may be a big-spending liberal, but his willingness to give ground on taxes should prove that he’s not out to ruin the country. The fiscal-cliff deal settled nothing in terms of the desperate, ongoing struggle to bring Washington’s devastating deficits under control, but it should put an end, once and for all, to a bitter debate that’s damaged the conservative movement for the last four years. With the president participating in successful last-minute efforts to prevent crushing, automatic, across-the-board tax hikes that would have done disastrous damage to the U.S. economy, it’s time for Barack Obama’s angriest critics...
  • Should Your Children Pay for My Rollercoaster? (On the outrage over delayed Sandy Relief)

    01/04/2013 7:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2013 | Jack Cashill
    On Wednesday I joined a Facebook conversation among my New Jersey relatives and friends voicing their outrage over the delay in the $60 billion Sandy relief package. Hoping to make people think, I wrote, "I want our roller coaster up and running by this summer, and I don't care if we have to borrow from the Chinese to do it." I was referring here to the Seaside Heights roller coaster that somehow managed to slide off its crumbling pier and land standing upright in the ocean. In the process, it became something of a symbol of Sandy's wrath. My irony,...
  • Lincolnton Furniture Company, praised (by obama) for bringing jobs back to US, closes

    01/04/2013 7:12:10 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | January 4, 2013 | Cameron Steele
    Lincolnton Furniture Company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Furniture-making operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said. “I don’t know where it’s going to go exactly; we’re still evaluating our situation,” Causey said. “We just didn’t have any choice at this point.” The company was not receiving the orders it needed to sustain its operations, Causey said. “We needed more orders is really what it boiled down to,” he said. “We thought...
  • More Than Three Million Human Embryos Destroyed in UK IVF

    01/04/2013 7:11:16 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jill Stanek
    Official statistics show that almost half of embryos used to help women conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) were thrown away during or after the process….Since August 1991 more than 3.5 million human embryos have been created, producing only 235,480 “gestational sacs” or evidence of successful implantation. Of the embryos created, almost 840,000 were put into storage for future use and more than 2000 were stored for donation. Almost 5,900 were set aside for scientific research.Almost 1.4 million embryos were implanted in the hope of beginning pregnancies, with fewer than one in six resulting in a pregnancy.Nearly 1.7 million were...
  • An Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York Times

    01/04/2013 7:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2013 | Daniel Downes
    True to form, the New York Times saw out 2012 by publishing another apology for dictatorship. In his op-ed, Louis Michael Seidman -- Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University - argues that the Constitution should be abandoned.  The suggestion is so preposterous that it is tempting to dismiss the article altogether, but to do so would be to miss some very revealing implications.  The article is not so much a suggestion of constitutional reform as an open call for dictatorship. Seidman begins by blaming the current governmental crisis, incredibly, on "obedience to the Constitution," which he describes as containing...
  • Doctor with permit charged over gun at Pa. school

    01/04/2013 7:09:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    timesonline.com ^ | 3 January, 2013 | AP
    A doctor with a permit to carry a concealed weapon was charged with having a gun on school property when he picked up his child from a southwestern Pennsylvania high school about three hours after the school shootings last month in Newtown, Conn.
  • The Right's Unwitting Obama Apologists

    01/04/2013 7:06:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    I hate to break it to those deniers who believe that President Obama's tax-guzzling capacity has somehow been diminished by the fiscal cliff provision to fix "permanent" tax rates. You're dreaming. Several smart columnists and respected conservative editorial pieces tell us that a major silver lining in the crisis deal just concluded is that by agreeing not to reinstitute the Clinton tax rates (and leave the Bush rates in place) for all but the "wealthy" (income of $400,000 for single filers and $450,000 for marrieds), Obama and the Democrats made a major concession. They argue that if Democrats couldn't do...
  • Are We All Europeans Now?

    01/04/2013 7:05:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/04/2013 | Mona Charen
    Following the fiscal-cliff melodrama, Senator Richard Shelby appeared on television to declare that we are becoming European. “We’re always wanting to spend and promise and spend and borrow, but not cut. We’ve got to get real about this. We’re headed down the road that Europe’s already on.” There’s no “heading” about it. We’re there. John J. DiIulio, writing in National Affairs, outlined the true size of American government. When state and local government expenditures are added to federal outlays, government spending as a share of GDP easily competes with European nations. In fact, per capita government spending in the U.S....
  • Nat'l. organization complains about Upstate prayer (SC)

    01/04/2013 7:04:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | January 3, 2013
    An Upstate school district has gotten a complaint from a national organization that's upset about the way the district opens their meetings. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint to the School District of Pickens County after someone complained to the organization. For as long as anyone with the School District of Pickens County can remember, an invocation has been a part of each meeting, led by students from different schools. SDPC spokesman John Eby said, "If we felt like it was violating the constitution, we wouldn't be doing it." He said there haven't been any...
  • Feel the Healing that Higher Taxes Bring

    01/04/2013 6:57:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    The Age of Aquarius- long a goal for liberals- began in earnest on January 1st, 2013 when more of the planned tax increases on the wealthy created by Obamacare were implemented, along with the fiscal cliff remedy. Here’s how it works:Finally, the low-down, dirty rich, who are responsible for all the world’s ills, including the short stature, pint-sized intellect and light caliber (pun intended) of Bob Costas, will start paying their fair share.Time to cue the music from the play Hair:“The 3.8% Net Investment Tax will be imposed against individuals, estates and trusts on their investment income,” croons TaxNews.com “and the 0.9%...
  • Waterbury halts gun shows after Newtown

    01/04/2013 6:39:27 AM PST · by Puppage · 24 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 01/04/2013
    <p>WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury's police chief has halted permits for gun shows, saying he's concerned a firearm purchased in his city might one day be used in a mass shooting.</p> <p>The Republican-American reports that Police Superintendent Michael Gugliotti imposed a moratorium the day after the Dec. 14 killings of 20 children and six educators at a Newtown grade school.</p>
  • Contraception mandate kicks in for wave of employers

    01/04/2013 6:31:10 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 3, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius listens as President Obama announces the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. Washington D.C., Jan 3, 2013 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The battle over religious freedom is intensifying as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers at the start of the New Year. “We shouldn’t have to give up our First Amendment rights to make a living,” said Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for The Catholic Association, which seeks to bring a faithful Catholic voice to the public square....
  • Magazine firebombed for “Sharia” edition in France publishes Prophet Mohammed cartoon book

    01/04/2013 6:21:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:17 EST, 3 January 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    A satirical magazine in France once firebombed for its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed has published a 65-page cartoon biography of the Islamic holy figure. Charlie Hebdo put together a 65-page comic book, which went on sale yesterday. The magazine’s website claims the publication is “halal”, insisting that Muslim scholars and historians researched and edited the cartoon book. But it is likely to cause offense to some Muslims, and pictures include Mohammed naked as a baby as well as violent images and other explicit scenes. …
  • Barney Frank: I want to be named interim senator to fill Kerry seat

    01/04/2013 6:20:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Stout
    Just one day removed from the House, Barney Frank says he wants to get back to Washington. Frank, speaking today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry is named secretary of state. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” Frank said, according to a transcript of his appearance on Politico.com. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But (the fiscal cliff deal) now means that February, March and April are...
  • Sign the WhiteHouse.gov petition to freeze the debt ceiling...

    01/04/2013 6:18:56 AM PST · by MelSmith · 12 replies
    Do not increase the federal debt ceiling. Increasing it beyond $16,000,000,000,000 is unsustainable and unjustifiable. Petition: http://wh.gov/UpGJ
  • The Cliff is Behind Us, Time to Brace For the Coming Battles

    01/04/2013 6:17:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Mark Davis
    For the record, count me among the opponents of the fiscal cliff-averting measure that passed the House and Senate this week. But please do not count me among those for whom this was a do-or-die litmus test for conservative veracity. There are things members of Congress could do that would explode their reputations with me-- endorse Obamacare, back Roe v. Wade, cozy up to terrorists-- but when all is said and done, these days of intra-party angst are about differences in strategy, not goals. From my North Texas base, I watched our area’s Republican contingent vote no, with opposition extending...
  • 155,000 Jobs Added in December, Unemployment Rate 7.8%

    01/04/2013 6:14:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    A surprisingly uneventful report, as BLS reports that 155,000 Jobs were added in December, right on top of the 156,000 expected, and in line with the number needed to keep up with the growth in the population, or at least the Old Normal growth - in the New Normal only handouts matter. The unemployment rate was 7.8%, vs the 7.7% expected: who else is surprised that the rate is now rising with Obama reelected and when a lower unemployment rate means an earlier end to QE4EVA? The November unemployment rate was revised from 7.7% to 7.8%, just so headlines can...
  • Getting the 60 Percent Married-Renewing marriage in Middle America

    01/04/2013 5:54:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2013
    About 60 percent of Americans have a high-school diploma but not a degree from a four-year college. Forty-four percent of their children are born outside of marriage. This finding is the focus of “The President’s Marriage Agenda for the Forgotten Sixty Percent,” the fruit of the annual “State of Our Unions” report compiled by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and the Institute for American Values. W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the project, talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about what’s going on and why it matters. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Who are the “forgotten 60...
  • Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

    01/04/2013 5:53:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Obama won, according not only to Obama but an at times cheering press, is that he had a mandate. He ran on the need for the wealthy to "pay their fair share." To his credit, Obama never said raising taxes on the "rich" will solve all of our problems. What he did say, however, is that he couldn't...
  • Are We Already in a New Recession?

    01/04/2013 5:51:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Are We Already in a New Recession?Posted By Arnold Ahlert On January 4, 2013 @ 12:34 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment On Sunday, President Barack Obama contended that the nation is “poised to improve economic growth in 2013, but what’s been holding us back is the dysfunction here in Washington.” Obama is certainly correct about the dysfunction in our nation’s capital, but whether America’s economy will be heading in the right direction next year is beginning to resemble the “recovery summer” talk from a couple of years ago that turned out to be just...
  • Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living Room

    01/04/2013 5:49:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living RoomPosted By Robert Spencer On January 4, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Al Gore has sold his failing Current TV network to Al Jazeera, which plans to rename it Al Jazeera America – and so the Leftist/jihadist alliance is now official. While the American Left has been cooperating and collaborating with forces of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism for years, now their alliance is open and indisputable. Gore is even slated for a spot on Al Jazeera America’s...
  • Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

    01/04/2013 5:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    In August, Rupert Murdoch's FX picked up a Cold War series set in the 1980s titled "The Americans." Liberals might have braced themselves for the worst. It sounded like some kind of Chuck Norris-style "jingoistic" homage to freedom-loving intelligence agents. But this is Hollywood, so the show instead focuses on KGB spies who speak perfect English, working to destroy Reagan-era America, which is not altogether a bad thing to people in Hollywood. Joe Weisberg, who worked for more than three years at the CIA, first wrote a script about two CIA case officers stationed in Bulgaria. Fox bought that script,...
  • Norquist: GOP Must Insist on 'Dollar-for-Dollar' Spending Cuts

    01/04/2013 5:40:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/3/13 | Todd Beamon and John Bachman
    Grover Norquist declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama will not get to increase the nation’s debt ceiling unless Republicans “get a dollar-for-dollar reduction in real spending.” “That’s the leverage,” Norquist, the influential founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, tells Newsmax. “The president needs something. He’s running up debt. He needs a debt-ceiling increase.” As discussions to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling near, House Speaker John Boehner has said he would not negotiate with President Obama. Still, “The Boehner Rule” — which ties a rise in the debt threshold to an equal...
  • Militia members plotted to kill federal officials, prosecutors say

    01/04/2013 5:24:41 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | 12 November 2011
    Federal agents charged four Georgia men they say are part of a fringe militia group with plotting to attack government officials with explosives and the biotoxin ricin, prosecutors in Atlanta announced Tuesday. A government informant recorded the men discussing plans to manufacture ricin, a highly poisonous substance derived from castor beans, and attack Justice Department officials, federal judges and Internal Revenue Service agents, according to court papers released Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors said the public was never in imminent danger. All four suspects were in custody and are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Wednesday in Gainesville, about 50 miles...
  • Marine Writes Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: ‘I will not be disarmed’

    01/04/2013 5:17:30 AM PST · by maddog55 · 27 replies
    Guns,com ^ | 1/03/13 | | S.H. Blannelberry
    A letter written by an 8-year Marine veteran to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. “I own the guns I own because I acknowledge mankind’s shortcomings instead of pretending like they don’t exist. There are evil men in this world and there just may be a time when I need to do the unthinkable to protect me or my family,” Boston said. Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I...
  • Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House!

    01/04/2013 4:56:28 AM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Art Moore
    Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” "Claims 6 American Muslims have strong influence on U.S. policy " The Egyptian article was translated and...
  • What was cost to protect right-to-work demonstrators, Capitol building last month?

    01/04/2013 4:43:09 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 14 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 04, 2013 | Tim Skubick
    Your tax dollars were hard at work but so far nobody knows how many were spent to deploy 500 Michigan State Police officers to guard the state capitol and Right to Work demonstrators last month. Five hundred is darn close close to half the entire force. “I’m waiting to find out,” advises Inspector Gene Adamczyk, who was calling the shots on that historic day when 12,000 angry protestors showed up to battle for and against the RTW legislation that was eventually adopted and signed by the governor. The inspector says there were times when “we were hanging by the skin...
  • Too Much Government, Too Little Spectrum

    01/04/2013 4:42:10 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/3/2013 | Ajit Pai
    When conservatives complain about the federal government, we all know the usual litany. The government spends too much, taxes too much, borrows too much, and regulates too much. But there is another “too much” most people don’t even know about: The federal government controls too much spectrum. Why is this important? Well, when you make a call on your cellphone, you’re using spectrum. When you listen to the radio or watch broadcast television, you’re using spectrum. And when you surf the Internet, send a text, download an app, watch a movie, or play a game on your smartphone or tablet,...
  • GARTMAN: Fiscal Cliff Deal Is Anti-Marriage And Obama Has Got Us One Step Closer To Socialism

    01/04/2013 4:38:28 AM PST · by dennisw · 4 replies
    businessinsider. ^ | Jan. 2, 2013 | Mamta Badkar
    Dennis Gartman wasn't too happy with the deal. First he criticized it for being overtly anti-marriage. Second, he said it failed to tackle the "egregious lack of discipline on spending" and said President Obama was leading the country towards socialism. Finally, he was also critical of the fact that this bill originated in the Senate, whereas he writes, "according to the Constitution all fiscally related legislation must originate in the House." His take on the fiscal cliff deal: "We’ve no great disagreement with the legislation as it stands except for the fact that this is an overtly anti- marriage decision...
  • Illinois gay marriage supporters look to new legislative session as next best hope

    01/04/2013 3:59:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    a vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois looking less likely to happen in the next few days, supporters of marriage equality are looking ahead to the following legislative session as their next best hope. A Senate committee voted 8-5 late Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow gay marriage. But with key supporters absent, Senate Democrats delayed a full floor vote. The Senate then canceled its Friday schedule, and President John Cullerton said lawmakers are unlikely to return to Springfield before the session ends Jan. 9. New lawmakers will be sworn into office that day. Sen. Heather...
  • Why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton's illness is media malpractice ... VIDEO

    01/04/2013 3:55:33 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Some media outlets such as the New York Post, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Infowars, and Republicans are under fire and criticism from outlets like Huffingtonpost, The Daily Beast, Seattle Times, The Week, Politico, Media Matters, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, Atlantic Wire and the DailyDownload for questioning the veracity of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illness. But the real question is—how can they not question Hillary’s truth-telling? Watch to see why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton’s honesty is nothing short of media malpractice.
  • Why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton's illness is media malpractice ... VIDEO

    01/04/2013 3:54:33 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Some media outlets such as the New York Post, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Infowars, and Republicans are under fire and criticism from outlets like Huffingtonpost, The Daily Beast, Seattle Times, The Week, Politico, Media Matters, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, BuzzFeed, Atlantic Wire and the DailyDownload for questioning the veracity of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illness. But the real question is—how can they not question Hillary’s truth-telling? Watch to see why NOT questioning Hillary Clinton’s honesty is nothing short of media malpractice.
  • Senator Tim Scott on Greta last night (video link)

    01/04/2013 3:44:55 AM PST · by SueRae · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | n/a
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2071575359001/ Link only. I love this guy. THis is the kind of message the party needs. He has the optimism and the 'can do' attitude that we need. I wish him well
  • What the GOP should stand for: Opportunity

    Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the Senate. Since Election Day, much energy has been spent analyzing why Republicans did so poorly. Many have urged that Republicans must “moderate their views,” by which they mean we should adopt more policies of Democrats. That advice misdiagnoses the problem. The 2012 election did not reflect popular approval of the Obama policies of out-of-control spending, taxes, deficits and debt. To the contrary, 51 percent of voters on Election Day agreed that “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Nor did the election reflect satisfaction with the paltry...
  • Krauthammer: The Return of the Real Obama

    01/04/2013 2:54:54 AM PST · by SueRae · 58 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/3/2013 | Krauthammer
    The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed “principle” of fiscal “balance” by taking the lead on reducing spending. “Why,” asked The Post on the eve of the final fiscal-cliff agreement, “is the nation’s leader not embracing and then explaining the balanced reforms the nation needs?” Because he has no interest in them. He’s a visionary, not an accountant. Sure, he’ll pretend to care about deficits, especially while running for...
  • Al Jazeera faces dubious U.S. public

    01/04/2013 2:46:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2013 | Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci
    Conservative America can't get enough of the story about liberal former Vice President Al Gore selling the Current TV network he co-founded to Al Jazeera. Or, as Fox News commentator Ann Coulter described it - "a foreign company that hates America."........ .......Despite what perceptions remain about its political bias, analysts say Al Jazeera has developed a strong journalistic reputation with international audiences as it reports from places that U.S. outlets, with their scaled-down overseas reporting staffs, barely touch. Aside from the media implications, some analysts wonder how Gore, a part-time San Francisco resident who won the Nobel Peace Prize for...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 4, 2013

    01/04/2013 2:40:00 AM PST · by sneakers · 18 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Debate Begins Early Over Bill To Disclose State [Connecticut] Handgun Owners' Names, Addresses

    01/04/2013 2:37:16 AM PST · by Daffynition · 47 replies
    HartfordCourant ^ | January 3, 2013 | JON LENDER,
    The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. The bill, introduced by Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, D-West Haven, co-chairman of the legislature's public safety committee, would make public the names and addresses of permit holders under Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act — and would reverse lawmakers' decision to protect that personal information from disclosure nearly two decades ago.
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Cynthia Chase Opposes a Free Society

    01/04/2013 2:37:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://thefreeeconomy.com ^ | december 28, 2012 | jeff
    New Hampshire State Representative Cynthia Chase believes that the principles of liberty, sound money, and free markets are a threat to her state and society as a whole. Her rather unflattering viewpoints on libertarian principles stems from the growing movement known as the Free State Project. Here is her opinion on the Free State Project and freedom as a whole: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly...
  • Gabby Giffords to visit Newtown [Keep Exploitation Alive!]

    01/04/2013 2:34:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/13 | Dan Burns
    Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords will visit Newtown, Conn., the site of last month's deadly shooting in which 20 first graders were killed. Giffords survived a mass shooting in her home state of Arizona two years ago... ... Giffords plans to attend a private event at a local home on Friday, Steven Jensen, spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, said in an email. The event will have no media access and Giffords' plans are still developing and may change
  • How feminism is to blame for the breakdown of the family, by Left-winger Diane Abbott

    01/04/2013 2:28:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:23 EST, 3 January 2013 | Tim Shipman
    Feminism is partly to blame for the breakdown of the family, one of Labour’s most senior female politicians has said. Diane Abbott, the party’s public health spokesman, said that major issues facing society “stem from family breakdown”. And in a surprise admission from one of the Left’s most outspoken feminists, she conceded that women’s rights campaigners have neglected the family. Abbott, a divorced mother with one son, also highlighted the harmful impact on society of internet pornography and fast food. … In a nod to Labour orthodoxy, Abbott said: “When I talk about stable families, I do not only mean...