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  • PRUDEN: A miracle cure with estrogen in Congress

    01/04/2013 9:52:32 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4 January 2013 | Wes Pruden
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: John A. Boehner thinks there’s too much of Barack Obama in Washington. Most of the Democrats think there’s a surplus of impertinent Republicans. Chris Christie says it’s Congress that turned Washington rancid. Everybody agrees something is rotten on the Potomac. The ladies of the U.S. Senate think they’ve figured it out. It’s that beastly testosterone that’s making everybody but the ladies sick. “We’re less on testosterone,” says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. “We don’t have that need to be always confrontational. And I think we’re problem-solvers, and I think that’s what the country needs.” Ms. Feinstein and the 20...
  • Connecticut city halts gun shows in aftermath of school massacre

    01/04/2013 9:51:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 1/4/13 | AP
    <p>WATERBURY, Conn. – The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted permits for gun shows, saying he's concerned any firearms purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.</p> <p>The Republican-American reports that Waterbury Police Superintendent Michael Gugliotti imposed a moratorium the day after the Dec. 14 killings of 20 children and six educators at a grade school not far away in Newtown.</p>
  • On Second Thought (and as a Second-Best Proposal), David Gregory Should Be Arrested and Prosecuted

    01/04/2013 9:44:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve never watched Meet the Press, so I obviously didn’t see David Gregory’s pathetic attempt to play gotcha by unveiling a magazine while interviewing someone from the National Rifle Association. And even when it was revealed that Gregory had broken D.C. law by possessing this supposedly dangerous object (basically a metal box with a spring), I didn’t care.After all, gun control is a foolish policy (as even some leftists and foreigners are slowly beginning to realize). And surely cops have better things to do, after all, than arrest a callow journalist for something that shouldn’t be against the law in...
  • Jason Whitlock Compares Conservative Scholar Thomas Sowell to House Slave

    01/04/2013 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Tony Lee
    Controversial black sports columnist Jason Whitlock compared black conservative scholar Thomas Sowell to a house slave in a series of tweets on Wednesday. When asked what columnist he felt was closely related to Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the “Django Unchained” movie, Whitlock tweeted, “Thomas Sowell":
  • Fatah rally in Gaza looks toward unity with Hamas

    01/04/2013 9:42:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 12:30 PM EST | Ibrahim Barzak
    Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they were routed from power there by the Islamist militants in 2007. The rally, approved by Gaza’s Hamas rulers, marks a renewed attempt by the rival Palestinian factions to show unity following a fierce Hamas battle with Israel in November and Fatah’s subsequent recognition bid at the United Nations. … Abbas has enjoyed a boost in his status since he led the Palestinians’ successful bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations to a non-member observer state. On Friday,...
  • Politico Trashes Breitbart Reporting, Publishes Same Story Days Later

    01/04/2013 9:38:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/13 | Larry O'Connor
    After accusing Breitbart News of "terrible reporting" on the intrigue surrounding John Boehner's re-election as Speaker of the House, Politico ran a detailed article repeating most of the same facts found in our reporting. When editors proofed Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan's article titled "Conservatives rebel against Boehner" there must have been a sense of déjà vu, as point after point reported at Breitbart was re-confirmed, this time with the stamp of approval from the Beltway Journo-list's favorite rag. Indeed, Sherman himself must have been a bit chagrined after engaging in a public back-and-forth on Twitter with his Politico colleague...
  • Lincolnton Furniture Company, praised for bringing jobs back to US, closes

    01/04/2013 9:38:33 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/4/2013 | 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're now one step closer to America's coming civil war

    01/04/2013 9:35:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 84 replies ^ | 12/3/2012 | Arthur Herman
    The New Year has started with a monstrosity of a budget deal, one that proves that neither political party, Democrats or Republicans, is really serious about controlling the growth of big government. But soap opera dramatics about fiscal "cliffs" and sequestration shouldn’t deflect from where President Obama is really taking this country. Consider this story from the Wall Street Journal a few days before Christmas: “Thousands of people in several Argentine cities ransacked supermarkets for a second day in the latest challenge to President Chistina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy...In the central city Rosario, two people...
  • Bloomberg: Blame pork, not Boehner, for Sandy relief delay

    01/04/2013 9:34:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    John Boehner got some unexpected support today over his off-again, on-again approach to the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Boehner has pledged to allow a vote on both bills, which probably saved his speakership, but not until after getting publicly blasted by fellow Republicans Chris Christie and Peter King. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a radio audience today that the ire was misdirected — and should have been aimed at legislators that exploited a crisis to fund their own hobby horses: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who previously declined to slam House Speaker John Boehner over Congress’ stalled Hurricane Sandy aid,...
  • House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy aid, with some Republican dissent

    01/04/2013 9:32:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    The House has approved $9.7 billion in new aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, a face-saving quick move taken three days after House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) earned scathing criticism from New York and New Jersey Republicans for canceling a late-night vote on the funds. The bill, which will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay out claims to those who held federal flood insurance, was approved on a 354 to 67 vote. The Senate is expected to adopt it later Friday on a unanimous voice vote. Boehner seems to have had reason to be concerned about bringing...
  • What lies behind renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands?

    01/04/2013 9:28:18 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thu January 3, 2013 | Barry Neild and Dave Gilbert
    London (CNN) -- Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has again opened the dispute over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, accusing the British government of blatant colonialism. Known to the Argentinians as Las Malvinas, the two countries went to war over the territory in 1982 after the then military government in Argentina landed troops on the islands. In an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron and published in British newspapers Thursday, the Argentinian leader said "Britain, the colonial power, has refused to return the territories to the Argentine Republic, thus preventing it from restoring...
  • Cruz gets Blitzed (By the Wolf)

    01/04/2013 9:27:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/04/2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Talk about a reality check: CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer told tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Thursday that he has to "deal with reality" in the Senate and "can't be overly idealistic." In one of his first interviews since being sworn into Congress earlier in the day, Cruz told CNN that he would not have voted in favor of the fiscal cliff compromise, calling it a "lousy deal." "Look, it wasn't a perfect deal. Nobody was thrilled by it, but you got a deal with what's doable in a divided Congress like we have," Blitzer told him. “The only reason...
  • IL:Demand for gun control surges, and so does demand for guns

    01/04/2013 9:27:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 4 January, 2013 | Mick Dumke
    Illinois lawmakers advanced legislation this week that would ban military-caliber guns as well as magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. The moves came in response to the Newtown massacre—and to the end of another bloody year in the streets of Chicago. They also highlighted the fact that Illinois is the center of our nation's confusing and contradictory approach to guns. Consider: 1. Chicago shows that tough laws and rhetoric alone won't stop gun violence. Chicago already has the most restrictive firearm laws in the country: handgun owners must undergo three background checks, take a training class, practice...
  • Why The Next President Will Probably Be Black Too

    01/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 01/04/2013 | Ben Smith
    <p>If there is anything approaching an iron law of American politics, it's this: The next president will be a member of the same race as the current one. It's a rule that has held through 42 of 43 transfers of power. And there's every reason to think it will hold through the next one.</p>
  • Pelosi defends altered photo of congresswomen

    01/04/2013 9:19:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:53 AM EST
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday defended an altered picture of Democratic congresswomen that was posted on her Flickr photo-sharing site. The photo showed four House members who were not in the original picture, which was taken Thursday when lawmakers were sworn in as members of the 113th Congress. They arrived at the Capitol steps late, and their images were inserted with a computer program. …
  • Northern Ontario man beaten for his package of sausages

    01/04/2013 9:16:10 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | January 3, 2013
    Canadian Press | Jan 3, 2013 3:51 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013 3:55 PM ET More from Canadian Press JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images A "currywurst" sausage served with a piece of bread is seen at a snack vendor in Berlin January 19, 2009. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More PARRY SOUND, Ont. — Fresh charges have been laid after police say a northern Ontario man was hit in the face and had his package of wild game sausages stolen. Provincial police in Parry Sound say the man picked up the sausages Dec. 30 at a...
  • Saudi’s top cleric warns against mixing of genders

    01/04/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:37 AM EST | Abdullah Shihri
    Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has warned against the mixing of the genders, saying that any attempt to violate a strict separation threatens female chastity and endangers society. … (Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz) Al-Sheik said it is forbidden for women to unveil in front of men, warning that this will destroy the morals and values of society. …
  • Notre Dame Against the World

    01/04/2013 9:12:00 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 3, 2013 | NICHOLAS SPARKS
    Despite the Roland Emmerich film, I wasn't too worried about the Mayan End-of-the-World scenario, predicted for Dec. 21, 2012. I confess it was an occasional topic of conversation around my home. However, my five children all enjoyed the film, and more than one of them asked me what I thought about the possibility. My answer was always the same: "If the world does end, I'm glad we're going out with Notre Dame ranked No. 1 in college football. Because that's the way it's supposed to be." At my answer, my children—ranging in age from 10 to 21—simply rolled their eyes....
  • Obama's Second Term Starts With More of the Same

    01/04/2013 9:03:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 4, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The newly elected Republican-led House was peacefully sworn into office Thursday as GOP leaders began planning for four years of divided government. If you thought the past year was a rocky one, 2013 may make the political trench warfare battles of 2012 look like a Sunday school picnic. Soon after the smoke cleared in the wee hours of New Year's Day, when Congress had taken the government to the precipice of the "fiscal cliff," and even a bit over, it was clear that ever more contentious battles awaited incoming lawmakers. There were the automatic spending cuts buried in...
  • Fracking Can Be Done Safely in New York State: Health Department Report

    01/04/2013 9:01:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | Peter Rudegeair
    The natural gas drilling process known as fracking would not be a danger to public health in New York state so long as proper safeguards were put into place, according to a health department report that environmentalists fear could help lift a moratorium on the controversial technique. (Reuters) - The natural gas drilling process known as fracking would not be a danger to public health in New York state so long as proper safeguards were put into place, according to a health department report that environmentalists fear could help lift a moratorium on the controversial technique. Governor Andrew Cuomo is...