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  • COLD WAR DIPLOMAT BLAMES SOVIETS FOR JFK ASSASSINATION

    01/07/2013 3:18:34 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 6,2013 | Greg Christison
    AN explosive new book by a former Foreign Service diplomat reveals evidence which proves the Soviets were behind the assassination of the US President John F Kennedy five decades ago. Robert Holmes, who worked for the British Government in Moscow for two years in the early Sixties, claims the KGB coerced US-born Lee Harvey Oswald into committing the shooting on November 22, 1963. Mr Holmes, from Houston, Renfrewshire, believes the Soviet Union – seeking revenge for the West’s “victory” during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis – sent officers to meet Oswald weeks before the murder. The 72-year-old who held a...
  • Democrats look for up to $1 trillion in new tax revenues this year

    01/07/2013 2:38:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending. Democratic leaders have had little time to craft a new position for their party since passing a tax deal Tuesday that will raise $620 billion in revenue over the next ten years. The emerging consensus, however, is that the next installment of deficit reduction should reach $2 trillion and about half of it should come from higher taxes. This sets up tax reform as one of the biggest fights of the 113th...
  • Quinn & Rose - Americas Morning Show - January 7, 2013

    01/07/2013 2:35:43 AM PST · by sneakers · 23 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
  • Pelosi: More tax revenues must be part of next deficit deal

    01/07/2013 2:29:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/13 | Mike Lillis
    Pushing back against the Republicans' deficit-reduction strategy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this weekend that more tax revenues not just spending cuts must be a part of Congress's effort to rein in deficits. Pelosi said the tax hikes in the recent fiscal-cliff deal are a start, but don't go far enough to generate the revenues the government needs to run the country effectively. "In this legislation we had $620 billion, very significant changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent. But that is not enough on the revenue side," Pelosi told CBS's Bob Schieffer in...
  • Hugo Chavez remains hospitalized in Cuba as Venezuelan inauguration approaches

    01/07/2013 2:26:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2013 | Juan Forero
    CARACAS, Venezuela Hugo Chavezs fervent followers still assemble in the capitals main public square, decked in the bright red of their leaders movement, to chant revolutionary songs that envisage the president leading the country far into the future. But Chavez, who has dominated public life here since the late 1990s, is nowhere to be seen. He no longer gives his trademark bombastic speeches, nor does he hold forth on television like a game-show host. On Sunday, he remained in Cuba, where he has been for nearly a month, presumably convalescing after undergoing surgery to remove what he called some...
  • Police drug search intrudes on husband's final moments with deceased wife

    01/07/2013 1:48:37 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 3 2013 | Dennis Romboy
    VERNAL A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they searched his house for her prescription medication without a warrant within minutes of her death. -snip- Ben D. Mahaffey, 80, said he was distraught and trying to make sure his wife's body would be taken to the funeral home with dignity, when he says officers insisted he help them look for the drugs. "I was holding her hand saying goodbye when all the intrusion happened," he told the Deseret News. -snip- Mahaffey said he was treated as if...
  • Why Exceptionalism Matters (and why Obama must reject it)

    01/07/2013 1:33:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jeffrey Folks
    America is exceptional, despite what our current president may think. Asked whether America was an exceptional country, Mr. Obama famously replied that every country is exceptional. North Korea is exceptional? Castro's Cuba is fine? Zimbabwe is great? Really? Obama's response accords with the left's theory of universalism, whereby one's general allegiance to mankind outweighs that to any particular nation, including one's own....... .......From a practical perspective, universalism is a dead end -- quite literally -- because there are always powerful adversaries who do not share one's soft-hearted faith in universal brotherhood. The left's goals of unilateral disarmament and global equality...
  • Syria: Assad calls for mobilisation against puppet rebels

    01/07/2013 12:45:47 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/7/2012
    In his first public appearance in months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called for full national mobilisation against rebel "terrorists" seeking to divide the country and said there was no room for dialogue with Western "puppets". Then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, conducts "personal diplomacy" during Bush administration Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his first public appearance in months on Sunday, calling for a full national mobilisation to fight against rebel fighters that he described as al-Qaeda terrorists. Assad, ignoring international demands for him to step down, described the conflict in Syria as a struggle between the Syrian people and...
  • Russia's Mordovia Woos New Citizen Gerard Depardieu

    01/07/2013 12:02:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Russian region of Mordovia has invited French actor Gerard Depardieu to set up home there, hours after he received his Russian passport. Governor Vladimir Volkov said he could choose an apartment or a place to build a house, Interfax news agency reported. Mordovia is best known for its Stalin-era gulag prison camps. Mr Depardieu has taken Russian citizenship after the French government criticised his decision to move abroad to avoid higher taxes. The BBC's Daniel Sandford, in Moscow, says even today harsh prisons are Mordovia's principal employer. One of the convicted members of the punk band Pussy Riot -...
  • Cocooning Is the Wrong Solution for Conservatives

    01/06/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | James G. Wiles
    .......... the United States needs its conservative leaders and activists in the public square now more than at any time in our lifetimes. If we hold on, we'll win. Blue State America is doomed, and the blue-staters represented by President Obama and his party cannot save it. ...... we red-staters must remain fully involved and fully engaged in American politics and culture. This is especially true after a year like 2012 -- when we lose. Better to quote U.S. General Joseph Stilwell after the loss of Burma to the Japanese. "I claim," Vinegar Joe said, "we took a hell of...
  • Illinois lawmakers abandon attempts to ban assault weapons

    01/06/2013 11:16:22 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | January 6, 2013 | Tony Arnold
    Illinois lawmakers are abandoning efforts to pass gun control legislation in the final days of their session. An assault weapons ban was one of several major issues that brought State House members back to Springfield on Sunday. Lawmakers are also hoping to address other issues, such as pension reform, forcing companies to disclose what they pay in taxes and allowing those in the country illegally to obtain a drivers license. The assault weapons ban legislation was slated to appear Sunday afternoon in front of the House Judiciary Committee. But despite a room packed full of supporters and opponents of gun...
  • Renowned French economist to join Obamas team

    01/06/2013 11:13:34 PM PST · by Buddy Sorrell · 26 replies
    France 24 ^ | 1/5/2013 | France 24
    Frances Esther Duflo, a star economist who was once named one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in the world, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to help shape US global development policy. Frances Esther Duflo, a world renowned economist, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to join a government body dedicated to advising the administration on global development policy. Duflo, who was raised in a left-leaning Protestant family, said she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Elk Killed By Police Officer In Boulder (Colorado)

    01/06/2013 10:55:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    CBS News Denver ^ | January 6, 2013
    A candlelight vigil was held in Boulder Sunday evening for an elk that was shot by a police officer last Tuesday. The vigil was held on Mountain View Road near where the incident occurred. Some residents say the elk was considered a friend and even a guardian. They created a memorial at a tree in the area. Two police officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Boulder Police Department investigates. [Snip] Several neighbors told CBS4 they feel there was no reason to kill the animal, and they are encouraging others to complain...
  • Jason Weinsteins Justice Department career was derailed by Fast and Furious

    01/06/2013 10:34:06 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2013 | Ann E. Marimow
    McMahon said that agents running the Fast and Furious investigation would benefit if the department could expedite its review of wiretap applications. In their initial conversation, Weinstein later told the IG, McMahon gave him the clear impression that agents in Fast and Furious were aggressively seizing guns and that it was completely different from Wide Receiver. Two weeks later, Weinstein received the first of three wiretap applications he would review for Fast and Furious. He said that following years of department practice, he signed off after reading summary memos prepared by lawyers in the Office of Enforcement Operations. He did...
  • Police: Teen arrested at airport claims to be Ron Paul's grandson

    01/06/2013 10:30:05 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 8 replies
    WBTV Charlotte, NC ^ | Jan 06, 2013 | Andrew Armstrong
    Police: Teen arrested at airport claims to be Ron Paul's grandson CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A teenager who says he is the son of a U.S. Senator, and grandson of a former Presidential candidate, was arrested Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. William Hilton Paul, 19, was then transported and booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail. Sources at the Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff's Office say he identified himself as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Senator Paul's father is former Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul was also charged with Disorderly Conduct and being Intoxicated and Disruptive.
  • 3rd Term or Dictator? Repeal the twenty-second article of amendment

    01/06/2013 9:54:55 PM PST · by Boomer · 28 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | 01/04/2013 | Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]
    H.J.Res.15 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.113th Congress (2013-2014)
  • Gun Control Tramples On The Certain Virtues Of A Heavily Armed Citizenry

    01/06/2013 9:50:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 28DEC2012 | Lawrence Hunter
    It is time the critics of the Second Amendment put up and repeal it, or shut up about violating it. Their efforts to disarm and short-arm Americans violate the U.S. Constitution in Merriam Websters first sense of the termto disregard it. Hard cases make bad law, which is why they are reserved for the Constitution, not left to the caprice of legislatures, the sophistry and casuistry of judges or the despotic rule making of the chief executive and his bureaucracy. And make no mistake, guns pose one of the hardest cases a free people confronts in the 21st century, a...
  • What firearm(s) would you recommend for home protection?

    01/06/2013 9:42:01 PM PST · by ru4liberty · 236 replies
    Self
    This question pertains to a diminutive woman in her mid-60s. She has a .38 handgun but has been told by a few people (shooting range owner, RTC instructor's cousin, co-worker, etc.) that the best thing to have is a shotgun. They pretty much said that sometimes the only thing a perp needs is to hear the cocking of the shotgun and he'll flee the scene. I wanted to tap into the expertise of those FReepers who are knowledgeable of such things so I can pass along the info. Also, her funds are limited (fixed income), so any recommendations that would...
  • Ramsey County Elections Manager Mansky Hides Election Records

    01/06/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/3/13 | mnmajoritydotorg
    In this January 3rd, 2013 edition of Majority Report, Sue Jeffers and Dan McGrath discuss Ramsey County Election Manager Joe Mansky's recent refusal to provide public access to 2012 election records, even though he has made them available for previous elections and they are vital to detect and prove voter fraud. Watch the video and call Joe Mansky at 651-266-2171 to demand transparency in our election system.
  • Downton Abbey Season 3 official thread

    01/06/2013 9:12:11 PM PST · by FoxPro · 42 replies
    My 85 year old mom gets so much delight from this.
  • Time to toot horn for George H.W. Bush

    01/06/2013 9:03:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | December 31, 2012 | David Frum
    (CNN) -- George H.W. Bush marked his 80th and 85th birthdays with parachute jumps. He said after the second jump: "Just because you're an old guy, you don't have to sit around drooling in the corner. Get out and do something. Get out and enjoy life." Now 88, Bush has been struggling with serious health concerns, including bronchitis. We need him to recover, to set an example for the world of how a man can mark his 90th. The son of a U.S. senator, Bush has been a naval aviator hero, oil millionaire, member of Congress, ambassador to China, CIA...
  • Theyre starting to seriously worry: Concern growing about low turn- out at Obama inauguration

    01/06/2013 9:01:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/6/13 | by Staff
    Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the presidents 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks wont be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol o watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obamas public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
  • PRAVDA: Global Warming, Tool of the West

    01/06/2013 8:55:01 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 29 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | January 4, 2013 | Stanislav Mishin
    For years, the Elites of the West have cranked up the myth of Man Made Global Warming as a means first and foremost to control the lives and behaviors of their populations. Knowing full well that their produce in China and sell in the West model and its consiquent spiral downward in wages and thus standards of living, was unsustainable, the elites moved to use this new "science" to guilt trip and scare monger their populations into smaller and more conservatives forms of living. In other words, they coasted them into the poverty that the greed and treason of those...
  • Eve of Disaster - Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

    01/06/2013 8:44:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy via Indian Strategic Studies ^ | January 4, 2013 | CHARLES EMMERSON
    <p>The leading power of the age is in relative decline, beset by political crisis at home and by steadily eroding economic prowess. Rising powers are jostling for position in the four corners of the world, some seeking a new place for themselves within the current global order, others questioning its very legitimacy. Democracy and despotism are locked in uneasy competition. A world economy is interconnected as never before by flows of money, trade, and people, and by the unprecedented spread of new, distance-destroying technologies. A global society, perhaps even a global moral consciousness, is emerging as a result. Small-town America rails at the excessive power of Wall Street. Asia is rising once again. And, yes, there's trouble in the Middle East.</p>
  • N.C. Police Lieutenant warns of Martial Law in Early 2013

    01/06/2013 8:39:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 98 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/30/13 | cybertribenetwork
    Radio show. A police officer calls in and talks about his personal information.
  • Obama '08 campaign fined $375,000 by FEC

    01/06/2013 8:01:26 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | 1-6-13 | AP
    <p>Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign.</p> <p>The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem from a series of missing notices for nearly 1,200 contributions totaling nearly $1.9 million.</p>
  • ATF head, D.C. police chief challenged on selective magazine ban enforcement

    01/06/2013 7:55:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 January, 2013 | David Codrea
    B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Cathy Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., are being challenged on selective enforcement of the Districts ban on so-called large capacity ammunition feeding devices for semi-automatic firearms. This column will serve as a follow-up to an earlier request asking who authorized violation of the ban, after NBCs David Gregory produced a magazine during his Dec. 23 Meet the Press interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre. That request was documented by Gun Rights Examiner and sent to the respective...
  • Connecticut to issue driver's licenses to young people under 'deferred action' immigration program

    01/06/2013 7:45:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Register Citizen ^ | January 06, 2013 | Mark Zaretsky
    NEW HAVEN The state will issue drivers licenses to young people who qualify for a new deferred action immigration enforcement program that President Barack Obama announced in August. The news came at a rally Sunday attended by hundreds of people, many of them immigrants from several countries, and was announced by the co-chairman of a regional clergy group. But the group, Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, will continue to pursue changes in the law and try to convince the state to ultimately grant access to a drivers license to all residents, regardless of immigration status, the Rev. James...
  • The Klan's Favorite Law

    01/06/2013 7:27:05 PM PST · by tpmintx · 12 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 2/15/2005 | David B. Kopel
    The Klan's Favorite Law David B. Kopel|Feb. 15, 2005 12:00 am If you believe everything that Michael Moore says in Bowling for Columbine and his books, then you would think that "pro-gun" people are white racists, and that "gun control" would be a wonderful way to help minorities. But a look at America's past reveals what historian Clayton Cramer has accurately called "The Racist Roots of Gun Control." After the Civil War, the defeated Southern states aimed to preserve slavery in fact if not in law. The states enacted Black Codes which barred the black freedmen from exercising basic civil...
  • Contentions Hagel: Let the Jews Pay for it

    01/06/2013 7:26:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 1/4/13 | Alana Goodman
    Adam Kredo reports that Chuck Hagels anti-Israel animosity was obvious well before his career in Congress. While heading up the USO, he clashed with Jewish leaders over a USO port in Haifa: Hagel, who served as president and CEO of the World USO from 1987 to 1990, expressed intense opposition to the USO Haifa Center during a tumultuous 1989 meeting with Jewish leaders, according to multiple sources involved in the fight to keep the post open. He said to me, Let the Jews pay for it, said Marsha Halteman, director for military and law enforcement programs at the Jewish Institute...
  • Harry Reid: Hurricane Katrina "Nothing In Comparison" To Sandy (video)

    01/06/2013 7:25:47 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 38 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 6, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticizes Congress for not hastily appropriating federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey while praising a more prompt response to Hurricane Katrina. REID: It's too bad that it's taking so long. When we had that devastating [Hurricane] Katrina, we were there within days taking care of Mississippi, Alabama, and especially Louisiana -- within days. We are now past two months with people of New York and the people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New England....
  • Michael Savage: Time for a 'nationalist' party

    01/06/2013 7:23:14 PM PST · by wesagain · 56 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Michael Savage, one of the nations most prominent voices in talk radio, said today America is absolutely ripe for a third party, in part, because the two largest parties in the U.S. have pulled a charade on the American people. There is no Republican Party, Savage told fellow talk show host Aaron Klein. Its an appendage of the Democrat machine, as weve all just seen. Its two-card Monte, as we well know. Its a game being played against the American people. Youve got the drunk Boehner on the one side, and the quasi-pseudo-crypto Marxist on the other, who is really...
  • The giant, gaping hole in Sandy Hook reporting

    01/06/2013 7:04:56 PM PST · by wesagain · 88 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Since last months horrifying and heartbreaking school massacre in Newtown, Conn., politicians and the press have, as everyone knows,..... Other possible factors from violent video games to the failure of our mental-health system to the unintended consequences of making schools gun-free zones have taken a back seat to guns. Within hours of the gruesome mega-crime, the media had provided extensive, round-the-clock coverage of precisely which firearms, manufacturers and calibers the perpetrator had used, how he had obtained them from his mother, where they were originally purchased, and so on. But where, Id like to ask my colleagues in...
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'

    01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obamas utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, We dont have a spending problem. Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that Americas federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by a health-care problem. Said Boehner, They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system. Boehner told Obama, Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare....
  • New registry: Germans own 5.5M legal firearms (EU requires registration)

    01/06/2013 6:53:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1-6-13 | unattributed
    BERLIN -- Germany's new national firearms registry shows there are 5.5 million guns in legal circulation in the country. That's an average of four weapons for each of the 1.4 million registered owners. It is the first time reliable nationwide figures have been collected as previously such data were held by local authorities. The registry provides a central national database to help police track the buyer and seller of each legally owned gun in Germany. All European Union countries must have such a registry by 2015.
  • 12/10/2012 Political Insiders about the Republican Consultant Money Train

  • Boehner Coup Attempt Larger Than First Thought

    01/06/2013 6:47:48 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 20 replies
    A concerted effort to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner was under way the day of his re-election to the position, but participants called it off 30 minutes before the House floor vote, CQ Roll Call has learned. A group of disaffected conservatives had agreed to vote against the Ohio lawmaker if they could get at least 25 members to join the effort. But one member, whose identity could not be verified, rescinded his or her participation the morning of the vote, leaving the group one person short of its self-imposed 25-member threshold. Only 17 votes against Boehner were required to...
  • 15-cent gas tax increase overwhelmingly opposed by Bay State residents, new poll indicates

    01/06/2013 6:27:36 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Massachusetts residents would overwhelmingly oppose a 15-cent increase in the gas tax to help pay for transportation needs, according to the partial results of a poll obtained by the News Service and conducted for a coalition that supports raising the income tax to invest in cities and towns. The poll, conducted by veteran Boston pollster Tom Kiley for the Campaign for Our Communities, showed 83 percent of Massachusetts residents would disapprove of a proposal to hike the gas tax to 36 cents per gallon, including 68 percent who strongly disapprove. A total of 17 percent of respondents said they would...
  • Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a star

    01/06/2013 6:17:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Ronald Grover and Zorianna Kit
    A year after leaving the California governor's office and becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three Hollywood movies over the next 12 months. None are likely to win Schwarzenegger an Oscar. Indeed, the movies, and Schwarzenegger's own fee, are low-budget compared with his global blockbusters of yore. But studio executives are betting that overseas fans especially will once again respond to a personality whose 24 films generated worldwide ticket sales of $3.9 billion, according to boxoffice.com. "He...
  • Why push for gun control has stalled

    01/06/2013 6:15:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6 January, 2013 | STEPHEN L. CARTER
    Support for stricter gun laws hasnt jumped as fast or as far in recent weeks as many liberals had hoped and expected. If youre wondering why, maybe the reason is the shakiness of the publics trust in government itself.
  • Prince Charles: saving the planet a grandfathers duty

    01/06/2013 6:12:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:10PM GMT 06 Jan 2013 | Victoria Ward
    The Prince of Wales has disclosed that the prospect of becoming a grandfather has reinforced his environmental beliefs because he does not want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world. The Prince, an outspoken campaigner on environmental issues, told ITVs This Morning that he did not want the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges child, due to be born this summer, to ask him why he had not done more to tackle issues like climate change. Charles has been a strong advocate of taking action to protect the environment for many years. In 2007 he set up The Princes Rainforest...
  • In Race to Fill Jacksons House Seat, Candidates Court Chicagos Black Clergy (Separation of wha..?)

    01/06/2013 5:45:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/06/13 | STEVEN YACCINO
    It is not surprising that a crowded field of candidates is courting the same kind of clergy support in a Feb. 26 special primary election to replace Mr. Jackson, who resigned his Second Congressional District seat 15 days after winning re-election in November. Now facing a short campaign sprint, those candidates say the backing of ministers and invitations to stump at multiple church services each weekend remain the sacraments of any good election ground game in the district, which includes parts of Chicagos South Side and southern suburbs. Like in many districts across the country where African-Americans are the majority,...
  • Judge Jeanine calls out 'The Journal News'

    01/06/2013 5:25:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    You're watching... Judge Jeanine calls out 'The Journal News' Pirro: Time for paper to 'face the music' for publishing gun permit map Duration4:44 DateJan 6, 2013
  • White House to Go on Offense for Hagel Pick (For Defense Secretary)

    01/06/2013 5:17:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/06/2013 | By SIOBHAN GORMAN And CAROL E. LEE
    WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama plans to announce Monday that he is nominating former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary in the face of intensifying opposition from Republican lawmakers, administration officials said Sunday. Those officials acknowledge they have a bruising confirmation fight ahead. They also say they are confident they will prevail because Republicans ultimately won't be able to topple a former colleague, Vietnam veteran and two-term GOP senator from Nebraska who served on the foreign relations and intelligence committees. Mr. Obama also may announce his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, a position left vacant when...
  • Mom shoots intruder, saves kids

    01/06/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many times during the recent gun grabbing debate have you heard these arguments?Self defense is a bogus argument. Having a gun in your home, you'e more likely to shoot yourself or your spouse than to ever fend off a bad guy. Only trained law enforcement professionals can safely use weapons like that.May I introduce you to Donnie Herman's wife... The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using...
  • Did EPA chief Lisa Jackson resign in protest over the Keystone pipeline?

    01/06/2013 5:06:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The eventual completion of the full-length Keystone XL pipeline seems more and more like an inevitability for the Obama administration, as it continues to clear bureaucratic hurdles and TransCanada proposes new routes to work with and not against the greenie-grain — not to mention the clamorous pressure to finally allow all of the undeniable economic benefits doing so would bring about already.As environmentally innocuous as the pipeline actually is, the eco-radicals decided a long time ago that they’d remain dead set against the whole idea on principle, and they’ve managed to turn it into one of the most contentious energy-related...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13

    01/06/2013 5:05:37 PM PST · by mylife · 127 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 1/6/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: David Kingsley ~ January 7, 2013

    01/06/2013 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ David KingsleyInfo from this website. KINGSLEY, DAVID R. (Air Mission) Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. Place and date: Ploesti Raid, Rumania, 23 June 1944. Entered service at. Portland, Oregon. Birth: Oregon. G.O. No.: 26, 9 April 1945. Citation:...
  • Italys Statistics Make It Look Like a Third World Country

    01/06/2013 5:03:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2013 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    Unemployment is rampant, and thats just for starters in a country wracked by domestic violence, immigrant abuse, and a sorry standard of living. taly may be rich in cultural heritage and boast the seventh largest economy in the world, but the countrys social statistics are more in line with those of a developing third-world nation. By almost every standard of measure in sectors from womens rights and youth employment, Italy scores far below the mark. The country has been weighted down by recession, but money is not entirely to blame. In fact, Italys economic situation has steadily improved under the...
  • Lou Holtz urges Catholics to 'come home' in well-timed commercial

    01/06/2013 5:01:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    Desert News ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Walker
    The setting is familiar, even if the message isnt. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is standing in a locker room giving what appears to be a pep talk. But instead of talking about offensive execution and defensive intensity, he is fervently reminding his listeners that for victory in life weve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is heaven. The divine pep talk is the newest evangomercial from Catholics Come Home, an independent media outreach intended to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus...