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  • Obama vows to 'vigorously pursue' gun control, prepares to release proposals

    01/14/2013 7:41:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 14, 2013
    President Obama says he plans to make public later this week the details of his plan to tighten firearms laws based on the findings of a White House task force he commissioned in the aftermath of the fatal Connecticut school shooting. The task force was led by Vice President Joe Biden and held its final White House meeting Monday, talking with members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Obama said Monday he planned to meet with Biden to review the findings and will “vigorously pursue” the recommendations in the next few days.
  • Obama administration hiding info on targeted killings of Americans - senator (Ron Wyden)

    01/14/2013 7:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 1/15/13
    A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law...
  • Gun Owner's House Targeted by Burglars

    01/14/2013 7:01:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Carol Platt Liebau
    In the wake of a deplorable decision by the Journal News to publish the names and addresses of law-abiding citizens with gun permits,  a home in White Plains, NY was targeted by burglars attempting to steal the gunsIf a New York victim of gun violence is to be allowed the right to sue a gun manufacturers and distributor, for argument's sake, wouldn't it seem that the victim of the White Plains crime would have a strong case for suing the Journal News? After all, in both cases, criminal third parties took the product provided by the businesses at issue and...
  • The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

    01/14/2013 6:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Byron York
    Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months. Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense --...
  • N.Y. Assembly Speaker Silver: ‘We Are Going To Ban Assault Weapons’

    01/14/2013 6:31:50 PM PST · by FR_addict · 207 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 1/14/2013 | CBS
    ALBANY (CBSNewYork) – The New York State Legislature was poised Monday night to pass the first gun control measure following the Newtown school massacre. This as the vice president was set to unveil federal proposals to end gun violence on Tuesday. Albany lawmakers have reportedly ironed out the kinks, allowing them to enact new gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. Assuming the new bill passes — it was sent to both house of the Legislature on Monday night — it will turn into the toughest set of gun control laws in the...
  • White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline

    01/14/2013 6:29:45 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 | Erik Wasson
    The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress. Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan in a letter delivered Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law. ... Under the law, President Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution...
  • Magical Thinking on the Economy

    01/14/2013 6:20:31 PM PST · by Alex Baker · 6 replies
    Reality Bats Last ^ | January 13, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    We have once again reached the debt limit and most legislators want to blast right through as usual. Obama says he doesn’t even want to discuss it. Those who want some spending cuts are threatening to block continued spending unless there are real cuts. That brings us to two ploys that are being considered by the big spenders. First, some are saying the President doesn’t need Congress for spending authority. They say the 14th Amendment would allow Obama to spend without regard to the limit, even though the constitutions says all spending must be authorized by Congress. Second, some say...
  • Can We Trust CNET Again After a Scandal This Shady?

    01/14/2013 6:19:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 56 replies
    CNET, one of the Internet's first and most influential authorities on gadgets and tech news, watched its editorial integrity spiral out of control Monday, with staffers quitting and editors left to explain themselves in the wake of explosive new charges over its annual Consumer Electronics Show awards — a scandal, it would appear, that goes all the way to the top of its corporate umbrella, and could shake the entire ecosystem of online tech journalism.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana ~ 15 JAN 2013

    01/14/2013 6:04:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana Malmstrom Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place in Cascade County, Montana, United States. It is the home of the 341st Missile Wing (341 MW) of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It is part of the "Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area". Malmstrom AFB is one of three US Air Force Bases that maintains and operates the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The 341st Missile Wing reports directly to Twentieth Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-14-13

    01/14/2013 6:02:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-14-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • An Open Letter to Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 6:01:28 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 26 replies
    Self
    Dear Secretary Powell: I understand you were a guest on one of the Sunday chat shows and listed a few things that Republicans have said that indicate that they harbor underlying racism. I believe you called it “a dark vein of intolerance.” Your examples were: 1) Shuckin’ and jivin’ 2) Lazy, accompanied by the unspoken but certainly implied “shiftless,” not to even mention that reallllly unspoken third word. I confess that those dog whistles are much too high for my ears, but that could be because I’m in my 60s. I would never have dreamed that using those terms regarding...
  • All aboard? Paul Ryan supports Marco Rubio’s immigration reform outline

    01/14/2013 5:57:42 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 14 Jan 2013 | Chris Moody
    Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he supports "the principles" of an immigration reform proposal from Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a sign that the party may be coalescing around its own plan to overhaul the nation's laws."Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system," the congressman wrote on his Facebook page on Monday, with a link to a Wall Street Journal article that includes Rubio's key immigration goals. "I support the principles he’s outlined: modernization of our immigration laws; stronger security to curb illegal immigration; and respect for the rule of law...
  • Caption Barry

    01/14/2013 5:56:44 PM PST · by crosshairs · 44 replies
  • Why Mali matters

    01/14/2013 5:40:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 01/14/2013 | GEOFFREY YORK AND PAUL WALDIE
    Where is Mali? It’s in West Africa, at the crossroads between the harsh Sahara desert and the more fertile lands to the south. The northern half of the country is bleak and arid terrain, dotted with several oasis towns, including the fabled town of Timbuktu. What is its geopolitical significance? Until recently, Mali seemed to have little geopolitical value. But its north has emerged as a haven for Islamist radicals who originally crossed the border from Algeria and then became a kidnapping threat in West Africa. One radical group, affiliated with al-Qaeda, became financially powerful from kidnappings and trafficking operations....
  • Farrakhan Promises God Has ‘Execution’ Planned for America: A ‘Savage,’ ‘Brutal’ and ‘Uncivilized’

    01/14/2013 5:31:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/14/14 | Billy Hallowell
    On Saturday, the Minister Louis Farrakhan began a 52-week sermon series entitled, “The Time and What Must Be Done.” Originally announced in early January, the lecture series will air every Saturday at 6 p.m. CT. Intended to educate African Americans about building a better future and taking control of their destiny, it also has some seriously-apocalyptic undertones. For example — and like past sermons — Farrakhan’s introductory message had no shortage of anti-American sentiment, calling U.S. citizens “a savage people” while dismissing the country’s current culture as “wild, untamed, uncivilized, uncultured [and] unrefined.” America, he claimed, is referred to in...
  • Massachusetts faces $1 billion annual transportation funding gap, state report shows

    01/14/2013 5:30:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    Massachusetts needs an additional $1.02 billion a year over the next 10 years to maintain and upgrade its transportation system, according to a plan released Monday by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Richard Davey unveiled the 10-year plan for the state’s transportation system at an event at UMass Boston. “It is clear to us that what our customers are asking for is more,” Davey said. “What they want is more reliability, they want more services. We have to find a way to do this.” The plan would require $13 billion in additional revenue over the next decade, more...
  • 'Insulting words' crime ditched

    01/14/2013 5:19:05 PM PST · by the scotsman · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th January 2013 | BBC News
    'The crime of "insulting" someone through words or behaviour, which once led to the arrest of a student for asking a police officer whether his horse was gay, is to be dropped. Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed to MPs that the government would not seek to overturn a Lords amendment scrapping the ban. The director of public prosecutions has said it will not hinder his work. But Labour warned that it could remove protections for minority groups. Section 5 of the 1986 Public Order Act currently means that "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour" might be deemed a criminal...
  • Obama on Congress:‘They Order Me to Spend’

    01/14/2013 5:17:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Obama on Congress:‘They Order Me to Spend’ By Fred Lucas January 14, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Explaining why he has no choice but to demand an increase in the legal limit on the national debt, President Barack Obama said at a Monday press conference that Congress orders him to spend money. “This is a matter of Congress authorizes spending,” Obama said. “They order me to spend," he said. "They tell me: ‘You need to fund our Defense Department at such-and-such a level. You need to send Social Security checks. You need to make sure that you are paying to care for...
  • Take Action Now (Ruger Firearms)

    01/14/2013 5:14:22 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 34 replies
    Ruger Website ^ | Ruger Firearms
    <p>At Ruger, our motto is "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens." It is not just a slogan; it is genuine recognition that millions of law-abiding citizens use our firearms safely and responsibly every day. We are mechanics, doctors, teachers, police officers, firemen, nurses, factory workers, and every other occupation you can name. We are a vast and too-often silent majority ... and our rights are under attack. Make your voice heard too!</p>
  • Los Angeles police say 5 suspects arrested for hostage taking of 14 clothing store workers

    01/14/2013 5:12:54 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/14/12 | AP
    Five people were arrested for a brutal takeover holdup of a clothing store during which 14 employees were held hostage, including one who was stabbed and another who was sexually assaulted, police announced Monday. Three Los Angeles men are believed to be the gunmen who robbed the Nordstrom Rack store at a mall near the Los Angeles International Airport last week while two women were suspected of helping them after the robbery, Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference. -snip- Troy Marsay Hammock, 29, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was being held without...