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  • Bernanke: Get rid of the debt ceiling, it has no practical value

    01/15/2013 5:23:41 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2013 | January 14, 2013
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke criticized the debt ceiling as an unusual device that can be used to prevent the United States from paying it’s bills, as he suggested that the country would be better off if the debt limit did not exist. “I think it would be a good thing if we didn’t have [the debt ceiling],” Bernanke told students at the University of Michigan today. “I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think it’s going to be around.” Those remarks put Bernanke in agreement with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who has said that Congress should eliminate the...
  • Ceiling to Fall on Dead Nag

    01/15/2013 5:22:02 AM PST · by morethanright · 6 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-14 15:29:38 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"America cannot afford another debate with this Congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up," said President Obama ahead of the upcoming debt ceiling negotiations, "We are not a deadbeat nation." Obama made these remarks with a straight face.Of course, to "pay the bills" the President and Congress have "already racked up" requires borrowing many more trillions of dollars - moving America toward the deadly debt-to-GDP ratio of 80% (we are currently at 73%). America, in reality, is a deadbeat nation in the making.Speaking of deadbeats, House Speaker John Boehner assured Washington's...
  • Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Overweight Women Guilty

    01/15/2013 5:19:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 12, 2013
    Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female. According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male – and not female – jurors are also more inclined to believe that a fat woman is a repeat offender who had malicious intent. The researchers gathered a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body sizes and described to them a case of check fraud. They also presented them with one of four images—either a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean woman—and identified...
  • Barack Obama: Weapon of Mass Distraction

    01/15/2013 5:18:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's latest news conference was further confirmation that his voracious appetite for spending was not satisfied but whetted by the fiscal cliff deal, which he views as an appetizer. We were told that the GOP achieved a coup in the fiscal cliff negotiations because they lured Obama into an agreement to lock in the Bush tax rates except for the highest-income earners. Never mind that Obama agreed to no spending cuts or entitlement reform after demanding a "balanced approach" to deficit reduction; they told us he'd be forced to address those matters in a couple of months in the...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Book Tells of Life's Struggles

    01/15/2013 5:08:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/14/13
    In a memoir to be published on Tuesday, Sonia Sotomayor writes of the chronic disease, troubled family relationships and failed marriage that accompanied her rise from a housing project in the Bronx to a seat on America's highest court.... she also called affirmative action a "double-edged sword." She said some people still attribute her position on the court to affirmative action, based on her identity as a Latina justice... Sotomayor's book is not the first literary window into a justice's personal life. Justice Clarence Thomas described his experience with poverty, racism and affirmative action in "My Grandfather's Son," and retired...
  • British Airways Christian Employee Nadia Eweida Wins Case in Discrimination Suit

    01/15/2013 5:07:27 AM PST · by lbryce · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2013 | Robert Pigott
    A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Judges ruled Nadia Eweida's rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing her white gold cross visibly. Judges ruled that the rights of three other Christians had not been violated by their employers. Continue reading the main story Analysis image of Robert Pigott Robert Pigott Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News Although Nadia Eweida's victory shows that Christians...
  • The 25th Annual No Pants Senate

    01/15/2013 4:56:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | John Ransom
    The news media was agog on Sunday because the sacred holyday, the 12th Annual “No Pants on the Subway” event, took place around the world. Yes, people on subways crossing metro areas everywhere dropped “trou” and showed the world what ought to be kept between a person’s significant other and their proctologist.The internet today is full of colorful and creative- and mostly chaste- pictures of public transportation riders in their skivvies, yucking it up for cameras.     And why?Probably because while 25 percent of Americans chose to spend Sunday worshipping God and football, in capitals around the world- especially in DC-...
  • Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

    01/15/2013 4:54:42 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    The Local ^ | 01/15/13
    A cleaning lady managed to commandeer a Stockholm-area train early Tuesday morning, eventually crashing it into a house in the upscale suburb of Saltsjöbaden. She has since been ordered detained on suspicion of allmänfarlig ödeläggelse
  • Arianna Huffington & Scarborough Claim: W.F. Buckley, Jr. Would Have Supported Hagel

    01/15/2013 4:48:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who would you trust more to reflect how William F. Buckley, Jr. would have felt on an important issue of the day: the editors of the National Review--the magazine that WFB founded--or the combined wisdom of Arianna Huffington and Joe Scarborough? In an editorial published before Hagel's nomination became official, the Editors at National Review wrote: "Chuck Hagel is a very poor choice for the next secretary of defense," concluding that he was "definitively not the man who should be the next secretary of defense." But on today's Morning Joe, when Huffington asked "don't you think William F. Buckley would...
  • BRAC the Budget

    01/15/2013 4:44:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/15/2013 | Erick Erickson
    I am in favor of not raising the debt ceiling unless the President and Democrats come up with meaningful spending cuts and reforms. Contrary to a lot of the Democrats’ spin, the federal government will not default if the debt ceiling is not raised. Only if Little Timmy Geithner decides to not pay certain debts will the government default. It is his choice. But I do think Republicans should be proactive in their approach to the debt ceiling. I think they should have a plan. Specifically, I think the Republicans should propose a BRAC Commission for spending. The BRAC Commission,...
  • Obama: “Executive Action” On Gun Control “Within My Authority As President”

    01/15/2013 4:29:08 AM PST · by yoe · 69 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 14, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Barack finished up the final press conference of his first term. During it he was questioned a number of times about his plans for gun control as Vice President Joe Biden prepares to deliver his recommendations tomorrow. What was most amazing was when he referenced his executive power and stated, “How we are gathering data on guns that fall into the hands of criminals, how we track that.” He also boldly declared that executive action could be taken and that “some steps that we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president.” First, before...
  • Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

    01/15/2013 4:27:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Albert Mohler
    Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.” As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...
  • Motivation To Prosper

    01/15/2013 3:57:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Nov. 29, 1766, Benjamin Franklin wrote for the London Chronicle: "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. -- I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they...
  • Howie Kurtz accused of interfering with story to protect Anderson Cooper's sexualit

    01/15/2013 3:36:55 AM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | DYLAN BYERS
    CNN media critic Howard Kurtz is being accused of pressuring an editor at the Daily Beast, where he is a columnist, to kill a story that would have outed CNN's Anderson Cooper as gay -- an accusation Kurtz strongly dismisses. "These suggestions are offensive and absurd," Kurtz told POLITICO Monday night. In an interview with Capital New York about Jodie Foster's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, BuzzFeed reporter Kate Aurthur, a former Daily Beast editor, said that in 2011 Kurtz had "interfered with a story" about Cooper in order to protect him from being outed. "[This] was less than...
  • Taxpayers pay for Bill Clinton’s Cinemax, Jimmy Carter’s Dish Network

    01/15/2013 3:34:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 15, 2013
    Bill Clinton is a multimillionaire, but you’re paying for the Cinemax in his office. That’s just one eyebrow-raising expense a former occupant of the White House has been allowed to put on the taxpayer tab every year, even though every living ex-president is quite wealthy. In an attempt to shed light on this little-known perk of being a former commander in chief, The Daily Caller — through a Freedom of Information Act request filed last year — has obtained thousands of pages of emails and documents from the government detailing how taxpayer money is spent on former presidents each year....
  • WashPost Editorial to Obama: Clamp Down on Gun-running; Fast & Furious Anyone?!

    01/15/2013 2:41:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/11/13 | Matt Vespa
    Today's Washington Post editorial clings to the liberal anti-gun rights view that only the government should have access to "military weapons," by which of course they mean semiautomatic "assault rifles" like the AR-15. Of course, government corruption and incompetence has long been an avenue by which criminals have obtained weapons, the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal being an instructive case in point. But alas, the drug-running scandal was curious missing from the January 11 editorial in which the Post argued that in addition to an assault weapons ban, the U.S. government needs to crack down on international gun-smuggling, particularly on...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 15, 2013

    01/15/2013 2:39:58 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
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  • Here's the real unemployment rate

    01/15/2013 2:03:13 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 1/14/2013 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Government's 'headline' statistics hide true conditionsThe real unemployment rate for December 2012 is closer to 23 percent, not the 7.8 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to economist John Williams. Here is a more complete unemployment table that includes the seasonally adjusted unemployment percentages for U3 unemployment, as well as the same for U6 unemployment, followed by the ShadowStats Alternative Unemployment rate for both December 2011 and December 2012:
  • Obama: Debt limit fight imperils elderly's checks

    01/14/2013 11:39:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.
  • Feinstein caught lying about true intent of 1994 ban

    01/14/2013 10:16:27 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies
    these two video clips prove difi's goals are to confiscate all guns. she lied recenty on pbs, and an interview regarding her 1994 attempt proves she lied. this is exactly what they want. she admits it was her goal all along. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k3DKuN2ey80&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dk3DKuN2ey80%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded
  • Veterans For Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR) Is BACK!

    01/14/2013 9:44:24 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 31 replies
    VetsCoR ^ | January 14, 2013 | A Navy Vet
    Veterans for Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR) is back in business. We are looking for Patriots with administrative, public relations, and leadership skills! All are welcomed aboard. Our mission is simple: We adhere to the Founding Fathers' principles that once built a free world or lose our heritage and everything it stood for. There is no in-between any longer. Want to fight for liberty? We are going to once again give you the tools. Stand by... Rodger Hunter Neil E. Wright
  • Boy, 12, Convicted in Murder of Neo-Nazi Father

    01/14/2013 9:15:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1/14/2013
    A judge found true on Monday that a 12-year-old boy committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed his white supremacist father. 32-year-old Jeff Hall, a regional leader of the National Socialist Movement, was shot at point-blank range with a .357 Magnum while he slept on the couch in May 2011. His son, who was 10 at the time, confessed to the murder on videotape. Prosecutors argued that the boy shot his father to keep him from leaving his step-mother. They said that the boy’s violent tendencies went back to kindergarten, when he stabbed a teacher with a pencil. The...
  • Virginia looking to eliminate their gas tax?

    01/14/2013 8:55:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama likes to include 'infrastructure investment' as part of the justification for his pushes for new spending, but he often conveniently forgets to mention how we're supposed to pay for all that infrastructure development when we're currently racking up trillion-dollar deficits every year --- unless you count "asking the wealthy to pay a little more" as a viable solution for our spending problems, which I don't.Inflation, fuel efficiency, alternative vehicles, and other factors that mean that gas consumption no longer grows in tandem with road use mean that many states' gasoline taxes are an outmoded method for collecting revenue...
  • Paul Ryan: I support Marco Rubio on immigration

    01/14/2013 8:51:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    What's the most interesting part of this? That he's reaching out to touch a third-rail issue, or that he's ducking behind one of his biggest rivals for the 2016 nomination to do it?Go figure that a guy who was part of a ticket that lost by nearly 50 points among Latinos is eager to rehab on immigration: Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system. I support the principles heÂ’s outlined: modernization of our immigration laws; stronger security to curb illegal immigration; and respect for the rule of law in addressing the complex challenge...
  • Here's Why Republicans Are Serious About a Default

    01/14/2013 8:51:05 PM PST · by tentmaker · 30 replies
    THE STREET ^ | 1/14/2013 | Joe Deaux
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors should understand why some Republicans are willing to allow the U.S. to default on its debt. President Barack Obama on Monday took a preemptive approach to criticize Republicans on the looming debt-ceiling clash, as he said they had the choice between acting responsibly and paying Congress' bills, or acting irresponsibly by allowing the economy to crash.
  • Why Many Young Americans May Die with Debt

    01/14/2013 8:47:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01/14/2013 | Chad Brooks
    Younger Americans can expect to die with credit-card debt if their current spending patterns continue, a new study finds. Co-authored by Ohio State University economics professor Lucia Dunn, the research suggests that younger generations may continue to add credit-card debt well into their 70s, and die still owing money on their cards. "If what we found continues to hold true, we may have more elderly people with substantial financial problems in the future," Dunn said. "Our projections are that the typical credit-card holder among younger Americans who keeps a balance will die still in debt to credit-card companies." The study...
  • Groundhog Day for Immigration (Rubio's plan is same as Dems)

    01/14/2013 8:33:57 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Monday January 14, 2013 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal profile on Rubio’s amnesty plan makes me want to take piano lessons or learn ice sculpture — because it’s Groundhog Day for immigration policy, and it’s like yesterday never happened. But the specific policies Ned Ryerson.......er...Rubio is selling are just the same old, same old: “earned” amnesty for illegal aliens plus de facto unlimited immigration, in exchange for promises to some day implement E-Verify and build more fencing. Even worse, what makes me want to throw a toaster into the bath tub is the utter lack of awareness that nothing Rubio’s saying is even remotely novel....
  • Walmart responds to 'suspended ammo' story

    01/14/2013 8:23:50 PM PST · by HiJinx · 149 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true. “That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. WND then asked whether the retail chain is cutting back on orders of ammunition. “No,” Hardie said. “We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.” She said Walmart’s ammunition sales policy has not changed, even amid talk of gun-control legislation in Washington,...
  • Mali Rebels Push On Despite French Strikes

    01/14/2013 8:23:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 14, 2013 | By DREW HINSHAW in Bamako, Mali, and DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris
    Islamist rebels chased Mali's army from a garrison town deep in its own territory on Monday, striking back at the weakest link in a nascent coalition after French fighter jets hit militant bases deep in the Sahara. The surprise move by what witnesses called a well-armed rebel force highlights the risk that the French campaign in Mali could widen as al Qaeda militants spread across the heart of the world's largest desert. The advancing fighters took control of the small barracks town of Diabaly after attacking and defeating the Malian army there, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. The...
  • Supreme Court to hear Florida property-rights case

    01/14/2013 8:20:52 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Jan 14 2013 | Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a property-rights case that could have national implications about what government can require landowners to do in exchange for allowing them to develop their property. The plaintiff, Coy Koontz Jr., took over the case for his deceased father who in 1994 sued Florida's St. Johns River Water Management District after it denied him permits to dredge and fill in wetlands on his 15-acre (6-hectare) parcel because of concerns about possible environmental damage. Koontz's original development plan called for destroying more than three acres of protected wetlands...
  • YOUTUBE: Teachers Unions Explained (funny cartoon movie)

    01/14/2013 8:16:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2013
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  • Levin: If Obama sidesteps Congress on debt ceiling, ‘no choice’ but impeachment

    01/14/2013 7:59:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 213 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin said that if President Barack Obama sidesteps Congress on the debt ceiling fight and attacks the Congress’ constitutionally enumerated “core power” – that is control over spending and taxing — through executive action, Congress will have “no choice” but impeachment. Levin explained that if unilateral action by the White House — which White House spokesman Jay Carney ruled out — were to happen, it would infringe on Congress’ “core power” and should be punished with impeachment. “Now, if Obama unilaterally acts — and I think there’s a fan-dance going on here...
  • Tomorrow, Enforce the Twentieth Amendment, Section Three and OBAMA is GONE

    01/14/2013 7:58:24 PM PST · by Uncle Sham · 124 replies
    U.S. Constitution | January 14th, 2013 | Uncle Sham
    The Constitution does not allow someone who does not meet the eligibility requirements for President to legally serve no matter what the election results are. It's right there in the Constitution under the Twentieth Amendment, Section Three: "3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act...
  • Number of female students seeking sugar daddies to pay college tuition doubles in just one year

    01/14/2013 7:42:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2013 | Laura Diamond
    Nearly three thousand U.S. college students went online in the search for a 'sugar daddy' to fund their education last year. Georgia State University and New york University were the top two schools for female students to seek out men willing to fund their tuition, with Pennsylvania's Temple University following closely behind for third place. According to the website SeekingArrangement.com, 2012 saw a 58per cent growth in female students signing up to be 'sugar babies,' which the site describes as 'attractive, intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented' women seeking 'financial pampering.'
  • 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...