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  • Obama to get new license plate? (Updated)

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 15, 2013 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The DC Council wants him to -- specifically one that says "Taxation without Representation." Two members of the council are headed to the White House to meet with administration officials Friday, and they are bringing the new plate with hopes that President Obama will agree to put it on his limousine. If not permanently, then at least during the Inaugural parade. "If the president would put the plates on, I think it would lift our spirits," Councilmember Mary M. Cheh told POLITICO. "It's important that people know the situation we're in." The council unanimously passed a resolution earlier this week...
  • Woman Charged with Arranging Husband's Beating

    01/15/2013 4:17:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-13 | Jennie Olson
    A Mankato woman is charged with arranging the beating of her husband by two men with aluminum baseball bats. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ashley Stillwell had an argument with her husband over bills on Jan. 8, left the house and returned with the two men. A criminal complaint says the men struck Gary Stillwell several times with the bats in front of his children
  • STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE

    01/15/2013 3:59:55 PM PST · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    NY State Senator Kathleen Marchione ^ | 1/15/2013 | Senator Kathleen Marchione
    SIGN KATHY’S PETITION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES THAT WILL WEAKEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF LAW-ABIDING NEW YORKERS SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights Help Senator Marchione Repeal and Replace Restrictive New Gun Control that Weakens the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights of Law-Abiding New Yorkers! In a vote held in the state Legislature last night – Monday, January 14, 2013 – the Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms of New Yorkers were weakened with passage of restrictive new gun control. I strongly opposed this legislation that was rushed through both houses of our state...
  • Sandy Hook: this man helped save six children is now getting harassed for it

    01/15/2013 3:50:57 PM PST · by Dead Dog · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | Alex Seitz-Wald
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  • Brisk gun sales leave store shelves bare (so much for the masses wanting gun control)

    01/15/2013 3:50:05 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - A new Washington Post poll found 52 percent of Americans favor new gun control measures. Despite that, guns are flying off store shelves in Kentuckiana. Owners at several gun shops tell WAVE 3 News, they've had days when their stores are packed, some even say they had lines out the door and all of those we talked to tell us, their supplies are running low. "They've been though the roof," said Open Range Sales consultant Aaron Hatfield of gun sales and one thing is driving them, "fear," he said. "They're scared of what's going to happen...
  • Donald Trump Endorses Netanyahu for Prime Minister

    01/15/2013 3:45:02 PM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 1/15/2013 | By David Lev
    Donald Trump, the billionaire American real estate developer and television celebrity, on Tuesday endorsed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for reelection. In a video released Tuesday, Trump is seen calling Netanyahu “an amazing person, and an exceptional person,” deserving of the support of every Israeli. The effort to get Trump to endorse Netanyahu was the idea of Jonny Daniels, an Israeli public relations agent who counts among his clients many American celebrities and business officials in Israel. Daniels asked Trump to endorse Netanyahu and the Likud, in order to stress the importance of reelecting the Prime Minister for Israelis. Daniels said...
  • Who Thought Obama Would Negotiate?

    01/15/2013 3:38:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what amuses me today? All these media types. Let me take you back. Leading into the debate on the debt ceiling, remember even going into last year, the fiscal cliff first and then the debt ceiling, remember all these people saying to the Republicans, "Look, you guys just go ahead and agree to a tax increase on the rich and all that stuff and then Obama will have to negotiate. He will." I was incredulous. I said, "Who are these people?" It was a lot of people pressuring the Republicans, other Republicans, media types. "You...
  • Man who helped Sandy Hook kids is harassed by conspiracy theorists

    01/15/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/15/2013 | Yahoo News
    A man who found six children in his driveway in Newtown, Conn., after their teacher had been shot and killed in last month's school massacre has become the target of conspiracy theorists who believe the shootings were staged. “I don’t know what to do,” Gene Rosen told Salon.com. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘How much am I being paid?'”
  • Santelli Rips the Keynesians: “The Answer Is Always More Money” (Video)

    01/15/2013 3:26:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    “The answer is always more money… in ten years when we look back, is the weight of all this debt going to take care of all of these impulsive upticks?” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/santelli-rips-the-keynesians-the-answer-is-always-more-money-video/
  • Homeowner shoots two breaking into SUV

    01/15/2013 3:21:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Kristina De Leon
    SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner shot two men, killing one, when he heard someone breaking into his SUV. It happened on Lightstone Drive near Stone Oak and Hardy Oak Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Police say the owner of a parked SUV heard someone attempting to break into it. That's when, according to police, he went outside and spotted someone inside his vehicle. As he approached the vehicle the owner thought he spotted a gun. The SUV owner then fired at the suspect, hitting him one time in the upper torso. Police say the getaway driver then sped off. The...
  • Debt, Gov't Dysfunction Rise to Top of Americans' Issue List (Economy 21%, Guns/Gun Control Only 4%)

    01/15/2013 3:20:35 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | January 14, 2013
    Fewer Americans now cite unemployment as most important problem PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' concerns about the federal budget deficit and government dysfunction rose high enough in January to knock unemployment out of the top two slots on Gallup's "most important problem" list for the first time since 2009.These results are based on a Jan. 7-10 Gallup poll, conducted just after Washington lawmakers narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff by virtue of a resolution that in part postponed the deadline for legislated sequestration of spending until March 1. Additionally, a debt ceiling deadline looms within the next two months.
  • Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland

    01/15/2013 3:16:04 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 75 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Ben Quinn,
    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which made the discovery, said the burgers were produced by two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK. In nine of the 10 burger samples from the four retailers, and from the Irish chain Dunnes Stores, horse DNA was found at very low levels. However, in one sample, from Tesco, the level of positive DNA indicated horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the beef content.
  • US taps pension fund to avoid passing debt limit (Borrowing against borrowed pensions)

    01/15/2013 3:15:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    msn money ^ | 1/15/2013 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the government has begun borrowing from the federal employee pension fund to keep operating without surpassing its debt limit. Geithner says in a letter to congressional leaders that the move will free up $156 billion in borrowing authority while Congress debates increasing the $16.4 trillion debt limit.
  • With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns

    01/15/2013 3:12:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The media are just salivating today. Politico, the Washington Post, the New York Times. Folks, they can barely keep their pants up, they are so excited. (interruption) Yeah. (sigh) They might not laugh at that, either. Yeah, some of them are wearing pants. They're all excited over Biden's proposals. Nineteen proposals to try to limit the availability of guns. Nineteen proposals to get around the Second Amendment. Many of these 19 proposals will come via executive order -- and if they do, they will be illegal. Executive orders are not intended to be used this way. Executive...
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last night’s Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Halloran’s bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Halloran’s 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...
  • Napolitano Stays at DHS, Immigration Reform Advocates Cheer

    01/15/2013 3:05:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    ABC News Univision ^ | Jan. 14, 2013 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain at her post during President Obama's second term, a development that could have implications for the debate over immigration reform. Officials from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to ABC/Univision on Monday that Napolitano will stay in her current job.
  • Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro: How about a townhall debate where my other guests and I can berate you?

    01/15/2013 3:04:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | AllahPundit
    They need a gun-rights supporter for their ritual shaming ceremony and since Shapiro embarrassed Morgan the other night, he was naturally a top choice. Alternate headline: "Man declines to serve as prop." [W]hen it came time to book the show, Morgan’s team refused to tell Shapiro what the format of the show would be. When Shapiro said that he expected balance --- a second one-on-one interview with Morgan — Morgan’s producers balked. They did insist strongly, however, that Shapiro appear on the show, where he would be “in for the entire show” and “have a huge part.” When Shapiro again...
  • Fitch warns it may downgrade US over debt standoff

    01/15/2013 3:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2013 | PAN PYLAS
    The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Congress has to increase the country's debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the U.S. can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned then that...
  • (PA) Please contact state legislators for Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

    01/15/2013 2:56:57 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Posted: January 11, 2013 04:12 PM From: Representative Daryl Metcalfe To: All House members Subject: Right to Bear Arms Protection Act I am currently having legislation drafted that is similar to firearm legislation recently introduced in Wyoming. My legislation would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement for firearms, magazines, and ammunition. My legislation would also require the state to intercede on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens against any federal attempt to register, ban or restrict the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products. I hope you will join me...
  • Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video)

    01/15/2013 2:56:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 | Paul Bond
    Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video) 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 by Paul Bond share Comments (45)  153   "Django Unchained" Conservative-leaning group catalogs violent deaths in the weekend's top-grossing films including "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables" and "Gangster Squad." U.S. lawmakers might be eyeing more gun-control laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including one that took the lives of 26 women and children at an elementary school in Connecticut, but conservative groups have their sights set on laying some of the blame on the movie industry.
  • 2nd Amendment March (Video - Jan. 19, 2013)

    01/15/2013 2:50:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-12-2013 | hickok45
    Be sure you participate! http://www.guncontrolmorecrime.com/ I didn't really mean to use the term "Left" in such a general sense. I know that there are people on the "Left" who support the cause. We welcome you; it's one of the reasons I try not to play the Party Politics game on YouTube. It's hard to avoid this, because while it's true that everybody on the Left is not anti-gun, it's hard to find a serious anti-gunner who is NOT on the far left politically.
  • France’s Surprising Resistance to Gay Marriage (1000 buses rented + 5 TGV trains for the march)

    01/15/2013 2:49:06 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    First Things ^ | January 15, 2013 | Robert Royal
    Napoleon, who was a brilliant strategist, often told subordinates that they should treat the pope as if he had 200,000 men at arms. In other words, the answer to Stalin’s cynical remark—“How many divisions does the pope have?”—was about ten, give or take, and they were extremely loyal and prepared to die. This didn’t stop Napoleon from kidnapping Pius VI in 1799 when he refused to give up temporal authority (Pius died in France a few weeks later partly because of his imprisonment). His successor, Pius VII, believed in democracy and signed a Concordat with the “First Consul,” soon to...
  • Meese: Obama Risks Impeachment If He Uses Executive Order for Gun Control

    01/15/2013 2:44:46 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order. Meese's comments came on the same day President Obama told the White House press corp at the last news conference of his first term that he was reviewing actions, including issuing executive orders, where he could take action without congressional approval to confront gun violence in the nation. Obama said he would present a plan within days. The options include stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on...
  • Cuomo Signs Gun Legislation Into Law

    01/15/2013 2:43:29 PM PST · by Red Steel · 189 replies
    nyt ^ | January 15, 2013 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law on Tuesday a sweeping package of gun control measures, significantly expanding a ban on assault weapons and making New York the first state to change its laws in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Mr. Cuomo signed the bill less than an hour after the State Assembly approved the legislation on a 104-to-43 vote. The State Senate approved the measure, 43 to 18, on Monday night. The expanded ban on assault weapons broadens the definition of such weapons, banning semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and...
  • Canadian law professor calls for legal changes to bring about ‘queering’ of Catholic schools

    01/15/2013 2:38:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | January 15, 2013 | Staff
    In “Queering Schools, GSAs and the Law: Taking on God”--an excerpt from the book The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity & Justice--a law professor at the University of Manitoba calls for changes in “state-issued law and policy approaches” to ensure that Canadian schools, including Catholic schools, become “queered.” “The most effective approach would call for laws, policies and programs that mandate curriculum and educative responses to transform the schooling experience of all students,” writes Donn Short, who discusses “the reach of the law and the ability of the law to take on what sits as the major social norm and...
  • Obama Threatened With Impeachment If Executive Action Used For Gun Control

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is threatening to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures via executive order. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement Monday, according to the Daily Caller. The Weekly Standard reported that Obama used the final press conference of his first term in office Monday to offer some details on Vice President Joe Biden’s expected gun control recommendations: “My understanding is the...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, January-15-2013

    01/15/2013 2:30:20 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 46 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Saudi Execution: Brutal, Inhuman and Illegal?

    01/15/2013 2:29:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 11, 2013 | Jo Becker
    Rizana Nafeek was a child herself -- 17 years old, according to her birth certificate -- when a four-month-old baby died in her care in Saudi Arabia. She had migrated from Sri Lanka only weeks earlier to be a domestic worker for a Saudi family. Although Rizana said the baby died in a choking accident, Saudi courts convicted her of murder and sentenced her to death. On Wednesday, the Saudi government carried out the sentence in a gruesome fashion, by beheading Rizana. Rizana's case was rife with problems from the beginning. A recruitment agency in Sri Lanka knew she was...
  • Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

    01/15/2013 2:24:26 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | January 14, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    La Manif Pour Tous, Protest for All. A march for marriage and familiy in Paris on Jan.13, 2013. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Paris, France, Jan 14, 2013 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal. Figures show between 1.3 and 1.5 million protested against their president's plans to pass same-sex marriage, according Bruno Dary, the former military governor of the city of Paris. Numbers from other media outlets range from an estimated 340,000 to 800,000 attendees. Set to go...
  • Some Obama Debt Ceiling Claims Dubious

    01/15/2013 2:24:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 | Sam Brock
    In his first press conference of the year that very closely resembled a territorial stakeout, President Obama addressed a national audience Monday speaking largely to an impending debt ceiling crisis. “America cannot afford another debate with this Congress about whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up,” Obama declared. If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, the president warned the consequences could be dire-delayed social security checks and veterans’ benefits, for starters. President Obama also mentioned potential disruptions to compensation for troops and small business owners, and even “food inspectors, air traffic controllers and...
  • US condemns Mohammed Morsi anti-Semitic remarks

    01/15/2013 2:12:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:17PM GMT 15 Jan 2013 | Jon Swaine
    The White House has condemned anti-Semitic remarks by Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian president, who once described Israelis as the “descendants of apes and pigs”. Mr. Morsi’s slurs, which emerged in recordings from 2010, were termed “deeply offensive” by Jay Carney, Mr. Obama’s press secretary, who said concerns had been raised with Egyptian officials. Mr. Carney urged Mr. Morsi, who has promised to respect Egypt’s decades-old peace treaty with Israel, to promptly state publicly that he respects people of all faiths. … Jewish groups have sharply criticized the remarks and said they raised troubling questions about the future of America’s delicate...
  • Police: Man Says He Had Explosives in Wis. Capitol

    01/15/2013 2:09:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Leslie Dyste/AP
    Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack after entering the building. The arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech to lawmakers at the Capitol. Police closed one entrance and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of the man's backpack outside.
  • Executive Orders Explained for Low-Information Voters

    01/15/2013 1:39:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States. Now, we were told last week that Biden was heading up a commission made up of administration officials and cabinet officials on what to do about guns and the increasing proliferation of guns. One of the things that Biden suggested was they're looking at legislation, executive orders, so forth and so on. The Politico, a joyous Politico, I should say, has a story today: "The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control." This is what Biden told a...
  • As inauguration approaches, Obama’s most virulent foes want the celebration stopped

    01/15/2013 1:39:30 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Januay 14, 2012 | Marc Fisher
    Eldon Bell, a retired Air Force officer and physician, is making no plans to see Barack Obama’s second inauguration, in part because Bell considers the president arrogant and dishonest, but more so because Bell is not yet persuaded that the swearing-in will occur at all. “Whether I watch depends on who’s being inaugurated,” says Bell, 78. “If it’s this guy, probably not, because I don’t pay much attention to illegitimate things.”
  • Oakland leaders have lost grip on violence (Tough gun laws = armed criminals)

    01/15/2013 1:29:53 PM PST · by ScottinVA · 46 replies
    CBS San Francisco (SFGate) ^ | 15 January 2013 | Chip Johnson
    Just before Oakland city officials held a news conference Monday in East Oakland to assure everyone that they've got a handle on crime, I took a little walk around the neighborhood to ask local residents if they felt safe. Vincent Peters, 32, who was waiting for a bus with his wife and their 2-month old daughter, definitely does not. He said he's preparing to move his family from the area because he values their safety. "You can hardly walk down the street without someone pushing a gun at you," Peters said. "These kids are scared, and that's why they're carrying...
  • Bail for illegal immigrants in question before Md. high court

    01/15/2013 1:20:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 14, 2013 | Andrea F. Siegel
    Maryland's top court could make it much more difficult for undocumented immigrants to secure bail bonds, in a case likely to resolve long-standing questions about whether bondsmen are on the hook when clients get deported before trial. In a case pending at the Court of Appeals, Big Louie Bail Bonds has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in Baltimore County in bail forfeitures after 10 defendants were deported before their criminal trials. Lower courts ruled that the company knew — or should have known — it was taking on clients with a high risk of deportation. "We can't afford...
  • What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of Israel

    01/15/2013 1:20:14 PM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 15, 201 | Michal Shmulovich
    For female Mossad agents, life is like a spy-movie — though not always as glamorous. Theirs is a world of intrigue, sleepless nights and, sometimes, flirtation, in conditions of ever-lurking danger, all for the sake of the state, with immense strains on their families.For the first time, five female Mossad agents went public this week, in interviews with the Hebrew-language Lady Globes newspaper, giving readers a tiny glimpse, from the female perspective, of the clandestine activities of Israel’s secret service. They talked about using their womenly wiles in the service of the state, and also about the limits to that...
  • Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible

    01/15/2013 1:19:47 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 58 replies
    msn ^ | 01/10/13
    Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.”
  • Liberal Gov candidate Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville

    01/15/2013 1:18:35 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    I'd like to invite you to join Terry as he visits C'Ville Coffee in Charlottesville to give a campaign update. Terry is excited to meet activists and voters to talk about the upcoming election and listen to their concerns. We hope you'll join us to support him tomorrow. Thank you, Michael Halle Coordinated Campaign Director Democratic Party of Virginia Wednesday, January 16 WHAT: Terry to visit C'Ville Coffee in Charlottesville WHEN: 5:30 PM WHERE:1301 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 RSVP Today
  • 2 reported shot at St. Louis business school (21 y/o gunman apprehended)

    01/15/2013 1:02:50 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Fox News Alert ^ | 15 JAN 13 | Fox News contributors
    DEVELOPING -- Two people were reported shot at a business school in St Louis, according to Fox 2. A gunman reportedly fired multiple shots at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in the city's downtown area. According to some reports, police believe one of the victims is the suspected gunman, who they say has a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Police say the suspect is in custody.
  • Father of the Year (Bill Clinton) Meets Claire Danes in "Special Room" Backstage at Golden Globes

    01/15/2013 1:02:11 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/15/13
    Anyway, Bill Clinton, as you know, was at the Golden Globes, and he was backstage asking actresses to meet him in a special room. We know this because the actress Claire Danes, she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama. She was on Access Hollywood, one of our favorite shows here at the EIB Network. You don't miss it. The host, Billy Bush, Access Hollywood, said to Claire Danes, "You came straight back here, you haven't stopped anywhere since you got the award? We're your first stop, right?" DANES: President Bill Clinton asked if I would come...
  • Al-Qaida Carves Out Own Country In (Northern) Mali

    01/15/2013 12:57:11 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    Associated Pres ^ | Jan 14, 2:48 PM (ET) | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic extremist fighters have been burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida's new country. They have used the bulldozers, earth movers and Caterpillar machines left behind by fleeing construction crews to dig what residents and local officials describe as an elaborate network of tunnels, trenches, shafts and ramparts. In just one case, inside a cave large enough to drive trucks into, they have stored up to 100 drums of gasoline, guaranteeing their fuel supply...
  • Fitch Warns It May Downgrade U.S. Over Debt Standoff

    01/15/2013 12:42:34 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 15, 2013, 2:32 p.m.
    A major credit-rating firm warned it could downgrade the U.S. if lawmakers prioritize debt payments over other government obligations such as Social Security, or fail to tackle the nation's growing debt burden in the ongoing budget negotiations. Fitch Ratings, one of the ratings firms that are closely watching the U.S. inch closer to its borrowing limit, unveiled two potential routes to a downgrade Tuesday, laying out their analysis more specifically than in prior reports. Analysts predict the U.S. will hit its so-called debt ceiling between Feb. 15 and March 1. Fitch's warning comes as President Barack Obama and Republican leaders...
  • NRA: Membership Has Grown by 250,000 in One Month

    01/15/2013 12:38:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    USnews.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Lauren Fox
    A quarter of a million people have signed up for new NRA memberships ahead of the White House Task Force's findings. A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Politico reported membership had grown by more than 100,000 five days ago. The NRA says that when Politico reported the story, membership was close to...
  • BREAKING: Active gunman at St Louis St. Patricia College

    01/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies
    Fox News Alert | 15 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    Shep Smith just broke in and said that an active shooter situation is breaking at YET ANOTHER SCHOOL....formerly St. Patricia College in St. Louis, MO. Two people are wounded and the police are in an active shooter situation.
  • Surgeon Reports to Prison; Government Sends Message, States AAPS

    01/15/2013 12:33:37 PM PST · by safetysign · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), on Nov 1, 2012, vascular surgeon John Natale, M.D., 63, of Arlington, Ill., reported to the federal Bureau of Prisons to serve a 10-month sentence. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, he was convicted on two counts of making false statements in connection with surgeries performed between August 2002 and October 2004, and acquitted on two counts of Medicare fraud. Dr. Natale had saved the lives of five seriously ill patients, average age 78, by complicated repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He was, however, accused of describing...
  • Misstatement in Operative Report Not a Crime, Doctors' Group Tells Court

    01/15/2013 12:18:16 PM PST · by safetysign · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/15/2013 | staff
    In a motion for leave to file an amicus brief, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons tells the Court that the criminalization of language used in medical reports will have a profoundly chilling effect on the practice of medicine. In November, 2012, John Natale, M.D., of Chicago, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, went to federal prison on charges related to difficult, life-saving operations on several patients performed nearly 10 years ago. The patients survived and did well despite an expected mortality of 90 percent.
  • New Photo ID Law?

    01/15/2013 12:16:04 PM PST · by MNDude · 18 replies
    Last night I went to a Western Union to send money. There was a young black woman ahead of me who was asked for her ID in order to send money. She became very irate with the guys working there and saying she never had to do that before. The Western Union guys insisted it was a new law made for the IRS that came into place this 2013. They finally had to have a security guard escort the woman from their place of business because she was getting very confrontational about having to show ID. In any case, this...
  • How Democrats might get to 'yes' on gun control

    01/15/2013 12:15:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 15, 2013 | David Grant
    If President Obama and congressional Democrats are going to make headway on the gun violence proposals Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver to the president on Tuesday, their strategy will probably look a lot like gun-owning Rep. Mike Thompson – and move with the energy and purpose of political cage fighter Rahm Emanuel. Representative Thompson (D) of California remembers where he was on Dec. 14, the day of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. He was in a duck blind, back home in his Napa Valley district. “Federal law prohibits me from having more than three shells in my...
  • Privacy Only for Gun Owners (If obamacare Section 2716 not repealed)

    01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 15, 2013 | Liberty Belle/Betsy McCaughey
    Section 2716 of the Obama health law bars the government from making doctors or hospitals collect information on who owns a gun. Suddenly this little known provision tucked into page 776 of the law is provoking outrage from gun opponents objecting to the National Rifle Association's political clout. In truth, the NRA should be applauded for insisting on privacy protections in the Obama health law. If the American Medical Association and patients' rights groups had fought as hard and successfully as the NRA, all patients would enjoy privacy protections. Under Obamacare, you don't have to worry that your gun ownership...