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  • French triple troops in Mali, prepare for massive land assault as al-Qaida rebels gain ground

    01/15/2013 6:43:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 15 January 2013
    BAMAKO, Mali — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops. France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding the insurgents’ training camps, arms depots and safe houses in an effort to shatter...
  • UPDATE -- REMATCH: Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro on Piers Morgan Tonight

    01/15/2013 6:41:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    UPDATE: Ben Shapiro will appear on Piers Morgan's show tonight. The CNN team has agreed to amend the format to included two segments of on-on-one debate between the host and the Breitbart News editor as well as a "town hall" forum. Though it is a primetime show, it is expected that Morgan will take a page out of the daytime TV playbook and make an emotional appeal to the audience by featuring victims of gun crimes and their families.
  • The 3D Scan of a Disabled Baby's Smile That Convinced His Mother not to Abort Him

    01/15/2013 6:37:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2013 | Larisa Brown
    The 3D scan of a disabled baby's smile that convinced his mother not to abort him - and why she is grateful she was able to cuddle him with joy for a few precious hoursA mother was unable to abort her severely disabled son despite doctors' warnings after seeing her baby's smile in a 3D scan picture. Katyia Rowe was told her baby's brain had not formed properly and that he would never walk or talk and would need 24-hour care. But after seeing real-time moving scans of him smiling, blowing bubbles, kicking and waving his arms she made the...
  • Obama Glad There Are Men With Guns Protecting His Girls (Hypocrisy Flashback)

    01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST · by optiguy · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. "It might come in handy to have these super locks," Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. "For now, I'm just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them." The U.S. Secret Service has protected the presidential family since 1917.
  • The 10 miracle babies of the Hudson: Captain Sully meets the children born

    01/15/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013
    In the four years since Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger safely crash-landed his jetliner on the Hudson River in New York City, ten babies have been born to the passengers aboard his plane. The anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' served as a reminder that the hero pilot did more than just save 155 lives on January 15, 2009. The captain of U.S. Airways flight 1549 today had a chance to meet some of those ten children who would not be in the world without him. Additionally, 20 passengers got to personally thank Sullenberger for his quick-thinking and bravery. Ten lives:...
  • US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns

    01/15/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15, 2013 | Heidi Moore
    US Postal Service Faces Ruin Without Rescue From Congress, Watchdog Warns Inspector general David Williams says cash-strapped service, saddled with debt and low revenues, is in 'very serious trouble' Heidi Moore 15 January 2013 The USPS lost over $16bn last year, and has lost about $41bn over the past five years, according to estimates. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters The chief postal watchdog has warned that the troubled US Postal Service will go out of business this year unless Congress acts to rescue it. David Williams, the inspector general of the USPS, says the service is in "very serious trouble", after five...
  • Anderson Cooper Goes After ‘Anonymous Internet Trolls’ Pushing Conspiracies About Newtown And Gun

    01/15/2013 6:27:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/15/13 | Josh Feldman
    Last week Anderson Cooper took on some of the more ridiculous conspiracy theories about the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, one in particular claiming that the shooting simply never happened. But tonight, Cooper took on perhaps one of the most shocking theories of all: the whole shooting was a gigantic conspiracy to take away people’s guns. Cooper reminded viewers of the Florida professor who has been pushing the conspiracy theories, and revealed that said professor reacted to his initial report with a blog post attacking Cooper for “wanting to cause him harm.” Cooper said that the professor has his rights to...
  • Homicide suspect Javonte Higgins tried to hawk items at Wyoming bowling alley

    01/15/2013 6:26:59 PM PST · by heartwood · 4 replies
    MLive ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | John Tunison
    WYOMING, MI -- Javonte Higgins, the 22-year-old suspect in the slayings of an elderly Kentwood couple, was seen trying to hawk items at a Wyoming bowling alley the same day the killings occurred, witnesses say. Higgins was seen about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Spectrum Lanes at 5656 Clyde Park Ave. SW. Mike Marks, co-owner of the business, said he only learned later that Higgins was a person of interest in the killings of David and Vivian Bouwman. At the time, he did not even know Higgins' name. Police came into the bowling alley on Monday, Jan. 14,...
  • Boeing Dreamliner Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

    01/15/2013 6:25:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | KOSAKU NARIOKA And HIROYUKI KACHI
    TOKYO—A Boeing BA +0.51% 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways Co. 9202.TO -1.08% made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in southern Japan on Wednesday morning, the airline and government agencies said, in the latest incident to hit the aircraft. A spokesman for ANA said the landing was made after an alarm indicated a problem with batteries used in the plane. An official at Takamatsu airport said smoke was detected, but had no further details. The plane landed at 8:47 a.m. and the 129 passengers were evacuated safely using the plane's emergency slides. The plane had a crew of...
  • NRA needs to have its OWN press conference with children

    01/15/2013 6:25:00 PM PST · by BushMeister · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-15-2013 | Self
    NRA should have an event with children and speeches, and make to the American people a very simple statement: “We mourn the loss of 20 children in Connecticut. But it’s time for Americans to ask how many children died in nations in which the citizens allowed the government to disarm them, and in which the government later became violently oppressive. The answer is that tens of millions of children died, in cultures as different as Germany and Cambodia, The Soviet Union and Africa, and South America and China. America is not immune from such a horrific turn of events, especially...
  • Santa Cruz County Supervisors Pass 45 Day Moratorium to Freeze Any Gun Shop Plans

    01/15/2013 6:22:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    KION ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Tom Jones
    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif- The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous decision, approved a 45 day moratorium which places an immediate hold on any pending gun retailers looking to open up shop in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. That 45 day moratorium is so county supervisors can meet with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, County Planning Department officials, local gun retailers and the public to discuss long term regulations for gun shops and clubs in the county. The county is analyzing whether or not they need stricter regulations than what is imposed federally and by...
  • The 2nd Amendment Is What Makes The Other Nine Possible

    01/15/2013 6:21:00 PM PST · by billflax · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/15/2013 | Bill Flax
    As debates over firearms simmer and President Obama mulls sweeping firearm restrictions via executive orders, media personalities like Piers Morgan dismiss guests defending gun rights with contempt. You’d think resistance to disarmament amounts to culpability for the Sandy Hook slaughter. Yet, as John Lott’s bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime, highlights crime rates have tumbled while gun ownership has soared, including permits to carry concealed weapons. America has more murder than many similarly advanced countries, but overall violent crime, save inner-cities plagued by family breakdown, remains below peer nations. The streets in Mr. Morgan’s England are far more dangerous.
  • Left-wing Radio Host Who Fantasized About Beheaded Tea Party Members Offended by 'Gun Appreciation

    01/15/2013 6:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/13 | Ken Shepherd
    Leftist radio host Mike Malloy is aghast at the notion of a "Gun Appreciation Day" to be celebrated by 2nd Amendment supporters on January 19 this year. On his January 14 radio program, Malloy attacked the "right wingers who want to see blood in the streets, the Hannitys, the Limbaughs, they want the killing to start. Glenn Beck would like nothing more!" A few minutes later, Malloy attacked the "crazy bastards" behind Gun Appreciation Day. "I know, let's have Bomb Appreciation Day.... How do you do something like this?!" Of course, Malloy has repeatedly fantasized about the violent death or...
  • NASA Finds Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

    01/15/2013 6:15:29 PM PST · by DigitalVideoDude · 19 replies
    NASA Science News ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | Science@NASA
    NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Classroom Test ~ 16 January 2013

    01/15/2013 6:03:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-15-13

    01/15/2013 5:52:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-15-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Pascrell: Booker Doesn’t Scare Lautenberg

    01/15/2013 5:50:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg won’t be intimidated, nor will he decide his political future based on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s entrance into the New Jersey Senate race, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. suggested in an interview with CQ Roll Call on Tuesday. “My friend Frank Lautenberg is a dog. I mean he ain’t gonna lay down for anybody,” Pascrell said. “He will make the right decision when it comes time, so I’m confident in the process. I’m confident in our bench and we’ll see what happens.” Lautenberg has yet to announce whether he will seek re-election in 2014. But Booker...
  • Public School Teaches “White Privilege” Class

    01/15/2013 5:47:08 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors.
  • ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock

    01/15/2013 5:47:00 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | January 13, 2013 | MERRILL MATTHEWS AND MARK E. LITOW
    Thanks to mandates that take effect in 2014, premiums in individual markets will shoot up. Some may double. B Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The reason: The congressional Democrats who crafted the legislation ignored virtually every actuarial principle governing rational insurance pricing. Premiums will soon reflect that disregard—indeed, premiums are already reflecting it. ... States won't experience equal increases in their premiums under ObamaCare. Ironically, citizens in states that have acted responsibly over the years...
  • NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ (Video)

    01/15/2013 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    The National Rifle Association released a new video on its Web site Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having Secret Service protection of his daughters at school but saying he was “skeptical” about installing armed guards in all schools. The NRA’s provocative, 35-second video is as harsh as any attack ad in a political campaign and illustrates how emotionally charged and personal the debate over gun control is becoming. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected...
  • Sources: PM Unshaken by Obama's Criticisms

    01/15/2013 5:25:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/13 | David Lev
    Sources close to Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Prime Minister would remain solid in his policies, especially regarding Israel's determination not to return to the 1948 armistice lines, despite the comments President Barack H. Obama reputedly made. The comments, published Tuesday by The Atlantic magazine, have Obama slamming Israeli decisions to build in Judea and Samaria. “Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are,” Obama is quoted as saying by author Jeff Goldberg. “With each new settlement announcement, in Obama's view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation,” Goldberg writes. According to Goldberg, Obama...
  • Federal Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss "crimes against humanity" lawsuit [homosexual]"

    01/15/2013 5:24:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 17 replies
    Mass Resistance ^ | 1-13-2012 | Mass Resistance
    Federal Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss "crimes against humanity" lawsuit against pro-family Pastor Scott Lively Lively's lawyer dismantles plaintiff's points, despite unusual process by judgePOSTED: January 13, 2012 On Monday, Jan. 7, the Motion to Dismiss hearing began on the outrageous "crimes against humanity" lawsuit filed against Pastor Scott Lively by the Soros-backed pro-homosexual group Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). An overflow crowd of activists from both sides packed the Federal District in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pastor Scott Lively and his legal team outside the courthouse. From left: Horatio Mihet, Pastor Lively, Steve Crampton, Philip Moran The 1½...
  • 2 reported dead in shooting at Kentucky college

    01/15/2013 5:13:54 PM PST · by Doogle · 22 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 01/15/13 | FOX
    DEVELOPING -- At least two people reportedly were killed and one person was wounded in a shooting Tuesday at a community college in Kentucky. Hazard Community and Technical College was put on lockdown as police responded to reports of a shooting at the school.
  • More than 200 involved in Benton Harbor High School Brawl

    01/15/2013 5:04:46 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 49 replies
    WSBT ^ | January 14, 2013 | WSBT-TV report
    Police say they've had enough of fights in and outside Benton Harbor High School. There were several fights again in school Monday. A 14-year-old student was arrested for bringing a knife in and making threats. This comes just days after police say they dealt with the largest brawl they'd ever seen. More than 200 kids were involved.
  • Obama v. Israel, cont'd

    01/15/2013 5:04:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    The White House is not denying a report that President Obama repeatedly said that "Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are." The comment, reported in a Bloomberg View column by Jeffrey Goldberg on Monday, came after the administration of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced it would advance plans for settlements in the West Bank following recognition by the United Nations in November of the Palestinan Authority as an observer "state." "When informed about the Israeli decision, Obama, who has a famously contentious relationship with the prime minister, didn’t even bother getting angry. He told several people that...
  • French Tax Hell

    01/15/2013 4:57:41 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 2 replies
    City Journal ^ | 15 January 3013 | Theodore Dalrymple
    The press has focused most of its attention on Hollande’s desire to raise the income tax—as justified by the Orwellian term “contribution exceptionelle de solidarité,” as if the feeling of solidarity were something that tax inspectors could wring from the human heart. But France already endures a much more harmful tax: the ISF, or L’Impôt sur la fortune, a tax on capital assets irrespective of whether they bring the owner any income. It is this tax that induced the French actor, Gérard Depardieu, to announce initially that he was moving to Belgium (before becoming a Russian citizen). In fact, income...
  • House accepts $33.7B Sandy bill amendment

    01/15/2013 4:56:39 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/13 07:11 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Tuesday evening approved an amendment to a huge Hurricane Sandy relief bill that adds $33.7 billion to the bill, nearly tripling the size of the main bill. Members approved the amendment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) in a 228-192 vote. It was opposed by 190 Republicans, but 38 Republicans joined 190 Democrats in support and allowed it to pass. That vote put the House on a path to passing a $50.7 billion disaster aid bill early Tuesday evening. Along the way, the House also rejected several other amendments that would have shaved millions of dollars off the...
  • Idle No More - OPP Commissioner's Internal Message (Indian Protests in Ontario)

    01/15/2013 4:54:28 PM PST · by fanfan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis
    A video message from Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis to all members of the OPP, uniform, and civilian. Talking about why his police force have allowed Indian protests to stop commerce and transportation for over 2 weeks. He actually said : "These concepts and strategies, developed from experience, hard work and common sense, are difficult and complex to explain to the general public." See the whole thing at the link. Sickening.
  • (Battlefield315 Cartoon) Meet the Liberal Elite

    01/15/2013 4:52:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-2013 | Battlefield315
    YOU WILL LOVE THIS! MEET THE LIBERAL ELITE
  • Head Start's Sad and Costly Start -- What Washington Doesn't Want You to Know

    01/15/2013 4:52:04 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Lindsey M. Burke
    Head Start is an $8 billion per year federal preschool program, designed to improve the kindergarten readiness of low-income children. Since its inception in1965, taxpayers have spent more than $180 billion on the program. But HHS’ latest Head Start Impact Study found taxpayers aren’t getting a good return on this “investment.” According to the congressionally-mandated report, Head Start has little to no impact on cognitive, social-emotional, health, or parenting practices of its participants. In fact, on a few measures, access to the program actually produced negative effects
  • Two Dead In Hazard Community And Technical College Shooting

    01/15/2013 4:49:48 PM PST · by EBH · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/15/13 | WLEX-TV
    Breaking news in Perry County tonight. It's a shooting at the Hazard Community and Technical College. That's on One Community College Drive. There has been a shooting on the school campus, and sources tell LEX18 that three people have been shot... two are dead.
  • Gunman wounds man, himself at St. Louis school

    01/15/2013 4:36:17 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2013 | JIM SALTER | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A part-time student strode into the office of a longtime administrator at a downtown St. Louis business school Tuesday and shot the man in the chest, creating panic in the school before turning the gun on himself, police said. Both men were in surgery Tuesday afternoon at Saint Louis University Hospital. Police Chief Sam Dotson said he was optimistic both would survive, but a hospital spokesman declined to discuss their conditions. Police did not identify either man, but Dotson said the administrator was a longtime employee in his late 40s. He said the suspect had been...
  • Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says

    01/15/2013 4:29:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Charles J. Lewis
    One month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms. Obama said he would unveil details of his "sensible, common-sense" program for tighter gun controls later this week. The president, responding to questions at a White House news conference Monday, said those steps would include "an assault weapons ban that is meaningful," stronger background checks and measures to keep high-capacity magazine clips "out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them." Asked at his news...
  • DNR Says Worker Improperly Accessed License Data

    01/15/2013 4:20:11 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-13 | Leslie Dyste
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it's notifying about 5,000 people after an employee accessed their driving and motor vehicle records without authorization. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the employee is no longer employed by the DNR. Spokesman Chris Niskanen says he can't elaborate on that. The DNR says it has asked the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate. No charges have been filed so far. The DNR says its own investigation found no indication the data was sold, disclosed to others or used for criminal purposes. But the agency is advising the 5,000 affected people...
  • 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.