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  • Katherine Webb will cover Super Bowl for “Inside Edition”

    01/16/2013 4:12:19 PM PST · by jakerobins · 22 replies
    Katherine Webb came off as pretty sharp after her fame blew up during the BCS Championship Game, and she's smartly taking advantage of her instant celebrity. Webb, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend and Miss Alabama, announced on Twitter that she will be covering the Super Bowl for "Inside Edition." Maybe she wants a television career (she came off well during her "Today" show interview, for what it's worth), or maybe she wants to have some fun and get a free trip to New Orleans. Either way, good for her.
  • Convicted Murderer Faces Charges of Firearm Possession

    01/16/2013 4:11:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KARE ^ | Jan 16, 2013
    Christian Phillip Oberender, 32, is in jail in Carver County accused of possessing 13 firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. Oberender was convicted of murdering his mother, Mary Oberender, in 1995. He was 14-years-old when he shot her several times with a shotgun. Now, 18 years later, he faces felony charges for possessing those 13 guns illegally, but it's what he didn't do that has his community on edge. "I need to know about these things. I am going to keep a very visual look at what is happening in this case and follow it and figure it out....
  • Gun Owners React To My Novel

    01/16/2013 3:58:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Douglas MacKinnon
    If my email in-box is any indication, the Obama White House and its allies may have bitten off much more than they can chew as they look to weaken or abolish the Second Amendment to the Constitution and our right to bear arms. Over the last two weeks I have heard from a growing list of Second Amendment supporters, members of the NRA, and those simply worried about the continual erosion of our rights as crafted by the Founding Fathers. Why I am being contacted now has to do with the fact that last year Simon & Schuster published my...
  • Assault weapons ban faces opposition in US Congress

    01/16/2013 3:57:22 PM PST · by An Old Man · 28 replies
    Google ^ | 1-16-13 | Ivan Couronne and Michael Mathes
    The assault weapons ban proposed by US President Barack Obama on Wednesday faces quicksand in Congress, where Republicans are in a position to defeat any such a measure. Instead, lawmakers in the House and Senate could address some of Obama's other proposals, including a universal background check for all gun purchases and a ban on high-capacity magazines. The debate comes in the aftermath of last month's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is preparing to introduce a bill next Thursday that would ban assault...
  • Sahara Islamists take hostages, spreading Mali war

    01/16/2013 3:52:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:24pm EST | By Lamine Chikhi and Bate Felix ALGIERS/BAMAKO
    (Reuters) - Islamist fighters seized dozens of Western and Algerian hostages in a dawn raid on a natural gas facility deep in the Sahara on Wednesday and demanded France halt a new offensive against rebels in neighboring Mali. Three people, among them one British and one French, were reported killed, but details were sketchy and numbers of those held at Tigantourine ranged from 41 foreigners - including perhaps seven Americans as well as Japanese and Europeans - to over 100 local staff, held separately and less closely watched.   What is clear is that with a dramatic counterpunch to this...
  • Jack Lew "Must Never be Treasury Secretary"

    01/16/2013 3:51:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    With the hysteria brewing over the upcoming debt ceiling crisis and the uproar over gun control, people are concentrating on what the right hand of government is doing.  They are paying scant attention to the left hand which is feverishly nominating people to positions of power that we know very little about. The media is virtually burying the stories on most of Obama’s choices for his second term.  Those we already know like Janet Napolitano and John Kerry are really not worth the effort to talk about.  We know what we are getting with them, the book has been opened...
  • White House slams NRA ad using Obama daughters to criticize new gun laws

    01/16/2013 3:50:33 PM PST · by tobyhill · 60 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/16/2013 | By Olivier Knox
    The White House on Wednesday blasted a web ad released by the National Rifle Association using President Barack Obama’s daughters to criticize the president on gun control as “repugnant and cowardly." The NRA released the ad Tuesday, a day before Obama announced a package of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., last month. In strikingly personal terms, the ad calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for allowing Secret Service protection for daughters even as he calls for tighter gun laws. "Why is [Obama] skeptical about putting armed security in schools when...
  • FAA grounds Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets

    01/16/2013 3:49:40 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Staff
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it is requiring airlines to temporarily stop flying Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday ordered U.S. airlines to temporarily stop flying Boeing's 787 Dreamliner following a series of mishaps. The agency said the decision to ground Boeing 787s was prompted by a second incident involving lithium ion battery failure. Earlier Wednesday, Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing.
  • Almost there: Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families...

    01/16/2013 3:46:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Only 755 more signatures needed with 6 days to spare! It will reach 25,000 tonight. Time to start flooding The Drudge Report with tips to link to the petition. The goal is 100,000 signatures before the petition closes. If Drudge links to it, it will happen.
  • Obama Gun Proposal to Look Beyond Mass Shootings

    01/16/2013 3:44:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    New York times ^ | January 15, 2013 | MICHAEL COOPER, MICHAEL LUO and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    A new federal assault weapons ban and background checks of all gun buyers, which President Obama is expected to propose on Wednesday, might have done little to prevent the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last month. The semiautomatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to shoot 20 schoolchildren and 6 adults complied with Connecticut’s assault weapons ban, the police said, and he did not buy the gun himself. But another proposal that Mr. Obama is expected to make could well have slowed Mr. Lanza’s rampage: banning high-capacity magazines, like the 30-round magazines that the police said Mr. Lanza used, which have been...
  • Subsidizing the Slaughter of Innocents

    01/16/2013 3:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Ken Connor
    During the 2012 election season the American people were subjected to hundreds of campaign ads. Among these were several geared towards women, and many of these were paid for by Planned Parenthood. According to Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney was bad for women because he wanted to cut federal funding for the organization, thereby depriving millions of women of "vital services." We heard a lot about cancer screenings in these ads, but very little about abortions. The reality is that abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood, and Uncle Sam continues to be a complicit financier of the organization's ghoulish practices....
  • Petition Urging Repeal of New York's Gun Law Gets 40,000 Signatures In One Day

    01/16/2013 3:35:25 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Yesterday we reported on only two Republican state Senators here in New York having the courage to stand up against Governor Cuomo's political gun grab legislation. One of those Senators, Kathy Marchione, had started a petition on her website in an attempt to demonstrate "strong public support for preserving our Constitutional freedoms". The support is indeed strong, with reports indicating that signatures are being placed on the petition at a clip of over 1,300 per hour. Since yesterday, the petition - found here - has received over 40,000 signatures in total. Marchione posted this on Facebook earlier this afternoon: "40,402....
  • Watching from above (UN request for drones)

    01/16/2013 3:33:08 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Economist ^ | January 15, 2013 | D.H. in Nairobi
    SHOULD the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban ki-Moon, get his way, a newcomer will appear in the skies over eastern Congo. He has asked the Security Council to approve unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for use in the troubled region. Supporters of their use, including the UN's head of peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, face a diplomatic battle to get their hands on any drones. China and Russia are reluctant to back their deployment. Rwanda, which has one of the rotating seats on the Security Council, and is accused of meddling in Congo, has also opposed their...
  • Pelosi: More Gun Control Needed Because ‘We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend’ (WRONG)

    01/16/2013 3:21:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 16, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to “protect and defend,” although the actual oath says to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States ….” Pelosi held a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” where she endorsed the gun control proposals President Barack Obama unveiled today. “Earlier this month, shortly after Newtown, all members of Congress took an oath to protect and defend the...
  • Lena Dunham Won’t Get Married Until Gay Marriage Is Legalized (Obama Virgin Voter Girl)

    01/16/2013 3:19:40 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Discover Inquisitr With Your Friends Explore news, videos, and much more based on what your friends are reading and watching. Publish your own activity and retain full control. To get started, first Login With FB Lena Dunham Won’t Get Married Until Gay Marriage Is Legalized Posted: January 14, 2013 Girls Looks like Lena Dunham is on her way to being a huge advocate to the LGBT community, or at least get major props for what she had to say last night at the Golden Globes. It was a huge night for the series creator, writer, actress, and executive producer of...
  • Over 25% of 401Ks Tapped to Pay Current Bills

    01/16/2013 3:13:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    At an increasing rate, even during the alleged recovery, consumers are tapping their 401Ks to pay current bills according to a study by advisory firm HelloWallet as describe in the Washington Post article 401(k) breaches undermining retirement security for millions. A report due out this week from the financial advisory firm HelloWallet found that more than one in four workers dip into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, credit card debt or other bills. Those in their 40s have been the most likely culprits — one-third are turning to such accounts for relief. The withdrawals, cash-outs and loans drain nearly...
  • Chrysler Looks to Restart Jeep Production in China

    01/16/2013 3:08:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1/16/2013 | CHRISTINA ROGERS
    Chrysler Group LLC majority owner Fiat SpA F.MI -2.03% has struck a deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group 2238.HK -5.10% to restart Jeep production in China, a major step toward expanding the brand in the world's largest auto market. The Jeep was first launched in China in 1983, and although production there ended in 2009 when Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, the brand remains well recognized. Today, Jeep sells three models in China—the Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass—all imported. Fiat said Tuesday it had signed a "framework agreement" to expand its partnership with Guangzhou to build more Fiat models, as well as...
  • Rep. Israel to Introduce Legislation to Prohibit 3-D Printed High-Cap Mags Along w/ Plastic Guns

    01/16/2013 3:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    House.gov ^ | January 16, 2013 | Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington)
    As Debate Stirs Around High-Capacity Gun Clips, Homemade Gun Enthusiasts Show Clip Can be Made At Home with 3-D Printer Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) called for a renewal of a revamped Undetectable Firearms Act that includes the ban of 3-D printed, plastic high-capacity magazines. The existing ban on plastic guns expires this year and does not clearly cover magazines. This past weekend, Defense Distributed, a group of homemade gun enthusiasts used a 3-D printer to print and test an ammunition magazine for an AR semi-automatic rifle, loading and firing 86 rounds from the 30-round clip. Rep. Israel...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group claims credit for kidnappings in Algeria

    01/16/2013 3:06:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    longwarjournal ^ | January 16, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio
    A notorious al Qaeda commander named Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed credit for the kidnapping of 41 foreign nations at an BP oil field in eastern Algeria, according to multiple press reports. A Frenchman, a Briton, and an Algeria security guard are reported to have beed killed in the initial attack. Seven Americans, five Japanese citizens, and several Europeans are said to be among those who are being held hostage. According to Reuters, BP said that armed men still occupy the "facilities at the gas field, which produces 9 billion cubic meters of gas a year (160,000 barrels of oil...
  • Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed

    01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 57 replies
    Deadspin ^ | January 16, 2013
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...