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  • Behind-the-scenes security for the presidential inauguration (Lot's of Good Guys with Guns)

    01/19/2013 11:58:43 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | 01/18/2013 | John Miller
    Security for President Barack Obama's second inauguration will, of course, be extremely tight. Uniformed police will be everywhere in Washington. ---snip--- But some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. At Union Station, two men who could have been waiting for a train were actually DHS Behavioral Detection Officers who blend into the crowd. Trained to look for suspicious behavior among passengers, they were in communication with teams of armed TSA officers.
  • Two people injured in accidental shooting at Raleigh gun show

    01/19/2013 11:54:01 AM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 102 replies
    WRAL (Raleigh TV Station) ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:37PM EST | Tara Lynn
    RALEIGH, N.C. — At least two people were injured Saturday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at the gun show being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m., and two people were loaded into ambulances. A witness told WRAL that a gun went off after being checked by an official at a safety check-in location, hitting a man in the hand and a woman in the side. The Raleigh Fire Department confirmed that the Dixie Gun and Knife Show would be closed for the remainder of the day Saturday. There...
  • One Trigger-Happy Democrat

    01/19/2013 11:38:46 AM PST · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-19 10:00:25 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrat Joe Morissey rose to his feet in the Virginia House of Delegates to protest the tabling by that body's Militia and Police subcommittee of his Obama-like gun-control measure. To emphasize his point, he hoisted an AK-47, single-handed, over his head, pointing the weapon's muzzle at the ceiling - like a celebratory Taliban fighter at a traditional Afghan wedding. "... You can take this gun," said Morrissey, "you can walk in the middle of Main Street loaded and not be in violation of the law."In response, Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert quickly rose to his feet and made a...
  • Trillion-Dollar-Coin Fever [Steyn]

    01/19/2013 11:32:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mark Steyn
    Has America’s choo-choo jumped the tracks? I was out of the country for a few days and news from this great republic reached me only fitfully. I have learned to be wary of foreign reporting of U.S. events, since America can come off sounding faintly deranged. Much of what reached me didn’t sound entirely plausible: Did the entire U.S. media really fall for the imaginary dead girlfriend of a star football player? Did the president of the United States really announce 23 executive orders by reading out the policy views of carefully pre-screened grade-schoolers (“I want everybody to be happy...
  • Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages [Update]

    01/19/2013 11:27:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    he Algerian government says 32 militants and 23 captives were killed during the three-day military operation to end the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in the Sahara. The provisional death toll was issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday after the special forces operation crushed the last holdout of the militants at the gas refinery, resulting in 11 extremists killed along with seven hostages.
  • James Shuls: Why We Need School Choice/ (Math Instruction/ Another Reason to Homeschool)

    Throughout the country, lawmakers have discussed expanding educational options for students by establishing charter schools or allowing public dollars to go to private schools. Yet bills that legislators proposed often failed to gain much traction; in part, because opponents of school choice often hail the traditional system where children are zoned for a local public school based on their address. Some view this method of delivering public education as the model because democratically elected officials control the schools on a local level. Though democratically controlled local school districts meet the needs of many students, they simply cannot satisfy the needs...
  • With New Laws, Obama Calls on Congress to Reduce Gun Violence

    01/19/2013 11:03:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    Obama urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, while reaffirming his commitment to the right to bear arms. .....
  • School board: We're satisfied superintendent accused of plagiarism 'understands her mistake'

    01/19/2013 11:01:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The board of education says it has looked into the concerns surrounding two cases of possible plagiarism by Superintendent of Schools Carolyn R. Koos, and is "satisfied that she understands her mistake and will not repeat it," board president Louis Casella said in a statement. "The board has fully expressed and discussed its concerns with the superintendent," Casella said. "Superintendent Koos has apologized for any adverse effect this may have had on the district." NJ.com first reported the possible plagiarism Jan. 10, when a letter sent to the district appeared to be a near word-for-word copy of a Nov. 27...
  • Livni Attacks Bennett in Heated Elevator Argument [Israel]

    01/19/2013 10:57:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Tzipi Livni, leader of Hatnua, harshly attacked Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett, in a behind-the-scenes incident that took place just before a televised interview pitted them against each other at week's end. According to Walla! News, the two rode the elevator together before appearing on Nissim Mishal's show on Channel 2. Bennett initiated the conversation, telling Livni she had gone too far with a Facebook status in which she referred to a report that said Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Yigal Amir, was going to vote for Bennett. Livni allegedly told him: "I don't regret it; I don't even want to talk...
  • Forty Years After Roe, Human Dignity Hangs in the Balance

    01/19/2013 10:55:14 AM PST · by rhema · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Albert Mohler
    After addressing a large secular assembly on issues of moral controversy, I turned and faced a woman who urgently wanted to ask me a question: “Why won’t the abortion issue just go away?” I knew exactly what she was asking. I often meet abortion rights advocates who honestly thought that the national controversy over abortion would simply melt away within a few years of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. That was clearly the hope of the Supreme Court majority that signed onto the opinion written by Associate Justice Harry...
  • Marine Band veteran nears his last inauguration (President's Own)

    01/19/2013 10:54:56 AM PST · by randita · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/13 | Michael E. Ruane
    Master Gunnery Sgt. D. Michael Ressler opens the big fireproof safe, bends his tall frame and slides out the Marine Band leader’s logbook for 1937. He turns to Wednesday, Jan. 20. “Inauguration Day,” the entry begins. “Uniform blue and overcoats. Fierce downfall of rain near freezing during entire ceremony...a day long to be remembered ...band marched and played pretty much continuous...good to keep the blood circulating.” It was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration, says Ressler, 60. Roosevelt spoke, and the band played, before an ocean of umbrellas. This was before Ressler’s day. But in a way, it was his time....
  • Update: Hotel rooms still available for low-interest inauguration

    01/19/2013 10:35:28 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 19, 2013 | 10:44 am | Byron York
    A few days ago, I checked with a half-dozen Washington-area hotels, ranging from the luxe Willard Intercontinental to the not-so-luxe Hampton Inn, and found that all had rooms available for this weekend’s Obama inauguration festivities. That was a huge change from Obama’s first inauguration, in January 2009, when nearly all the area’s hotel rooms were sold out. On Saturday, as Obama supporters arrived for the Monday ceremony, I checked with those hotels again. I asked if they had a room available for arrival on Saturday, staying three nights and departing on Tuesday, January 22. All still have rooms available. Earlier...
  • Nevada Senate to intro "assault wep" ban

    01/19/2013 10:21:18 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/18/2013 | Ken Ritter
    A lawyer and former Assembly member, Segerblom now chairs the state Senate Judiciary Committee. He said he will introduce bills during the 120-day legislative session to prohibit the sale of assault weapons and restrict the size of ammunition magazines to fewer than 10 bullets. He said he also wants to prohibit the sale of armor-piercing bullets and require background checks for gun sales in all instances, including gun shows.
  • Second Amendment Hyperbole

    01/19/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Christopher Merola
    Now that President Obama has released his proposal for gun control in America, those of us who care about our constitutional liberties should reflect on what will happen if his policies become law. Among the proposals Obama is calling for are a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and the limiting of ammunition to just ten rounds. This latest attempt at gun control is in response to the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, where a mentally disturbed young man, Adam Lanza, shot and killed his mother and more than 20 innocent people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. You would think that current...
  • Newsweek cover calls Obama's inauguration 'The second coming'

    01/19/2013 10:12:51 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Joe Newby
    Although it is now digital, Newsweek celebrated President Obama's upcoming inauguration with a "cover" that calls the event "the second coming," an apparent reference to the return of Jesus Christ, The Blaze reported Friday. A post at Twitchy called the cover "creepy," while The Blaze described it as "controversial" and “questionable.” The cover highlights an article by former editor Evan Thomas, who once compared Obama to God. “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the...
  • NFL looking into lack of minority hiring for head coaching jobs

    01/19/2013 9:41:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 18, 2013 | Josh Katzowitz
    As CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman pointed out Thursday night, none of the eight coaches hired this offseason was of color. In all, teams went 0-for-8 in hiring minorities (or as Freeman wrote, “0-fer-black”). Though the Rooney Rule is in place and does lead to minority candidates legitimately interviewing for head coaching jobs, you also have to wonder how effective that mandate is. Well, the NFL has taken notice and plans to do something about it. Here's the statement from Robert Gulliver, the NFL's executive vice president of human resources:
  • Doctor Snitch

    01/19/2013 9:40:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | Fritz Pfister
    We can be proud of President Obama’s ability to create one crisis after another following his response to one crisis after another. A coordinated mayhem if you will. Look at what our Imperial President was able to accomplish. In less than a month Obama went from ginning up hatred for the successful to passing the largest tax increase on the ‘rich’ in fifty years while avoiding falling off a mythical cliff. This included stealthily allowing the 2% payroll tax holiday to expire shocking tens of millions of his delusional supporters as they opened their paychecks in 2013. On to a...
  • A minority posture for House GOP

    01/19/2013 9:14:11 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2013 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – House Republicans appeared to be coming to grips with a stark realization as they returned to Washington from a three-day retreat here — they have a majority in name only. The party begins the 113th Congress with reduced numbers and confronting a popular president and an increased Democratic majority in the Senate. Preparing for a cascade of fiscal battles and a presidential push on guns and immigration, the House GOP is adopting a minority posture, hoping to achieve modest goals incrementally while serving as a check on Obama’s ambitious second-term agenda. Republicans “have to recognize the realities...
  • Majority of Youths Will Buy, or Consider Buying, a Gun, Survey Shows

    01/19/2013 9:14:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Jan 2013 08:02 AM | Michael Mullins
    In a poll that will surely make gun control advocates squirm, 60 percent of young Americans plan to, or are considering owning a gun later in life according to an American University (AU) survey released this week. The national survey, which consisted of 4,000 high school and college students, revealed that 40 percent of participants planned to one day own a firearm, while another 20 percent were considering it. “I think the major contribution of the poll results is to demonstrate that now is certainly the time to have a serious conversation about gun control since the next generation is...
  • Analysis: Budget Constraints Limit Obama's Second-Term Agenda

    01/19/2013 9:07:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | January 19,2013 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama starts his second term in office facing unprecedented budget constraints that will challenge his ability to implement his economic vision.