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  • Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

    01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum
    President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat. Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public...
  • White House rejects U.S. embassy report on Syrian poison gas attack

    01/20/2013 4:31:26 PM PST · by An Old Man · 15 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 | Special to WorldTribune.com
    WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has rebuffed reports by U.S. diplomats on the use of poison gas by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A cable from the U.S. consulate in Turkey asserted that chemical weapons might have been used in a Syrian military attack on Homs on Dec. 23, 2012. An investigation into claims that Bashar Assad deployed chemical agents against rebels in Homs concluded that there was a “compelling case” that some form of poison gas had been used, according to a leaked diplomatic cable. “The reporting we have seen from media sources regarding...
  • Europeans will come as supplicants to the Silk Road Khans

    01/20/2013 4:27:44 PM PST · by Lorianne
    You Tube ^ | 14 January 2013 | Daniel Hannan
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  • #NoBudgetNoPay: With Debt Undermining Our Economy, a Budget Should Be Passed that Cuts Spending

    01/20/2013 4:26:55 PM PST · by yoe · 11 replies
    Speaker of The House ^ | January 20, 2013 | John Boehner
    If you think Members of Congress should have to pass a budget before they get paid, watch and share the (weekly Republican address) (with Rep. James Lankford) (R-OK). To give Congress time to pass a budget, the House of Representatives will vote this week on a temporary three-month debt limit increase. But if the House or Senate fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid. Here are some facts to remember:
  • Mali conflict: France aiming for 'total reconquest'

    01/20/2013 4:16:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 January 2013
    There are now some 2,000 French troops in Mali France's military aim in Mali is its "total reconquest", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said. "We will not leave any pockets" of resistance, he told French television. France has sent in 2,000 troops to help Malian forces fight Islamist militants who now control the northern half of the country. Mr Le Drian said the former Islamist stronghold of Diabaly had not yet been retaken, even though the militants withdrew from the town two days ago. However, he added that "everything points to a favourable evolution of the situation in...
  • Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show

    01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 102 replies
    witf.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP
    (Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
  • Mali takes key town as nations ready more troops

    01/20/2013 4:06:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun January 20, 2013 | Nima Elbagir
    Sevare, Mali (CNN) -- The Malian military has gained control of the central town of Diabaly, Mali, a key advance in the battle against Islamist militants in the north. The country's forces retook the town without ground assistance from French troops, a military spokesman said. The French military confirmed that it provided only air support. French officials later said Malian forces had managed to push the Islamists into the forest beyond Diabaly. But battles in the region continued to rage. Rebel control over Diabaly was one of the chief concerns to Mali and France in trying to stop the Islamists'...
  • Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)

    01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the president’s Cabinet. “His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color,” said Jarrett in an interview with CNN. “He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas,” she continued. “And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in...
  • Albuquerque Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Teenager Charged

    01/20/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 56 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | 1-20-13 | staff
    An Albuquerque shooting has left five people dead and a teenager charged, with investigators still combing over a home on the outskirts of the New Mexico city for clues as to what happened. In the Albuquerque shooting, a man, a woman, and three children were found killed in a home near the city. The victims were found on Saturday night at a home on the southwestern edge of the city, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Each victim was shot multiple times, and police found several guns at the home including what they termed...
  • Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack (Wednesday)

    01/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | 1/19/13 | Michael Bowman
    **SNIP** But Clinton’s testimony before House and Senate panels is likely to be mostly forward looking, said National security expert Rudy deLeon. “What we are expecting to hear, in the secretary’s own voice, is the plan she has to reinvigorate and enhance diplomatic security services," he said. "What we are reminded of is how delicate the security situation is, and how attentively we need to stay focused.” Will the Benghazi attack be a permanent and defining stain on Clinton’s tenure at the State Department? Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter does not think so. “I do not think her image...
  • Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus

    01/20/2013 3:00:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.” “Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges. Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.” “So you see, Barak was destined to be a...
  • From 'Hurt Locker' to 'Paper Chase': A look at the newest military service members at HLS

    01/20/2013 3:00:04 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    Harvard Law School ^ | 11/8/2012 | Staff
    Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2007, Alexandra Mealer J.D./M.B.A. ’16 wanted a career path that would challenge her intellect. She became a specialist in defusing bombs. “As opposed to other things that were more about how strong you are, this was about how smart you are,” says Mealer, who, as an Army captain, spent 14 months in Afghanistan, first as a platoon leader in Kandahar, then as a company commander in Bagram responsible for 600 soldiers and civilian contractors. “You’re trying to take things apart, having to make quick decisions as safely as possible.” There...
  • UK man jailed for 5 years for posting beheading videos online

    01/20/2013 2:49:22 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01.19.13 | Fox News
    A British court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting gruesome beheading videos on Facebook. The 42-year-old Craig Slee also put online links to a communique by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, that encouraged terrorism. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/19/uk-man-charged-with-terror-offenses-jailed-for-5-years-for-posting-beheading/#ixzz2IYfwpG7b
  • Changing America's course: An interview with Stanley Mack

    01/20/2013 2:48:38 PM PST · by SincerelyAmanda · 1 replies
    The Communities at The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2013 | Amanda Read
    . . . "To this district and anybody who intends it harm, or anybody who wants to allow it to just exist and fester: This is a wake-up call for all conservatives, Republicans. This is a wake-up call for our nation," says Mack. "There is no other reason that we have allowed the issues to go this far, and to continue the dogma and lip service that we’re getting from some of our elected officials." In the midst of a challenging era, Mack won't be an ideologue bound by negative talking points. On the subject of making Alabama's budget more...
  • Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach

    01/20/2013 2:45:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 20, 2013 | Jonathan Freedland
    Obama's Inauguration Day: All That's Missing Is The Queen's Golden Coach Jonathan Freedland The Guardian, 20 January 2013 Barack Obama was treated to a performance by the cellist Yo-yo Ma at his first inauguration in 2009. America will on Monday witness its quadrennial act of political alchemy. The base metal of a previously partisan candidate is transformed by the incantation of a few, solemn words into gold, becoming not just a head of government but a head of state – the only figure capable of transcending low politics and representing the republic itself. That, at least, is the idea. Inauguration...
  • French troops advance in Mali as Islamists melt away

    01/20/2013 2:37:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Bate Felix
    (Reuters) - French troops advanced cautiously toward northern Mali on Sunday amid fears of ambush by al Qaeda-linked fighters, while its fighter jets pounded the Islamists' strongholds in the desert near Timbuktu. In the central Malian town of Diabaly, seized by Islamist fighters on Monday, the wreckage of the Islamists' charred pick-up trucks lay abandoned among the mud-brick buildings, television images showed.Residents of the town, some 350 km (220 miles) from the capital Bamako, said Islamists had fled into the bush after French airstrikes.The commanders of French and Malian forces, who set up their operations center in the nearby town...
  • How a GOP Governor Walked Arizona into Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Trap

    01/20/2013 2:27:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/19/13 | Avik Roy
    One of the most transformative aspects of Obamacare is that it conscripts state governments for the purpose of providing subsidized health insurance to their residents. Most red states have done their best to refuse, by declining to expand their Medicaid programs, and by passing up the opportunity to set up state-based insurance exchanges, through which Obamacare’s subsidies would flow. But a handful of Republican governors are doing their part to implement Obamacare. Arizona’s Jan Brewer, in particular, is proposing to do so in a way that sheds a lot of light onto the trap that Obamacare has set for state...
  • Tennessee politicians hope gun bill won't hurt Volkswagen chances

    01/20/2013 2:25:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    AP ^ | January 20th, 2013 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    <p>NASHVILLE-- Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week.</p> <p>Officials hope their chances won't be undermined by renewed efforts in the state Legislature to enact a law to guarantee employees the right to store firearms in vehicles parked at work.</p>
  • Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant (Bad news for Obama and Hillary...)

    01/20/2013 2:14:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/20/13 | BBC
    Five suspected members of the Islamist group which held foreign and local workers hostage at an Algerian gas plant have been arrested, reports say. The reports came a day after the Algerian authorities said all 32 hostage-takers had been killed at the In Amenas gas installation.
  • Ex-NYC Mayor Koch hospitalized with fluid buildup

    01/20/2013 2:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 1:36 PM EST
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch is back in the hospital for the third time in recent months. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch went to the hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday with swollen ankles. He says tests on Sunday showed Koch also has some fluid in his lungs. …