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  • Mafia's new business enterprise: renewable energy "Because that's where the money is"

    01/23/2013 7:25:57 AM PST · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/23/13 | r moran
    Willie Sutton, a notorious theif from the 1930's, was once asked why he robbed banks. "Because that's where the money is," he replied. So where's the money today? Government subsidies for renewable energy - massive subsidies with little oversight. In Europe, this means easy pickings for organized crime. And the Sicilian mafia is cleaning up. Washington Post: The still-emerging links of the mafia to the once-booming wind and solar sector here are raising fresh questions about the use of government subsidies to fuel a shift toward cleaner energies, with critics claiming huge state incentives created excessive profits for companies and...
  • Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21

    01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights. But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from...
  • Free Trade Cheats American

    01/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one. Obama doesn't think American citizens or businessmen create jobs. His Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, recently said on a television interview referring to China, where he has outsourced General Electric's light bulb plants, "state-run Communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works." In his first presidential debate last year, Obama claimed that passage of free trade agreements with...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (tunnel sealed, cables out)

    01/23/2013 7:23:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/01/23 | Kim Eun-jung
    2013/01/23 23:47 KST (LEAD) N. Korea completes preparations for nuclear test (ATTN: UPDATES in paras 1-6; CHANGES headline) By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has completed all technical preparations for a nuclear test and can carry it out in a few days if it makes a decision, a South Korean intelligence source said Wednesday. North Korea had dug up a tunnel for a test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but the tunnel has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, the source said, suggesting that all measuring and other equipment has already been installed inside.
  • Menendez leads hearing questioning Clinton on Benghazi

    01/23/2013 7:08:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    www.philly.com ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:10 AM | Jonathan Tamari
    ... The hearing room is packed with observers and news agencies from the United States and abroad. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, also a Democrat, also sits on the committee. Four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the attacks. Republicans have strongly questioned the Obama administration’s response, particularly comments from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice that at one point attributed the attacks to a spontaneous demonstration. Menendez praised Clinton’s candor and cooperation in his opening statement, shortly after 9 a.m. Speaking of those killed, he said, “We honor their service to our nation and we grieve with their families, but...
  • BenghaziGate: Lies, Murder, Treason & Heroes

    01/23/2013 7:04:07 AM PST · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan. 23, 1013 | Rob Cunningham
    Never has one live television event held the potential to enrage a nation, destroy a sitting president, disqualify an aspiring President and delegitimize a malignant, corrupted media industry than the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Congress, today. Prior to this public hearing, Good Morning America will have spent more time interviewing Honey Boo-Boo during one show, than all network news stations, combined (excluding Fox News) have spent discussing the details surrounding the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The last murder of a U.S. Ambassador occurred in...
  • AP IMPACT: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

    01/23/2013 7:02:56 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | BERNARD CONDON and PAUL WISEMAN
    Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it appears. Most of the jobs will never return, and millions more are likely to vanish as well, say experts who study the labor market. What's more, these jobs aren't just being lost to China and other developing countries, and they aren't just factory work. Increasingly, jobs are disappearing in the service sector, home to two-thirds of all workers ... this "hollowing out" of the middle-class...
  • CA:Sacramento Homeowner Shoots Assailant In Self-Defense

    01/23/2013 7:02:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | NA
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13)- A man shot and killed another man who chased him around his yard and threatened to hurt him. --------------------cut----------------------- The resident went inside and came back out with a gun and ordered the man to leave. The man grabbed a heavy wrought iron stand and was motioning to throw it at the resident, when the resident shot the man in the abdomen.
  • 1927 worse school mass murder in US History, no guns involved.

    01/23/2013 6:58:36 AM PST · by GailA · 35 replies
    biography.com ^ | n/a | N/A
    http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-kehoe-235986 Andrew Kehoe was a farmer living in Bath, Michigan. A member of the school board and the town clerk, on May 18, 1927 he orchestrated a plot to dynamite the Bath Consolidated School, killing thirty-seven children. He killed himself in a second explosion aimed at the school’s superintendent. Kehoe's act was one of the largest school-related mass murders in US history.
  • TX:Family uses firearm to stop attempted home invasion

    01/23/2013 6:57:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    woai.com ^ | 20 January, 2013 | NA
    SAN ANTONIO - A scary situation for a family on the Northeast Side. Just before 10 am Sunday morning Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies say someone tried to kick-in the front door at a home on Sunlit Trail. We're told the mom called 911 and the son fired one shot through the door. The suspect then took off after firing his gun.
  • Obama declares war on reality

    01/23/2013 6:57:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Jan 2013 | James Delingpole
    When George W Bush declared war on an abstract noun – "Terror" – he was widely and inevitably mocked by the left for his foolishness. Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has used his second inaugural address to declare war on an even more nebulous threat to the security of the world: reality, itself. Here's how he put it in his inaugural address: (H/T Theo Spleenventer; Bishop Hill) We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science,...
  • Frontline: The Untouchables (Video)

    01/23/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    PBS ^ | January 22, 2013
    Frontline examines why no Wall Street execs have been prosecuted for the financial crisis.
  • OK:Burglars shot in southeast Oklahoma City, police said

    01/23/2013 6:52:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 18 January, 2013 | LeighAnne Manwarren
    Police were at two locations in southeast Oklahoma City Friday night investigating reports of a burglary and a shooting. Police said five people were trying to burglarize a home at the 1500 block of SE 45 when the female homeowner shot one of them with her gun. A friend of the homeowner, a man, shot another burglar with the homeowner's gun, police report. The burglars fled the scene and went to a house at the 500 block of SE 79, police said. Both shooting victims were taken to a hospital and were in serious to critical condition, police said.
  • Gun-Control Group Recommends Toughest Restrictions Yet [CT]

    01/23/2013 6:47:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    Hart\ford Courant ^ | January 22, 2013 | JON LENDER
    A gun-control group Tuesday issued the toughest proposals yet for new Connecticut restrictions on firearms after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. The measures include annual renewals of pistol permits, a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than seven bullets, and a requirement that all assault weapons be destroyed rather than "grandfathered" so current owners can keep theirs.
  • Fl:Armed suspect fatally shot by victim in Bradenton ambush

    01/23/2013 6:47:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 21 January, 2013 | Kristal Roberts
    BRADENTON - An armed suspect attempting to commit a robbery was shot dead by the victim in Bradenton Sunday night. Joshua Pinkham, 39, and Roy Potter, 40, were sitting outside a duplex on the 4200 block of 24 th Street West when three masked men approached them at 10:20 p.m. One of the suspects, 26-year-old James Brady, pointed a gun at Pinkham and ordered him to the ground. Pinkham pulled out a handgun and the two men exchanged fire. The suspect was shot and the two other suspects fled on foot.
  • OH:Neighbors say suspect shot by homeowner

    01/23/2013 6:43:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | 19 January, 2013 | Jackie Sprague
    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) - West Carrollton Police cleared the scene at Upland Drive just before 10 Saturday night. Neighbors tell 2 News they heard shots fired on Skyview Drive, which is a street over, just before 7 P.M. They say they saw a man fall into the street, bleeding, then he took off.
  • Police: 82-year-old Mo. man shoots intruder

    01/23/2013 6:36:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kfvs12.com ^ | 19 January, 2013 | James Long
    ELLSINORE, MO (KFVS) - Police say an 82-year-old Ellsinore man shot a man who reportedly broke into his home Friday night. It happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on North Herren Street. According to Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens, Charles L. White, 30, of Ellsinore, broke into the residence and assaulted the 82-year-old. White reported fled after being shot. After the sheriff's office obtained a search warrant, White was found at a home in Ellsinore.
  • Four More Lost Years of Empty, Clueless Rhetoric

    01/23/2013 6:34:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison. If you need any evidence for this prediction, Obama's in-your-face, second inaugural address is Exhibit A. It was a speech tailored to make the hearts of liberal Democrats beat faster, cheering what some in the Washington news media called "Obama unbound." It was a speech that sent an unmistakable message to his party's base that this time around, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. The gloves are off, these are my issues, and...
  • Why Benghazi Hasn't Brought Down Hillary Clinton–and Won't

    01/23/2013 6:32:21 AM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The secretary of State testifies this week, but because of years of taking hits and careful damage control she'll leave unscathed.
  • Doctor probes teen on guns in the home

    01/23/2013 6:32:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 jan 2013 | John Kass
    In pro-gun-regulation Illinois — where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs — a young man was admitted to the hospital. Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn't admitted with a gun problem. Sam had a tonsil problem. "It was an infected tonsil," Mary Rita Insley told me of her son Sam, a strapping, 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound lacrosse player at St. Rita High School on the Southwest Side. "Yes, he's a big kid, but regardless of his age and stature, my husband and I were with him the entire time he was there." Sam was...
  • HILLARY TESTIFYING ON BENGHAZI NOW

    01/23/2013 6:25:36 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 3 replies
    Me | Jan 23, 2013 | Me
    hillary testifying live right now.
  • Doctor probes teen on guns in the home

    01/23/2013 6:25:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | 22 jan 2013 | John Kass
    In pro-gun-regulation Illinois — where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs — a young man was admitted to the hospital. Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn't admitted with a gun problem. Sam had a tonsil problem. John Kass .Bio | E-mail | Recent columns Maps Advocate Hope Children's Hospital: 4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA 80% Off Pashmina ScarvesView Deal$120 $24"It was an infected tonsil," Mary Rita Insley told me of her son Sam, a strapping, 6-foot-2-inch, 195-pound lacrosse player at St. Rita High School on the Southwest Side....
  • Stop the U.S. Senate from greasing the skids for gun confiscation

    01/23/2013 6:24:30 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Gunowners ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Gun Owners
    Reid & McConnell are reportedly about to change the Senate rules It’s probably a harbinger of sell-outs to come. But Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently about to conclude an agreement with Majority Leader Harry Reid which would sell out pro-gunners and decimate minority rights under the Senate rules. This change could occur as early as Wednesday. If enacted, it could handcuff pro-gun forces and keep them from defeating the most radical initiatives aimed at restricting our Second Amendment rights. The first of two changes would allow Harry Reid -– and only Harry Reid –- to circumvent the hurdles...
  • Chilling array of weapons seized by police force in anti-violence crackdown

    01/23/2013 6:21:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Hugo Gye
    Police have revealed the chilling array of deadly weapons they seized in just four months - including a crossbow and a traditional samurai sword. The fearsome arsenal, which even includes a gold-plated axe, was put on display yesterday by West Midlands Police as part of a new anti-weapons campaign. Other dangerous arms featured in the grim haul are nunchuks, knuckle dusters, a giant flick knife and crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them. The force, which is the UK's second largest, has launched its campaign alongside doctors and the families of victims of knife crime. Superintendent Basit Javid...
  • Texas Republicans offer prayers, Sheila Jackson Lee demands action after Lone Star shootings

    01/23/2013 6:19:35 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 19 replies
    Houston Comical ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    <p>Gov. Rick Perry’s spokesman Josh Havens said, “(Perry’s) thoughts and prayers are with those that have been impacted,” Havens said. “We have nothing more to add at this point, but the governor will continue to closely monitor the situation.”</p> <p>My prayers are w/ those who were injured in today’s shooting, the entire Lone Star College community, & our first responders on the scene.</p>
  • Al-Qaida Franchises Continue Terror War on the World

    01/23/2013 6:16:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Four years ago, as his first term began, President Barack Obama ditched the name Global War on Terror (GWOT). Instead of fighting Al-Qaida-inspired terrorism around the world, the U.S. would conduct "overseas contingency operations" (OCO). Obama's act of oratorical magic -- poof, the global war has ended -- became an awkward problem, however. Real world events subsequently demonstrated that the word "overseas" was at best misleading, if not outright wrong. Detroit, New York and Portland, Ore., certainly aren't overseas, yet militant Islamist-inspired terrorists tried (and fortunately failed) to bomb all three -- Detroit on Christmas 2009, New York's Times...
  • Undocumented Youth With Work Permits Seek Professional Licenses

    01/23/2013 6:03:12 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 22, 2013 | Bryan Llenas
    For months, Jose Godinez had to put his dreams of becoming an immigration lawyer on hold. The 26-year-old passed the Florida Bar exam and earned a law degree from Florida State University. But he had been denied a law license from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners because he is in the U.S. illegally. Not anymore. He now has a two-year work permit, a driver’s license and a Social Security card, after qualifying for a federal immigration program for people who were brought illegally into the U.S. as youngsters
  • The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily.

    01/23/2013 6:02:44 AM PST · by grobdriver · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1/23/2013 | Various Legislators
    The gun grabber's bill compendium, updated (almost) daily: House Bills: HR 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. HR 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. HR 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. HR 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. HR 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. HR 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. HR 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. HR 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. HR 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. HR 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers...
  • Muslim Patrol: thugs abuse man in second 'vigilante' video

    01/23/2013 6:00:56 AM PST · by BBell · 8 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 22 Jan 2013
    A second inflammatory video featuring Islamic vigilantes emerged today, which appeared to show members of the group hurling homophobic abuse at a man and telling him to leave their "Muslim area". The footage, from a group calling themselves Muslim Patrol, shows the gang abusing the unnamed man who was walking by himself in Whitechapel, East London. Today Scotland Yard said they were investigating the video, which was posted on YouTube. Muslim leaders also condemned the thugs' behaviour. It comes after the gang uploaded another video called "The Truth About Saturday Night", in which white women were called "naked animals with...
  • Boom: CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson tears into Obama Admin over Benghazigate

    01/23/2013 5:59:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 23, 2013
    CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the few members of the media willing to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazigate. Despite Obama et al.’s toxic mixture of silence, prevarication, and obfuscation, Attkisson has doggedly pursued the truth about the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. Today, she spotlighted the list of questions that the Obama Administration has yet to answer:
  • Surviving the Government Super Storm

    01/23/2013 5:58:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | John Ransom
    There's a super storm raging over our economy that's been seeded and fueled by the federal government over a period of the past several decades. And it's literally costing the country trillions of dollars in GDP per year. It’s not merely garden-variety government waste that's the problem either. It's monumental stupidity by the government, combined with venial cupidity by voters who think they can get others to pay for their free lunch. This government-created storm has, more than any other factor, contributed to the fiscal crisis; a crisis that is creating more expansive government programs, robbing us of more GDP,...
  • Live Thread: Sec. of State Clinton to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi

    01/23/2013 5:58:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 411 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Senate hearing: 9:00a.m. EST. House hearing: 2:00 p.m. ESTWatch live here. Also on C-SPAN 3. In her first testimony since the Benghazi attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will participate in a full day of hearings Wednesday about U.S. diplomatic security and the American mission in Libya. Sec. Clinton will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the morning followed by an afternoon testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In December, the State Department's highest ranking foreign service officers, William Burns and Thomas Nides, testified before Congressional lawmakers in the Secretary's place. They discussed a new report by...
  • Jarrett: Obama Isn't Going to Debate Government's Role, 'Progress Is Compelled by Action Right Now'

    01/23/2013 5:57:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    And Obama's advisor (Jarrett) went on to compare the current president with Abraham Lincoln. "I think you can't compare the Civil War to what we're going through," she said. "But we've been through a really tough time in our country. And seeing how Lincoln had to work so hard just to make the progress that he did, how he never gave up, and how resilient he was, and [how] he tried a whole range of different strategies. And I think obviously that resonated with the president. And so it kind of reaffirmed what he already knew, which is you have...
  • Obama's Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Into Reality

    01/23/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | January 23,2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
  • Obama's Orwellian Inaugural Address

    01/23/2013 5:53:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, President Barack Obama delivered a monumental address to the nation. It wasn't monumental in terms of rhetoric -- in fact, it wasn't even memorable. It was monumental because it signaled for the first time just how grand Obama's ambitions for the left are. No longer is the left content to wage a war against Constitutional principles on behalf of a Marxist philosophical system. Now they will attempt to convince the American people that Constitutional principles dictate Marxism. Obama opened his address by quoting the Declaration of Independence: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The Declaration of Independence...
  • Analysis: A vote for internal change

    01/23/2013 5:46:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-23-13 | HERB KEINON
    Results show Israel turns inward, but not in isolationist sense. After slogging through a dead, relatively uneventful campaign, the Israeli electorate went to the polls Tuesday and sent their leaders an unmistakable message: Change. Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett, political novices, are the country’s poster boys for change – and they did astonishingly well. The old guard – Binyamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Liberman, Tzipi Livni, Shaul Mofaz – they all took it on the chin. However, a look at the initial results shows that the change the country is looking for is not necessarily a change in external policy, but changes...
  • Right Weakened in Israel, but Still Standing

    01/23/2013 5:43:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 23, 2013 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Right Weakened in Israel, but Still StandingPosted By P. David Hornik On January 23, 2013 @ 12:57 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments According to the first exit-poll results for Israel’s elections Tuesday night, Binyamin Netanyahu will almost certainly continue as prime minister. But it may well be with a considerably more patchwork, wobbly coalition than almost all surveys leading up to the elections had projected.Netanyahu’s own Likud Beiteinu Party—a merger of his original party, Likud, and the Yisrael Beiteinu faction—had plummeted to 31 seats (out of a Knesset of 120). Plummeted, because...
  • Bye-Bye London-The future disappears for Jews in England

    01/23/2013 5:39:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 23, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Bye-Bye LondonPosted By Caroline Glick On January 23, 2013 @ 12:33 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 21 Comments In an interview with Haaretz in November 2010, British novelist Martin Amis said the following about discussions of Israel in his motherland: I live in a mildly anti-Semitic country, and Europe is mildly anti-Semitic, and they hold Israel to a higher moral standard than its neighbors. If you bring up Israel in a public meeting in England, the whole atmosphere changes. The standard left-wing person never feels more comfortable than when attacking Israel. Because they are...
  • A First Term of Failure on Race Issues

    01/23/2013 5:36:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 22, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - A First Term of Failure on Race IssuesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On January 22, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments Yesterday, President Obama was ceremonially sworn in for his second presidential term on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday commemorating the civil rights icon. “Ceremonially” is the key word, because the Constitution mandates that the president and vice president take their oath of office on January 20. Both men did so in private on Sunday. Yet the public ceremony for America’s first black president on MLK Day presented an 800-pound...
  • MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday

    01/23/2013 4:21:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 118 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday. The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an “assault weapon.” This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug,...
  • Obama Promises To Fix Inequality After Making It Worse

    01/23/2013 4:13:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/22/2013 | John Merline
    A centerpiece of President Obama's second inaugural address was a call for greater economic equality, with the president saying that "our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." But that's precisely what's happened over the past four years, as Obama's economic policies left the majority of Americans falling behind while the wealthy few got further ahead. Evidence of this is everywhere you look.
  • The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Must see video)

    01/23/2013 4:09:40 AM PST · by listenhillary · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/1/13 | Unknown
    Why we can't give up our guns. This brings back memories of the Gore recount in Florida where the vote counters tried to do their business behind closed doors and the patriots that put a stop to it.
  • Marines and strangers rush to aid of victimized veteran

    01/23/2013 3:37:53 AM PST · by humblegunner · 37 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Miya Shay
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a good news update on a home ransacked and spray painted by a pair of teen burglars in northwest Houston. While the burglars are now in custody, community members and Marines stepped in to help the homeowner -- a 93-year-old World War II veteran. The Marines quickly marched into the defaced home of WWII veteran Elbert Wood, eager to help. "It's important that he knows we're here for him and that we're always his brothers," Major Roberto Rodriguez said. The presence of these local Marines is just one example of the outpouring of support for Wood...
  • Angela West’s scathing rebuttal to West Point report on ‘dangerous far right’

    01/23/2013 3:34:14 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    BizPac ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | MICHELE KIRK
    Recent media coverage of a report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point raised concerns among activists who consider themselves the typical, God-fearing American “right.” The report by West Point professor Arie Perliger, Challengers from the Sidelines – Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right, includes some descriptions of the “far right” that many conservatives have found shocking. Angela West, wife of former congressman and new PJ Media spokesman Allen West, posted a scathing response on her Facebook page, which included a photo montage. “Pigs certainly now fly and birds are doing the backstroke!” Angela West wrote in her Facebook post.
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    01/23/2013 3:14:23 AM PST · by dirtboy · 46 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the band. Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf says no one in the band is in a position to know whether Beyonce's vocal performance was live or pre-recorded. Earlier a spokeswoman for the Marine Band told news outlets the band was notified at the last...
  • Doctor 'with her whole future ahead of her' found slain in Philadelphia home

    01/23/2013 3:13:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sarah Hoye
    Philadelphia (CNN) -- Andrew Cattaneo is still in shock. It's been only a day since his neighbor across the street, Melissa Ketunuti, was found dead in the basement of her row home Monday afternoon, her hands and feet bound, her body set on fire. Standing in the doorway of his home, Cattaneo watched as police detectives returned to the scene Tuesday while news reporters huddled nearby trying to stay warm on the blustery January afternoon. "She was very pleasant, very nice, very friendly and quiet," Cattaneo said, looking across the street. "It's very upsetting." Although authorities were awaiting the final...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 23, 2013

    01/23/2013 2:52:30 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres

    01/23/2013 2:45:57 AM PST · by cricket · 68 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 23/ 2013 | Jerome Corsi / Dr. David Healey
    Interesting article and conclusions per 'chicken/egg' antidote/warning from London based, Dr.David Healy: [“I predict then the outcome of more school screenings for mental illness will be more mass killings, even if the guns are taken away and the mass killings are not done with guns.”]
  • A petition to stop the transfer of F16s to Egypt and the Muslim Bros. (petition at Whitehouse.gov).

    01/23/2013 2:35:02 AM PST · by FreedomFighter1013 · 25 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 1/03/2013 | Greg C.
    Egypt's president is a current member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is the ideological parent of Al Queda and other violent Jihadist groups waging war against the U.S. in particular and the West in general. As recently as 2010, President Morsi labelled Jews as "descendants of apes and pigs." The current administration rightly called those remarks "deeply offensive." We have no reason to believe Mr. Morsi does not still hold those beliefs, protestations to the contrary notwithstanding. He has recalled no transformative event which caused him to change his thinking. Thus, Egypt's Morsi should not receive any more...
  • Soldiers’ Votes May Boost Jewish Home (IDF Vote Leans Right)

    01/23/2013 2:12:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/23/2013 | Israel National News
    Once soldiers’ votes are counted and the distribution of Knesset seats recalculated, the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party may be back up to 12 seats. The extra seat would likely come at the expense of Ra’am Ta’al, which currently stands at five seats, up from its current three. Party head Ahmed Tibi expressed hope Wednesday morning that soldiers’ votes would not hurt the party’s new standing.