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  • Senator Rubio Makes His Case

    01/30/2013 8:24:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome to the program Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Senator, great to have you here on the EIB Network. I think it's your second or third time here. It's always great. RUBIO: Yeah, it is, being on the program. I've been listening to it for a while. I don't want to tell you how long because then you'll feel older than you really are. RUSH: No, the longer the better. RUBIO: I remember the TV program. Do you remember your TV program? RUSH: That's way back. (laughing) That's twenty years. Anyway, I know your time is limited...
  • Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan [Sodomy Forced on USA]

    01/30/2013 8:21:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/28/13 | Geidner and Miller
    Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas, BuzzFeed has confirmed with multiple sources familiar with the White House plan. A Democratic source said: "Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal." A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those with one American and one foreign partner — will be included in the White House principles. The decision by Obama seeks to remedy what advocates for same-sex couples view as one of the most searing inequalities...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘not inclined’ to run for president in 2016

    01/30/2013 8:21:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she is “not inclined” to run for president in 2016 but left the door open for what is widely considered her likely return to politics after she steps down as secretary of state. “I’m not thinking about anything like that right now,” Clinton smilingly told a questioner. “I am looking forward to finishing up my tenure as secretary of state and then catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation.” Clinton, who steps down Friday as one of the best-known secretaries of state, is also among the world’s most admired women and the...
  • NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In Springfield

    01/30/2013 8:20:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Jay Levine
    CHICAGO (CBS) – In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois. State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) has introduced proposed concealed carry legislation – written with the help of the National Rifle Association – in the Illinois House. The proposal would require background checks gun owners already have to pass to get a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, as well as still-to-be-determined safety course provided by licensed instructors before a person could carry a concealed firearm. Don Mastrianni, the owner of Illinois Gun Works in Elmwood Park, took...
  • Reliving Horror and Faint Hope at Massacre Site (sandy Hook First Responders)

    01/30/2013 8:20:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 108 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1/28 | ray rivera
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The gunfire ended; it was so quiet they could hear the broken glass and bullet casings scraping under their boots. The smell of gunpowder filled the air. The officers turned down their radios; they did not want to give away their positions if there was still a gunman present.
  • Israel to give Palestinians $100 million in withheld funds

    01/30/2013 8:17:41 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:51pm GMT | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - Israel will give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration around $100 million (63 million pounds) in tax revenues that had been withheld in retaliation for his statehood bid in the United Nations, Israeli officials said on Wednesday. The sum is roughly a third of the funds Israel is meant to have transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since November under interim peace accords, but has instead kept. ... PA tax authority official Ahmed al-Helou told Reuters that Israel spent the October levies to help pay off $200 million it says the Palestinians owe the Israel Electric Corporation. Israel said...
  • Commentary: George P. Bush could be the answer to GOP’s Latino vote troubles(again?)

    01/30/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Chron ^ | January 27, 2013
    Commentary: George P. Bush could be the answer to GOP’s Latino vote troubles Sunday, January 27, 2013 George P. See. I don’t even have to use the last name and many of you know who this is, though his tio, W, has him beat on name abbreviation. Many calculate that P is a future governor, attorney general, land commissioner or, apparently, holder of whatever statewide office presents itself first in Texas. And someday? You didn’t hear it here first — President P.
  • Same-sex marriage can help save the institution

    01/30/2013 8:14:51 AM PST · by Belteshazzar · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal Opinion ^ | January 29, 2013 | Kathleen Parker
    More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage. First he was agnostic, then he was against it, now he’s for it. 306 Comments Weigh InCorrections? Personal Post Kathleen Parker Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. Archive FacebookE-mailRSS You may also like... Michael Gerson Does Obama want an immigration deal? Jennifer Rubin One more like that and it's a 'recession' This is to say that Blankenhorn — a long-standing opponent of same-sex marriage — has shifted his energies to saving the institution of marriage, regardless of whom...
  • Damage Widespread Across Mid-State, Power Outages Reported

    01/30/2013 8:12:14 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 1 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Channel 5 staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Reports of damage and power outages were widespread across Middle Tennessee and Kentucky after a wave of severe weather and possible tornadoes moved through the area. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Mt. Juliet overnight. A warehouse and an automotive business suffered major damage, along with moderate to minor damage at other businesses and homes. A semi truck was blown onto its side on Lebanon Road near the Hardee's in Mt. Juliet. The driver was sleeping in the cab when it happened, but fortunately was not hurt. Sergeant Tyler Chandler with the...
  • Economy contracts in 4th quarter by 0.1%

    01/30/2013 8:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Rick Moran
    Apparently, the shrikage is largely the result of a big hit in defense spending. Other one time factors also played a role. From Associated Press: _____________________ The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter. That's a sharp slowdown from the 3.1 percent growth rate in the July-September quarter and the first contraction since the second quarter of 2009. Economists said the surprise decrease in the nation's gross domestic product wasn't as bad as it looked. The weakness was primarily the result of one-time factors. Government spending cuts and...
  • White House blames ‘fiscal cliff’ fight, Sandy for GDP decline

    01/30/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dave Boyer
    The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the ‘fiscal cliff’ feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Alan Krueger, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the first contraction of the GDP in 3½ years was partly because “federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester” — deep automatic defense and non-defense spending cuts that were narrowly avoided at the end of last year. He also said Sandy, which struck the East Coast in late October, “disrupted economic...
  • U.S. GDP Contracts for First Time Since 2009

    01/30/2013 8:04:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Published January 30, 2013 | Reuters
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the 2007-09 recession as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged. Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1 percent annual rate after growing at a 3.1 percent clip in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That was the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009, when the recession ended, and showed the economy entering the new year with no momentum. The contraction, coming against a backdrop of tightening fiscal policy, could spur fears of a new recession and create an...
  • Chicago NPR station issues bizarre plea: 'Go make babies today

    01/30/2013 8:03:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Is the pro-abortion left beginning to have second thoughts? Could that be the impulse behind a campaign being conducted by Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ?  Anne Sorock of Legal Insurrection highlights the curious appearance of this Facebook-based ad:One of the principal features of life in the richest countries is the collapse of natality. Simply put, when people get rich, they tend to focus on themselves, and lose interest in having babies, which are expensive, and require a focus on something other than personal pleasure. The ready availability of contraception and abortion certainly keeps birthrates down, and the rising numbers of...
  • Hospital Video Mocks Patient Care Under Health Reform

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by Mr. K · 15 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A video leaked to FOX Business mocks how health reform can make more money for doctors and hospitals by preventing patients from being readmitted to hospitals. The video, made by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., a member of the Atlantic Health System, is meant to recruit doctors and medical staffers to join health reform’s new “Accountable Care Organizations,” (ACOs), key to cost savings in the health-reform law. The video shows doctors barring the doors of the hospital to stop patients from being readmitted for more care, dollar bills exchanging hands between doctors and staffers, as well as workers getting...
  • Whatever Happened to Private Sex? (Pop culture and university system are making sex public)

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    "I heart female orgasm" is a public event taking place at the University of Minnesota to teach young women and girls enrolled in the school how to achieve and improve their orgasms. Yes, you heard me right. "Sex Week" at Yale and now this. There is only one way to combat this insanity. Minnesota parents need to threaten to withhold their tuition payments until this ceases. Do college students really need this class? Women have been having orgasms since time immemorial and learned it all on their own without the aid of university classes. If someone has problems in this...
  • Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

    01/30/2013 7:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Medved
    The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years. How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms crime? And...
  • Canadian troops drawn into Mali’s war, despite what Prime Minister Stephen Harper says: Walkom

    01/30/2013 7:57:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Star ^ | Tue Jan 29 2013 | Thomas Walkom
    ... The Star’s report Tuesday came from anonymous sources in the Defence Department. The CBC had to find out from French television that Canadian special forces are also operating in Niger, which borders on Mali. But then everything about Canada’s role in Mali is treated by Ottawa as a state secret. Canadians learned of the initial C-17 deployment only after Mali’s president tweeted the information on the internet. When that initial, one-week deployment was extended, we were first told not by our own government but by Mali’s ambassador to Canada. ... Meanwhile, who exactly are we fighting in Mali? The...
  • Gallup: Blue states outnumber red states

    01/30/2013 7:56:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | January 30, 2013
    PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The number of blue states outnumbered the number of red states in the United States last year, 20 to 12, results of a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. After the District of Columbia, the most Democratic-leaning states in 2012 were Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, where Democrats held at least 20-percentage-point advantages in party identification, results indicated. Republicans held a similarly lopsided advantage in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.
  • Why IT pros may soon pick India over Silicon Valley

    01/30/2013 7:55:42 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Sujit John & Shilpa Phadnis
    Suresh Sambandam of OrangeScape, Krishna Mehra of Capillary Technologies, Jaspreet Singh of Druva, Balaji Sreenivasan of Aurigo, Vivek Ravisankar of InterviewStreet - all have something in common, other than that they have been featured here for their accomplishments. They are all technology entrepreneurs who started their ventures in India over the past few years, built them to a significant level of success, and now they have all relocated to the US, or are in the process of relocating (themselves, not the companies). We have mentioned just five names. But there are more. And the one common reason for the move...
  • Book Review:Al Gore Dreams of Electric Jeeps

    01/30/2013 7:54:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Street Jiournal ^ | January 29, 2013 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    There have always been two Al Gores. There is techno-enthusiast Al, who, during his 2000 run for president, proposed that an online network ("G-Bay") be used to auction off surplus government property. I found techno-enthusiast Al beguiling when I was researching manned Mars missions for his 1988 presidential campaign. But there is also Savonarola Al, who loudly denounces the excesses of modern capitalist society and demands repentance—though, given Mr. Gore's lucrative commercial dalliances (most recently, the sale of his Current TV network to the repressive, oil-rich Qatari regime), perhaps Jimmy Swaggart would be a closer clerical model than Savonarola. Each...