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  • Some families to be priced out of health overhaul (Obama's hands tied by how law was written)

    01/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    WTOP ^ | 01/31/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress...
  • A Message to Teachers Unions: Stop Holding Our Children Hostage

    01/31/2013 12:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Maroney
    The progressive movement has always portrayed itself as one of "choice." They’re pro-choice when it comes to abortion and believe women should have the choice of a wide array of birth control that someone else pays for. Unfortunately, they stop short when it comes to "school choice." For progressives, there’s a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our children’s education. Problems are attributed to inadequate funding as opposed to a fundamental flaw in the foundation of our educational system. The majority of today’s school districts dictate the conditions of education for students and schools, while taxpayers pick up the tab....
  • Schumer’s False Fire - His analogy is a dreadful one.

    01/31/2013 12:22:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With a dreary predictability, Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) shared with yesterday’s Senate hearing his “fire in a theater” argument for gun control. Schumer, as anyone who follows his exploits will be aware, is fond of this line. Adumbrating his opposition to the allegedly pernicious influence of Citizens United, the senator made the underlying point explicit: “I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute. No amendment is absolute.” In an op-ed on December 23 of last year, he moved his attentions a little farther down the Bill of Rights: “While the First Amendment...
  • Geraldo contemplating run for Senate

    01/31/2013 12:17:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Geraldo contemplating run for Senate By Jonathan Easley - 01/31/13 02:02 PM ET Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he’s “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey. “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.” 
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), 89, is up for reelection in 2014 but...
  • Right to bear arms upheld in El Paso County (Colorado Springs)

    01/31/2013 12:06:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 23, 2013 | GARRISON WELLS
    One day before the biggest shooting range in Colorado opens to the sounds of gunfire, top El Paso County officials are promising to protect residents’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton on Tuesday introduced a resolution that states the board will not “enforce any statutes, edicts, Presidential Directives, or other regulations and proclamations which conflict — and are expressly preempted by — the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings” on the Second Amendment. The resolution refers to a 2008 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s rights, rather than...
  • The Overwhelming Judgment of Science Rejects Obama's Global Warming Claims

    01/31/2013 11:56:23 AM PST · by mjp · 11 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 1-24-13 | James Taylor
    President Barack Obama in his second inauguration address called for new action to “respond to the threat of climate change.” Taking advantage of the bully pulpit and a huge national audience, Obama mustered his best possible arguments in a brief case for why addressing global warming is supposedly necessary. Unfortunately for global warming alarmists, Obama’s case was exceptionally flimsy. Then again, Obama did not have much to work with, as the overall case for global warming alarmism is exceptionally flimsy.
  • Ex-49er Kwame Harris charged in ex-boyfriend's beating

    01/31/2013 11:53:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com ^ | Mon January 28, 2013 10:56PM | Staff
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges from an August beating involving a former boyfriend, a prosecutor and defense lawyer said.</p>
  • Lobbying Muscle and Green Agenda Blinded Boeing to Reality

    01/31/2013 11:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 31, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    With the revelation that All Nippon Airways replaced defectivelithium ion batteries 10 times,Japan Air Lines replaced“quite a few,” andUnited Airlines replaced “multiple batteries,” in the months preceding the smoke emergency that grounded their Dreamliners, is there anything that can be said about the technology that can overcome its now-horrible reputation? Boeing has worked on the 787 for 10 years or so, with an ample amount of time to determine what kind of battery technology would be functional with the“super-efficient” jet with “exceptional environmental performance.” Had the Chicago-based manufacturer –and its airline customers – concerned themselves more with achievable plans that...
  • Phoenix shooting suspect may have been found

    01/31/2013 11:49:31 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/31/2013 | UPI
    Police in Mesa, Ariz., reported finding a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound who matches the description of a suspect in a Phoenix shooting. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said a person matching the description of the suspect, 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, was found Thursday with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, reported. "Mesa Police have informed us they have located the suspect vehicle involved in yesterday's [Wednesday's] incident," Martos said in an email distributed to media outlets Thursday. "In addition, they have located an individual matching the suspect description nearby with what appears to...
  • Christian University in California Names Center after Notorious Abortionist

    01/31/2013 11:45:08 AM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/2013 | LifeSiteNews
    Riverside, California, January 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Seventh-day Adventist website ADvindicate has recently drawn attention to the fact that La Sierra University has named a new economics centre after abortionist and gambling magnate Edward C. Allred, who in 1980 claimed to have personally aborted a quarter of a million babies in twelve years. In 2010, La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist University in Riverside, California, established the Edward C. Allred Center to promote free market economics among high school students. The centre’s abortionist namesake founded the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in 1969, a chain of abortion clinics that reportedly...
  • Why It’s Morally Wrong to Expand Medicaid: Government should protect property, not redistribute it

    01/31/2013 11:43:12 AM PST · by mjp · 4 replies
    Nevada Business Magazine ^ | JANUARY 1, 2013 | VICTOR JOECKS
    Why is stealing wrong? Is it wrong because it’s illegal? Or is stealing wrong because individuals have a God-given or natural right to their own property? To some people, that’s like asking, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” — in other words, they think the answer is unknowable. But there’s an essential difference here: Unlike the chicken-and-egg question, we know that our God-given/natural rights precede government — both logically and historically. As our country’s Declaration of Independence so eloquently states, we are all endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...
  • Revealed: How immigrants in America are sending $120 BILLION to their struggling families back home

    01/31/2013 11:38:18 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    Migrants working in the United States sent a staggering $120 billion back to their families last year, it was revealed today. The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed.
  • Report: Up to $25M welfare waste

    01/31/2013 11:32:07 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Bay State taxpayers are doling out a staggering $25 million a year to welfare recipients who may not even be eligible to collect, according to a blistering new report from one of the state’s top fraud fighters. The report, focused on families with at least one child, 
estimated that almost 10 percent of the 51,311 families on welfare are able to collect benefits from the Department of Transitional 
Assistance without having to provide the right documentation. The inspector general’s eye-opening study found the welfare department is awarding benefits to recipients who: • work outside jobs — a welfare violation that...
  • Shooting reported at Atlanta school

    01/31/2013 11:31:06 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    AJC ^ | Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 | 2:20 p.m. | Christian Boone
    One student was shot, according to Channel 2 Action News. A teacher has been injured. One suspect is in custody.
  • Ted Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for assault weapon ban

    01/31/2013 11:29:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 30 January 2013 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senate’s gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons.“What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns,” he said.With a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle used — as Cruz said, by millions of Americans – the senator argued that the proposed ban focuses on “cosmetic features” such as pistol grips that in no way change the lethality of a weapon.He produced a plastic pistol grip and held it to...
  • France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive

    01/31/2013 11:28:37 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-31-2013 | Raul I Meijer
    France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive Economics / FranceJan 31, 2013 - 08:27 AM GMT By: Raul I Meijer US GDP came out today and it was a stinker: -0.1%. Enter a choir of 10,000 pundits who all figured out that all that bad smell was the result of one thing only: cuts in military spending. That's the sort of thing that tells me - or more correctly: confirms - that the optimism bias has become so strong and infectious it's no longer worth even discussing. And that's before I notice - caveat: I...
  • Pakistani Taliban enter fray around strategic NATO routes (tribal infighting)

    01/31/2013 11:27:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 30, 2013 | Taha Siddiqui
    Clashes between rival militant groups in the tribal region next to the Afghanistan border has reportedly claimed more than 70 lives since fighting broke out last week. The area lies near the Khyber Pass, a main route for NATO supply trucks to Afghanistan, making it pivotal to the US war effort there and to Pakistan's revenues. Fighting flared after a third militant group – the Pakistani Taliban – moved into an area already being fought over by two other outfits and the Pakistani military. On the run from its traditional strongholds in another part of the tribal belt, the Pakistani...
  • House GOP unafraid of defense cuts

    01/31/2013 11:24:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Jan 13 | DAVID ROGERS
    <p>On a hot July night six months ago, 89 House Republicans joined more dovish Democrats to do the unusual for Washington: cut $1.1 billion from the GOP’s proposed budget for defense in 2013.</p> <p>Then came Hurricane Sandy and the New Year’s Day tax bill, and as many as 157 House Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid. It was a huge swing by any measure and one followed this week by a Monday night Senate vote in which the overwhelming majority of Republicans endorsed their own across-the-board defense cut worth tens of billions of dollars over the next nine years.</p>
  • Nine current and former Traffic Court judges indicted

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/31/2013 | John P. Martin and Craig R. McCoy,
    Nine current or former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges surrendered today to face corruption charges after a three-year FBI probe into ticket-fixing in the beleaguered court. A 77-count indictment returned Tuesday but sealed until Thursday, said judges and their assistants routinely shredded documents, used code words and practiced "a well-understood conspiracy of silence" that turned the court into two systems: One where the average citizen paid for their infractions, while the connected saw tickets disappear, costing the Commonwealth an untold amount. "For years, even beyond the conspiracy charged, there existed a culture of ticket fixing at Traffic Court," the indictment said....
  • POLL: Gov. Cuomo Suffers 15 Point Drop in Approval After Passing New Gun Laws

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo experienced a sharp drop in approval after pushing through tough new gun laws, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Cuomo, who last month had an all-time high job approval of 74 percent, saw that number drop to 59 percent. The Quinnipiac poll also shows: Voters in non-gun homes approve of the governor 68%-19%. Voters in households with a gun disapprove 50%-40%. Thirty-four percent of all voters say the gun-control package signed by Gov. Cuomo this month goes "too far" in restricting gun owners' rights while 30 percent say it does not go far...
  • GOP Electoral Ploy Will Backfire

    01/31/2013 11:13:56 AM PST · by fractionated · 80 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 31, 2013 | Steve & Cokie Roberts
    "We must stop being the stupid party," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned fellow Republicans recently. "It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults." Many Republicans apparently weren't listening, because they insist on doing stupid things. Exhibit A: lawmakers in a half-dozen states who are trying to alter the Electoral College system to give Republicans more votes. This is a desperate and ultimately self-defeating reaction to the changing demographics of America. The GOP calculus seems to be: We can never appeal to minorities, and we cannot win the presidency without them, so let's rig the system to reduce...
  • Ariz. Senate Panel Passes Bill Barring Enforcement Of Federal Gun Measures

    01/31/2013 11:13:12 AM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 31 replies
    WNEW CBS DC ^ | 01-31-2013 | WNEW CBS DC
    The bill co-sponsored by state Sen. Don Shooter, four other senators and several members of the House of Representatives would bar enforcement of new federal laws affecting semi-automatic firearms or high-capacity magazines. It also makes any federal official trying to enforce such laws guilty of a felony and allows the state Attorney General to defend anyone prosecuted for violating federal gun laws if the gun was made in Arizona, among other provisions.
  • FBI Raid Shines Light on Senator’s Hooker Scandal

    01/31/2013 11:10:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 31, 2013
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Dominican prostitute scandal has finally caught the attention of the mainstream media because the FBI raided the office of the shady doctor friend that reportedly furnished the hookers, but it’s hardly the first time the New Jersey Democrat is embroiled in illegal behavior. In fact, Judicial Watch has for years reported the newly reelected senator’s many transgressions. As far back as 2007 JW wrote about a federal grand jury investigation into Menendez, a former member of the U.S. House, illegally steering lobbying business to a girlfriend that also served as his chief of staff. The former...
  • Reduced F-35 performance specifications may have significant operational impact

    01/31/2013 11:06:08 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    The Pentagon's decision to reduce the performance specifications for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will have a significant operational impact, a number of highly experienced fighter pilots consulted by Flightglobal concur. But the careful development of tactics and disciplined employment of the jet may be able to mitigate some of those shortcomings. The US Department of Defense's decision to relax the sustained turn performance of all three variants of the F-35 was revealed earlier this month in the Pentagon's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation 2012 report. Turn performance for the US Air Force's F-35A was reduced from...
  • Report: Transformation in U.S. power supply breeds new challenges

    01/31/2013 11:03:54 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 31, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A jump in natural gas usage combined with big gains in energy efficiency have helped the United States make strides in cutting emissions over the past five years, according to a report released Thursday. The “Sustainable Energy in America” factbook documents a 6.4 percent slide in total energy use between 2007 and 2012. During the same time frame, the amount of electricity generated both by natural gas and renewable sources climbed, and coal-fired power generation declined, helping to trim carbon dioxide emissions produced when fossil fuels are burned. “Significant changes are occurring in the US energy sector that are boosting...
  • Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    01/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PST · by old school · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert Costa
    “I don’t think the party dies immediately,” Gilmore says. “It’s not going to just disappear like the Whigs did, since there is so much law that supports the two-party system. But Republicans will be locked into a permanent minority at the national level unless we seriously rethink our approach.”
  • Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)

    01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | staff
    Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an “elected, legitimate government” and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections: HAGEL: Well, let’s start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it — the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb....
  • America’s Suicidal Cities: Detroit refuses to take its medicine.

    01/31/2013 10:45:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2013 | John Fund
    Some major American cities are dying, and the worst part is that these grievously ill patients often are refusing to take even the mildest medicine that would make things better. Take Detroit, a city that has become a synonym for urban failure. The murder rate of one per 1,719 people last year was more than eleven times the rate in New York City. One contributing factor may be that two-thirds of Detroit’s streetlights are broken.
  • Kaufman County (30 mi. east of Dallas) Judge calls shooting an 'ambush' (prosecutor gunned down)

    01/31/2013 10:41:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    WFAA TV Dallas ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Goodman
    A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters. Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day. County Judge Bruce Wood confirmed the victim's identity, however his family has not been notified. Wood told News 8's Jonathan Betz that the...
  • Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing at Super Bowl

    01/31/2013 10:40:05 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 129 replies
    NBCConnecticut.com ^ | 1-31-13 | Staff
    The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage.
  • HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn’t translate into Spanish

    01/31/2013 10:38:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration has stopped using the term “exchanges” to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system. "We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people," Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. " ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does."
  • Do you support President Obama's immigration plan? (Freep a poll--WashPost)

    01/31/2013 10:33:53 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2013
    Today’s Opinions poll Do you support President Obama's immigration plan? Yes No
  • DHS revamping immigrant welcome materials, set to include Obamacare

    01/31/2013 10:33:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | Caroline May
    The welcome materials the federal government directs new immigrants to read — which detail, among other facets of American life, how and where to get government benefits — are in the process of getting a bit of a makeover to increase accessibility for newcomers. The WelcometoUSA.gov website, which bills itself as “the U.S. Government’s official web portal for new immigrants,” maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will soon feature information about President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation, USCIS spokesman Chris Bentley told The Daily Caller.
  • U.S. Growth Halted as Federal Spending Fell in 4th Quarter (GDP -0.1% )

    01/31/2013 10:32:26 AM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    nyt ^ | January 30, 2013 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    The federal government helped bring the economic recovery to a virtual halt late last year -snip- Disappointing data released Wednesday underscore how tighter fiscal policy may continue to weigh on growth in the future as government spending, which increased steadily in recent decades and expanded hugely during the recession, plays a diminished role in the United States economy. -snip- The economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the last three months of 2012, the worst quarter since the economy crawled out of the last recession, Still, economists said the seemingly bleak gross domestic product report was not...
  • (Suburban Chicago) High School to Fire Blanks During Shooting Drill

    01/31/2013 10:24:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    A Chicago-area high school has an unconventional safety drill slated for today: During its "code red drill," Cary-Grove High School is going so far as to have someone in the hallway shoot blanks from a starter pistol. The point? "To provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire," said the principal in a letter. Teachers will keep students inside, with doors locked and curtains drawn, as police sweep the school. Students are aware of the drill, and there will be a PA announcement beforehand, the Northwest Herald reports. "The purpose is to take the Code Red...
  • Emperor Obama and the ministry of propaganda

    01/31/2013 10:18:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Marisa Martin
    Exclusive: Marisa Martin sees U.S. president as modern-day Bonaparte “History is a set of lies agreed upon,” Napoleon Bonaparte famously said as the self-anointed emperor of France. Surely he was in a place to know, as he waged fiercely successful propaganda campaigns on several continents. Bonaparte created and wrote for two newspapers dedicated solely to his own promotion and glory. He adroitly manipulated the press by keeping unsavory personal details buried under heaps of red herring and frivolity. Artists such as David and Delarouche were commissioned to paint him swashbuckling and heroic: “Superman with a sash saves France!” Napoleon’s exploits...
  • Missouri School to Cut Kids' Hair for Drug Test

    01/31/2013 10:16:50 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/31/2013 | Mark Russell,
    One Kansas City high school is taking the war on drugs to the next level. Beginning this fall, Rockhurst High School will require students to submit their hair for random drug tests, reports KSHB. In a somewhat bizarre-sounding process, a staff member who happens to be a barber will cut about 60 strands from randomly selected students' heads or bodies. (KSHB helpfully clarifies that hair in private areas will not be touched.) The Jesuit institution will then test for everything from cocaine and PCP to pot and signs of binge drinking; the test is said to be able to identify...
  • NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama

    01/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Clutch Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | MYEISHA ESSEX
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and he’s at it again. In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, Jealous said that African Americans are doing worse under President Obama than under President Bush. “When you look at joblessness in this country, the country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” he said. “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.” Now that election season is over, it’s clear that the honeymoon between the Obama administration and the NAACP is over....
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’: Liberals take to Twitter to slam Hagel

    01/31/2013 10:13:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media.
  • Gay Isn’t The New Black

    01/31/2013 10:11:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Clutch Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | YESHA CALLAHAN
    I remember watching a gay rights activist on a television interview discussing the importance of “natural alliances” in the struggle for equality. He stated that “African-Americans” were a “natural ally” for gay people as a result of the similarities in our shared experiences. I also remember thinking to myself, “Good luck with that one.” While Blacks and homosexuals have clearly endured similar injustices and encountered innumerable expressions of hatred and disregard, there is a human tendency, in my opinion, to place one’s own plight and the plight of one’s own people above that of any other group, particularly when the...
  • Conservatives Launch Facebook Alternative

    01/31/2013 10:08:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | January 31, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook. The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members. BE SURE TO JOIN TODD’S FAN CLUB – FOR DAILY SNARKY AND PITHY CONVERSATION! CLICK HERE TO JOIN! “It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America,” said co-founder Ken Crow. “It’s a social community just for them.” Crow partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to...
  • Fed's Ivory Tower Just Got Smaller

    01/31/2013 10:04:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Peter Schiff
    Today's weaker than expected GDP report shows just how out of touch most professional economists remain with respect to the fundamental weakness of the US economy. After more than four years of nearly never ending monetary stimulus and more than $5 trillion worth of new federal debt, the economy remains stuck in a serious recession. The report shows that federal stimulus and deficit spending can't create sustainable economic growth. Although the tepid data shocked many economists, I was not surprised. I believe zero growth is consistent with the state of the real economy. The stronger growth numbers that we saw...
  • The gospel according to Saul (progression from Alinsky to Cloward-Piven to dictatorship)

    01/31/2013 9:54:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | January 31, 2013 | Eriik Rush
    Lenin pointed out: “The task of the Bolsheviks is to overthrow the Imperialist Government. But this government rests upon the support of the Social Revolutionaries and Mensheviks, who in turn are supported by the trustfulness of the masses of the people. We are in the minority. In these circumstances there can be no talk of violence on our side.” The essence of Lenin’s speeches during this period was “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” And it was. –...
  • Obamacare Glitch: Some Families to be Priced out of Health Coverage

    01/31/2013 9:52:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | january 30, 2013
    Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law....
  • Israeli Jets Blast Arms Shipment Inside Syria

    01/31/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    WSJ --- MIDDLE EAST NEWS ^ | January 30, 2013 | By FARNAZ FASSIHI, JULIAN E. BARNES and SAM DAGHER
    Latest News Syria, Allies Condem Israel Strike Israel bombed a suspected shipment of antiaircraft missiles in Syria on Wednesday, according to regional and U.S. officials, in its most ambitious strike inside its neighbor's territory in nearly two chaotic years of civil war there.The early-morning strike in a border area west of Damascus targeted a convoy of trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles to Hezbollah, the anti-Israel Shiite militant and political group in Lebanon, according to a Western official briefed on the raid. Israel launched an airstrike against a convoy of trucks moving near the Lebanon-Syria border Tuesday, a senior U.S. official...
  • The transparency of gun-grabbers

    01/31/2013 9:45:05 AM PST · by Perseverando
    WND ^ | January 31, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah sees clear signals our liberty is at a turning point Fact: Every year, the lives of thousands of private citizens in America are saved because they had firearms when they needed them. Fact: Nations like Australia and the United Kingdom have seen an increase in violent crime and murder by firearms since banning their possession by private citizens. Fact: The kind of legislation prompted by recent anti-gun hysteria over the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre would not have prevented the tragedy, but, in fact, make future mass murders more likely. Fact: The very same politicians promoting a...
  • Obama pushing American people closer to armed resistance

    01/31/2013 9:37:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | January 29, 2013 | Sher Zieve
    Each and every day now Obama and his syndicate government are pushing harder and harder for the removal of all of our liberties, in order to place us into slavery and create a permanent police state. Even the most dense on the far Left are now aware – some only vaguely – that things are not as they should be. However, the further Left one goes, the more perverse and unstable one becomes. Luciferianism – Marxist, Nazi, Fascist or otherwise – is and has always been the End Goal of the power-maddened once-human would-be masters and oppressors of the human...
  • Call the BSA Board of Directors & tell them to uphold Scouting values!

    01/31/2013 9:34:32 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 36 replies
    http://www.frc.org ^ | 1-31-2013 | www.frc.org
    The phones are ringing off the wall. If you've tried to get through to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you know it's been tough. If you've wanted to express your concern about the BSA abandoning their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting openly homosexual Scout leaders from holding leadership positions, you may have been greeted by an endlessly ringing phone. This may be one instance in which the Boy Scouts were not prepared. The BSA national leadership were not prepared for the thousands of Americans who were shocked to hear that an organization that could always be counted...
  • Mozilla reveals Firefox phone

    01/31/2013 9:33:19 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/31/13 | MELISSA SUE SORRELLS GALLEY
    Mozilla releases information about developer phones running its Firefox OSMozilla is bringing its particular brand of open and innovative dedication to the Open Web to a cellular phone near you.The nonprofit maker of the popular Firefox browser recently announced that it will release a preview phone running its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in February. The OS is designed to allow HTML5 applications to integrate directly with the deviceÂ’s hardware, and the lighter system will allow apps to run smoothly while maintaining longer battery life than its competitors. MozillaÂ’s new operating system is built entirely on open web standards. (Via:...
  • A Look at the Fed-Sponsored Housing Bubble

    01/31/2013 9:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    In the wake of rising housing prices a reader asked if I would revisit my March 2102 article How Far Have Home Prices "Really" Fallen. The reader specifically wanted an update on inflation as measured by the HPI-CPI (a measure of the CPI where actual home prices instead of rent is the largest CPI component). Here is some background on the request: The CPI does not track home prices per se, rather the CPI uses a concept called "Owners' Equivalent Rent" (OER) as a proxy for home prices. The BLS determines OER from a measure of rental prices and also...