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  • 2nd Oval Office Readied In White House Rehab Project

    02/01/2013 5:36:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | February 1,2013 | Alexis Simendinger
    In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West Wing, the government is undertaking extensive work to complete a new executive office for President Obama at the south end of the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building, RCP has learned.
  • UN backs Iran's denial of Fordo blast

    02/01/2013 5:23:47 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | anon
    The UN atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial that such an incident had taken place last week. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in an unusual move, made a brief statement following media reports at the weekend of significant damage at the underground Fordo uranium enrichment site. ....
  • Panetta: Iranian Threat Spreads [Calling Captain Obvious....]

    02/01/2013 5:15:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Panetta: Iranian Threat Spreads By JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS In an exclusive interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sited illicit arms trafficking by Iran for what he called a "dangerous escalation" of tensions. WSJ's Julian Barnes shares his take-aways from the exit interview. WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accused Iran's paramilitary force of an intensified campaign to destabilize the Middle East by smuggling antiaircraft weapons to its militant allies. Iran's export of so-called manpads—antiaircraft missiles that can be carried by a single person—represent what Mr. Panetta called a dangerous escalation. "There is no...
  • Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban

    02/01/2013 5:13:37 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Sylvester Stallone says that despite his "Rambo" image and new shoot-em-up film "Bullet to the Head," he's in favor of new national gun control legislation. Stallone supported the 1994 "Brady bill" that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated. "I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?"
  • Boise pastor held captive in Iran (Where is HILLARY on this?)

    02/01/2013 4:58:17 PM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    KTVB ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2012 | Stephanie Zepelin
    A pastor from Boise is being held in prison in Iran for the second time in less than five years. His lawyer said it's because of his Christian beliefs. The American Center for Law and Justice is representing Saeed Abedini's family here in the United States. ACLJ is also launching a campaign to get the United Nations, US State Department, and Congress to demand Abedini's release. KTVB took video of Abedini and his family in 2009, when he got back from another incident in the Middle East. In 2009, he was held in Tehran for about two months and threatened...
  • U.S. Sales: This Was A VERY Strong January (auto sales)

    02/01/2013 4:56:09 PM PST · by nascarnation · 45 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 2/1/2013 | Bertel Schmitt
    The U.S. new car market was up strongly in January. GM and Ford surprised analysts with double digit sales rates. Toyota, up 26.6 percent also surprised. GM is up 16 percent on very strong sales of the Equinox and its Silverado and Sierra pickups. Ford prints a 22 percent increase, powered by the Fusion. Lincoln sales are down 18 percent while customers wait for the MKZ to arrive in quantity at their dealers. Chrysler was up 16 percent, but jaded analysts expected more. Detroit OEMs and analysts expect the SAAR to be in the mid 15 million range
  • Congress's Policies Steal Our Freedoms While Rewarding Irresponsibility

    02/01/2013 4:54:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    forbes ^ | 1-29-13 | bill flax
    Families provide the sure foundation undergirding Western Civilization. No laws or economic remedy can arrest social breakdown if the family structure fractures. Yet, progressives have commandeered the political realm to overhaul culture. Marriage withers under easy divorce, subsidized illegitimacy, and the desire among progressives to make it anything and everything. The only liberties the Left touts grant license to repudiate traditional morality. Economics writer Warren Brookes foresaw, “So the continuing, ever-mounting assault on traditional family values may well be more destructive to our economic well-being as a nation than any of our faulty fiscal or monetary policies.” An effete or...
  • Arab-American groups call Coke Super Bowl ad ''Racist''

    02/01/2013 4:52:47 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Sue Zeidler
    Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.
  • Menendez’s Replacements

    02/01/2013 4:51:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-1-2013 | Lachlan Markay
    MenendezÂ’s Replacements Three potential interim senators floated to replace troubled Democrat BY: Lachlan Markay February 1, 2013 3:30 pm A small group of New Jersey politicians are being floated as likely replacements for embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), who is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over his relationship with a donor facing allegations of political corruption and fraud.New JerseyÂ’s constitution gives governors the ability to appoint interim senators. After appointing an interim senator, the governor then has the choice of either calling a special election or waiting until the 2013 general election to fill the seat...
  • Friday Fun: 13-Year-Old Girl Rocks the Range (Great video for shooters)

    02/01/2013 4:49:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Meet Katelyn Francis, a 13-year-old shooting expert. She competes in multi-gun competitions all over the country. Watch and learn, boys. 1:17 video at link
  • Police: Bomber at U.S. Embassy in Turkey with leftist group

    02/01/2013 4:46:52 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/01/2013 | Ivan Watson
    Turkish officials say a suicide bomber belonging to a radical leftist organization blew himself up just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Friday. ...... Istanbul police identified the bomber as Ecevit Shanli, a member of DHKP-C, a Marxist Leninist terror group. .....
  • Network Morning Shows Ignore 10th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

    02/01/2013 4:43:08 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    On February 1, 2003, seven astronauts on board Space Shuttle Columbia died during re-entry as they returned to Earth from the STS-107 mission. Friday was the 10th anniversary of the disaster, but none of the Big Three networks morning newscasts marked this somber occasion. ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and NBC's Today understandably devoted considerable broadcast time to the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday. However, this coverage contained segments to frivolous, celebrity-driven stories that could have been whittled down to air even a mere brief on the anniversary of the tragedy. Here are examples from each morning show:...
  • New York Resistance (unSAFE Act - Video)

    02/01/2013 4:41:14 PM PST · by FreedFromNY · 26 replies
    Great video. Despite reports to the contrary, not all New Yorkers are liberal. And not all are going to go down without a fight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BTdhVxva5KU
  • Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeted multiple sites

    02/01/2013 4:39:47 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/02/2013 | JPOST Staff
    'Time' quotes Western officials as saying IAF jets hit several targets in Syria and US has given Israel green light to carry out more raids; Panetta: US supports all steps to prevent weapons from falling into terrorist hands. IAF raids overnight Tuesday struck multiple targets in Syria, Time magazine reported on Friday, citing Western intelligence officials. Syria on Wednesday publicly accused Israel of striking a scientific research center northwest of Damascus, denying reports that the strike had targeted a suspected shipment of anti-aircraft missiles en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The description of the military research center that Syria claimed...
  • Not Peace, But a Sword [advice to "Bad Republicans"]

    02/01/2013 4:39:20 PM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | February 1, 2013 | Peter J. Leithart
    President Obama is convinced that liberals have won the culture war, and he aims to leverage that victory to force a transformation of the Republican party. In a New Republic interview published earlier this week, he noted that attitudes are changing “in the country as a whole around LGBT issues and same-sex marriage” and that this poses a challenge to Republicans. Some Republicans will “embrace” the change, but “there’s a big chunk of their constituency that is going to be deeply opposed to that.” Unity is the president’s preferred weapon to divide and conquer. As he stated in his inaugural...
  • Cornell 2nd Amendment experts see issue headed for Supreme Court

    02/01/2013 4:37:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    pressconnects.com | Jan 29, 2013 | NA
    Here's the link.
  • Connecticut Teachers Oppose Guns in Schools

    02/01/2013 4:28:42 PM PST · by matt04 · 31 replies
    A large majority of teachers in Connecticut don’t want educators to bring guns into schools and instead want the state to enact tougher gun laws, according to a study by the Connecticut Education Association that was released Monday. The CEA’s poll of 400 of its members statewide also showed that teachers, by an overwhelming majority, want more state funding to improve security in schools, support broader background checks on gun buyers and support bans on assault weapons and on large-capacity gun magazines. The CEA survey comes at a time when state lawmakers are holding hearings on gun control issues in...
  • Chris Matthews Smears John McCain as an 'Angry' Vietnam Vet Having a 'Flashback'

    02/01/2013 4:25:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    Liberal anchor Chris Matthews on Friday stooped to new low, smearing John McCain as an "angry" Vietnam veteran who is having a "flashback." Resorting to the cheapest of stereotypes, the Hardball host attempted to explain why McCain so aggressively opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense. Matthews opened the show by sneering, "Why is John McCain so angry? Forty years after the Vietnam POWs came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever." Regarding Thursday's congressional hearings, the journalist asserted that Vietnam "flashbacks must haunt still the mind and heart of John Sidney McCain." Dredging up...
  • Steve Capus Leaves NBC News Worse Off in Ratings and Journalism

    02/01/2013 4:23:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, February 1, 2013 | David Zurawik
    Ending a tenure marked by the costly decline of the 'Today' show, the failure of the newsmagazine 'Rock Center' and an erosion of journalistic values, Steve Capus Friday resigned as president of NBC News after almost eight years on the job. While NBC once had the number one morning and evening news shows on his watch, the last two years have been a story of failure for Capus and the network's news division. SNIP Capus also spent millions on one of the sorriest excuses of a newsmagazine in TV history, Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which has been a rock solid...
  • Keystone pipeline decision to languish until mid-June-US source

    02/01/2013 4:19:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/13 | Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The Obama administration's decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will not be made until at least June, a U.S. official said, which would delay the project for months and frustrate backers of Canada's oil sands. "We're talking the beginning of summer at the earliest," said the source, who did not want to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the TransCanada Corp project, which has been pending for more than four and a half years. "It's not weeks until the final decision. It's months." A series of steps still have to be taken...