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  • Chris Christie Still Loves President Obama [barf alert]

    02/01/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 31, 2013 | Ruby Cramer
    Gov. Chris Christie paid tribute Thursday night to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his help in successfully passing the Hurricane Sandy aid bill in January, and continuing the unlikely public alliance between the Republican and Democrat.
  • According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession

    02/01/2013 6:30:31 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI - Advisor Perspectives ^ | 2-1-2013 | Doug short
    According To ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan, We Are 8 Months Into A Recession Doug Short, Advisor PerspectivesFebruary 1, 2013, 6:33 PM The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) slipped in the latest public data. It is now at 129.7 versus the previous week's upwardly revised 130.7 (previously 130.6). See the WLI chart in the Appendix below. However, the WLI annualized growth indicator (WLIg) rose, now at 8.3, up from last week's 7.2. WLIg has been in expansion territory since August 10th of last year, and it is at its highest level since May of 2010. ECRI...
  • Must Read Book: How the Media Ignored the Real News to Get Obama Re-Elected

    02/01/2013 6:25:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been a week full of liberal media bias examples, but after all, every week is full of them. We saw NBC news purposely edit another video clip smearing Second Amendment supporters in order to push a gun control agenda. This is the same agenda President Obama just happens to be pushing as he continues to single out the NRA and its members as enemy number one. The move by NBC impacted public opinion for a few hours until luckily new media, the team over at Twitchy.com precisely, debunked the entire thing. Although this was a case of editing to...
  • Caption time

    02/01/2013 6:23:43 PM PST · by crosshairs · 47 replies
  • Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator

    02/01/2013 6:10:04 PM PST · by randita · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator Posted By David Martosko On 9:11 AM 02/01/2013 @ 9:11 AM Bob Menendez, the combative New Jersey senator beset by allegations that he had sex with at least one underage prostitute in the Dominican Republic, hurried out of a Marriott ballroom in Washington, D.C. after a speech Thursday night, out-dashing a gaggle of reporters and ignoring questions all the way to a welcome elevator. The senator was speaking to an annual gathering of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, but members of the media weren’t interested...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 2 Feb 2013

    02/01/2013 6:09:58 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 209 replies
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  • Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

    02/01/2013 6:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Kate Hicks
    On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch: Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny...
  • NBC: Chicago Gun Restrictions Ineffective Because of Gun Rights Elsewhere

    02/01/2013 6:02:23 PM PST · by chessplayer · 47 replies
    In a report at the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kevin Tibbles fretted that "Despite bylaws that prohibit gun shops within city limits...Chicago appears to be awash in guns." A sentiment that echoed ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, who on Wednesday announced to viewers that the whole nation was "awash in guns." The declaration from Tibbles teed up gun control advocate and UCLA law professor Adam Winkler to claim that problem with Chicago's gun restrictions was that they were not universal: "Chicago certainly has strict gun control laws. But the difficulty is that outlying areas outside of...
  • Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel

    02/01/2013 6:01:36 PM PST · by randita · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/13 | David Martosko
    Menendez drained more than 1/3 of bank accounts in January to pay for past Dominican Republic travel Posted By David Martosko On 4:21 AM 02/01/2013 @ 4:21 AM A check that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wrote to his longtime campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen on Jan. 4 to cover private jet travel to the Dominican Republic represented more than one-third of his cash-on-hand — and perhaps as much as 90 percent — according to an analysis of his most recent U.S. Senate financial disclosure report. Dan O’Brien, Menendez’s chief of staff, told WNBC-TV4 in New York on Tuesday...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 2-1-13

    02/01/2013 6:00:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 2-1-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run

    02/01/2013 5:49:11 PM PST · by randita · 80 replies
    Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger on February 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM, updated February 01, 2013 at 5:08 PM TRENTON — It looks like Geraldo Rivera is already prepping his platform. One day after announcing on his radio show that he is "truly considering" running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, Rivera amped up his message today in a television interview and a column on the Fox News Latino website. The longtime media personality portrayed himself as a moderate Republican...
  • HHS Mandate "Fix" Fails Again

    02/01/2013 5:49:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://catholicvote.org ^ | February 1, 2013 | Brian Burch
    President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius are back at it. Conscience-minded business owners with more than 50 employees will continue to be forced to pay for coverage for contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization procedures. This includes Michigan businessman John Kennedy and Missouri businessman Frank O’Brien, both of whom are represented and defended by our CatholicVote.org Legal Defense Fund. Pro-life organizations, schools or charities which are not explicitly religious will still be forced to pay for abortion inducing drugs if they have more than 50 employees. The new rules provide NO options for private individuals who seek insurance coverage that respects their...
  • Russian Zenit rocket with US satellite fails at launch

    02/01/2013 5:45:03 PM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    A Russian rocket carrying a US-made communications satellite has plunged into the Pacific Ocean shortly after its launch, Russian media report.
  • The new Hillary Clinton (Exactly What Has She Accomplished?)

    02/01/2013 5:44:15 PM PST · by what's up · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Glenn Thrush
    Hillary Clinton has logged about a million diplomatic miles in the past four years, but her political odometer has been reset to factory zero as she exits the State Department Friday with the highest approval rating of any potential 2016 contender. Even as Clinton concluded her victory lap on her way out of office this week, there were signs that the 65-year-old former first lady is still afflicted by the same problem that hampered her during the up-and-down 2008 campaign: an inability to clearly define her leadership or governing philosophy. An instinctive team player who spent two decades working at...
  • 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