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  • Janet Napolitano: A woman to watch for 2016

    02/04/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 4, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016? It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...
  • Obama still backs new gun ban; top senator less certain

    02/04/2013 2:43:47 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/4/13 | Tom Cohen
    (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons. Obama took part in a discussion with Minneapolis officials before telling police officers and others that an increase in gun violence nationwide, including the Connecticut school massacre in December, made it vital to address the issue now. "No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe," Obama said in...
  • Panetta, Dempsey to testify on Libya attack

    02/04/2013 2:32:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 4, 10:24 AM EST
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify on Thursday about the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last September.
  • Why an American ‘manufacturing renaissance’ wouldn’t create many manufacturing jobs

    02/04/2013 2:28:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 1, 2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Get ready to hear a lot more about technological unemployment. The theory holds that automation, especially of the digital variety, is happening more quickly than entrepreneurs and human capital can adjust. And it’s why, says Andrew McAfee, co-author of Race Against the Machines, a boom in US manufacturing wouldn’t bring a boom in job creation: – Manufacturing employment has been on a steady downward trend in the U.S. since 1980 (it increased some after the end of the Great Recession, but this boost appears to be leveling out).– Manufacturing jobs have also been trending downward in Japan and Germany since...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-4-2013

    02/04/2013 2:25:08 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 38 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Gunman dead and boy hostage ALIVE as hostage standoff in Alabama bunker ends after seven days

    02/04/2013 2:23:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/4/13 | Thomas Durante and Laura Collins In Midland City, Alabama Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/n
    The 'survivalist killer' who allegedly gunned down a bus driver before taking a boy hostage in an underground bunker is now dead as the dramatic ordeal has ended after seven days. The five-year-old boy hostage, known only as Ethan, was taken away from the scene and is believed to be in fine condition. Multiple news outlets have reported that the gunman, 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, is deceased, but the cause of his death was not immediately known.
  • Boy in center of Alabama hostage standoff released, source says

    02/04/2013 2:13:23 PM PST · by Justaham · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/4/13
    DEVELOPING: A five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released, a law enforcement source, citing reports, told Fox News. Authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes shot and killed a bus driver last week in Midland City and then abducted the boy. Dykes is now dead, the source says, and it is unclear what the boy's current condition is.
  • Devastating Explosion At Key Iranian Nuclear Facility Confirmed By London Times

    02/04/2013 2:04:58 PM PST · by EBH · 55 replies
    The Inquisitir ^ | 1/29/2013
    According to the London Times, the arch Conservatives at World Net Daily finally got one right. On Friday, WND reported the destruction of Iran’s top secret uranium enrichment facility at the Fordow nuclear installation. Fordow, buried deep under ground, is reported to have completely collapsed in a massive explosion, trapping 200 workers in the ruins of the facility. WND published a report on the explosion written by a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer and CIA agent named Reza Kahlili, An author of several alarmist books and dozens of articles, Kahlili claims Iran intends to bring about a nuclear apocalypse in...
  • Rowdy Fans Pack The Streets After Ravens Win The Super Bowl

    02/04/2013 1:57:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 4,2013 | CBS Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore City police had their hands full managing the huge crowds of celebrating Ravens fans who took to the streets after Sunday night’s victory. In Fells Point, thousands of people danced in the streets.
  • Russia does not fit standards of Western democracy (Soros retailiates after they reject homo)

    02/04/2013 1:51:04 PM PST · by mgist · 33 replies
    pravda ^ | 2/4/13 | Kullikov
    Russia does not fit standards of Western democracy again 04.02.2013 Last week, Human Rights Watch presented World Report 2013. The report focused on the human rights situations in more than 90 countries of the world in 2012. Of 665 pages of the report, ten are devoted to Russia. An attempt to find at last something positive about our country on those ten pages will suffer a rapid fiasco. Human Rights Watch Director for Europe and Central Asia, Hugh Williamson, gave the following assessment: "Last year was the worst one in terms of the situation with human rights in Russia in...
  • Nearly Half Of American Families Live On The Edge Of Financial Ruin

    02/04/2013 1:37:40 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-3-2013 | Mandi Woodruff
    Nearly Half Of American Families Live On The Edge Of Financial Ruin Mandi WoodruffFebruary 4, 2013, 1:19 PM In the past few years, Americans have learned a thing or two about how quickly disaster can strike. And with each Hurricane Sandy, housing crisis, and stock market crash that rocks our world, we're faced with the realization that many of us simply aren't prepared for the worst. A sobering new report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development shows nearly half of U.S. households (132.1 million people) don't have enough savings to weather emergencies, or finance long-term needs like college tuition, health...
  • CBS Host Says Singer 'Blew the Electric' Twice During Rehearsals

    02/04/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Feb 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    Boomer Esiason, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and co-host "The NFL Today" on CBS, said Beyonce's halftime performance may have been responsible for the 34-minute blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco. “Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week," Esiason said on Monday on his radio show. Esiason recalled there was a buzzing sound in the Superdome shortly after Beyonce's halftime show. On his "Boomer & Carton" radio show, Esiason said about "five or six minutes prior to" the "the breaker going," Kevin Harlan, a CBS announcer who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper's 10pm show to be axed

    02/04/2013 1:28:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed. The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
  • Treasury nominee Jack Lew accused of breaking Medicare law by Republicans

    02/04/2013 1:24:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans are sending a letter Monday to the White House budget office arguing that President Obama’s nominee to be treasury secretary, Jacob “Jack” Lew, was complicit in breaking a Medicare budget law. The letter comes the same day that Mr. Obama officially missed another deadline in the budget law by failing to submit his blueprint on the first Monday in February. The president has only met that deadline once in his tenure. On the Medicare funding issue, federal law requires that if the program’s funding becomes imbalanced, its trustees are required to issue a warning, and the president is...
  • Smith & Nephew Reduces Workforce

    02/04/2013 1:24:16 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | MICHAEL WADDELL
    Smith & Nephew eliminated nearly 100 jobs in Memphis and Andover, Mass., on Thursday, Jan. 31, as the medical device company cuts expenses in an effort to offset tax hikes included in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act includes a 2.3 percent medical device tax, which took effect Jan. 1. The London-based company, which employs about 1,800 people in Memphis, said the new tax will cost the industry about $30 billion over 10 years. “(The tax) has impacted a number of companies across the U.S.,” said Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications. “Smith & Nephew is...
  • S&P says U.S. to file civil lawsuit over ratings

    02/04/2013 1:21:35 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday said it expects to be the target of a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its ratings of mortgage bonds prior to the recent financial crisis. The lawsuit against the McGraw-Hill Cos (MHP.N) unit focuses on its ratings in 2007 of various U.S. collateralized debt obligations (CDO), S&P said. It would be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis. "A DOJ lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit," S&P said in a statement. "The DOJ would be wrong...
  • Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate

    02/04/2013 1:15:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/13
    ...Obama on Monday tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders and appeal directly to their membership, claiming gun owners support the "common-sense" gun control measures he's proposed -- and urging those supporters to "keep the pressure" on Congress. ....spoke in Minnesota, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws... Without once mentioning the NRA by name, Obama on Monday said gun control supporters should tell their members of Congress that "there's no legislation to eliminate all guns." Despite opposition not only from the NRA but a number of Republican lawmakers, Obama tried to...
  • Sowell: Prophets and Losses

    02/04/2013 1:14:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 5, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington's track record seems to be long overdue. The recent release of the Federal Reserve Board's transcripts of its deliberations back in 2007 shows that their economic prophecies were way off. How much faith should we put in their prophecies today — or the policies based on those prophecies? Even after the housing market began its collapse in 2006, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in 2007, "The impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market...
  • Sowell: Prophets and Losses: Part II

    02/04/2013 1:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 5, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    People on both sides of tax issues often speak of such things as a "$300 billion tax increase" or a "$500 billion tax decrease." That is fine if they are looking back at something that has already happened. But it can be sheer nonsense if they are talking about a proposed increase or decrease in the tax rate. The government can only raise or lower the tax rate. Whether the actual tax revenues that the government will collect as a result will go up or down is a matter of prophecy. And these prophecies have been far too wrong far...
  • Dodge Ram's Paul Harvey ('So God Made a Farmer' 1978 FFA Speech) Wins ADBOWL XLVII

    02/04/2013 1:11:11 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Radio & Broadcasting ^ | Feb, 4 2013 | By Carl Marcucci
    An iconic radio voice took the cake, as Dodge Ram’s “So God Made a Farmer” spot with Paul Harvey as the voice over was the highest-rated commercial during Super Bowl XLVII according to ADBOWL, the original advertising ranking website for consumers developed in 2002 by McKee Wallwork & Company. It wasn’t flashy or filled with special effects, but Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl spot featuring the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey’s tribute to U.S. farmers won the hearts and minds of viewers Sunday night. The two-minute spot featured a series of stark photos of farmers at work. Along with a montage...
  • Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring

    02/04/2013 1:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | 1-20-2013 | The Week Staff
    Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring New research suggests that people's experiences, not just their genes, can affect the biological legacy of their offspring By The Week Staff January 20, 2013 Isn't our genetic legacy hardwired? From Mendel and Darwin in the 19th century to Watson and Crick in the 20th, scientists have shown that chromosomes passed from parent to child form a genetic blueprint for development. But in a quiet scientific revolution, researchers have in recent years come to realize that genes aren't a fixed, predetermined program simply passed from one generation to the next. Instead, genes can...
  • Assault Weapons Ban Has Rough Road Ahead, Grassley Says

    02/04/2013 1:00:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Humberto Sanchez
    Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said vulnerable Senate Democratic incumbents could be the key to preventing an assault weapons ban from passing this year. In an interview on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”set to air Sunday, Grassley acknowledged that support for such a ban remains strong in some quarters of the Democratic Party, but he said he believes the electoral politics make it a difficult prospect at best.“I feel that an outright ban would have a difficult time passing the [Republican run] House of Representatives, so that would keep it from becoming law,” Grassley said. “But when you have five, six, maybe even...
  • Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better'

    02/04/2013 12:55:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/13 | ap
    (AP) Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better' NEW YORK Her husband says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has undergone more medical tests but is "doing much better." Former President Bill Clinton made the remarks Monday to New York Congressman Peter King. The two spoke in front of a journalist outside the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch). Bill Clinton said his wife had five hours of tests on Sunday and was told to "take it easy for another month." He said if her progress continues, "she'll be completely recovered."
  • Prosecuting Muslim bomber 'alienates Muslims'? (Portland, OR)

    02/04/2013 12:54:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    WND ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller sheds light on CAIR's bizarre, twisted reasoning In what could have been a jihadi bloodbath of unimaginable proportions, a young American Muslim attempted to mass murder upward of 25,000 infidels (mostly women and children) at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore. Mohamed Mohamud has now been found guilty, and the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is enraged. According to Reuters, Hamas-CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper “said the case could alienate the Muslim community.” Mohamud’s undercover handlers offered him several choices in the service of jihad. He could have opted just to pray for the destruction of...
  • Ron Paul Tweets About SEAL Sniper’s Death

    02/04/2013 12:52:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | February 4,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense
  • The faces of amnesty: Six immigrants' stories

    02/04/2013 12:52:03 PM PST · by posterchild · 6 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    Ubaldo was 26 and working as a cashier in a Los Angeles gas station when he learned that his status as an illegal immigrant was about to change. He had turned on a Spanish radio station as an announcer was shouting the news: Ronald Reagan was expected to sign a new amnesty bill into law. It was 1986. “I felt like I just won a million dollars or more,” he said. Ubaldo is just one of the six immigrants Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million...
  • Get rid of the Constitution? Get real.

    02/04/2013 12:45:38 PM PST · by IndePundit · 16 replies
    I cannot believe there are people out there who think we should get rid of the Constitution. The crazy part is, they want to get rid of the document but keep all of the provisions! Professor Seidman really struggles to defend his points in this video, at least David Rivkin was there to be the voice reason.
  • Northern lights - "If you had to be reborn anywhere in the world, you would want to be a Viking"

    02/04/2013 12:44:50 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 29 replies
    The Economist ^ | 02-02-2013 | Adrian Wooldridge
    THIRTY YEARS AGO Margaret Thatcher turned Britain into the world’s leading centre of “thinking the unthinkable”. Today that distinction has passed to Sweden. The streets of Stockholm are awash with the blood of sacred cows. The think-tanks are brimful of new ideas. The erstwhile champion of the “third way” is now pursuing a far more interesting brand of politics. Sweden has reduced public spending as a proportion of GDP from 67% in 1993 to 49% today. It could soon have a smaller state than Britain. It has also cut the top marginal tax rate by 27 percentage points since 1983,...
  • North Koreans among 40 dead at Iran nuke plant

    02/04/2013 12:37:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | February 3, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Meanwhile, Tehran's official news agency calls WND 'mouthpiece of CIA' The explosions at Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility Jan. 21 killed at least 40 people, including two North Koreans, WND learned Sunday. Meanwhile, the Islamic regime is labeling WND a “mouthpiece of the CIA” for its exclusive reporting of the blasts. The bodies of 11 of the technicians and scientists are beyond recognition, a member of the security forces at the facility told WND. According to the source, 60 others are in critical condition and have been transferred to the central base of the 27th Division of Mohammad Rassool Allah. The...
  • Woo hoo!! It's moving but we need your help to keep it going!! [FReepathon thread XV]

    02/04/2013 12:35:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 369 replies
    <p>We need your help to keep this FReepathon moving. Now into the second month of the fundraiser and we're catching up, but still lagging a bit behind the pace. Hopefully it'll keep going stron so we can complete it in the next few weeks.</p>
  • Obama says U.S. needs revenue along with spending cuts

    02/04/2013 12:34:30 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | February 4, 2013 | Staff
    President Barack Obama said there is “no doubt” the government needs new revenue from closing tax “loopholes” and limiting deductions, along with enacting spending cuts, to reduce the federal deficit, Bloomberg reported. Revenue could be raised through an overhaul of the tax code, he said, “and we can do it in a gradual way so that it doesn’t have a huge impact.” “There is no doubt we need additional revenue, coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit,” he said.
  • Obama claims 'consensus' forming around gun control proposals

    02/04/2013 12:29:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/4/13 | ap/foxnews
    President Obama claimed Monday that a "consensus" is forming around the kinds of "common-sense" gun control measures he's pushing in Washington, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws.
  • Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral

    02/04/2013 12:26:40 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2013 | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation. The price freeze applies to every product in all of the nation's largest supermarkets — a group including Walmart, Carrefour, Coto, Jumbo, Disco and other large chains. The companies' trade group, representing 70 percent of the Argentine market, reached the accord with Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno, the government's news agency Telam reported. The commerce ministry wants consumers to keep receipts and complain to a hotline about any price hikes they see before April 1. Polls show Argentines worry...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Storms Show U.S. Needs To Go It Alone If Necessary On Climate Change

    02/04/2013 12:21:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell isn't about to let a good hurricane go to waste in her push for economy-wrecking climate change regulations. On her MSNBC show today, Andrea Mitchell claimed that recent weather events including Superstorm Sandy have "taught us if nothing else, that we have a real climate problem and that we have to deal with this here even if the rest of the world isn't going to deal with it in China and elsewhere." View the video here.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 4-8,2013

    02/04/2013 12:19:48 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
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  • Israel Prevents Environmental Catastrophe in Samaria

    02/04/2013 12:13:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | David Lev
    The Civil Authority and the IDF has cleared out 20,000 cubic tons of trash from an illegal Arab dump in Samaria, after ongoing appeals from an environmental organization. The Yarok Achshav (“Green Now”) group expressed its satisfaction at the resolution of the issue, preventing further damage to the environment by Arabs in the area. The site of the dump, near the Arab village of Kafr Duma, was situated right atop a well that tapped directly in into the large aquifer that runs under Samaria. As such, there was a strong danger that the groundwater throughout the entire region would have...
  • Chilling Video: Thousands of Nazis March through Athens

    videoTens of thousands of neo-Nazis rallied in Athens in support of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, in the movement's largest demonstration of support since its rise to power in last June’s general election. Men dressed in military uniforms, holding torches, donning swastikas and chanting anti-immigrant slogans, marched through central Athens in what was reportedly a memorial event paying tribute to the party’s “fallen soldiers,” The International Business Times reported. "This is a day of remembrance. It's a day to remember that Golden Dawn is here to stay. And so long as it does, there will be hope for the country,"...
  • Western New Yorkers Stand Up for Gun Rights

    02/04/2013 12:13:14 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jack Cahill
    From Cashill's novel 2006: the Chautauqua Rising, which was published in the year 2000, New York State officials exploit a school shooting to strip state citizens of their constitutional rights. (snip) The gun people came first. By noon, thousands of them were on their way. From all over the East, hell, from all over America, Canada too, they converged on Western New York in pick-ups and SUVs and RVs and who knows what else, many of them bearing the banner, Chautauqua or Bust.
  • Cantor to GOP Ranks: Government Can Be Good, Too

    02/04/2013 12:06:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 Feb 2013 10:54 AM
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently wants his Republican colleagues to pursue a “government can be good” approach to their politics rather than focusing so much on the size and voracious spending appetite of Washington. … Citing an unidentified congressional aide as its source, the (Wall Street) Journal said Cantor plans to touch on a host of existing policies and initiatives, from school choice to tax reform, to show how families nationwide would benefit more from Republican ideas rather than those offered by Democrats. …
  • Ahmadinejad Says He's Willing to Be First Iranian Astronaut

    02/04/2013 12:04:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he is willing to be the first Iranian sent into space on behalf of the nation’s space program. "I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, adding that he is willing to sacrifice his life for the country’s space program. "Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists," he said, according to the Mehr news agency. Ahmadinejad’s remarks come following the announcement last week that Iran had successfully launched a monkey into...
  • Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    02/04/2013 12:00:32 PM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | JAMIE STENGLE and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. [No more pasted due to AP restrictions. Please read entire article.]
  • Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru

    02/04/2013 12:00:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru Spain's government has tendered a proposal to its Peruvian counterpart covering the possible sale of 18 Tranche 1 Eurofighter combat aircraft currently in service with its air force. Reportedly valued at €45 million ($61 million) per aircraft, the proposal was submitted at the request of the Peruvian defence ministry. If negotiations go forward, the intention would be to transfer all of the fighters to Peru within one year of a contract signature. The airframes have flown an average of around 600h each, sources suggest. Faced with a looming shortfall in its air defence capabilities, the...
  • LIVE 2:30 PM EST: President Obama Remarks on Gun Control

    02/04/2013 11:58:05 AM PST · by Gennie · 14 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | C-SPAN
    President Obama Remarks on Gun Control
  • The Gripen Proposition for the Dutch Air Force

    02/04/2013 11:51:41 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Saab’s Gripen blog ^ | Feb. 3, 2013
    The Gripen Proposition for the Dutch Air Force (Source: Saab’s Gripen blog; posted Feb. 3, 2013) 2013 will be an exciting year for the Dutch Air Force and for Dutch politics. The reason: there is a decision to be taken on the new fighter to replace the outdated F-16s, says a report in Een Vandaag. In a report that looks at the various options that are on offer, Kimo Demoed of Een Vandaag says that while the U.S. F-35 was the dream candidate for the Dutch Air Force for years, the JSF project is anything but smooth: "The costs are...
  • Obama with a Gun is His Dukakis in the Tank Moment

    02/04/2013 11:44:03 AM PST · by Marcus · 36 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Washington Post reports that the White House has released a photo of President Obama firing a weapon in what it claims is an exercise in skeet shooting that took place at Camp David sometime in August. Some of the president's supporters are making fun of people who have cast doubt that Obama likes to blast away at clay pigeons, an exercise that hitherto has never been revealed. One should not, according to these supporters, be suspicious of photos that show the president using fire arms in the middle of a debate about gun control. But the president and his...
  • Biden Praises French Military's 'Incredible Competence and Capability'

    02/04/2013 11:43:39 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 2/4/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    The vice president then told a story to illustrate the "competence and capability" of the French military. "I often tell the story -- I’ve been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq an awful lot, several dozen times; and I remember the first time I was in a forward operating base up in the hills above the Kunar Valley, the mountains. And I asked early on in the campaign, before I was Vice President -- I asked my -- the six Americans who I was standing with who they enjoyed standing most together with," said Biden. "And one young man...
  • Petition to the BSA(oppose the change)

    02/04/2013 11:33:51 AM PST · by lost in the snow · 21 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | 2/4/2013 | Conservative Action Alerts
    Please take time to sign the petion. The BSA is no longer taking phone calls. http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/9156/i-oppose-boy-scouts-policy-change/
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

    02/04/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 63 replies
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: 'Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense'
  • VIDEO: Benghazi Survivors Message (Will they be hidden away until Hillary 2016?)

    02/04/2013 11:28:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2013 | HauntingsTelevision
    Remember Them ? On 9.11.12 Over Thirty Americans Who survived The Benghazi Attack Vanished Without A Trace. They Were The Only Witnesses That Actually Saw What Happened In Benghazi Libya Sept. 11th 2012. There Is Growing Speculation That They Are Being Held Captive Under The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Otherwise Known As Indefinite Detention Which Allows The Detaining Of American Citizens Without Trial Or Hearing...Signed By Barack Obama. The Only Way America Is Ever Going To Find The Truth Will Be By Finding The Benghazi Witnesses First. VIDEO