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  • Scarborough Gloats Over Fox News 'Trust' Ratings, Ignores MSNBC's Miserable Ones

    02/07/2013 5:47:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Time for Joe Scarborough to brush up on the Sermon on the Mount? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough gloated at length over survey results indicating that the public's trust in Fox News has declined and that PBS is the only network that more people trust than distrust. But he conveniently failed to mention that Fox News remains the network that more people trust than any other . . . and that his own MSNBC trails way—way!—behind Fox...
  • HAGEL LINKED TO IRANIAN LOBBY (Soros)

    02/07/2013 5:42:51 AM PST · by mgist · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 2/7/13 | Taylor Rose
    HAGEL LINKED TO IRANIAN LOBBY Taylor Rose is a Washington, D.C., staff reporter for WND. WASHINGTON – Could Sen. Chuck Hagel, whose Senate vote on his nomination as the next secretary of defense has been delayed until next week because of controversies over his work, be a potential lobbyist for Iran? After all, he’s already been endorsed by the rogue nation for the administrative post. Clare Lopez, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, spoke to WND on the subject, asserting that Hagel “is associated … with people who are associated with” the National Iranian American Council. And...
  • Karl Rove the 'poster child for crony consultants'

    02/07/2013 5:37:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/5/13 | JOE NEWBY
    A civil war seems to be brewing within the GOP as Karl Rove has decided to take on the Tea Party with the "Conservative Victory Project," a group designed to take out conservative Tea Party candidates who challenge those supported by the more moderate GOP establishment. In response, Judson Phillips, head of the Tea Party Nation, posted an open letter on Monday in which he calls Rove the "poster child for crony consultants." In his letter to GOP donors, Phillips said they are about to become a political football for the next two years. He added that Rove's project "has...
  • Mark Levin: Obama Defies Federal Courts and Federal Law

    02/07/2013 5:34:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/6/2013 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin says that Obama has now created a constitutional crisis: We have a rogue board call the National Labor Relations Board. … Three people are sitting there unconstitutionally issuing opinions involving business and labor unions. The court ruled that they don’t have any power because Obama didn’t have the power to rule the Senate in recess and to make those appointments. Obama doesn’t have the power to change the welfare statute to eliminate work. Obama doesn’t have all kinds of power that he’s exercising. Neither does his bureaucracy over there at the EPA and so forth.
  • Jefferson County legislators consider resolution opposing state gun law

    02/07/2013 5:32:02 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 15 replies
    Watertown Daily Times ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | DANIEL FLATLEY
    Disappointed with aspects of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control bill and frustrated by the manner in which it was passed, Jefferson County legislators are considering drafting a resolution opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. The NY SAFE Act, enacted last month, includes new definitions for and regulations on assault weapons, stronger regulations on ammunition, changes to mental health reporting requirements, statewide recertification of handguns and assault rifles, universal background checks and a mandatory sentence of life without parole for killing a first responder, among other provisions. Modeled after a resolution created by Republican...
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target? (Tokyo Rove alert)

    02/07/2013 5:29:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2/7/13 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • The Assasin in Chief: Now the President operates as if he can kill anybody

    02/07/2013 5:26:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/7/13 | Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson
    Exercising a power that no prior president ever thought he possessed -- a power that no prior president is known to have exercised
  • Even In Blue Minnesota, Gun Control Seems A Tough Sell

    02/07/2013 5:23:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    kvnf.org ^ | 6 February, 2013 | David Welna
    Minnesota has a Democratic governor, two Democratic senators, and Democrats control both houses of its Legislature. So it may have come as no surprise when President Obama went there earlier this week to rally support for his proposals to reduce gun violence. But even in the politically blue state, there's considerable resistance to placing further restrictions on gun ownership. During his visit to a Minneapolis police facility Monday, Obama urged Minnesotans to find common ground in curbing gun violence. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he said. "That's my main message here...
  • Threat Of Silence

    02/07/2013 5:15:42 AM PST · by acw011 · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 | Ryan Gallagher
    Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds. It’s a game-changer that will almost certainly make life easier and safer for journalists, dissidents, diplomats, and companies trying to evade state surveillance or corporate espionage. Governments pushing for more snooping powers, however, will not be pleased.
  • Abortion classified as murder if bill becomes law in Iowa

    02/07/2013 5:15:30 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 34 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges. “What the bill does is it defines what a person is,” says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bill’s lead sponsor. “We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. ...”...
  • Harvard, Yale Have No Record of Dr. Salomon Melgen Attending, Despite His Claims (Menendez pal)

    02/07/2013 5:14:03 AM PST · by Liz · 31 replies
    Contrary to his website and resume, big-name institutions including Harvard, Yale and the University of Missouri have claimed they have no record of professional or educational history with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, MD, who is under two separate federal investigations for Medicare fraud and a political scandal involving a Democratic senator, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Dr. Melgen's biography (pdf LINK) on his website claims he graduated from Harvard, was the chief resident of ophthalmology at the University of Missouri, and held a Yale internship, but all three denied any record to support his credentials, according...
  • The Company Sen. Bob Menendez Keeps

    02/07/2013 5:00:20 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Put on your shocked faces: Since my bipartisan call last week for Democratic women to join the Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob movement, not a single Democratic woman in Washington has signed up. Here's the thing. The brewing scandal involving N.J. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is not just a "sex scandal." It's a crony corruption scandal of sordid, soap operatic proportions. Maybe if Menendez were a contestant on "The Bachelor," he'd finally command more widespread female attention. For their part, the Democratic women on Capitol Hill seem as uninterested in the alleged...
  • Where's your family from?

    02/07/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by shoff · 57 replies
    Jose Magana [info@barackobama.com] ^ | 02/06/2013 | Jose Magana
    Friend -- I was brought to this country from Mexico when I was 2 years old. I am an undocumented immigrant -- and I am living proof that our immigration system is broken. For the first 17 years of my life, I slept on a couch. My mom worked three jobs to support our family. I worked hard, too. I did my homework, participated in class, and earned the opportunity go to college. But after I enrolled, state law changed and many undocumented immigrants were forced to drop out. Suddenly they could no longer afford the education they were eager...
  • MILLER: Obama’s traveling gun show

    02/07/2013 4:44:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama hit the road Monday on a nationwide gun-grabbing tour. His show doesn’t have many fans inside the Beltway, since being seen favoring gun control can be the kiss of death for senators with rural constituencies. So Mr. Obama is trying to shore up fence-sitting members by bringing his community organizing skills to their districts. His first stop was Minnesota. “I need everybody who’s listening to keep the pressure on your member of Congress to do the right thing,” said Mr. Obama, surrounded by uniformed officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center. “Ask them if they support...
  • Iran's new stealth fighter jet under fire from critics

    02/07/2013 4:43:13 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 2 February 2013 | Asher Moses
    Iran has unveiled a new home-made combat aircraft, which officials say can evade radar. The single-seat Qaher F313 (Dominant F313) is the latest design produced by Iran's military since it launched the Azarakhsh (Lightning), in 2007. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said it had "almost all the positive features" of the world's most sophisticated jets. He said the "development of the Iranian nation's military power is... for deterrence and defensive purposes".
  • President with no budget plan pleads with Congress to avoid sequestration

    02/07/2013 4:38:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 6, 2013 | McClatchy Washington Bureau Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass a package of modest cuts and tax changes as a way to delay drastic, across-the-board federal spending reductions that could harm the economy.</p> <p>But Obama's proposal would only postpone the $85 billion in automatic cuts, scheduled to take effect March 1, by a few months until a larger deal could be reached.</p>
  • WA:KIRO investigation may show Seattle buyback was all Hollywood

    02/07/2013 4:34:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Seattle’s KIRO news is advertising a report to air Thursday during the 5 p.m. broadcast that seems to suggest the recent gun buyback may have been all flash and no substance; in the vernacular it was “all Hollywood.” The promotional for this report features Alex Tabbarok, identified as a “gun buyback expert,” observing that “People who want guns for crime, they’re not going to give up their tools.” It is essentially the same argument posed by this column during the recent Seattle channel broadcast of Jan. 25 with former Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman. The report, by veteran KIRO reporter Amy...
  • Profound Weight of Layoffs Is Seen in Work Trends Survey

    02/07/2013 4:33:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2013 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    Layoffs have touched nearly every American household in some fashion over the last few years, according to new survey data to be released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. While about 8 percent of Americans are unemployed, nearly a quarter of Americans say they were laid off at some point during the recession or afterward, according to the survey. More broadly, nearly eight in 10 say they know someone in their circle of family and friends who has lost a job. “This to me is why the recession was so all-consuming and is...
  • Tactical Firearms claims they were misrepresented on Piers Morgan Tonight

    02/07/2013 4:27:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    newsfixnow.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | NA
    KATY, TX – The gun control debate may be a bit out of control in Katy. CNN’s Piers Morgan chose Tactical Firearms, a Katy gun shop and shooting range as the backdrop for Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight”. Included in the Monday’s debate were Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, State Senator Dan Patrick and Ted Nugent. Tactical Firearms owner, Jeremy Alcede claims Morgan told him he wanted to use the time at the gun shop as a learning exercise. Alcede said, “He said, well, I’d like to learn more about guns. People criticize me, saying, how can I be...
  • Pending Jesse Jackson Jr. plea deal includes ‘significant jail time,’ source says

    02/07/2013 4:24:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 6, 2013 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned a plea deal is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal authorities probing allegations of campaign fund misuse. Sneed is told the plea deal includes Jackson serving time in federal prison. “Significant jail time is now definitely a part of the deal,” said a top Sneed source close to the probe. “But I think [Jackson’s wife] Sandi, feels like she was thrown under the bus by her husband, ” now that a separate probe has begun on her, a second source added. Sandi Jackson claims she was stunned by campaign finance abuse...