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  • State Republicans Serve Up Fresh Abortion Bills

    02/08/2013 7:20:21 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 1 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/08/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Republican lawmakers around the country are bringing abortion rights back into the spotlight—much to the chagrin of the party's leaders in Washington, who think the issue was part of the reason Romney lost among women by 11 points. Just this week, Republicans in at least four states introduced legislation restricting abortion, the New York Daily News reports. In Michigan, for instance, 23 Republicans this week co-sponsored a version of the transvaginal ultrasound bill that proved so divisive in Virginia. Last night Michigan's Republican House speaker said he wouldn't pass the bill, MSNBC reports. "I have absolutely no...
  • Cuomo reacting to SAFE act backlash

    02/08/2013 7:17:16 AM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 15 replies
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  • LAPD Cop Killer Left Messages for Tebow, Charlie Sheen, Larry David

    02/08/2013 7:13:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.tmz.com ^ | 02-08-2013 | Staff
    Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner -- the accused killer at the center of a citywide manhunt -- posted a rambling message to various celebrities ... including Tim Tebow ... before embarking on his murderous rampage. The message is part of an "uncensored manifesto" that law enforcement confirms to TMZ was posted to the Internet by Dorner. Besides various threats to police officers and their families ... Dorner --who's now accused of killing 3 people including a cop -- also blogs goodbye messages to his favorite stars, as if he's planning on dying. His message to Tim Tebow reads: Tebow, I really...
  • PPP: Looking ahead to 2016 nationally and in Iowa (Rubio, Hillary leads the pack)

    02/08/2013 7:13:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New PPP polls both nationally and in Iowa find Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton leading the way for their party's respective 2016 nominations, with Clinton leading Rubio by 8 points in a hypothetical head to head.For the third month in a row in our national 2016 GOP tracking Rubio leads the way. He's at 22% to 15% for Paul Ryan, 13% each for Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 10% for Rand Paul, 4% for Bobby Jindal, 3% for Rick Perry, and 1% for Susana Martinez. Rubio continues to lead based on his appeal to the...
  • The Twisted Truth on Obama's Benghazi Response (Completely aloof from the events in Libya)

    02/08/2013 7:11:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama was completely aloof from the events in Libya on September 11. He neither asked nor ordered anything. He did not respond to information sent to the White House. He was not involved at all, during the seven-plus-hour attack that resulted in the deaths of four American government employees, including an ambassador. A few months back, when, for the sake of argument, we were all giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on being human, albeit wretchedly so, I felt compelled to qualify a critique of the...
  • Reports: Sizable layoffs expected at DreamWorks Animation [GREEDY Obama Supporters FIRE Employees!]

    02/08/2013 7:07:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    L.A. Observed ^ | 2/6/13 | Mark Lacter
    The decision to release just two films this year instead of three means all sorts of operating adjustments that could result in cutting as many as 500 positions at the Glendale-based studio, Deadline reports. That would be a 23 percent hit. The trims come after less-than-terrific numbers from last fall's "Rise of the Guardians" (a big write-down is expected). Investors aren't thrilled - not so much at the prospect of layoffs (sometimes Wall Street considers that a good thing), but at changes in the release schedule. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is being moved back to Spring 2014 from late 2013,...
  • Capehart Warns On Drone Strikes: Remember, A Republican Could Become President!

    02/08/2013 7:06:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, you might be cool with Barack Obama calling up a drone strike on an American citizen. But don't forget: a Republican [shudder!] could become President! That was the Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart's warning to Donny Deutsch when the ad-man-turned-pundit proclaimed he had no problem with the president, under desperate circumstances, ordering a drone strike against an American. View the video here.
  • Argentina Freezes Food Prices (This in one of the best beef and grain growing regions on earth)

    02/08/2013 7:06:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Mike Konrad
    If this were not true, it would be unbelieveable.  You could not make this up, let alone imagine it. Argentina's food prices are out of control. Just read that title, and  ponder what an absurdity that is. Argentina arguably has the best beef and grain growing regions on the planet. The Pampas are grasslands that run from the cooler south to the subtropical regions of the north. They are roughly equal in size to the United States' agricultural zones; but with only one-eighth the population of the United States, almost all of Argentina's produce is available for export. Argentina...
  • The Third Sex in Massachusetts (What do you call women trapped in a man's body and vice versa?)

    02/08/2013 7:01:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2013 | Janet Tassel
    One afternoon in May, 1990, Robert Kosilek murdered his wife, Cheryl. Brutally. He strangled her with piano wire, virtually decapitating her, and left her body in a mall parking lot in a suburb of Boston. Since his conviction, Kosilek, now 64, has been serving a life sentence at Norfolk, a high-security prison for men. For years Kosilek has been a member of the "sisters," a particularly violent, sexually deviant subset of the prison population. But in 1993, Kosilek decided to do a complete makeover, changing his name to Michelle, letting his hair grow long, and dressing as a woman in...
  • All the President’s Drones: Don’t reprove the drone war, improve it.

    02/08/2013 6:58:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2013 | The Editors
    There are a number of problems with this administration’s conduct of the War on Terror in general, and with its drone campaign in particular. But the elimination of Anwar Al-Awlaki — an al-Qaeda militant with a demonstrated commitment to the destruction of the United States who happened to have been born in New Mexico — is not one of them. The release of a Justice Department white paper outlining the administration’s legal case for the targeted killing of American citizens who are in cahoots with al-Qaeda has raised protest from the left, which has leeway to criticize the president now...
  • Call Obama’s Sequester Bluff: The sequester was the president’s idea. He has to own it.

    02/08/2013 6:55:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | February 7, 2013 8:00 P.M. | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That’s because on March 1, automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) go into effect — $1.2 trillion over ten years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense.</p> <p>The idea had been proposed and promoted by the White House during the July 2011 debt-ceiling negotiations. The political calculation was that such draconian defense cuts would drive the GOP to offer concessions.</p>
  • The Worst Five Years Since the Great Depression

    02/08/2013 6:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/08/2013 | PETER FERRARA
    In February, 2009, I wrote for the Wall Street Journal an article entitled Reaganomics versus Obamanomics. The article explained that the emerging Obamanomics was pursuing exactly the opposite of every policy of the enormously successful Reaganomics, and predicted that it would produce exactly the opposite results. Well, the results are in, and under President Obama the American people have now suffered the worst 5 years since the Great Depression, as first explained by Steve McCann of the American Thinker on January 25. McCann writes, “From 2009 through 2012, the Obama cabal, and their allegiance to statist policies, has been in...
  • McDonald's January sales drop more than anticipated

    02/08/2013 6:51:04 AM PST · by traumer · 33 replies
    (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD) said on Friday that January sales at established restaurants around the world fell 1.9 percent, a steeper decline than expected as fast-food chains fight for diners. McDonald's warned last month that same-restaurant sales would be down. Analysts polled by Consensus Metrix had expected a decline of 1.1 percent. Shares of McDonald's, which had fallen earlier in the week, slipped 3 cents to $94.60 in premarket trading. McDonald's expected sales and profit growth to be under pressure in the near term, as diners spend cautiously due to lackluster economic growth in most major markets. At the...
  • America Gives Up

    02/08/2013 6:47:28 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Stella Paul
    The other day, I learned that President Obama has canceled our Mars Rover explorations, along with all other planetary missions. NASA's science mission chief just quit in disgust, and who can blame him? Apparently, even robots' lives are too precious for us to risk these days, so America is giving up the thrill of discovering space. While I was stewing over the news that the Russians will now take over our Mars missions (the Red Planet is turning that kind of Red), I decided to relax by watching the Super Bowl -- just in time to see the lights blow...
  • The Great Gun Debate

    02/08/2013 6:43:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2-8-2013 | Brett Joshpe
    I greatly appreciate the opportunity to debate and respond to Selwyn Duke's piece, which makes many very reasonable points. Its biggest deficiency is that it never actually proposes measures --whether specific new regulations or repeal of specific existing ones -- that would improve the current system. Instead, Mr. Duke says he would scale back gun laws from 22,000 to 5,000, two arbitrary numbers, neither of which bear any correlation to smart policy. Before discussing potential policy responses, let me say that Mr. Duke is quite right that thousands of gun laws, unsurprisingly, did not eliminate crime (I am unaware of...
  • The Final Argument: The Best Recession in History (Sarcasm Intended By The Author)

    02/08/2013 6:22:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    Hey good news everybody. People are still losing jobs at a faster rate than we’re creating them. Thank God for the best recession in the history of mankind. And thank God for Barack Obama being the best recessionary president in the history of mankind. "This is the best looking contraction in GDP you'll ever see," says Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. Yeah, just think about how great everything would look if Barack Obama wasn’t president, er… I mean: how bad everything would look. “Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000,...
  • [Brown University] Student health plan to cover sex reassignment

    02/08/2013 6:22:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jennifer Kaplan
    The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Hebert confirmed in an email to The Herald. The move makes Brown one of a handful of schools and healthcare providers nationwide to cover the surgeries. “We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to,” Hebert wrote, adding that the change was in line with “Brown’s efforts to support all students.” The coverage will be funded through renewal rates paid for next year’s student healthcare coverage, she wrote. In general, the total...
  • Background Checks Can Easily be Used to Deny Honest Gun Owners

    02/08/2013 6:11:56 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    Gun Owners ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Erich Pratt
    In 2008, WalMart caved in to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his fraudulently-named Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In the process, it agreed to a ten-point agenda pushed by Bloomberg. In particular, point #9 prohibits firearms sales to purchasers who have not received an affirmative go-ahead at the end of the NICS check’s three-day waiting period. In other words, if the FBI gives a “yellow light” -- perhaps, because a gun buyer is unlucky enough to have the same name as someone in the NICS system -- then WalMart was essentially saying it would not sell the firearm, even though...
  • Family needs help with puppy's medical bill [Give me $5K for my dog]

    02/08/2013 5:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    wsvn ^ | 2/7/13
    - A South Florida couple who was burned out of their apartment is asking for the public's help to assist with their injured dog's medical bills... Gordon said the hospital bills are about $5,000 and the dog is expected to be there for at least another week. "You don't realize how much you love something or someone or an animal until you think you're not gonna have it anymore," he said.
  • As We Say Goodbye to Chris Kyle

    02/08/2013 5:44:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mark Davis
    I will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Monday, and I know I will take many of you with me in spirit. But apparently not everybody. The occasion will be the Texas memorial service for Chris Kyle, an American hero in every sense of the term. But if it is one battlefield where he earned his honor as our most prolific sniper, it is another battlefield that has sprouted since his death. This arena is a war of words, sparked by the strong opinions of a variety of people on what Chris Kyle meant to our nation. To...