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  • ‘Never Felt So Safe’: Second Amendment Rallies Draw Gun-Toting Citizens to State Capitols [Photos]

    02/08/2013 11:46:39 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 8, 2013 | Staff
    I apologize for any omissions of the article as it appears on this page. The particular content of the Twitchy web site does not lend itself well when being copied and pasted. I would recommend going to the site to view the content posted here and much more. ` Richard Thompson @RichardKIRO If ya see lots of people carrying guns at state capitol today - that would be a gun rights rally between 10am-2pm. 4:49 PM - 08 Feb 13 Citizens around the country are gathering at state capitols today to rally in support of the Second Amendment and exercise...
  • California's state Senate Democrats roll out big gun control package (Considering to Confiscate)

    02/08/2013 11:45:22 AM PST · by Red Steel · 152 replies
    Mercury News ^ | Updated: 02/08/2013 10:47:40 AM PST | Josh Richman
    All semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines would be banned, all guns would be registered and no ammunition could be bought without a special permit in California under a sweeping list of bills rolled out Thursday by state Senate Democrats. The 10-bill package constitutes the single largest gun control push in decades in the Golden State, which already boasts some of the nation's strictest gun laws. It joins equally controversial proposals from Assembly Democrats that would regulate and tax ammunition sales and consider taking the state's 166,000 registered assault weapons from their owners. This first unified California plan comes less than...
  • LePage vows to protect Second Amendment

    02/08/2013 11:41:17 AM PST · by maine yankee · 3 replies
    Bangor daily news ^ | 02/08/13 | Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks to a rally Friday against gun-control legislation under consideration in Congress lasted only a few seconds, but his message was crystal clear.
  • Juan Williams: Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy?

    02/08/2013 11:30:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Juan Williams
    Imagine if President George W. Bush or senior members of his administration asserted that they had the power to assassinate any person, including American citizens on American soil, because they merely suspected them of being involved in a terrorist plot. Now, imagine that they went a step further and claimed that this broad new power was not subject to any oversight by Congress or the judiciary or international law. A lot of left-wingers would be apoplectic. And they would be right. Sadly, a Democratic president, Barack Obama, and senior national security officials in his administration appear to be wielding just...
  • NPR Affiliate: Thoughtful Union Trying to ‘Protect’ its Members From Right to Work

    02/08/2013 11:28:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    National Public Radio is so biased isn’t not even funny anymore. Consider the spin on this story by WDET, the Detroit-area affiliate of NPR: Wayne State Univesrity’s [sic] faculty union is hoping to protect its members from the impact of Michigan’s right-to-work law, which takes effect in the spring. The union wants the university to lock dues into its next contract for 10 years, to shield members from the law banning mandatory membership and fees as a condition of employment. Gee, how thoughtful. The union is trying to “protect” its members from making a choice. And the union is going...
  • Day Two of Brennan's hearing

    02/08/2013 11:25:31 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    Day Two. Asking about targeted killings.
  • Greeks squabble for free food handouts

    02/08/2013 11:23:51 AM PST · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    maltastar.com ^ | 08 Feb 2013
    When a group of farmers handed out free fruit and veg in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens Wednesday, they couldn't have predicted the ensuing chaos. In just two hours hoardes of hungry Greeks scrabbled to get their share of 50 tons of hand-outs, which led to skirmishes in the streets and comparisons with Nazi occupied Greece in the World War II. Families and the unemployed queued up to catch rations given out from vans. "Look", an old man gestured on local TV, "they're pulling supplies out of the trucks. It's like war time." "My pension is worth...
  • How Government Handouts Create Life-Sapping Dependency

    02/08/2013 11:15:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feberuary 8, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Remember Julia, the mythical moocher created by the Obama campaign to show the joys of government dependency? As illustrated by this Ramirez cartoon, Julia symbolizes the entitlement mentality. Unfortunately, there are many real-life Julias.I wrote a couple of years ago about Olga, a Greek woman who petulantly believed that government was responsible for her empty life.But we don’t know any details about Olga other than her desire to mooch, so the best real-world examples of Julia may be from England. We have Natalija, a Lithuanian immigrant who has quickly learned bad habits of dependency, and Danny and Gina, two native-born...
  • Obama Administration Shuts Down 100 Year Old Oyster Farm This Week

    02/08/2013 11:00:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | feb. 8, 2012 | jim hoft
    The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has been in business for 100 years. Then came Barack Obama. In November, the Obama Administration shut down the oyster farm. They said it was for environmental reasons.
  • India rejects Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion to allow mission to Kashmir

    02/08/2013 11:00:07 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Press Trust of India (PTI) / Times of India ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Strongly rejecting the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion of allowing an OIC fact- finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the human rights situation there, India said on Friday the grouping has no "locus standi" on such matters, and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan foreign minister as "propagandist". "The OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the LoC. We have already clarified that United Nations MIlitary Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has no relevance in regard to the latter, either." "The propagandist...
  • Growing 'Output Gap' Suggests More Hard Times Ahead

    02/08/2013 10:56:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a gloomy report this week about the government's debt and the ailing economy. And it's worse than the Obama administration has led us to believe. The first graph in the CBO's "Budget and Economic Outlook" tells us what most economists already knew, but that the White House refuses to acknowledge: "Economic growth will remain slow this year ..." By "slow," Congress' nonpartisan forecasting agency means the economy will grow by "just 1.4 percent," which means it's barely moving, stuck in a paralytic trance where relatively few jobs are created and our country...
  • El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row

    02/08/2013 10:44:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/ ^ | February 8, 2013 | FOX News
    EL PASO, Texas - This dusty desert city sits directly across the Mexican border from what has been widely labeled as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez. The bloody drug war has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in Juarez in the last five years. Yet this week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
  • Amazing Conservative Speech Upstages Obama At Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by caseyn · 68 replies
    Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave this amazing speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast.
  • Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago Youth

    02/08/2013 10:32:37 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 7, 2013 | CBS
    (CBS) – The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor. In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion. On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Most Popular National Political Figure

    02/08/2013 10:32:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 08, 2013
    A national opinion poll indicates that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more popular than President Barack Obama and any other national political figure. The Quinnipiac University survey released Friday said Clinton has a 61 percent favorability rating among American voters, compared to President Obama's 51 percent favorability.
  • Crowd packs heat; Oak Harbor backs down

    02/08/2013 10:28:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Mynorthwest ^ | Feb 6, 2013 | Chris Sullivan
    It's been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting. Councilmember Rick Almberg then walked out. The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat. There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City...
  • Biden's Hollywood mental health meeting

    02/08/2013 10:22:24 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/8/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "VP Biden, Russell & Cooper agree on the importance of acceptance, understanding, and access to treatment for those with mental illness," Biden's office reported.
  • Report: White House set to cut nuclear arsenal by one-third

    02/08/2013 10:21:35 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/13 12:41 PM ET | Carlo Muñoz
    President Obama is poised to sign off on a new internal review of U.S. nuclear weapons strategy that would reduce the arsenal by one-third, resulting in billions in savings to the Pentagon and Energy Department. The recommended reductions were included in a draft version of a classified decision directive compiled by top defense and national security officials inside the White House, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity issued Friday. While the president has yet to officially approve the directive, including the recommended one-third cut to the nuclear arsenal, sources tell CPI Obama has voiced no objection...
  • That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father

    02/08/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | February 7, 2013 | Mark Joseph Stern
    ... Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Reed Intermediate School, located about a mile or so from the elementary school that was the scene of the tragic mass shooting. In fairness to Stevens, the misinformation was not his doing. While his original remarks were a little ambigious—he said that his daughter "was in lockdown" during the shooting and that "her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day"—he's already gone out of his way to correct the error, emailing the Examiner to set the story straight: Thank you...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office

    02/08/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Nachum
    Nachumlist ^ | 2/8/2013 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundred and Eleventh Week in Office2/7/2013Obama and IsraelSecret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on 'Friends of Hamas'Saad Hariri: 'Friend' of Hamas, Supporter of HagelBenghazi-GateDereliction of Duty: Obama Did Nothing to Save American Lives in Benghazi--and Lied About ItPanetta can’t explain why Obama never called back during Benghazi attack (VIDEO) Panetta, Dempsey Did Not Talk to Clinton On Sept. 11, 2013 (video)The Benghazi Debacle - Obama MIA Night of Attack, No Help Sent Once Attack Underway Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair: Obama Talked to Them Only Once on Night of Benghazi AttackPanetta says he personally told...