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  • Sen. Inhofe threatens filibuster to block Hagel

    02/10/2013 6:25:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Sunday threatened to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)'s nomination for Defense secretary, if necessary to prevent his confirmation. “I want a 60-vote margin and you don’t have to filibuster to get that,” said Inhofe in an interview on Fox News. “I would threaten to cause a 60-vote margin. If it took a filibuster, I’d do it that way.” Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that requiring 60 votes to confirm nominees was common and dismissed suggestions that GOP colleagues would be reluctant to back him. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/282153-sen-inhofe-threatens-filibuster-of-hagel#ixzz2KYLsXDEC Follow...
  • The Shariah Threat to America

    02/10/2013 6:22:32 PM PST · by wesagain · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Fred Grandy
    There is a great deal of misinformation circulating with regard to shariah and the threat it poses to America and western civilization. Some misinformed observers and members of the Muslim Brotherhood liken concerns over shariah to prejudice and bigotry, but the facts say otherwise. Terrorism experts in the law enforcement, military and intelligence communities have cited shariah as the jihadists’ enemy threat doctrine in an intensive study called “Shariah: The Threat to America,” a scholarly, 352-page book based on authoritative sources of shariah, or Islamic law. While shariah does include “prayer and fasting” and “worship” as Thomas cites, it is...
  • "300" Freepathon

    02/10/2013 6:18:48 PM PST · by I_be_tc · 57 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/10/13 | i_be_tc
    I am calling on "300" Freepers, Lurkers or just Gazers to match my donation of $75 to end this Freepathon. Let's put this one in the history books. We all know how much we use Free Republic. Join me in ending the first fund drive of 2013. As you donate, be sure to bump this thread to the top. LET'S KEEP THE "300" ALIVE. Thanks, TC
  • 'Second Amendment Appreciation Day' held at AZ capitol

    02/10/2013 6:09:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | 8 February, 2013 | Marc Martinez
    PHOENIX - Opponents of gun control rallied at the State Capitol Friday morning for "Second Amendment Appreciation Day," and came heavily-armed. They said they were trying to send a message to state leaders and even to the President -- the message being, "keep your hands off my guns." About 100 people gathered for what they called a peaceful protest. It's part of a nationwide event, rallying in support of their second amendment right to bear arms. They said they wanted state leaders to hear that they don't want any changes to existing gun control laws, adding that they fear the...
  • Hagel Went to Five Colleges, Was ´D´ Student; Media Oblivious

    02/10/2013 6:09:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Remember when the mainstream media mocked a politician who had to attend five colleges to graduate, whose academic record was less than outstanding, and whose subsequent success was proof of nothing? Remember how that was supposed to be a threat to national security, the economy, and so much else? That was so 2008, so Sarah Palin. It turns out that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), who is now awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense, attended five colleges and was a "D" student. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam,
  • Intruder shot breaking into home

    02/10/2013 6:08:02 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Kimberly Barbour
    EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) - An intruder is shot while climbing through the window of an East Ridge home. He was allegedly threatening to kill someone inside. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in East Ridge. Police tell us the suspect, 34-year-old George Miles of Rossville, is the ex-boyfriend of one of the people living in the home. They say the break in and shooting was the result of a conflict that had brewing since Friday evening. Paramedic gloves, a broken window and an accused intruder in the hospital is the aftermath of a scene that unfolded at a Greenbriar...
  • A Temporary Majority - The problem Democrats can’t solve.

    02/10/2013 5:51:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 18, 2013 | Jay Cost
    A tradition after each national election, presidential or midterm, is for the pundit class to pontificate on whether and how the results point to a realignment. This exercise dates back at least to the publication of The Emerging Republican Majority by Kevin Phillips in 1969, and it continues to this day. Now, of course, the hot topic is the so-called emerging Democratic majority, dominated by young people, nonwhites, and upscale social liberals. Pundits across the political spectrum are offering free advice to the Republican party on how to change its ways lest it face extinction at the hands of this...
  • Ex-LAPD cop 'called shooting victim's father to taunt him about her death'

    02/10/2013 5:49:52 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/13 | Daily Mail
    Christopher Dorner allegedly called Randall Quan after killing his daughter Monica and told him he should have 'protected her better'. Quan, a former LAPD captain, represented Dorner at the review board where he was stripped of his badge.
  • Chehalis [Washington] Homeowner Shoots Intruder

    02/10/2013 5:49:02 PM PST · by zeestephen · 6 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 10 February 2013
    The suspect charged down a hallway toward the homeowner, who fired a shot. Brad Reynolds, a retired cop, runs the Neighborhood Watch. "I think it proves the point that we need guns," he said. "I am armed. I am always armed."
  • Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.

    02/10/2013 5:27:39 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    WDAM.com ^ | February 10, 2013
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An apparent tornado passed through the heart of Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that caused injuries and significant damage. Forrest County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown said there is major damage in Hattiesburg and to the northeast in Petal, including on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He couldn't confirm injuries.
  • Durbin: Menendez should keep gavel despite ethics scandal

    02/10/2013 5:18:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said on Sunday embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) should keep his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee despite an investigation into his dealings with a top donor. "Sen. Menendez has given us an assurance that there is no substance to these charges," the Democratic senator from Illinois said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's being looked at by the Ethics Committee. Of course, I can't comment beyond that." The Senate Ethics Committee is looking into Menendez's interaction with Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye surgeon who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Menendez and...
  • Authorities announce $1 million reward for ex-cop suspected in 3 killings.

    02/10/2013 5:08:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2013 | Fox News
    Seeking leads as the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner -- the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings -- progressed into its fourth day, authorities on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. “This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when," he said. "I want Chris Dorner to know that.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/10/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/#ixzz2KY18yu4g
  • Gun Talk Radio 2/10/13

    02/10/2013 5:07:27 PM PST · by mylife · 103 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 2/10/13 | Tom Gresham
    Training and Teachers - This Week on Gun Talk Radio Mandeville, LA – It’s training, concealed carry, teachers, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Trainer Rob Pincus calls in from Lakeville, Minnesota with a report about the Gander Mountain Concealed Carry and Firearms Expo on Saturday, February 9th. For more on Pincus, visit http://www.icetraining.us/. Teacher Kimberly Jackson recently wrote an article titled “Children Deserve to be Defended”. She visits Gun Talk to discuss her article, and her thoughts on safety in schools. To read...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Troy Scott ~ February 11, 2013

    02/10/2013 5:05:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Troy Scott Info from here.             "We have the world's largest, baddest army," said Major Troy Scott of the Army National Guard, while explaining how easily stereotypes against other nations' militaries can often arise. "But when you're building a coalition, you have to get past those obstacles." MAJ...
  • State of the Union 2013: On climate, which Obama will show up Tuesday night?

    02/10/2013 4:56:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/09/13 | ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to Congress offer a glimpse at a leader whose rhetoric on energy and the environment has changed dramatically over the past four years — from his calls to pass sweeping climate legislation in 2009 to a full-throated embrace of natural gas last year. The speeches also matched the ebbs and flows in Obama’s political fortunes. Four years ago, as a popular president with Democratic House and Senate majorities, Obama told Congress that his greenhouse gas proposals would “transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change.” But in...
  • Advanced age of gun rights opponents consistent with demographic shift

    02/10/2013 4:26:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    D.C. Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 February, 2013 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Ever notice something about the leading political opponents of gun rights? Hint: They are really, really old. Examples: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D - CA), 79. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D - DC), 75. Vice President Joe Biden (D), 70. Mayor Mike Bloomberg (R - NYC), 70. Representative Jim Moran (D - Alexandria), 67. These political activists have been pushing their anti-gun rights agenda before most Americans were born. But over the last century, American’s views on gun rights have dramatically changed. "Historically, large majorities of Americans favoured [British English] stronger gun laws, way back to the 1930s," said Robert Spitzer,...
  • Organized labor pushes for policies to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants

    02/10/2013 4:21:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Washington Beacon ^ | February 9, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    Some of the nation’s most influential labor leaders have heaped praise on comprehensive immigration plans that will help grant citizenship to many of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. The AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest labor unions, kicked off a 14-city rally backing the president’s plan on Wednesday.“This is a top priority for America’s unions because a roadmap to citizenship for those who are American in every way except on paper is critical for all working people” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “We understand that solidarity means standing together with predominantly immigrant workforces to improve wages...
  • Manhunt for ex-soldier who shot police chief's daughter and killed policeman (SEND IN THE DRONES)

    02/10/2013 4:20:08 PM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 129 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 2/10/2013 | Mike Parker
    Police plan to use spy drones in the hunt for a Rambo-style ex-soldier and policeman who has murdered three people and vowed to kill again. They believe burly, heavily-armed Christopher Dorner is holed-up in the wilderness of California’s snow-capped San Bernardino mountains 80 miles east of Los Angeles. The burnt-out shell of his pick-up truck was discovered in the nearby resort of Big Bear, where residents and tourists have been warned to stay indoors as the search continues. Yesterday, as a task force of 125 officers, some riding Snowcats in the rugged terrain, continued their search, it was revealed that...
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjŕ Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • The Amazing Grace restored to America by Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2013 4:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 9, 2013 | Judy McLeod
    A phenomenon we all needed came into our view at National Prayer Breakfast 2013, and it couldn’t have come along at a better time. The phenomenon in the person of Dr. Ben Carson didn’t just upstage President Barack Obama when he spoke at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, he restored amazing grace to a loudly-lauded event. How can we take to heart an event touted as “inspirational” and beneficial to federal government officials when they piously break breakfast bread before returning to careers duking it out in House and Senate? How sincere can proclaimed Christianity be in an atmosphere where the...
  • Obama Breaks 3:1 Cuts-to-Taxes Promise

    02/10/2013 4:04:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | John Sexton
    Can the President possibly believe that the Grand Bargain he proposed less than two years ago is somehow a raw deal? He is acting as if that's the case. Progressives are once again claiming the problem in deficit negotiations is intransigent Republicans. But looking back at the outlines of the deal the President himself proposed, it's Democrats who are not negotiating in good faith. This is true in at least two important ways. First, the President is not abiding by the balanced approach of spending cuts to taxes he identified. In April 2011 the President published his Framework for Shared...
  • Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Gov't Debt Hit Record $1,696,691,000,000; Up 257% Under Obama

    02/10/2013 3:18:59 PM PST · by TwelveOfTwenty · 19 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    As of the end of November, according to the U.S. Treasury, entities in Mainland China owned about $1,170,100,000,000 in U.S. government debt, making China the largest foreign holder of U.S. government debt.
  • Friedrich Moser: “There’s a democratic deficit in the EU”

    02/10/2013 3:17:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 8 February 2013 | Gian Paolo Accardo
    The Brussels Business, to be broadcasted on Arte on 12 February, explores the shadowy universe of the powerful lobby groups at work behind the scenes of the European Union institutions, revealing their opaque and crucial influence on decisions that affect the daily lives of Europe’s citizens. The film’s co-director, Friedrich Moser, tells Presseurop how the idea of making a movie on such a touchy subject came to him, how he managed to persuade the lobbyists to take part, and his ideas on the EU and its future. …(T)here is a democratic deficit compared to the member states. Firstly because, in...
  • Latest child welfare report shows 'staggering data' on growing up in Newark

    02/10/2013 3:00:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    When she became pregnant at age 20, Nehal Abdelmoneim was at risk of becoming another bleak statistic in Newark. Her parents cut off all ties to the young woman, she said, for having a child out of wedlock. The father of her child left Abdelmoneim on her own, she added. She got evicted from her apartment and dropped out of college, she said. Now at 25, she’s still a single parent but has found full-time work as a security guard to support herself and her son. Like any parent, she said she wants the best for her 4-year-old son and...
  • Senators seek back room deal on firearm background checks (Manchin and Coburn are turncoat traitors)

    02/10/2013 2:31:28 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with "F" ratings from the potent firearms lobby, are quietly trying to find a compromise on expanding the requirement for gun-sale background checks. A deal, given a good chance by several participants and lobbyists, could add formidable political momentum to one of the key elements of President Barack Obama's gun control plan. Currently, background checks are required only for sales by the nation's 55,000 federally licensed gun dealers, but not for gun show, person-to-person sales or other private transactions.
  • Communications with Ayman al Zawahiri highlighted in 'Nasr City cell' case

    02/10/2013 2:29:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | February 10, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Egyptian prosecutors have uncovered a treasure trove of information in the so-called "Nasr City Cell" case, including correspondence between the terrorist who headed that cell and al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. The Nasr City cell allegedly plotted various attacks inside Egypt and has connections to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. One of the two terrorists who led the Nasr City cell is Muhammad Jamal al Kashef (a.k.a. Abu Ahmad), who served Zawahiri in the Egyptian Islamic Jihad in the 1990s. A computer recovered during a raid on an apartment in the Nasr City neighborhood of...
  • China trade now bigger than US

    02/10/2013 2:28:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | february 10, 2013 | Garry White
    China has leapfrogged the US to become the world’s biggest trading nation, bringing an end to the US’s post-war dominance of global commerce. The total value of US exports and imports in 2012 was $3.82 trillion (Ł2.4 trillion), the US Commerce Department has revealed. China’s customs administration has already announced that the country’s total trade last year was worth $3.87 trillion. “It is remarkable that an economy that is only a fraction of the size of the US economy has a larger trading volume,” Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, told Bloomberg....
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    02/10/2013 2:25:54 PM PST · by Jean S · 67 replies
    Video at link.
  • Shock New Benghazi book: Brennan was running secret operations in Libya

    02/10/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Michael Zennie
    (Deputy National Security Advisor) John Brennan also ran a highly compartmentalized program out of the White House in regard to weapons transfers, and Stevens would not have been trusted with that type of information. Stevens likely helped consolidate as many weapons as possible after the war to safeguard them, at which point Brennan exported them overseas to start another conflict. Elite counter-terrorist operators from America’s Delta Force were deployed to Libya as 'analysts,' which allowed President Obama to declare that America did not have any boots on the ground but was simply providing air support for the rebels. Behind closed...
  • State College psychologist accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with two patients

    02/10/2013 2:24:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Accusations that a State College psychologist had inappropriate sexual relationships with two patients could cost the local doctor his license and subject him to more than $1 million in civil penalties. The state Board of Psychology has filed a formal disciplinary action against Richard Scott Lenhart, accusing him of 111 counts of professional misconduct relating to two long-time patients. The charges stem from an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of State, which began after the two patients came forward with accusations, according to press secretary Ron Ruman. Lenhart, whose office was on South Pugh Street in State College, had his...
  • Pelosi says deficit takes time to reduce (blames Hussein)

    02/10/2013 2:18:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/10/13
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Democratic leader in the U.S. House said the nation's budget deficit stems from past emergencies and will take time to whittle down. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on "Fox News Sunday" the freewheeling spending by Washington in recent years addressed the economic stimulus of the Obama administration coupled with big-ticket items from the Bush years, including the Medicare drug benefit, tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "It isn't as much you had a spending problem as it was priorities, and that is what the budget is, setting priorities," said Pelosi.
  • The secret war behind Benghazi (lot's of good info)

    02/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 2/10/2013 | KYLE SMITH
    Obama gave his chief counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, who is now the nominee to be the next leader of the CIA, a blank check. Brennan could do just about whatever he needed to do in North Africa and the Mideast, contend Murphy and Webb. Brennan chose to conduct a dangerous classified war without looping in Stevens, who paid with his life for his ignorance, according to the book. The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last...
  • Super Sizing 3D Printing

    02/10/2013 2:00:44 PM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    Desktop Engineering ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Clarkson
    The granddaddy of 3D printing is stereolithography (SLA), invented way back in 1986. A UV laser scans across the surface of a vat of liquid photopolymer. Where it touches, the liquid transforms into a solid. As work progresses, the part drops deeper into the polymer on an elevator, with the laser drawing one thin layer at a time on the surface. The finished part emerges--a fraction of a millimeter at a time. Turboprop prototype printed by Stratasys via FDM. SLA is by no means the only method of 3D printing, of course. Selective laser sintering (SLS) works in a similar...
  • Over 1,500 hunters help capture 50 pythons in FL

    02/10/2013 1:50:26 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    MIAMI -- More than 1,500 participants of a monthlong python challenge have helped to capture 50 Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission updated the counts Tuesday for the "Python Challenge." The competition began Jan. 12 and ends Feb. 10.The invasive snakes killed in the Everglades are processed and logged by University of Florida researchers who examine each one hoping to learn more about the elusive species. No one knows for sure how many pythons live in South Florida. Wildlife officials say eradicating pythons from the Everglades was never the goal of the challenge. Instead,...
  • Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians

    02/10/2013 1:46:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Islamist insurgents launched a surprise raid in the heart of the Malian town of Gao on Sunday, battling French and local troops in a blow to efforts to secure Mali's recaptured north. ... French helicopters clattered overhead and fired on al Qaeda-allied rebels armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades who had infiltrated the central market area and holed up in a police station, Malian and French officers said. The fighting inside Gao was certain to raise fears that pockets of determined Islamists who have escaped the lightning four-week-old French intervention in Mali will strike back with guerrilla attacks and suicide...
  • Obama to lay out economic growth plan in State of Union speech

    02/10/2013 1:15:09 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will describe his plan for spurring the economy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, offering proposals for investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education, a senior administration official said on Saturday. In the annual presidential address to Congress, Obama plans to show he has not lost sight of the economic woes of middle-class Americans - issues that dominated the 2012 election campaign but have been overshadowed recently by efforts to cut the deficit, overhaul immigration laws and curb gun violence. "The potential success of his second term is hugely dependent...
  • Politico’s Credibility Problem

    02/10/2013 1:13:46 PM PST · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 10 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Last week, Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen sat down to talk about the recent changes over at Fox News. As anyone could guess, these two individuals used the topic of the day to trash Governor Palin and others they decided to lump into the narrative.Posted on Politico’s website under the video of the two talking, they wrote (emphasis): Republicans and Fox News are moving to purge the controversial political creatures they created. Interesting choice of words but when you’re getting ready to marginalize someone, “creature” is a good way to start. They go on (emphasis): Both were damaged badly...
  • GOP hopes for better ties with Hispanics, blacks

    02/10/2013 1:07:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's problems with minority voters have preoccupied strategists since November, and it's possible those difficulties will persist or worsen. But an opening for marked improvements in GOP-minority relations may be at hand, or at least close by.Republican leaders would have to make some timely decisions and get a few breaks, which campaign consultants don't rule out.The party desperately needs to draw more support from Latinos, a fast-growing sector that gave President Barack Obama 71 percent of its vote last fall. Two big opportunities now present themselves.If Republican lawmakers allow far-reaching immigration changes to become law,...
  • George W, Bush Takes the Art World by Storm

    02/10/2013 1:03:09 PM PST · by Marcus · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 10, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The art world has been set ablaze about the advent of a stunning new talent in the medium of painting. Thanks to some hacked emails, the first works by a certain former president named George W. Bush have been revealed for all to admire.
  • Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith is leaving the army

    02/10/2013 12:39:29 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 11th February 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    SAS soldier and Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith is leaving the army to pursue a business career as the "post-Afghanistan" exodus of elite soldiers hits alarming levels. The most high profile departure yet of a special-forces operator comes as the military prepares to award the SAS Number 2 Squadron the Unit Citation for Gallantry for its work in the Battle of Tizak, where Corporal Roberts-Smith earned his VC for conspicuous gallantry. The elite warrior, who received the second Victoria Cross for Australia in January 2011, is joining a long line of highly skilled soldiers resigning from the Special Air Service...
  • I'd love to Change the World.

    02/10/2013 12:05:11 PM PST · by Zeneta · 90 replies
    Me | 02/10/13 | Me
    I'd love to Change the World. But I don't know what to do. And I leave it up to you. Common Sense 2.0 (Thomas Paine, for those who have been sleeping) I have an idea that I'd like to vet out here.
  • America Is Doomed Unless Women Start Having More Babies. How Convenient.

    02/10/2013 12:03:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 | Amanda Marcotte
    Ever since it became less socially acceptable to argue openly that women—at least white, middle-class women—owe it to men to curtail our professional ambitions in favor of a life as our husbands' support staff, conservatives started to panic about declining birth rates. If women don't start making more babies, they dimly warn, the country is headed for catastrophe as the workplace empties out of workers and retirees suck up all the money and people stop caring about the future. (Because we can't care about the children we do have unless we have more of them, for some reason.) To save...
  • Chinese vessels begin circling Senkakus again

    02/10/2013 11:53:12 AM PST · by traumer · 17 replies
    NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – Chinese surveillance ships were spotted near the Senkaku Islands on Sunday, the coast guard reported, showing that China isn’t backing down from Japan’s allegations of radar-lock provocations in the East China Sea. Four Chinese surveillance vessels entered the contiguous zone adjacent to Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkakus from around 7 a.m., said the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Their return to the Senkakus came just after Onodera said Chinese movements around the islet chain had “calmed” in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement. On Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said that a Chinese...
  • Gaffe: Pelosi: "We Avow The First Amendment," "People Have A Right To Have A Gun" (video)

    02/10/2013 11:30:58 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 10, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) confuses the first amendment and the second amendment in an interview with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday today.</p> <p>HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI: I think that you took one piece of it. We're talking about no further sales of assault weapons. What is the justification for an assault weapon? No further sales of those, no further sales of the increased capacity, 30 rounds in a gun. We're re talking about background checks which is very popular, even among gun owners, and, hunters.</p>
  • Dorner manhunt: $1-million reward expected to be offered

    02/10/2013 11:21:51 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 76 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | February 10, 2013
    <p>Elected officials and law enforcement authorities on Sunday are expected to offer a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner.</p> <p>A massive manhunt for Dorner began last week after the 33-year-old former Los Angeles police officer and Navy veteran allegedly began a deadly campaign that has left three people dead and two others injured. Dorner is believed to be upset over his firing from the department in 2009.</p>
  • The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… [There is a] One hundred percent [chance of inflation].

    02/10/2013 11:06:39 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-10-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… Mac Slavo February 10th, 2013 With the the U.S. economy having once again dropped into negative recessionary growth, currency wars around the world heating up through direct and indirect devaluations, and trillion dollar fiscal deficits piling on, how is it possible that the stock market, a key measure of economic health for many Americans, is touching near all time highs? Marin Katusa, Chief Strategist at Casey Research, suggests that this effect can be traced to monetary machinations that are happening behind the scenes, where few people are willing to look. “Because they’re...
  • Hidden Hagel 2008 Speech Surfaces: No Attack on Iran Even if Israel Threatened

    02/10/2013 10:54:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    New footage of a speech by Chuck Hagel in 2008 has surfaced, in which the former Senator mocked the idea of continuing the U.S. policy of confronting Iran and supporting Israel. "When I hear the talk about--well you can’t talk with Iran, you can’t talk with Syria and we’re, we should stay where we are and support Israel, and so on, well you miss the point," he told the laughing audience at an event for his book, America: Our Next Chapter. Hagel added that the U.S. "shouldn't even be thinking about the options of bombing Iran," even in the event...
  • John Williams: How To Survive the Illusion Of Economic Recovery

    02/10/2013 10:45:05 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-10-2013 | John Williams
    John Williams: How To Survive the Illusion Of Economic Recovery Economics / Great Depression IIFebruary 09, 2013 - 01:40 PM GMT By: The Gold ReportJohn Williams There is no economic recovery, and there are no signs that a recovery is coming, says Shadowstats.com author John Williams. In this Gold Report interview, he blames mal-adjusted inflation statistics for creating an alternate reality that overestimates economic activity in a way that is unsustainable. Williams warns that eventually the painful truth will be so difficult that even government manipulation won't be able to deny it and that is when hyperinflation will take its...
  • Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent strike on Iran

    02/10/2013 10:37:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    The main purpose of US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel in the spring is to warn Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran, unnamed officials told Army Radio on Sunday. According to the officials, the urgency of the trip is because in his speech to the United Nations in September, Netanyahu had flagged the spring of 2013 as a significant time in the context of the Iranian nuclear threat.
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