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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: 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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 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...