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  • Dr. Carson Speaks Truth to Power; Liberal Statists Question Whether It's Appropriate

    02/11/2013 5:46:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So yesterday on CNN, Candy Crowley asked the panel on her program if the comments of Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast were inappropriate. Actually, she asked if his comments were appropriate. Now, before we play for you the Candy Crowley sound bite from CNN yesterday, I want to go back. We've got two sound bites from Dr. Benjamin Carson. He's the Johns Hopkins University hospital pediatric neurosurgery director. He's a great guy. Great, great family story, from Detroit. Here are the two excerpts that we aired last week from his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast...
  • Is Dorner a drone target?

    02/11/2013 5:43:49 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 22 replies
    The Lookout via Yahoo News ^ | 11 Feb 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Are police using drones in the manhunt for Christopher Dorner? According to a report by a British newspaper, they are. On Sunday, the Express quoted a "senior police source" who said the "thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him—on the ground, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack." Dorner, the 33-year-old former naval and LAPD officer turned triple-murder suspect, has been at the center of a massive manhunt stretching from the San Bernadino Mountains—where his burned-out pickup truck was found last week—to the Mexican border. In a manifesto posted online earlier...
  • Obama Called Cayman Island Investments 'The Biggest Tax Scam on Record' (2008 video)

    02/11/2013 5:31:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama called Cayman Island investments "the biggest tax scam on record." Now, in 2013, President Obama has nominated Jack Lew, who had $56,000 in Cayman Island investments, to be the next secretary of Treasury. Here's Obama making the claim in 2008:
  • Rumor Check: Ex-FBI Agent Claims Obama’s CIA Nominee Is Really a Secret Muslim Recruited by Saudis

    02/11/2013 5:30:57 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Did President Obama nominate an Islamic convert with a decades old connection to the most anti-American variant of that religion to a post no less potent than the director of the CIA? That is the hot charge against John Brennan that gained rapid viral traction over the weekend because of comments made by an ex-FBI agent known for his efforts to expose radical Islamists. John Guandolo first made the accusation during a recent radio interview. Today he repeated the charge during an interview with TheBlaze in which we pressed him to provide details that might substantiate his case. There is...
  • Stop the Confirmation of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

    02/11/2013 5:26:48 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 February 2013 | Christian Gomez
    Stop the Confirmation of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of DefenseClick here: https://www.votervoice.net/JBS/Campaigns/30628/Respond Confirming Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense may harm U.S. defense considering his record, words of praise from the Communist Party, and ties to far-left progressive organizations. Chuck Hagel a Committed Internationalist The New American 11 February 2013 The confirmation vote for Republican former senator of Nebraska Chuck Hagel (shown) to replace outgoing Leon Panetta as secretary of defense was postponed by another week after Hagel failed to meet the expectations of his former Republican colleagues during last week's Senate confirmation hearings. Even more troubling than Sen. Hagel's...
  • Officer: If IDF enters Lebanon, we'll have lasting quiet

    02/11/2013 5:25:02 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 7 Feb 2013 | Yoav Zitun
    The Nahal Brigade is preparing for its deployment along the northern border – currently, one of the most tense borders – where it will be faced with a disintegrating Syria, and a Hizbullah that growing stronger. The commander of the green unit, Colonel Yehuda Fuchs, said it is clear that if the IDF takes action against these threats, his soldiers will be on the front line. "We are psychologically ready for battle in Lebanon," he said.
  • Pennsylvania's Casey shows his TRUE colors

    02/11/2013 5:23:33 PM PST · by Renegade · 21 replies
    Legislative Letter reply | 2/11/13 | Bob Casey
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me about recent proposals related to guns. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and...
  • Meet the man who shot Bin Laden (Is this how America treats her heroes?)

    02/11/2013 5:22:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2013 | AllahPundit
    I want to call this the feelgood story of the day but it’s the opposite. There are feelgood moments --- Bin Laden ends up with a few extra postmortem bullet holes, and don't miss the conversation the SEALs have on their way to the first briefing about the mission --- but ultimately it's the tale of a hero abandoned. No pension(!), no health care(!!), family troubles, little help transitioning to the private sector, and eternal worry about reprisals from jihadis. Everyone wishes they could have been the one to pull the trigger on Osama; see how you feel about that...
  • A Second former LAPD officer releases a manifesto

    02/11/2013 5:17:05 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 39 replies
    FreekOutNation ^ | February 11, 2013 | Anomaly
    Christopher Dorner is creating quite a firestorm of attention directed toward the Los Angles Police Department, and now his efforts have doubled in another manifesto created by former LAPD Officer Joe Jones.In its entirety, it reads: “My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO… I know most of you who personally who me are in disbelief of the partial story I will tell today. A story that has been suppressed for about 18 years, But lives strong everyday of my life. I without hesitation would like to send my condolences to the Victims who were lost and their families during this...
  • Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort

    02/11/2013 5:16:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort February 11, 2013 | 1:46 pm During a press conference on gun safety in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden said that any reports that suggest that he was trying to take weapons away from gun owners was a “bunch of malarkey.” "I know that's a word that you've never heard before, although it's now in the dictionary," Biden boasted. Biden said that it was important for the media to dissuade the American public from the idea that the Obama administration was prepared to do something unconstitutional on guns. “To...
  • James Rickards: Global Monetary System Headed for Collapse

    02/11/2013 5:12:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies
    moneynews.com ^ | 06 Feb 2013 | By Dan Weil
    The world currency system is riding down the road to catastrophe, The world already has entered a currency war that began in 2010 on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s massive easing program, he tells Wall Street Journal Digital Network. Since then, plenty of nations have joined in, including Brazil, Switzerland and Japan, says Rickards, author of “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crises.” “All major central banks are easing,” he says. “Eventually so much money will be printed that this will lead to inflation. The endgame is collapse of the international monetary system — sometime sooner than...
  • CNN anchor questions whether global warming to blame for asteroid

    02/11/2013 5:09:52 PM PST · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/11/2013 | fox news
    The threat of global warming may stretch so far beyond Earth that it affects meteorites millions of miles away in space -- at least according to one CNN anchor. “Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming, or is this just some meteoric occasion?” CNN’s Deborah Feyerick asked Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, head of the Planetary Society, in a Saturday segment.
  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three...
  • United States Army Threatened With Lawsuit Over Chaplain’s Prayer to ‘Heavenly Father’

    02/11/2013 4:31:49 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 98 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | February 9, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Washington, D.C. – The United States Army is being threatened with a lawsuit after a chaplain allegedly prayed to the Heavenly Father during an event at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, which offended an atheist soldier in attendance. The Huffington Post reports that Staff Sergeant Victoria Gettman is unpleased with the response that she has received from her superiors in regard to complaints that she had lodged over the prayer, which was delivered last September. Gettman and a number of other soldiers were attending a mandatory suicide prevention session, which concluded with a prayer. The prayer itself was...
  • Obama Approves Direct Funding For Hamas

    02/11/2013 4:23:04 PM PST · by w4women · 38 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/10/2013 | L.D. Jackson
    In all of his infinite wisdom and glory, President Barack Obama has waived restrictions placed on the direct funding of the Palestinian Authority. If you remember, this is the group that is run by Hamas. Going further back in your memory, you will recall Hamas is the terrorist organization that has refused to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist. In fact, their charter calls for the destruction of Israel. -snip- If you will look at the date of the press release on the White House website, you will find it was Friday. The Obama administration is so open and transparent that...
  • Many African-Americans Concerned About Obama’s Focus on Immigrant Rights

    02/11/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by kristinn · 91 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | William Douglas and Franco Ordonez
    No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans. “Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.” A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s 1290 WMCS AM’s “Earl Ingram Show.” SNIP Still, Ingram says many of his listeners see Obama’s attempt to push forward on immigration as a reminder of what the...
  • Gunmen fired 81 shots at Marrero murder victim, authorities say

    02/11/2013 4:10:25 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michelle Hunter
    Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office recovered 81 spent shell casings at the scene of a murder in Marrero early Monday morning. Three suspects shot and killed Emeal Washington, 58, in the 6100 block of August Avenue, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department. "There was a substantial number of shots, 81 spent shell casings fired at this one particular victim," he said. The murder is the first in unincorporated Jefferson Parish this year. The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. as Washington, of Marrero, was visiting a friend's August Avenue residence. The two stepped outside while...
  • The Constitution and Nancy Pelosi

    02/11/2013 4:08:01 PM PST · by TRAPPER2 · 9 replies
    The Witch Pelosi seems to not know the Constitution since she is always misquoting it. I think everyone needs to flood her offices with copies of the pocket Constitutions available everywhere! Maybe in this way she can carry a copy around with her everywhere, and if she loses one she can have her staff hand her a copy from all the copies that have been sent to her, so maybe she can get something right. You can purchase copies from either of the following places and they will ship them for you. NCCS.NET AMAZON.COM PatriotPost.com Here are the addresses of...
  • Former State GOP Chairman Jim Greer Pleads Guilty to Theft, Money Laundering

    02/11/2013 4:07:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/11/2013
    Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty Monday morning to four charges of grand theft, avoiding trial in a case that could have potentially embarrassed former Gov. Charlie Crist and much of the state’s Republican elite.After two weeks of behind-the-scenes wrangling, former GOP party chairman Jim Greer walked into court Monday morning and pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering charges that could put him behind bars for 3 and 1/2 years. Greer responded “guilty your honor’’ to charges he stole and laundered GOP campaign contributions through a company he created, Victory Strategies. He declined to talk with a...
  • Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Privacy Advances to Final Vote

    02/11/2013 4:03:13 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 2 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Ammo land Staff
    Virginia - -(Ammoland.com)- The House of Delegates advanced Senate Bill 1335 today and the bill will be on the calendar for a final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12 2013. NRA sent a legislative alert last Friday asking members to contact their Delegates and ask them to support this important legislation. Please continue to contact your legislator as the opposition is pulling out all the stops to continue making the personal information of concealed handgun permit holders (CHPs) public information. As originally introduced, SB1335 would have only protected the privacy of CHP holders who had a protective order that is in...
  • Federal Spending Has Always Been Wasteful

    02/11/2013 4:00:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    A new article by Ivan Eland describes how wars have stimulated growth in the American welfare state. I was interested in his discussion regarding the overexpansion of pensions following the Civil War: In 1879, the Arrears Act caused many veterans, who hadn’t realized they were disabled until the government offered $1,000 or more for finding aches and injuries, to flood the Bureau of Pensions with claims.  Although, according to its commissioner, the bureau was the largest executive bureau in the world, it had few means to detect fraudulent claims, which were rampant. During election years between 1878 and 1899, Republicans...
  • To be Happy, We Must Admit Women and Men Aren't 'Equal'

    02/11/2013 3:59:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11,2013 | Susan Venkner
    Norman Vincent Peale, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking," once wrote these words: “Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” His statement is highlighted at the beginning of my new book, "How to Choose a Husband and Make Peace with Marriage." Its premise is that if women want to be successful in love, they should reject the cultural script they’ve been sold and adopt a whole new view of men and marriage. As products of divorce, the modern generation has few role models for lasting love. That alone is a problem. But young women have an added burden:...
  • CNN anchor questions whether global warming to blame for asteroid

    02/11/2013 3:51:29 PM PST · by Doogle · 41 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/11/13 | FOX
    <p>The threat of global warming may stretch so far beyond Earth that it affects meteorites millions of miles away in space -- at least according to one CNN anchor.</p> <p>“Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming, or is this just some meteoric occasion?” CNN’s Deborah Feyerick asked Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, head of the Planetary Society, in a Saturday segment.</p>
  • Mayor Bloomberg: 21 food companies cut salt from popular products

    02/11/2013 3:48:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that 21 companies have voluntarily reduced the salt content in some of their products. The improved products range from Butterball cold cuts to Heinz ketchup to some Starbucks breakfast sandwiches, according to Bloomberg. The salt campaign -- one in a series of novel but controversial healthy-eating initiatives on Bloomberg's 11-year watch -- takes aim at foods ranging from hot dogs to soup to popcorn. Twenty-one out of the 24 companies that were part of the initiative met one or more of their voluntary commitments, the New York City mayor said. "These companies have demonstrated...
  • The Goodness of Marriage

    02/11/2013 3:41:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Ken Connelly
    NOTE: This is the third column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The second column is available here. G.K. Chesterton observed in The Superstition of Divorce that “reformers of marriage . . . do not know what it is, or what it is meant to be, or what its supporters suppose it to be . . . .” Marriage opponents, who today seek not to reform but rather redefine marriage, appear to suffer from the problem diagnosed by Chesterton almost a century ago. In their heedless rush to establish the legitimacy of...
  • Apple CEO (1%er) to sit with Michelle Obama during State of the Union

    02/11/2013 3:39:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Chris O'Brien
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. It marks the second year in a row the invitation has been extended to the Apple family. Last year, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, joined Michelle Obama in the coveted spot. During an appearance on CNBC, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling confirmed Cook's participation. "Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that's quite an appropriate person to be...
  • 'Sequester' Fearmongering by Obama and Republicans

    02/11/2013 3:31:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Republicans don't want military spending and Democrats don't want cuts in social programs. The best thing to do would be doubling or tripling the cuts, but compromise tends to work in the other direction. Thus one should not be surprised by this can-kicking idea: Republicans Propose Job Freeze to Avert Defense CutsRepublican members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees revived a proposal to avert automatic spending cuts by reducing the federal workforce through attrition and freezing congressional salaries. The legislation would save $85 billion through Sept. 30, the same amount as the across-the-board cuts that would be divided...
  • Missouri Takes Lead Reducing Gun and Domestic Violence

    02/11/2013 3:22:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | David R. Rusher
    Missouri House Bill 402 is a major step forward reducing gun violence, domestic violence, and other forms of serious violence. For decades, federal and state policy attempting to impact these growing problems failed because the policies were pointed in the wrong direction. Substance abuse in the family is the leading factor and primary driver of many kinds of gun-related crimes, domestic violence, and other offenses. Substance abuse is tightly bound to domestic violence. Three-quarters of serious domestic violence is associated with substance abuse at the time of violence (Fig 3). This statistic does not include substance abusers who were...
  • Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan (intervened in US plan to curb drug imports)

    02/11/2013 3:18:21 PM PST · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/11/13 | Eric Lipton, Washington, William K. Rashbaum, NY, w/ Frances Robles
    Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sought to discourage any plan by the US govt to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. Menendez's intervention w/ Homeland Security came last month shortly after Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, Miami Florida, was to meet with a senior State Dept official, accompanied by Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former aide to Mr. Menendez, in a related push to protect the port security contract, said to...
  • Have hired guns finally scuppered Somali pirates?

    02/11/2013 3:14:39 PM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 10 Feb 2013 | Peter Apps
    ~snip~PIRATE BUSINESS MODEL FAILING? Exactly what is behind the fall in Somali piracy is a matter of debate. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the navies patrolling the Indian Ocean say the numbers show they are finally having an impact. Since piracy first grabbed global attention in 2008, a number of nations have sent ships to the region. Sailing through the Internationally Registered Transit Corridor, a protected route between Somalia and Yemen, the QM2 passed warships from the United States, France, India and Australia. As well as the EU force, there are separate flotillas from NATO and U.S.-led coalition forces that often include Asian...
  • Biden on Philly visit decries ´Sandy Hook-plus´ of daily shootings

    02/11/2013 3:14:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/11/13 | Michael Matza
    Accumulated gun violence in America produces "a Sandy Hook-plus" of deaths every day, Vice President Biden said Monday following a meeting with regional law enforcement and elected officials in Philadelphia. He was referring to the 26 children and teachers killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Monday´s breaking news about a fatal shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington in Biden´s home state of Delaware only underscored "the urgency" of the need for "common sense" restrictions on gun sales, he said. The vice president said there is "zero conflict" between White House proposals
  • Putin Buys 570 Metric Tons of Gold

    02/11/2013 3:13:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    macedoniaonline.eu ^ | Monday, 11 February 2013
    When Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is endangering the global economy by abusing its dollar monopoly, he’s not just talking. He’s betting on it. Not only has Putin made Russia the world’s largest oil producer, he’s also made it the biggest gold buyer. His central bank has added 570 metric tons of the metal in the past decade, a quarter more than runner-up China, according to IMF data compiled by Bloomberg. The added gold is also almost triple the weight of the Statue of Liberty. “The more gold a country has, the more sovereignty it will have if there’s a...
  • Taking a stand against new gun laws - Sheriffs refuse to enforce proposed federal bans

    02/11/2013 3:08:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Cincinnati Enquirer | Feb 9, 2013 | Mark Hansel
    Here's the link.
  • Bing partners with Fox News on interactive experience around State of the Union address

    02/11/2013 3:07:47 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/11/2013 | Janet Tu
    Bing partners with Fox News on interactive experience around State of the Union address Bing is partnering with Fox News to bring what it calls a new interactive experience that will gather social media sentiment, and get live viewer feedback, on the president's State of the Union address Tuesday.The experience, which will be at bing.com/politics, will stream the address, and show news and live data, as well as track live social media sentiment and allow users to enter in how they're feeling about the president's address..."We'll be able to sense the mood of the nation" moment by moment......This latest effort...
  • Police Raid San Bernardino Apartment After Dorner Call

    02/11/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 49 replies
    http://ktla.com ^ | 02/11/2013 | Sarah Welch
    SAN BERNARDINO (KTLA) — Police evacuated an apartment complex in San Bernardino early Sunday after a report that fugitive Christopher Dorner was hiding there. Tenants awoke to a swarm of armed cops circling Eureka Manor in San Bernardino. It all happened around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday at 1525 E. Eureka Street. The raid was captured on cell phone video obtained exclusively by KTLA. SWAT officers stormed a corner apartment as helicopters flew overhead. As a precaution, police ordered residents out through back windows. The Dorner sighting turned out to be a false alarm — prompted by an apparent prank call....
  • States and Cities Step Up and Resist Drone Surveillance

    02/11/2013 2:51:13 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    the New American ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    We live in a country where the president has assumed the power to kill American citizens without due process and the Justice Department produces memos supporting the legality of it. Fortunately, we also live in a country where concerned citizens and their local lawmakers are waking up and defending civil liberties and the Constitution that protects them. For example, on February 4 the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed a measure declaring the use of drones in the United States to be “a serious threat to the privacy and constitutional rights of the American people. The resolution (passed by a vote...
  • Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan

    02/11/2013 2:48:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/10/13 | ERIC LIPTON, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. **SNIP** But the questions about the port security contract are potentially more troubling for Mr. Menendez, who is already facing questions over his fitness for the Foreign Relations Committee chairmanship, because the contract involved a foreign policy concern: curbing the flow of cocaine to the United...
  • Obama’s hypocrisy on Jack Lew

    02/11/2013 2:46:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2013 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In a brutal campaign ad last year, Barack Obama showed Mitt Romney warbling “America the Beautiful” while pictures of a sandy beach appeared and the ad declared: “He had millions in a Swiss bank account . . . tax havens like Bermuda … and the Cayman Islands.” It concluded: “Mitt Romney’s not the solution. He’s the problem.” Well, apparently someone else is part of the “problem”: Obama’s nominee for Treasury secretary, Jack Lew. --snip-- Investing in the Cayman Islands does not make Lew unfit to be Treasury secretary. But it does make him unfit to be Obama’s Treasury secretary.
  • Undocumented immigrant from Las Vegas to attend State of Union

    02/11/2013 2:40:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Karoun Demirjian
    WASHINGTON — Every year, a hand-picked set of special guests sits with the first lady as the president delivers the State of the Union address. This year, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected a young, undocumented immigrant from Las Vegas to be in one of their seats of honor.
  • Bloody Hands: The Southern Poverty Law Center

    02/11/2013 2:37:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Long before homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC) with the intent to commit mass murder, I warned from the rooftops that the hard-left Southern Poverty Law Center’s anti-Christian “hate group” propaganda might spur such bloodshed. With a column headlined, “Liberal violence rising,” I wrote, “The SPLC’s dangerous and irresponsible (‘hate group’) disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate. Such a climate is ripe for violence.” Tragically, my deepest fears were realized. Then, in August, days after Corkins was heroically disarmed by...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-11-2013

    02/11/2013 2:35:22 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 40 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • “Daddy” Is Mommy

    02/11/2013 2:30:56 PM PST · by Borges · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/11/13 | Katie Roiphe
    On the 50th anniversary of the day Sylvia Plath left milk on a tray for her two sleeping children and put her head into an oven, the cultural fascination with her shows no signs of abating. Though one might think that Janet Malcolm’s sublime study The Silent Woman, would be the last word on Plath, there is a spate of new books feeding the myth: Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted; An American Isis:The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath; Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953; and a new edition of The...
  • After bludgeoning Romney, Dems oddly silent on Jack Lew’s Cayman Islands investments

    02/11/2013 2:30:44 PM PST · by what's up · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Guy Benson
    There are myriad reasons for conservatives to oppose Jack Lew’s nomination for Treasury Secretary. The fact that Lew recently held a substantial, and entirely legal, investment based in the Cayman Islands is not one of them. But shouldn’t liberals be livid? Last year, the Obama campaign and its surrogates furiously accused Mitt Romney of “betting against America” through his financial portfolio, which included foreign holdings — including some in the Cayman Islands. This ad painting the Republican nominee as an unpatriotic hypocrite was memorably unsparing in its demagoguery:
  • Krugman: Corporations "Making So Much Money They Don't Know What To Do With It"

    02/11/2013 2:24:50 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-10-2013
    ...... "..... there is a global savings glut and a lot of it is corporations are saving. It's a lot of retained earnings just sitting there. Not quite sure why except that maybe they're making so much money they don't know what to do with it," economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said on ... MSNBC's weekend show "Up with Chris Hayes."
  • An Amusing Video Medley of Moral Preening on Guns from Piers Morgan

    02/11/2013 2:22:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve shared some very powerful videos that help explain why we should respect and celebrate the individual right to keep and bear arms. Ted Nugent talking about gun ownership and the right of self defense. A look at the Switzerland’s strong gun culture and the importance of self defense as a protection against oppression. And some very powerful testimony to some weasels on Capitol Hill (make sure to pay attention around the 5:00 mark).Ice-T talking about the real reason to defend and support the 2nd Amendment. A Reason TV video with five facts for Vice President Biden’s task force. A...
  • Felons for Gun Control

    02/11/2013 2:08:30 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/11/13 | William A Levinson
    Convicted Felons for Gun Control Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, advocated a ban on all semiautomatic firearms along with a prohibitive gun owner registration fee. Blagojevich also promoted a ban on so-called "pocket rockets," or easily concealable high-caliber handguns. With regard to the latter, many states' concealed carry laws require the firearm to remain exactly that: concealed. Even if it is not illegal to expose or "flash" the weapon, it is generally poor judgment to advertise the fact that you have a weapon. When one deals with liars like...
  • State of the State of the Union

    02/11/2013 1:59:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rich Galen
    I am in Paris for one afternoon and overnight because the non-stop service from Oujda, Morocco to Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, DC hasn't yet begun. We flew into Orly Airport which is the Newark Airport of Europe. If you can arrange a trip that doesn't include Orly, I recommend you do that. But, any story that ends with, "and then we had dinner in Paris" is a pretty good story. Washington, DC is awash in activity surrounding the President's State of the Union address tomorrow night at nine Eastern time. As we have discussed before, every association, DC-based...
  • Israel on Alert Israel appears to be readying for conflict with Lebanon

    02/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government. The Israeli military has reportedly deployed missile defense systems to the northern part of the country, which sits near Lebanon, and has ordered all civilian aircraft to evacuate Haifa airport, the Jewish state’s northernmost air hub. Senior Israeli officials have warned of an impending conflict in closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C., sources said. The “world needs to be prepared for the next war with Lebanon,” a senior military adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Dem Congressman: ‘It’s Clear That We [Also] Need to Look at Handguns’

    02/11/2013 1:38:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 10, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           The CornerThe one and only. Dem Congressman: ‘It’s Clear That We [Also] Need to Look at Handguns’ By Andrew Johnson February 10, 2013 4:41 P.M. On Friday night’s Rachel Maddow Show, Illinois representative Luis Gutiérrez told guest host Melissa Harris-Perry that the violence in his Chicago district could be cause for lawmakers to take action not only on semi-automatic weapons, but on handguns. Noting (correctly) that nearly 97 percent of Chicago gun murders in 2011, the most recent year for which statistic are available, were carried out with handguns, Gutiérrez said,”It’s clear that we need to...
  • To the Farmer in All of Us

    02/11/2013 1:38:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    Thanks to radio broadcast legend Paul Harvey's down-to-earth sense of America's heartland, Super Bowl viewers experienced an emotionally charged reminder of the values that made America what it is. The Dodge ad that honored the farmer proved to be one of the best commercials of the day. It wasn't just farmers who felt its impact, because as the ad so rightly expressed, its tribute was "to the farmer in all of us." When you take out the specific reference to farmers in the ad's script, the values remain: "On the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise...