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  • Mama Used to Say

    02/12/2013 2:38:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Don't call it a comebackI been here for yearsRockin my peers and puttin suckas in fearMakin the tears rain down like a Mon-soonListen to the bass go BOOMLL Cool J Last night LL Cool J hosted the Grammy Awards, and I couldn't think of how appropriate several of his songs are for the week. The State of the Union address is tomorrow night, and for sure President Obama will follow the advice from LL's mom and go for the knockout blow. The idea will be to make policies that only since a few years ago seemed reasonable and necessary. There...
  • Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth [joins TokyoRove]

    02/12/2013 2:35:46 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2013 | Robert Costa
    Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, one of the most influential players in the Republican party, is privately battling the Club for Growth. Last week, at a closed-door retreat in northern Virginia, Barbour told a large gathering of congressional staffers, including several leadership aides, that party officials should discourage donors from funding the high-profile conservative group. Insiders say Barbour’s comments came during a question-and-answer session at the Ripon Society’s annual symposium, which was held at Mount Vernon, the home of former president George Washington. Sources say Barbour was asked about the group’s growing influence, and then he urged the aides and...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, February-12-2013

    02/12/2013 2:34:14 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 13 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
  • Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

    02/12/2013 2:27:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 11, 2013 | NA
    A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. In a study published in the January issue of the journal Immunity, the researchers describe the novel antiviral property of the protein, cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H), an enzyme that converts cholesterol to an oxysterol called 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), which can permeate a cell's wall and block a virus from getting in....
  • States, cities finding ways to tax businesses outside their borders

    02/12/2013 2:21:25 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    The Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Phillip Swarts
    While American companies expect to pay taxes to Uncle Sam and the states where they operate, they weren't exactly ready to face levies from states where they aren't physically located. But thinning budgets and a weak economy have prompted about 30 states and many more local communities to begin imposing "cross-border" taxes and fees designed to raise revenues from firms that don't locate or regularly operate in their jurisdictions. These new taxes are taking aim at everything from trucks crossing state borders to sales and communications from out-of-state firms. And that long arm of taxation is creating a howl in...
  • Another Federal Government Takeover: Common Core Curriculum

    02/12/2013 2:17:16 PM PST · by kanooga · 6 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | James Bailey
    In recent years, the federal government has succeeded in expanding their control over health care, financial markets, the auto industry, the coal industry, and more. Now they have gained greater control over our nation’s public school systems with a program that one Georgia lawmaker calls “No Child Left Behind on steroids.”
  • HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION....

    02/12/2013 2:17:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/12/13 | Twitter
    HAGEL APPROVED AS PENTAGON CHIEF BY U.S. SENATE PANEL, CLEARS HURDLE TOWARD CONFIRMATION AS DEFENSE SECRETARY #BREAKING
  • The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

    02/12/2013 2:16:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bill Murchison
    The Boy Scouts of America got front-page ink, as we say in the newspaper trade, for their currently postponed meditations on the topic of admitting avowed gays to membership. Word had leaked out that the Scouts were considering a local option solution to the vexed question of their supposed right to determine who can become a member and who can't. At a top-drawer meeting in Irving, Tex., the topic proved too vast and complex for immediate resolution. Consultation and deliberation will take place prior to May meeting of Scouts' national council. I spoke of the Scouts' "supposed" right to...
  • 2 Deputies Shot In Standoff, Search For Christopher Dorner (Shootout over, Rambro dead?)

    02/12/2013 2:10:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 157 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
    Two San Bernardino County SheriffÂ’s deputies have been shot while pursuing a carjacking and home-invasion suspect in the Angelus Oaks area of Big Bear. A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities. Repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove several injured deputies from the scene. A SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter of the area....
  • Coroner Concludes Woman’s 2 Gallon A Day Coca-Cola Habit “A Substantial Factor” In Her Death

    02/12/2013 2:05:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    When a New Zealand woman died in February 2010, her family swiftly pointed fingers at her 2.2 gallon a day Coke habit. Not the white powdery stuff, the drinkable, cola-y stuff. And although it’s taken three years, a coroner has found that the beverage was a major factor in her death. Coca-Cola had pointed out last year that too much water is bad for you as well, so it’s not surprising that the company disagrees with the ruling. The 30-year-old mother of eight guzzled a whole lot of Coke for years before her death, and the coroner said a bunch...
  • Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 2:01:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 2-12-2013 | Laura Byrne
    February 12, 2013 Democrats bringing illegals to State of the Union by Laura Byrne Illegal immigrants are rumored to be at the top of the guest list for the State of the Union tonight. One illegal immigrant is even reportedly being escorted by the First Lady herself.In addition to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Michelle Obama has invited 20-year-old Alan Aleman, an illegal immigrant from Nevada who hasn’t been deported because he came to the United States before he was 16 and is therefore protected under the Obama administration’s new deportation rules.And so far, four other Democrats have revealed they are...
  • Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union

    02/12/2013 1:54:34 PM PST · by Arthurio · 35 replies
    (CNN) -- The former Army staff sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Monday is declining the first lady's invitation to be her guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address. Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy -- with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday -- and their families.
  • Joe Scarborough to Wash Post: 'I don’t Expect to Be Cheering House Republicans Anytime Soon'

    02/12/2013 1:53:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Tuesday seemed shocked that Joe Scarborough, who he paints as the voice of moderation, agrees more with Democrats on deficit issues than Republicans. On the subject of fiscal problems and the debt, the MSNBC host told Sargent, "I don’t expect to be cheering House Republicans anytime soon." The left-leaning Post writer asked if, on deficit issues, Scarborough's "views are indeed more in line with Dems than with Republicans." The cable host replied, "yes." He then went on to attack Barack Obama from the left: "I don’t see the Democrats focusing seriously on Entitlements or...
  • Texas vs. California

    02/12/2013 1:51:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve been pointing out the differences between California stagnation and Texas prosperity for quite some time. And since California voters approved a new 13.3 percent top tax rate last November, I expect the gap to become even wider.Simply stated, California is the France of America and Texas is the Cayman Islands of America.So it’s understandable that the Governor of Texas is telling employers in California that his state has a better climate for job creation.John Fund of National Review opines on this bit of competition between states. Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he...
  • Fugitive ex-cop exchanges fire with authorities, AP source says

    02/12/2013 1:44:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 12, 2013
    LOS ANGELES – A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains. The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation
  • Senate GOP Has Mountain-High Hopes for Capito

    02/12/2013 1:41:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s Senate bid means more than just a potential pickup for Republicans. After repeatedly eschewing statewide campaigns, the West Virginia Republican starts 2014 as her party’s first full-blown Senate candidate — and perhaps the Senate GOP’s most prominent female candidate of the cycle. “I’ve been a bridesmaid here,” Capito said in a wide-ranging interview with CQ Roll Call last week. “I’m really going to do it. I’m going to walk down the aisle.” The GOP boasts immense opportunities to pick up Senate seats this cycle — and it needs a net of six victories to win control...
  • The Venezuelan Train Crash

    02/12/2013 1:41:06 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Editorial
    Economics: Venezuela has devalued its currency, joining Iran, Argentina and others whose wars on math brought the same result. Some call this a "restorative." It's not. It's what happens when big government hits a wall. Venezuela's monster 47% devaluation from 4.3 to 6.3 bolivars to the dollar, reportedly ordered by President Hugo Chavez from his hospital bed in Cuba, marks the reckoning for his regime's big-spending ways in Venezuela's low-growth economy. It was about as predictable as a crash from a runaway train, given his mad-lunatic war on economics — his lethal combination of welfare spending, destruction of the private...
  • Dorner being chased in Big Bear Area

    02/12/2013 1:38:34 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 55 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 02/12/13 | Press-Enterprise Staff
    Dispatchers are saying a suspect has traded gunfire with Fish & Game officials after a woman was found tied up and someone fled the scene; information will be updated as it comes in
  • Doctors Struggling to Fight 'Totally Drug-Resistant' Tuberculosis in South Africa

    02/12/2013 1:38:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 11, 2013 | JASON KOEBLER
    TB kills more people annually than any other infectious disease besides HIV In a patient's fight against tuberculosis—the bacterial lung disease that kills more people annually than any infectious disease besides HIV— doctors have more than 10 drugs from which to choose. Most of those didn't work for Uvistra Naidoo, a South African doctor who contracted the disease in his clinic. For those who contract the disease now, maybe none of them will. A new paper published earlier this week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases journal warns that the first cases of "totally drug-resistant"...
  • Anti-Birther Writes 50 Page Hit Piece about Lt. Mike Zullo's Investigation Into Obama's Past

    On November 9th, 2012 erstwhile Maricopa County Cold Case Posse (MCCCP)“Investigator” Mike Zullo signed a massively expanded and updated second “affidavit” concerning his alleged investigation intothe identity documents of President Barack Obama. I refer to it as an “alleged investigation” because there is very little investigative work to be found within the pages of the affidavit. To the extent it recounts lines of enquiry, they without exception all end in futility. To the extent it purports to recount “facts,” they are all recounted second hand, most of them ruthlessly plagiarized from the “work” of other birthers. To the extent that...
  • Jersey City councilwoman jokes that 'everyone' in Ward F has a criminal record

    02/12/2013 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey City Ward F City Councilwoman Diane Coleman ruffled some feathers at last night’s council caucus when she joked that "everyone" in Ward F has a criminal record. The comment caught the ire of Councilwoman at large Viola Richardson, who represented Ward F on the nine-member council for about 10 years until November 2011. Ward F encompasses many of the largely black, poor neighborhoods of the inner city. Coleman’s joke came as the council discussed a federally funded job-training program up for approval at its meeting tomorrow. Keith Davis, who runs a job-training program that works with the city, told...
  • Gov. candidate Barbara Buono wasn't wearing seat belt at time of crash

    02/12/2013 1:29:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic legislator who is the foremost challenger to Gov. Chris Christie this fall, has been issued a summons for not wearing a seat belt at the time of a car accident Monday night. Buono suffered a small cut to her forehead. Buono was the only person involved in the crash who received medical treatment for injuries, police said. She said in a statement this morning that she made a mistake in not buckling up. "Don't make the same mistake as me: wear a seat belt no matter where you're sitting," the senator tweeted from her...
  • Dorner Found in Big Bear

    02/12/2013 1:22:46 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 945 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/12/2013
    Live Report
  • Olympic Arms to New York State – Take Your Business Elsewhere

    02/12/2013 1:19:47 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 87 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Ammo Land Staff
    Olympia, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms. Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this...
  • Patrick Brazeau put on leave to protect ‘dignity’ of Senate after assault charges

    02/12/2013 1:12:14 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jordan Press
    OTTAWA — Patrick Brazeau has been put on a leave of absence, with the Senate saying the move was needed to protect “the dignity” of the upper chamber. There was no debate on the motion Tuesday afternoon. Brazeau, who surprised his peers by showing up in the first place, stood up and immediately walked out the front door of the chamber. Now an independent after being kicked out the Conservative caucus last week, Brazeau had taken his new chair, in the back corner of the red chamber, close to the door. No one sat beside him, although most senators appeared...
  • In tea party response, Paul will urge GOP to embrace immigrants, cut spending

    02/12/2013 12:56:37 PM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Mark Preston
    <p>Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will call on his fellow Republicans to be more welcoming of immigrants Tuesday night in a speech where he will also sharply criticize President Barack Obama and his congressional colleagues for failing to reduce the nation's debt.</p>
  • Washington Post fooled by fake story of Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/12/03 | Claudine Zap
    Another journalist fell prey to a fake story on a satirical website, and reported it as news. This time, a blogger for the Washington Post reported—wrongly—that Sarah Palin, the former Republican candidate for vice president who recently parted way with Fox News, had moved on to the Al-Jazeera network to reach millions of "devoutly religious people."
  • Boehner: Obama doesn't have 'the guts' to tackle deficit

    02/12/2013 12:32:15 PM PST · by what's up · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Bret Baier
    House Speaker John Boehner, in advance of President Obama's State of the Union address, said Tuesday that he doesn't think the president "has the guts" to seriously address the country's debt and deficit. The speaker aired his concerns during a breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill with anchors and reporters covering Obama's address Tuesday night. He said he's pessimistic about the odds the president will tackle the country's long-term spending problem, which he sees as the biggest threat to America's future. "I don't think he has the guts to do it. He doesn't have the courage to take on...
  • Food Stamp Rolls in America Now Surpass the Population of Spain

    02/12/2013 12:31:48 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | february 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain. “Now is the time to act boldly and wisely – to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity,” said Obama during his first joint session address to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009. Since then, the number of participants enrolled in food stamps, known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), has risen substantially. When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food...
  • The 'usual drill'? Susan Rice comment on NK nuclear test belies severity of development

    02/12/2013 12:21:07 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/12/13 | FoxNews.com/AP
    As a nuclear North Korea proves once again that it’s improving its technology and moving close to marrying a small nuclear device with a more powerful rocket, the United States’ initial reaction Tuesday was a big ho-hum. Asked Tuesday morning whether she expects a strong condemnation from the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said: “We’ll do the usual drill.” It was a surprising response to an international incident that was largely seen as a threat to the U.S. and one that prompted the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency meeting of world representatives.
  • Senate Committee Votes to Confirm Hagel

    02/12/2013 12:09:30 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NBC
    See Video of Levin Statement at: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/50784625#50784625
  • ***I've Never Seen Bob Beckel As Scared Of Anyone: Dr. Carson***

    02/12/2013 12:05:25 PM PST · by The Wizard · 77 replies
    Stardate: 1302.12
    As everyone here knows, the earth moved a bit after the speech of Dr. Carson...EVERYONE knows it.....when you see Bob Beckel in tirade night after night....you know someone is truly scared...... Dr. Ben caught the world off guard, and got the world's attention....... I was also, like EVERYONE, Very happy and comforted by Bill Whittle's recent speeches... Now keep the ball rolling......
  • Google: The Democrat’s Private Intelligence Agency

    02/12/2013 11:53:39 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | February 12th, 2013 | Ben Howe
    Last week, Neil Stevens raised the alarm about Google selling out conservatives on policy issues. He’s right, but a number of conservatives and Republicans think there is an even bigger problem for GOP. Remember that enormous, sophisticated data operation the Obama campaign had? The one that gave them massive daily data on public opinion trends in almost every segment of potential voters. It’s almost as if Democrats had access to some sort of huge database of real time information about what the public was reading or writing online. The kind of breathtakingly large, real-time data that could be used for...
  • Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies from heart attack

    02/12/2013 11:51:00 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 64 replies
    http://m.lvsun.com/ ^ | February 11 2013 | Paul Takahashi
    The second unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas has died from an apparent heart attack. John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week as he waited at the bus stop in front of the restaurant, located inside the Neonopolis at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Alleman was taken off life support shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, said restaurant owner Jon Basso. He was 52. "He lived a very full life,"
  • Indiana, Pa., veteran dies in helicopter crash

    02/12/2013 11:44:26 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 2 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 02-12-2013 | Alex Zimmerman
    An Indiana, Pa., man was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles while working on a military-themed reality show for the Discovery Channel. Michael Donatelli, 45, was one of three people, including the pilot, who were killed in the crash, according to Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Jason Brandenburg. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. The crash occurred about 3:45 a.m. on the Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton, north of Los Angeles. Officials at the ranch declined to comment. Mr. Donatelli served four tours of duty in Iraq, worked as a Washington, D.C.,...
  • Senate Committee to Debate Hagel Nomination (C-SPAN3 Live link 2:45PM EST)

    02/12/2013 11:42:29 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 5 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2-12-2013 | staff
    Senate Committee to Debate Hagel Nomination WASHINGTON, DC Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chair of the Senate Armed Services Cmte., plans to hold a vote on Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel at today's hearing. Committee Republicans have expressed concerns over the former Nebraska senator's nomination. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would put a hold Hagel unless the White House provides more information on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In addition, a group of Republican senators sent Chairman Levin a letter, demanding that Hagel turn over more information about his finances and funding...
  • Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction

    02/12/2013 11:40:52 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 2-12-13 | jason meisner
    The reputed gang member accused of gunning down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton last month was on the street even though he had been arrested three times in connection with break-ins and trespassing while on probation for a weapons conviction in recent months, the Tribune has learned. In two of those arrests, including one just 2 1/2 months ago, Cook County probation officials failed to notify prosecutors or the judge that Michael Ward had been arrested on the new misdemeanor charges and allegedly violated his probation.
  • Two University of Maryland students dead in apparent murder-suicide shooting off-campus

    02/12/2013 11:40:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2013
    (CBS/AP) COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Police say a University of Maryland student shot two roommates, one fatally, in an off-campus residence and then killed himself. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday in College Park in Prince George's County. Police did not release the names of any of the students involved in the shooting, but all three were male. Police say one of the men set a fire in the basement of the home early Tuesday, and when his housemates confronted him he shot them. The injured student is expected to survive.
  • Egypt: Hundreds of Police Stage Rare Protests

    02/12/2013 11:36:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    abc ^ | February 11, 2013 | SARAH EL DEEB and AMIR MAKAR
    Hundreds of low-ranking policemen in Egypt are holding protests to demand they not be used as a tool for political oppression in the country's ongoing turmoil. Dozens of policemen rallied Tuesday outside local security administration headquarters in at least 10 provinces. Some of them carried signs reading, "we are innocent of the blood of the martyrs."
  • Ballistic over Benghazi: Graham and Inhofe Take on the White House

    02/12/2013 11:33:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Heritage Foundation/Foundry ^ | 2-12-2013 | Helle Dale
    February 12, 2013 Ballistic over Benghazi: Graham and Inhofe Take on the White House by Helle Dale Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) issued blunt warnings to the White House on Sunday: Give us real answers on Benghazi, or the nominations for Secretary of Defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency will be on hold. Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) has nonetheless scheduled the Armed Services Committee vote on Chuck Hagel for this afternoon, with the full Senate voting potentially tomorrow if all goes according to Levin’s plan. Which it may not. Whether Hagel will make it...
  • Terror alert declared in Jerusalem

    02/12/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/13/13 | Stuart Winer
    Security forces declared a state of increased readiness on Tuesday evening in Jerusalem in response to intelligence received by the Shin Bet security service indicating the possibility of a terror attack in the city. Magen David Adom ambulance service declared a “Level C” alert, the second-highest level of readiness. Local firefighters were also on standby. A police helicopter was patrolling the skies above the capital, and other units were deployed. There were also roadblocks at entrances to the city, and vehicles leaving nearby Arab villages were being checked. The fear was of a terror attack, possibly by a suicide bomber,...
  • GOP Silent As Obama Kills Defense Of Marriage Act

    02/12/2013 11:29:54 AM PST · by xzins · 23 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 2/12/13 | CHQ Staff
    Last week we noted that President Barack Obama has become America’s lawbreaker-in-Chief and few actions exemplify Obama’s propensity for ignoring the will of the people as expressed by the laws Congress passes than his recent executive orders and actions on same sex marriage and federal benefits for same sex couples. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) blocks the federal government from extending spousal benefits to same sex couples. However, on Monday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expanded a list of benefits to the same sex spouses of service members as well as to the unmarried partners of homosexual service members....
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Queen of the ‘Aisle Hogs’ at State of the Union

    02/12/2013 11:25:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    This is a tough year for “Aisle Hogs.” These “Hogs” — famous for staking out aisle seats so they can get a special, solo moment with the President of the United States as he walks down the center aisle of the House of Representatives before delivering the annual State of the Union address — are legendary in Washington. And thanks to YouTube (see video below), they are famous worldwide. But the Aisle Hogs have been decimated this year by departures from Congress. Four of the six most famous Aisle Hogs — as they were semi-officially dubbed by Salon.com — are...
  • TRADING RED, WHITE AND BLUE FOR GREEN

    02/12/2013 11:19:52 AM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    Conservative News Agency ^ | 7/30/12 | Lucille Petillo
    Every day when you listen and watch the news you see more and more examples of how President Obama has divided our country. This past week when the news surfaced that the Keystone Pipeline, instead of benefiting the US and helping make us less dependent on foreign oil, will now become an asset to the Chinese was a shocking realism. The Chinese finalized a $15.1 billion takeover bid for Nexen Inc. which Canada wanted the US to embrace while cautiously courting China after Obama’s rejection. The way we have treated Canada, it is not surprising that they are looking to...
  • Grossman officially announces gubernetorial campaign (NJ GOP Primary challenge to Christie!)

    02/12/2013 11:15:40 AM PST · by 07Jack · 18 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | 2/12/13 | Derek Harper
    ATLANTIC CITY – Somers Point attorney Seth Grossman formally announced his campaign for governor today, saying Gov. Chris Christie has been wrongly perceived as conservative. “He’s been running New Jersey like a Newark ward leader,” Grossman said. Grossman, who seeks the Republican nomination, said he wants to challenge the Republican establishment by running conservative candidates across the state. He announced his candidacy with about a half-dozen supporters at a barren lot off of Rhode Island Avenue, about a block from Revel casino. Grossman has opposed the tax incentives that allowed Revel to finish construction, and has said that city residents...
  • Support for Dorner is Troubling

    02/12/2013 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Just when you thought you've seen it all with the Sandy Hook murders of a classroom full of children, America experiences another new low: A man named Christopher Dorner murders (as of this writing) three innocent people in order to air personal grievances. And his grievances are given serious attention by the national media, not to mention left-wing websites. To better understand this, imagine the outcry if, let us say, a white student who was certain that he was denied admission to a prestigious university because of affirmative action, murdered a university official and the daughter of the dean...
  • Leach to propose bill legalizing marijuana

    02/12/2013 10:54:09 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 38 replies
    The Delaware County [PA] Daily Times ^ | February 11, 2013 | DANIELLE LYNCH
    State Sen. Daylin, D-17, of Upper Merion, discussed why he believes it would be beneficial to legalize marijuana during a news conference in Harrisburg Monday afternoon. Leach said his bill would legalize marijuana for all purposes — both medicinal and recreational. Leach said people would have to be 21 years old to use marijuana. In addition, he said it would continue to be illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. People would not be allowed to smoke marijuana in restaurants. Leach said people would be able to purchase marijuana in state stores. He said people would...
  • *BREAKING* ObamaCare Vote Imminent!

    02/12/2013 10:52:51 AM PST · by jenk · 12 replies
    Grassroots in Michigan ^ | 2/12/13 | apackof2
    We have learned that the 30.9 million of Federal money being offered to Michigan to fund the Health Care Exchange (referenced in our Jan. 29th “2013 Obama Care in MI and More! article) could see a Committee vote anytime! Grassroots in Michigan joined with other activists from across the state has issued a Press Release on the Health Care Exchange and the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan This money is key to jump-starting the Health Care Exchange this year! We stopped it last year we can do it again! We MUST Do It! Stopping the funding of the Health Care...
  • Colo. Democrats' gun-control bills get first votes

    02/12/2013 10:52:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    DENVER (AP) - Hundreds of people are at the Colorado Capitol to testify on new ammunition limits and more background checks on firearm purchases under consideration after the mass shootings at an Aurora theater and a Connecticut elementary school. The House Judiciary committee is expected to take its first votes on the proposals Tuesday and lawmakers are expecting testimony to go into the evening...
  • What the Guardian didn’t mention about their Palestinian ‘prisoner of the day’

    02/12/2013 10:51:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    CIF Watch ^ | 2/13/13 | staff
    While we often post in response to Israel related news stories and commentary at the Guardian and ‘Comment is Free’ which are biased, misleading or inaccurate in some manner, often a Guardian ‘photo of the day’ can similarly serve as a vehicle for propaganda due to the emotive strength of the image, along with a paucity of relevant context. The following was included in the Feb. 11th edition of the Guardian’s ‘Best Photos of the Day’. Here’s the Guardian caption: Palestinian women hold pictures of prisoners jailed in Israel during a rally calling for their release in the West Bank...