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  • Dem lawmaker tweets college co-ed, then deletes messages

    02/13/2013 12:02:20 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Rep. Steve Cohen repeatedly tweeted, and then deleted, messages to a woman on Twitter who his office is calling “the daughter of a longtime friend” and who has the same name as a Texas State University blonde bombshell featured in a college co-ed calendar
  • FAA Official: No Armed Drones In U.S.

    02/13/2013 11:59:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | February 13, 2013 | Bem Wolfgang
    MCLEAN, Va. — A top official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public on Wednesday that, despite the fear and paranoia of some, no armed drones will be permitted to fly in U.S. airspace. “We currently have rules in the books that deal with releasing anything from an aircraft, period. Those rules are in place and that would prohibit weapons from being installed on a civil aircraft,” said Jim Williams, head of the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, in an address to the drone industry’s leading trade group meeting this week in Northern Virginia.
  • Sarah Palin: #SOTUGottaBKiddingMe

    02/13/2013 11:46:41 AM PST · by onyx · 72 replies
    Sarah Palin Face Book ^ | February 13, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses. We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wouldn’t “increase our deficit by a single dime.” Of course, he glossed over the inconvenient facts. He boasted about job creation, but didn’t mention that real unemployment is higher today than when he took office. He touted all...
  • Dorner manhunt: Charred human remains found in burned cabin

    02/13/2013 11:39:10 AM PST · by libstripper · 283 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein & others
    Charred human remains have been found in the burned cabin where police believe fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was holed up after trading gunfire with law enforcement, authorities said. If the body is identified to be Dorner’s, the standoff would end a weeklong manhunt for the ex-LAPD officer and Navy Reserve lieutenant who is believed to be responsible for a string of revenge-fueled shootings following his firing by the Los Angeles Police Department several years ago. Four people have died, allegedly at Dorner’s hands.
  • Nugent compares Washington to 'King George'

    02/13/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | February 12, 2013 | Taylor Rose
    Says nation needs to figure out why Americans are different WASHINGTON – Rock showman, humanitarian and TV host Ted Nugent, who also is a columnist for WND, says he thinks America needs to start over because of the mess that Washington has made of the nation. He told reporters today in advance of Barack Obama’s State of the Union address that if he were giving the speech, he would say, “We need to start over and review the subjects that made us different than King George.” Nugent, who was invited to accompany Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, to the Obama speech,...
  • United Nations Removes Saudi Official Who is Al Qaeda Financier From Sanctions List

    02/13/2013 11:34:07 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 13 Feb 12 | Unknown
    The involvement of wealthy Saudis and Saudi charities in funding Al Qaeda and other Jihadist terrorist organizations has been extensively documented for years, including by the US Treasury Department. One such individual is Soliman al-Buthe, who is currently a Saudi government official and previously started a charity here in the United States in Oregon that has been tied to Al Qaeda. This week, the UN has decided to remove al-Buthe from its Al Qaeda sanctions list. This no doubt comes due to pressure from Saudi Arabia and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a 57-member nation bloc...
  • Prisoner X (Israeli espionage drama)

    02/13/2013 11:29:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    legal Insurrection ^ | William A. Jacobson Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:36pm
    The mother of all mysteries, making Stuxnet look like a B-grade movie, is unfolding in Israel over Prisoner X. The New York Times has a good summary:
  • Ron Paul Reacts to State of the Union Address

    02/13/2013 11:26:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Stossel on FBN via Youtube ^ | 2/12/2013 | Eduardo89rp
    Former presidential candidate Ron Paul reacted to President Obama's SOTU address with John Stossel on Fox Business Network. Paul said in the speech, "certainly we didn't get any answers tonight" to the key issues facing the nation. "Everything on the surface looks like it's welfare-ism and warfare-ism. But I think underneath there's a smoldering desire that is growing by leaps and bounds that saying that a lot of people in this country have had enough of it..."
  • The price of Keystone (pipeline) may be a (Canadian) carbon tax

    02/13/2013 11:22:59 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Terence Corcoran
    Tax could provide cover for approval of oil sands pipelineHello Canada! Are you ready — ready for a new national tax on carbon that will ding pocketbooks across the country? My bet is that a new carbon tax is coming, made almost inevitable by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full-bore push to secure Washington’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.For early clues on the carbon tax/Keystone trade-off, tune in Tuesday night to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. As the president speaks, he will be alert to the chorus of Hollywood stars, environmental activists, editorial writers and industry leaders...
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Senate

    02/13/2013 11:20:57 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    THe Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Senator John Cornyn, as well as all other 44 Republicans in the Senate, introduced the balanced budget consitutional amendment today in the Senate. "With more than $16 trillion of debt, including nearly $6 trillion since President Obama took office, we are facing nothing short of a fiscal crisis. Everyone agrees that our nation is on an unsustainable path, but unfortunately as we saw last night, President Obama is incapable of tempering his appetite for more and more spending," says Cornyn in a statement. "We must set effective limits on spending and taxes, and require a balanced budget. Families across Texas...
  • The Great American Economic Rebound Has Just Begun

    02/13/2013 11:12:40 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-13-2013 | Martin Hutchinson
    The Great American Economic Rebound Has Just Begun Economics / Economic RecoveryFeb 13, 2013 - 06:23 PM GMT By: Money Morning Martin Hutchinson writes: The U.S. manufacturing renaissance is not just a fantasy - it is actually happening. Jobs that had been outsourced to China and elsewhere really are returning to the United States. Believe it or not, this "reshoring" already has reversed the long, steady decline of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. In fact, since 2010 America has added roughly 500,000 manufacturing jobs, an increase of 4.3%. The economic and investment implications of this reversal are considerable to say...
  • Second-Rate Appointments From A Third-Rate President

    02/13/2013 11:10:34 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    So, former VP Dick Cheney says "The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal... Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people." Well, to be charitable to Barack's second-raters, at least our third-rate president has learned one leadership axiom -- surround yourself with people smarter and more capable than you are. Yet what a tragedy to waste even second-raters on a national security policy that is but a portfolio of indifference and cynicism. "What Difference Does It Make?" Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton's now infamous nihilistic retort to pesky...
  • Common Plans, Coordinated Lies, and G7 Currency Statements

    02/13/2013 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds are investigating an amusing set of lies from the G7. At the top of the list is Group of 7 Will Let Market Decide Currency Values. Seven major developed countries including the United States and Germany pledged on Tuesday to let foreign exchange markets determine the value of their currencies. In a statement, the G-7 powers said they would consult closely to avoid moves that could hurt stability. But they restated a commitment to market-determined exchange rates “We reaffirm that our fiscal and monetary policies have been and will remain oriented towards meeting our respective domestic objectives using...
  • Obama: When War in Afghanistan Is Over, We Will Fight a War in Afghanistan

    02/13/2013 10:53:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night that he will end the war in Afghanistan by the end of next year, and that after that he will keep tens of thousands of American troops in Afghanistan to fight a war in Afghanistan. “And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” said Obama. For the period after 2014, he said, “We are negotiating an agreement with the Afghan government that focuses on two missions: training and equipping Afghan forces so that the country does not again...
  • Defending the Right to Self-Defense

    02/13/2013 10:53:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Ken Connor
    The recent spate of mass shootings has prompted President Obama and his allies in Congress to pursue new gun control laws with special urgency. Mr. Obama is correct in sensing that the American people are ready for serious action on this issue, but he is mistaken in thinking that they are in agreement with him regarding the best way to address gun violence in America. His choice to focus exclusively on guns to the virtual exclusion of mental health issues or the role of violence in the media has backfired drastically. Gun sales are at record levels, and supply can...
  • Who’s in the Running for Pope? 12 Names to Watch

    02/13/2013 10:49:33 AM PST · by haffast · 49 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 8:00AM EST 2/12/2013 | David Gibson and Alessandro Speciale/RNS
    Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden announcement that he would resign by the end of the month took the church and the world by surprise, in large part because it was a move without precedent in the modern world. But what comes next is as old and familiar as the papacy itself: Speculating about who will succeed to the Throne of St. Peter. Indeed, within months of Benedict’s own election in 2005, church insiders and online oddsmakers were trying to figure out who might be next, given that Benedict—now 85—was already aging, increasingly frail, and had himself declared that he did not...
  • Schwartz: A Life Lived on the Front Lines of the Culture War

    02/13/2013 10:43:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Robert Knight
    Michael Schwartz, a great man who passed this earth on Feb. 3 at age 63, was an anomaly. An Irish Catholic from the Duffy family, circumstances gave him a last name that suggested a different heritage. He was so smart and good at telling jokes that a lot of people were stunned to find out he wasn’t Jewish. Mike had a soft heart, but was also a tough guy from South Philly who exulted in Philadelphia’s reputation for having the country’s “worst, most abusive fans.” He reveled in the fact that Eagles enthusiasts had thrown snowballs at Santa Claus. When...
  • Biden turns 'Nixonian' on gun control

    02/13/2013 10:40:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    'If I understand this correctly, if you're on the White House side you are legitimate' A Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has been frustrated in his effort to buy time on Washington-area radio stations to air his pro-Second Amendment message says Vice President Joe Biden is getting free help from media to promote the president’s gun-restriction campaign. Barack Obama has been using the Newtown, Conn., massacre to campaign for a ban on certain types of guns and weapons accessories. He also wants to establish a national registry for guns and gun owners. “Steve Vaus, creator of the Buck Howdy character, was watching...
  • Obama: 57 Vacation Days Since Vowing He 'Will Not Rest Until Anyone' Can Find A GOOD Job

    02/13/2013 10:36:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/13/12 | Dan Gainor
    It's time for the State of the Union address, which means the president is pivoting back to jobs once more. It's an annual game where President Obama pretends to be focused on employment and many in the media pretend to believe him. Back in 2009, the president promised never to "rest" until the job situation was fixed. Nearly four years later, he's done a lot of resting. According to The Weekly Standard, Pres. Obama has had 83 vacation days overall and Factcheck.org says he took 26 of those in 2009. That means the president has taken at least 57 vacation...