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  • Movie About Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Battle To Get Obama's Birth Certificate Released In The Works

    For Immediate Release 2/13/2013 There is substantial interest in creating a film adaptation of the Terry Lakin Story, "OFFICER'S OATH." This is a poignant, heroic story that must not be forgotten, or falsely relegated to the "conspiracy theory" chapter in the annals of our national history. Terry knowingly sacrificed his military career, endured a court-martial, and ultimately spent nearly half a year in Leavenworth Prison simply for standing up for the Constitution he pledged to uphold and defend. His story is detailed in the book "An Officer's Oath," which is recommended reading for anybody who reveres this country and the...
  • Defensive Drift - The president and his policymakers do not understand war.

    02/13/2013 2:25:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bing West
    ‘A decade of war is now ending,” President Obama declared in his inaugural address a few weeks ago. That was an odd statement, considering that we have entered a second decade of war. In the same speech, the president referred to having won “peace in our time.” Neville Chamberlin said something similar. Wars are not ended by historically tone-deaf rhetorical flourishes.Two weeks ago in Algeria, Islamist terrorists conducted their bloodiest raid in years. The attack came only a few months after President Obama proclaimed that al-Qaeda had been “decimated.” The Algerian government launched an immediate counterattack, refusing to consult...
  • The War on Drugs is Immoral and Ineffective

    02/13/2013 2:23:16 PM PST · by honestabe010 · 70 replies
    Times Square Gossip ^ | February 13, 2013 | Brian Woodward
    Despite increased efforts, manpower, and resources, the war on drugs has been a resounding failure. W.C. fields once quipped, If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. Theres no point in being a damn fool about it. Not only does the government continue to fail in its crusade against drugs, it continues to perpetrate a policy of immense immorality. It has been over forty years since President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs. What do we have to show for it? The United States has wasted over one trillion dollars, caused incarceration rates to exceed that of...
  • Obama Stands Between the American People and the Powerful, Evil Forces Working Against Them

    02/13/2013 2:18:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a Rasmussen Reports story on survey results: "Americans overwhelmingly believe that it's not only fair for entrepreneurs to get rich, it's good for the economy." Now, you see something like this, and you swear you're living in an alternative universe. How can this be? How can this be with Barack Obama continuing to gain approval for his policies, to be untied to the fate of the country? Americans overwhelmingly believe that it's not only fair for entrepreneurs to get rich, it's good for the economy. "A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 86% of...
  • FBI Raids Wrong Hanover Home For Child Porn

    02/13/2013 2:15:18 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    WRIC ^ | 2-8
    HANOVER, VA The FBI raided a Hanover County home in search of child porn, only to discover they'd raided the wrong house. Federal investigators targeted the Mechanicsville home after discovering child porn was being downloaded to computers using the homeowner's internet service, according to federal court documents. But after raiding the home in November and subsequently launching a full investigation, court documents show agents discovered the computers with the downloaded child porn didn't belong to the couple, but a neighbor. David Edward Sleezer, of J David Lane, was arrested and charged with five counts of receiving and distributing child porn....
  • Woman Still Searching For Answers After Wrong House Bust

    02/13/2013 2:13:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 19 replies
    KUTV ^ | 2/6
    (KUTV) Four months ago, Salt Lake City Police mistakenly raided the house of a senior citizen looking for drugs. The Police Chief apologized, but now, the woman is still waiting for an explanation on how the mistake could happen. Salt Lake Police busted through the front door of the home on October 3 looking for an alleged drug dealer, but instead, they found a 76-year-old woman. Officials say the woman was in her nightgown, making sweets for a church function the following Sunday, when police kicked in her door and held her at gunpoint.
  • Yaalon: Hizbullah Armed, Waiting

    02/13/2013 2:07:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Despite the relative quiet in northern Israel in recent years, the threat posed by Hizbullah remains, Minister Yaalon said Wednesday evening. Yaalon spoke at a memorial for the 73 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash over Kibbutz Dafna 16 years ago. The 73 fallen sons embody the complexity of our lives here, Yaalon said, and our struggle, which, sadly, is not yet over. We are a people that loves peace, he continued. That is how we raise our sons and daughters. Addressing bereaved families at the event, he said, That is how you raised your children who fell while on...
  • CNN PANEL: DORNER'S ALLEGED MURDER SPREE 'EXCITING,' LIKE 'DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIE'

    02/13/2013 1:57:33 PM PST · by navysealdad · 46 replies
    Panelists MC Lyte, Jack Moore, Editor of BuzzFeed Sports, Lauren Ashburn, Editor-in-chief at The Daily Download, and Mark Lamont Hill joined Brooke Baldwin on CNN today to talk about the social media support for alleged quadruple killer Christopher Dorner. Ashburn was the only one on the panel who had a problem with the alleged cop killer being celebrated saying that he crossed a line when he began killing people to get his revenge for his alleged grievences. The rest of the panel concluded that Dorner "had a point" and that the unfolding story was theatric. Hill said that the saga...
  • Stocks End Mixed, Dow Ends Below 14,000; BBY Falls (Obama unimpressive)

    02/13/2013 1:55:52 PM PST · by mgist · 1 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 13 Feb 2013 | JeeYeon Park
    Stocks End Mixed, Dow Ends Below 14,000; BBY Falls Stocks ended off session lows but the Dow still finished in negative territory Wednesday, as investors took a pause amid a lack of significant market catalysts and after the S&P briefly hit its highest level since December 2007. The Dow and S&P 500 rallied to finish at fresh five-year highs in the previous session. The Dow is now about 1 percent from hitting an all-time high, reached in October 2007. Both indexes have posted impressive gains so far in 2013, up more than 6.5 percent each. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
  • Russian foreign minister wont return Kerrys call

    02/13/2013 1:44:44 PM PST · by xtinct · 45 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/13/2013 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State John Kerry called all the foreign ministers of countries that deal with North Korea following Monday's nuclear test and all but one of them picked up the phone -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Kerry made his first remarks about the new nuclear test, which the North Koreans warned the State Department about in advance. "With respect to the DPRK, President Obama made it crystal clear last night and previously in all comments, as have other countries, that North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program are a threat now to the United...
  • CHRIS STEVENS WAS NOT EVEN REMEMBERED (IN OBAMA SOTU ADDRESS)

    02/13/2013 1:44:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Breitbart/Big Peace ^ | 2-12-2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    February 12, 2013 CHRIS STEVENS WAS NOT EVEN REMEMBERED Joel B. Pollak In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama failed to mention the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans who died on Sep. 11, 2012 in the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He mentioned the victims of the massacre in Newtown, CT in December, and invited the families of victims of other violent gun crimes to watch from the gallery. But the Benghazi victims' families were not present at all. Instead of offering even the slightest word of tribute for the...
  • A Cleaner Way to Use Coal

    02/13/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kevin Bullis Senior Editor, Energy
    A technology for generating electricity from coal without pollution achieves a milestone. Coal is abundant and cheap, but burning it is a dirty business. This week researchers at Ohio State University announced a milestone in the development of a far cleaner way to use the energy in coala process called chemical looping that has the potential to reduce or eliminate a wide range of pollutants, including carbon dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides. One version of the technology ran continuously for over a week in a 25-kilowatt test facility, the researchers reported, the longest any such process has run. The successful...
  • Libs Push Dorner Conspiracy Theories

    02/13/2013 1:43:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I can't believe they still don't know whether or not they got Dorner. I can't believe they still don't know. Well, it's interesting, or confusing, because they did find some tracks leading away from the cabin, and they found a body in there. They still don't know whether or not Chris Dorner went up in flames along with the rest of the cabin. They heard a gunshot. They don't know if he shot himself. They haven't done the ID. This is amazing. We're coming up on 18 hours and they still don't know. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies...
  • Russian foreign minister wont return Kerrys call (but he served in Vietnam!)

    02/13/2013 1:42:15 PM PST · by llevrok · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/13/2013 | Josh Rogin
    (snip) At Wednesday's State Department press briefing, outgoing Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied that Kerry was frantically trying to reach Lavrov. (The Cable has confirmed that Nuland will soon be replaced at the podium by White House Deputy Press Secretary Jen Psaki.) "There's been nothing frantic about it. He reached out to Foreign Minister Lavrov yesterday, made it clear again today that he's ready to talk whenever Foreign Minister Lavrov can find the time," Nuland said. On Tuesday, Nuland said that Kerry had called Lavrov early in the morning and was hoping to connect with him by the end of that...
  • WH COS Unable To Answer Basic Benghazi Questions

    02/13/2013 1:30:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | goprapidresponse
    Jack Lew, the White House Chief of Staff can't answer basic questions about the attack on Benghazi (February 13, 2013).
  • It Finally Hit Me: Barack Obama Will Never Be Held Responsible for Anything

    02/13/2013 1:29:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So yesterday I was openly complaining, some might even say whining, that I was gonna have to watch the State of the Union show. It was gonna be sickening to listen to what was being said and then to watch members of Congress stand up and essentially applaud the destruction of the country. And I talked to a bunch of people who said, "I'm not watching. I'm not gonna watch it. Not gonna spend any time on it." And I said, "Well, I have to." It reminds me of the days when I was in school and...
  • Armed Detroit candy store owner fatally shoots attempted robber

    02/13/2013 1:17:26 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Mlive ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | Gus Burns
    About 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a suspected armed robber entered Leddy's Candy Store at15928 Grand River and demanded cash from the 54-year-old owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm. He produced his weapon and fatally shot the intruder, who was about 40 years old, according to Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens. Leddy's Candy Store sells retail and wholesale confections. The owner of the store told Local 4 the business, which has operated since 1926, has been robbed several times in the past few months. The shooter was taken into police custody for questioning. Stephens could not confirm if he...
  • DICK CHENEY on SEAN HANNITY RADIO ---right now!!

    02/13/2013 1:16:03 PM PST · by dennisw · 3 replies
    now!!!
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  • Cardinal says scandals may have influenced resignation

    02/13/2013 1:15:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Rome -- Repeatedly over the last three days, media agencies have asked me to comment on the following question: Did Benedict XVI really resign just because he's old and tired, or was it really because of the sexual abuse crisis, the Vatileaks mess, and the various other meltdowns that have occurred on his watch? My answer has been that it's not an either/or. Benedict may not have quit "because of" the pedophilia scandals or any other specific controversy, but it's hard to believe they didn't play a role, at least as background. One can certainly take Benedict at his word...
  • Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone wars

    02/13/2013 1:14:39 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 36 replies
    Boston.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.
  • Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

    02/13/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Responding to a presidential State of the Union speech is often a thankless task. Following the president's act, which oozes prestige and historic significance, almost always makes the next guy seem small and trivial by comparison. As it goes, the designated member of the opposition party is typically holed up in a room somewhere with little more than a camera, some lights and a teleprompter.  The rejoinder he or she offers is almost always instantly forgotten; when it's not, it's usually for the wrong reasons.  Sen. Marco Rubio broke the mold last night.  He delivered a substantive, relatable and cheerful response,...
  • FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech

    02/13/2013 12:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound. A look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts: OBAMA: "After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs." THE FACTS: That's in the ballpark, as far as it goes. But Obama starts his count not when he...
  • The Year 2000 as Seen by 19th Century Artists

    02/13/2013 12:39:44 PM PST · by GVnana · 46 replies
    Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.
  • *Obama renominates contentious labor board picks

    02/13/2013 12:35:50 PM PST · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    In a provocative move, President Obama Wednesday re-nominated two controversial Democratic candidates to the National Labor Relations Board just weeks after a federal court invalided their recess appointments to the posts. Mr. Obama again nominated Sharon Block, a former Democratic Labor Department official, and Richard Griffin, a Democratic union lawyer, to serve on the NLRB
  • Unconventional Oil, Natural Gas is the 'Sweet Spot' for US

    02/13/2013 12:30:07 PM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | February 13, 2013 | Robin Dupre|
    Unconventional oil and gas activity is already revolutionizing America's energy future and bringing enormous benefits to its economy, Director of Consulting Energy and Natural Resources at IHS Jerry Eumont said. Net petroleum imports have fallen from 60 percent of total consumption in 2005 to 42 percent in October 2012. The recent surge in unconventional oil and gas and its effect in the United States was the topic of discussion at the American Petroleum Institutes (API) Houston Chapter luncheon Tuesday. U.S. oil production, which has risen 25 percent since 2008, reached about 8.5 million barrels per day in 2012, Eumont said....
  • State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama (Thurs. @ 4:50 PM)

    02/13/2013 12:23:10 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Google + ^ | February, 2013
    On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" a 21st century take on FDRs famous radio addresses to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. How you can join: Right now, you can submit a question for the President and vote on your favorites on the White House +YouTube Channel: http://at.wh.gov/hC22N
  • Illegal Immigrant: Don't Call Me "Illegal"

    02/13/2013 12:23:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Back in December, "undocumented Americans" were in the running to become TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" and just two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. John Conyers referred to illegal immigrants as simply "out of status" Americans. Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas asked Congress not to call him "illegal." Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here. “When you inaccurately call me illegal, you...
  • High Court Halts Destruction of Jewish Homes in Etzion Bloc

    02/13/2013 12:22:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    Supreme Court President Asher Grunis issued a temporary order Wednesday forbidding the IDF from continuing the demolition of homes at the Jewish community of Maaleh Rechavam in the Etzion Bloc. The order forbidding eviction and demolition activities will stand "until another decision is given." Meanwhile, dozens of nationalist activists demonstrated at the entrance to the Knesset building, to protest demolitions carried out at the community Wednesday morning. A large police force arrived at the spot. Seven protesters were arrested. Special Yassam police and Border Police were among the forces that sealed off approaches to Maaleh Rechavam in the morning, to...
  • Obama Is Not a Deficit Hawk. He's Just a Keynesian

    02/13/2013 12:15:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Over at Investors Business Daily, Jed Graham writes about "the deficit chart that should embarrass budget hawks," which shows that the federal deficit has been shrinking in the last two years and is projected to shrink further this year: Graham writes that the draw-down in federal spending puts a precarious economic recovery at risk. That's certainly a take in line with conventional Keynesian economic analysis - the Congressional Budget Office has similarly projected this year's sequester to knock 0.6% off of projected GDP growth and cost 750,000 jobs by the end of the year. Indeed, the current policy environment sees...
  • Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

    02/13/2013 12:10:27 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2-10-13 | Ryan Gallagher
    Exclusive: Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an "extreme-scale analytics" system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Raytheon says it has not sold the software named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology to any clients. But...
  • 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 industrys 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 Obamas State of the Union address last night, you didnt 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, wouldnt increase our deficit by a single dime. Of course, he glossed over the inconvenient facts. He boasted about job creation, but didnt 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 Dorners, 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 Dorners 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 Obamas 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 Harpers full-bore push to secure Washingtons approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.For early clues on the carbon tax/Keystone trade-off, tune in Tuesday night to President Barack Obamas 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...
  • Whos 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 XVIs 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 Benedicts own election in 2005, church insiders and online oddsmakers were trying to figure out who might be next, given that Benedictnow 85was 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 wasnt Jewish. Mike had a soft heart, but was also a tough guy from South Philly who exulted in Philadelphias reputation for having the countrys 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 presidents 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...