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  • Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War”

    02/14/2013 12:22:14 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-14-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War” Mac Slavo February 14th, 2013 President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting. The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer...
  • FENNO: Paterno report sad attempt to salvage legacy

    02/14/2013 12:20:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 February 2013 | Nathan Fenno
    The word is impossible to miss in thick black letters on the cover of the “Critique of the Freeh Report” and the 57 mentions that follow. Injustice. Not for the boy who Jerry Sandusky raped in a locker-room shower at Penn State. Not for the boy who testified to being sexually abused by Sandusky as often as three times per week. Not for the boy Sandusky molested at the former assistant coach’s home. No, the ‘injustice’ railed against in the 238-page report released Saturday revolves around none other than the late Joseph Vincent Paterno. Bankrolled by the Paterno family, the...
  • Vanity: Barack Obama, CEO of Shakedown, Inc.

    02/14/2013 12:15:41 PM PST · by Ghost of Philip Marlowe · 26 replies
    Self | 14-Feb-2013 | Ghost of Philip Marlowe
    For two days Rush Limbaugh has been explaining a recent epiphany of his. His epiphany is that he now understands BO’s Modus Operandi. To summarize that revelation, Rush is making the point that BO does not lead, he does not govern, that all he does is campaign. As he campaigns, he attacks those who oppose him ideologically, typically Republicans but now the TEA Party and any other group (such as the NRA) that opposes any of his many radically leftist pet projects. I’m surprised it took Rush this long to make that observation, and it surprises me even more that...
  • Company Threatens To Leave Colorado If Ammo Limit Law Is Passed (Magpul)

    02/14/2013 12:15:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 13, 2013 8:21 PM
    ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado company is threatening to leave the state if a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines becomes law. CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger toured the company in Erie. They said they would certainly prefer to stay. The company is called Magpul. Among other products, they make ammunition magazines which can hold up to 30 rounds. Tuesday night a state House committee took the first step towards banning them. Magpul is one of the largest producers of the high-capacity magazines in the country. “Actually, every product you see here being made today on these magazine assembly lines...
  • Two officers honored in shooting of naked woman

    02/14/2013 12:04:47 PM PST · by rarestia · 50 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Staff
    Two off-duty law enforcement officers involved in a deadly shooting in Hernando County have been honored by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. In October, Tampa police officer William Mechler and Hernando sheriff's deputy Rocky Howard were off-duty when they shot and killed a naked 42-year-old woman. The officers said Inga Marie Swanson was threatening a group of people. On Wednesday, both men received the Medal of Valor, which is the highest honor given by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. Two months after the shooting, the State Attorney's Office cleared the two men of wrongdoing in the shooting. Sheriff Al Nienhuis...
  • School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

    02/14/2013 12:00:08 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 14, 2013, 9:58 am | Keith Koffler
    In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center Principle Suzanne Kennedy alerted parents that the staff will interrupt their vacations for the “amazing opportunity” for students to “expand their worlds” by seeing the president: President Obama’s visit is an honor for College Heights and the City Schools of Decatur. Since the school...
  • FELIX ZULAUF: If The Stock Market Doesn't Correct Soon, Then We Could Repeat 1987

    02/14/2013 11:52:57 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2013 | Sam Ro
    FELIX ZULAUF: If The Stock Market Doesn't Correct Soon, Then We Could Repeat 1987 Sam RoFebruary 14, 2013GoldMoney Foundation via YouTube One of the most striking aspects of the current bull run in the U.S. stock market is the lack of a correction (e.g. 5 percent sell-off) in months. As stocks close in on new all-time highs, even the most bullish stock market bulls are worried about this. Swiss hedge fund manager Felix Zulauf is particularly concerned, and he warns if we don't get some sort of sell-off soon, we could see a crash. He spoke with King World News'...
  • Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up

    02/14/2013 11:41:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | David Codrea
    A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government, straw purchasers, individual government officials, gun dealers and others deemed to share in responsibility per the complaint. Gun Rights Examiner has obtained copies of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint and the related docket sheet. On first reading, the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what...
  • None Dare Call It Treason: Not!

    02/14/2013 11:37:40 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 10 replies
    Constitution ^ | 2/14/2013 | EyeSalve
    What is treason?.The Free Dictionary gives us this definition 1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) violation or betrayal of the allegiance that a person owes his sovereign or his country, esp by attempting to overthrow the government; high treason also1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. 2. A betrayal of trust or confidence. and from the constitution...Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid...
  • Sex, Lies, and HBO Documentaries (Mea Maxima Culpa is long on vitriol, short on facts)

    02/14/2013 11:35:36 AM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    November 09, 2012 ^ | David F. Pierre, Jr.
    Catholic and non-Catholic moviegoers alike should be concerned about a new film that purports to document decades-old abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, created by HBO Productions, attempts to chronicle the Church’s response to the crimes of the notorious pedophile priest Lawrence Murphy, who is alleged to have abused dozens of innocent boys at St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin from the 1950s to the 1970s. The episode was the subject of a series of high-profile articles by the New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein during Lent of...
  • Colorado gun control [vanity]

    02/14/2013 11:34:19 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies
    None ^ | today | Taxcontrol
    I just received a call from an organization called "Mayors against illegal guns" or some such. It was an attempt to call and get me to speak with my representative about how I wanted to support the recent legislation around 30 round magazine bans and universal background checks. I spent about 5 mins telling the caller why they were wrong and that these laws always ended in confiscation and enslavement of the citizens. To no avail and we eventually agreed to disagree and hung up. However, this tells me that there is a STRONG push to get people to influence...
  • Retired Border Patrol reject amnesty proposals from both Pres. Obama and Senate Gang of Eight

    02/14/2013 11:32:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies
    Numbers USA/NAFBPO ^ | Feb. 4, 2013 | NAFBPO Press Release
    NAFBPO rejects the President's proposal out of hand. It is unacceptable in that it contains not so much as a nod to immigration enforcement or a secure border. It is predicated upon administration claims that the border is secure now, or at least, secure enough. That claim is at best wishful thinking but is more likely willful misdirection of the public's opinion of the situation. A study of Border Patrol operations by the Government Accountability Office indicates that the Border Patrol is about 60% effective, a deplorable figure even if accurate. NAFBPO members maintain contacts with many field officers and...
  • Dana Bash per twitter: Compromise in the works to allow Hagel 51 vote threshold

    02/14/2013 11:25:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dana Bash
    Sources in both parties tell me compromise in the works to delay vote on Hagel, but make it a 51 vote threshold not 60. Deal not done yet— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) February 14, 2013
  • Karl Rove Huddles With House Republican Leaders (to plot war on TEA Party)

    02/14/2013 11:18:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | John Stanton
    Republican strategist Karl Rove huddled with a group of House GOP leaders in the office Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy Thursday morning to discuss the party's messaging efforts, Republicans familiar with the meeting said. Details of Rove's presentation to a group of McCarthy's "whip team" — a subset of the broader conference tasked with educating the rank and file, rounding up votes on key bills and generally enforcing discipline within Republican ranks. Following the meeting, several lawmakers could be heard instructing staff to setup meetings with Rove.
  • Video: The John Brennan puzzle is slowly being pieced together

    02/14/2013 11:07:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 2/13/13 | Tom Trento
    Folks, don’t look now but the pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are starting to come together. Check out this video from Tom Trento – the same guy who interviewed John Guandolo last week about John Brennan’s alleged conversion to Islam. Before scoffing at the conversion, ask yourself if Brennan HAD converted to Islam, would he have had an interest in shipping weapons from Libya, to Turkey, then on to Syria to help the Brotherhood fight Bashar al-Assad? The answer to that question is an emphatic yes. “The threat of Islam is predicted all over the Bible, read and study Walid...
  • W.H. defends Palm beach vacation

    02/14/2013 11:05:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off. "The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said
  • W.H. releases details of Obama preschool plan

    02/14/2013 11:00:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The administration's plan would use federal money to pay for preschool for families making up to twice the federal poverty level, and would give states incentives to provide more public pre-school spots for middle-income families, and to provide full-day kindergarten.
  • RFK Jr., son Conor arrested for protest outside White House

    02/14/2013 10:57:06 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 2/14/12 | AP
    <p>Lawyer and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and 47 other Sierra Club members were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.</p> <p>Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, RFK Jr.’s son Conor Kennedy was also cuffed. The last we heard about the 18-year-old Kennedy scion was when he was wrapping his arms around his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift last summer.</p>
  • Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program

    02/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/14/2013
    A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination. The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation. “I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white. Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal,...
  • Recycling Old and Failed Ideas

    02/14/2013 10:50:02 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama's approach to so-called "climate change" appears to include recycling old ideas. In his State of the Union address, the president recycled the idea of spending more on education, though we are still getting unsatisfactory results. A fact he inadvertently acknowledged by saying we're not keeping up with other countries in science and math. He maintained there are tens of thousands of jobs available but companies can't fill them because public schools aren't teaching students what they need to know. We spend huge sums on education already, so money and achievement must not be related. Infrastructure? We've heard that...
  • State of the Union: Failure

    02/14/2013 10:44:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night. Based on his State of the Union message, Barack Obama’s eyesight is as ideologically impaired as ever. Despite four years of failure, he still sees only one road America can go down to regain its economic health. Not down the capitalist road of free enterprise and liberty that made us the richest country in history. He wants to continue down the socialist road to more federal government -- which means more Obama taxes, more Obama spending, more Obama debt and more Obama government programs to...
  • FAA official: No armed drones in U.S.

    02/14/2013 10:30:09 AM PST · by jda · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 February 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    An official with the Federal Aviation Administration reassured the public Wednesday that no armed drones will be permitted in U.S. airspace, but he acknowledged the agency can do little about privacy fears associated with the unmanned craft.
  • Gun show bill OK’d in House (NM - requires background checks)

    02/14/2013 10:27:31 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | Deborah Baker
    SANTA FE – The state House has voted to close a gun show loophole that allows private vendors to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. The legislation has the support of GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, and eight Republicans joined all but three of the chamber’s Democrats to pass the bill 43-26. It headed to the Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. House Bill 77 would require private sellers at gun shows to have background checks done on prospective buyers before they make a sale. The bill’s backers said it would keep at least some guns out of the...
  • Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel

    02/14/2013 10:20:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel Contemporaneous account by Hagel supporter of 2007 speech Fox News Channel on Tuesday reported that secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel failed to disclose to the United States Senate speeches delivered to controversial groups such as the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee as well as James Zogby’s Arab American Institute. Meanwhile, a 2007 speech then-Sen. Hagel delivered at Rutgers University in New Jersey as he tested the waters for a presidential run is drawing fresh scrutiny. Hagel said the U.S. Department of State was an adjunct of the Israeli foreign minister’s office, according to...
  • 'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

    02/14/2013 10:07:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Bob Barr
    President Obama did not mention it in his State of the Union address last night, and there hasn’t been much attention devoted to it in the Congress of late; but, the fundamental right to privacy Americans have a right to expect from their own government, has suffered yet another body blow. On the surface, things seem to be in order. For example, at the beginning of February, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report outlining consumer privacy recommendations for developers of mobile phone apps. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the recommendations “best practices” intended to “safeguard consumer privacy,”...
  • Iranian general reportedly assassinated while traveling from Syria

    02/14/2013 10:01:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 14, 2013, 5:07 a.m. | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim
    BEIRUT -- A high-ranking member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated this week while traveling from Syria to neighboring Lebanon, Iranian media reported Thursday, in the strongest indication to date that senior Iranian military commanders have been dispatched to Syria. Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed Tuesday by "unknown gunmen," described as "suspected Israeli agents," as he was on the road between the Syrian capital of Damascus and Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, various Iranian news agencies reported.
  • Christopher Dorner Lives On As a Folk Hero (proof positive that liberalism is a mental disorder)

    02/14/2013 9:52:43 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.nymag.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Margaret Hartmann
    While most were relieved to learn that the bloody manhunt for Christopher Dorner had come to an end, for some it was the final step in the the fugitive ex-LAPD officer's martyrdom. During the manhunt, thousands of people rallied around Dorner, declaring him a crusader against police corruption, though he's accused of killing four people. On Tuesday night, a post on one of his biggest Facebook fan sites declared, "The spirit of Chris #Dorner will live on forever in our hearts, as an eternal flame - symbolic of the will to stand up in an attempt to eradicate those who...
  • Johanns calls out GOP for holding up Hagel vote.

    02/14/2013 9:52:17 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | February 14, 2013 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Johanns called out his fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday for claiming that they aren't technically filibustering as they try to hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary. "It's a filibuster," Johanns said. "If the Democrats were doing this, we would be hollering that this was a filibuster and probably did in the past." A number of Republicans are pushing to delay consideration of Hagel, the former GOP senator from Nebraska, requiring a 60-vote threshold on a procedural vote that Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled for Friday.
  • EU: Eurozone recession hits Germany hard

    02/14/2013 9:32:20 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2013 | Philip Aldrick
    Germany's economy collapsed by 0.6pc in the final three months of last year as the eurozone recession finally caught up with the currency bloc’s most powerful member. A sharp fall in exports from the region’s trading hub caused the larger-than-expected decline, as official figures showed that the eurozone as a whole slumped 0.6pc in the quarter, the worst performance in over three years. The currency area has contracted for three quarters running and by 0.5pc for the year as a whole. It is 1pc smaller than in September 2011. Economists had expected Germany to be hit by the bloc’s waning...
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Sparks Controversy. Offensive or Overreaction?

    02/14/2013 9:26:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    WFLA News ^ | 2/14/13
    The website Jezebel is calling out the men's magazine for using minorities as "props" It's been a big week for Sports Illustrated. First, a blogger leaked the swimsuit issue's much-anticipated cover, upstaging David Letterman's big reveal on Monday. Now website Jezebel is calling out the men's magazine for using minorities as "props" in photos featuring models in bikinis posing in seven different continents. Jezebel argues that the magazine is perpetuating racial stereotypes by drawing power and class lines between the Westernized models and the "primitive locals" and points to a long history of media using people of various ethnicities as...
  • Obamacare Supporters Feel the Fear

    02/14/2013 9:13:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Interest ^ | 02/14/2013
    Obamacare supporters are unleashing a massive public relations campaign, turning to political networks and sports teams to help them sell the new law to a skeptical public. For the Affordable Care Act to succeed in expanding the ranks of the insured, many of the 30 million currently uninsured need to purchase an insurance plan in the new exchanges the law sets up. But advocates worry that it could be difficult to convince people to sign up for coverage. The WSJ reports: According to backers of the law, enrollment faces big obstacles as polls and focus groups suggest a majority...
  • Emails and surveys from Congresscrickers tracking all of us.

    02/14/2013 8:55:19 AM PST · by George from New England · 4 replies
    Congressman Gus Bilrakis ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | self
    InstaPoll: We Want To Hear From You! What is your reaction to last night's State of the Union address? I Agree with the President's Remarks I Disagree with the President's Remarks I Need More Details from the President Please provide any additional comments or reactions to the State of Union below. *By answering this survey, you are subscribing to my newsletter.
  • Well, That Worked Out Well: 92% of Pakistanis Now Dislike America

    02/14/2013 8:53:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Inestor's Daily ^ | Frb 12, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    After four years of Barack Obama's diplomatic 'leadership' and billions of dollars in attempted friendship aid, a new public opinion poll reveals that 92% of Pakistanis now disapprove of the United States. The results could have been worse. Not much. But a little. Fully four Pakistanis out of 100 do approve of the United States, President Obama and his policies. They, however, seem to keep kind of quiet about their views in that rowdy land. That's the lowest favorable rating Pakistan's citizens have ever given their ostensible North American ally. The new Gallup Poll, out this morning, reports that the...
  • Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms(90 Days to Turn in Weapons)

    02/14/2013 8:44:05 AM PST · by barmag25 · 141 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed. Dana Loesch Radio reported on the new legislation being pushed by Missouri Democrats: Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution. Here’s part of the Democratic proposal in Missouri: 4. Any person who, prior to the effective...
  • N. Dakota Senate snuffs natural gas flaring bill

    02/14/2013 8:39:06 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    The North Dakota Senate snuffed out a measure Wednesday aimed at curbing the oil industry’s practice of wasting natural gas as an unwanted byproduct of oil production. The bill, arguably the toughest to date against the oil industry in North Dakota, was defeated 34-13. Sen. Tim Mathern’s measure would have cut an exemption commonly used by oil companies claiming an economic hardship of connecting a well to a natural gas pipeline. Oil companies in North Dakota can flare natural gas for a year without paying taxes or royalties on it. After that, companies can request an extension because of the...
  • Obama Akin to Nixon, Bush, 'They're War Criminals,' Vents Cornel West (LBJ gets a pass)

    02/14/2013 8:35:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    That's right -- not just Nixon ... Nixon and Bush. Can vilification from the left get much worse than that?
  • U.S. Grant Funded Workers' Play at LG Chem Factory

    02/14/2013 8:31:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2013 | RYAN TRACY
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration's electric car efforts took another hit on Wednesday after a federal inspection found a South Korean advanced battery maker never scaled up U.S. production despite receiving $142 million in federal grants. A Holland, Mich., factory owned by LG Chem Ltd., part of LG Corp., was half-funded by a government grant and estimated to add some 440 jobs building battery cells for General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt and other vehicles. When demand for the plant's batteries didn't meet expectations, the company filled orders with cells made at a factory in South Korea, leaving the Michigan plant largely idle,...
  • Letters reveal friendship between Presidents Clinton and Nixon

    02/14/2013 8:30:18 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | February 14, 2013
    (CBS News) Just weeks after the 100th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's birth, a new exhibit at his presidential library is raising eyebrows. It contains newly declassified documents that reveal Nixon's correspondence with President Bill Clinton, and a surprisingly warm relationship between the two. The correspondence includes a personal, handwritten letter from Nixon congratulating Clinton on surviving a tough primary and general election to win the White House. That letter was the beginning of an unlikely union between the former Republican president and the newly elected Democratic chief executive.
  • Closed-door meetings on gun control criticized in Maryland

    02/14/2013 8:29:42 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Kate Havard
    When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s controversial gun-control bill came up last week in the state Senate, lawmakers held an open hearing that drew more than 1,000 people and lasted more than eight hours. But so far, members of the House have considered the proposal in secret, with the speaker and other key lawmakers meeting with lobbyists, experts and state officials in a closed-door conference room that has been off-limits to the public. The 16 members of the group — dubbed the House Working Group on Gun Safety — were assembled by House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) to consider...
  • Trent Franks: ‘Astonishing’ that Obama Never Mentions the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/14/2013 8:28:30 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 2-13-2013 | Patrick Burke
    February 13, 2013 Trent Franks: ‘Astonishing’ that Obama Never Mentions the Muslim Brotherhood Patrick Burke (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) says “it’s astonishing” that President Obama never mentions the Muslim Brotherhood and its control of the Egyptian government. “He never mentions the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s astonishing. If there’s anything that has been a trend in this administration related to terrorism, it’s their unwillingness to call it for what it is,” Franks told CNSNews.com immediately following Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Franks also views the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat not only to the security of Israel...
  • Dorner sympathy goes mainstream: “Like watching ‘Django Unchained.’ It’s kind of exciting!”

    02/14/2013 8:26:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    A liberal critic of my comments on "The O'Reilly Factor" this week tweeted his displeasure with my assertion that factions of the "Left" and "some liberals" sympathized with Chris Dorner and even made him into a folk hero. He asked for examples. Here's one:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO It's hard to imagine how Marc Lamont Hill could have put this more appallingly. One member of the panel starts by rather sensibly bemoaning the waste of life, manpower, and ink in this chase. Hill responds: "There's no waste here, though. I mean, this has been an important public conversation that...
  • Buffett pulls off fresh blockbuster with $23 billion Heinz deal

    02/14/2013 8:23:15 AM PST · by South40 · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/14/2013 | Ben Berkowitz and Martinne Geller
    (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3G Capital will buy ketchup and baby food maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion in cash, a deal that combines 3G's ambitions in the food industry with Buffett's hunt for growth. Including debt assumption, Heinz valued the transaction, which it called the largest in its industry's history, at $28 billion. Berkshire and 3G will pay $72.50 per share, a 19 percent premium to the stock's previous all-time high.
  • Chavez undergoing "delicate" cancer treatment: Venezuela's vice president

    02/14/2013 8:23:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    Yahoo News, Canada ^ | February 14, 2013 | Daniel Wallis and Marianna Parraga
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing "complex" alternative treatments more than two months after having cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said on Wednesday. The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen in public since he went to Havana for the operation on December 11, his fourth surgery for cancer in 18 months. Vice President Nicolas Maduro did not give details of the alternative treatments the president was receiving. Chavez has never said what type of cancer he is suffering from, and critics accuse the government of excessive secrecy over his condition. "Today our commander is...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM, February 14,2013

    02/14/2013 8:22:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Video: Senate Dems to announce sequester-replacement plan today

    02/14/2013 8:18:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    So what will this new plan for deficit reduction look like? Ten years of cuts get turned into ten months of tax hikes and cuts in equal measure. The tax hikes in the plan equal that gained by Barack Obama in the January standoff for the rest of this year. The cuts fall mainly in defense spending and agricultural subsidies. Will that fly? Only like the domesticated turkey that it is:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CBS News has learned that the Senate Democrats’ long-awaited plan to avert the sequester, being announced by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, Thursday, would replace...
  • Cable news replayed the clip of Rubio sipping water more than 200 times yesterday

    02/14/2013 8:14:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    Say thanks to Jeff Poor and the Daily Caller for enduring the Ludovico-ish process needed to tally these numbers. The "200 times" figure comes with an asterisk: Turns out Rachel Maddow alone accounted for more than half the replays by putting the clip of Rubio reaching for the water on a loop, tucked into a corner of the screen, for 13 minutes while she and Steve Kornacki were hashing out the particulars of his speech. (Seeing is believing.) Jon Stewart once chided her and MSNBC for beating the "teabagger" joke into the ground, but in hindsight he should be glad...
  • Elder: Dorner - Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 8:14:36 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.
  • Chuck Hagel blocked: Still short of 60 votes

    02/14/2013 8:09:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Chuck Hagel blocked: Still short of 60 votes By: Tim Mak and Manu Raju February 14, 2013 10:35 AM EST Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that Republicans have informed him that they plan to block Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of Defense over demands for more information from the White House. Reid suggested that Democrats do not have 60 votes at this time to overcome Republican objections, leaving the nomination in limbo ahead of next week's Senate recess. Complicating the situation still further was Reid’s announcement that the current holder of the job, Leon Panetta,...
  • Obama to push universal preschool proposal

    02/14/2013 8:04:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Obama to push universal preschool proposal By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 1 hr 28 mins ago Two days after his State of the Union pledge to guarantee high quality preschool for every 4-year-old in the U.S., President Barack Obama takes his pitch on the road on Thursday to an Atlanta suburb where he will deliver a speech on the issue at a local recreation center. Obama cast his preschool plan as a way to bring low-income and minority children up to speed with higher-income children—a move he says would save taxpayer money and give those...
  • Dem lawmaker tweets college co-ed, then deletes messages

    02/14/2013 8:03:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 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. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/282881-dem-lawmaker-tweets-college-co-ed-then-deletes-messages#ixzz2KtD4dNn3 Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook