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  • Rand Paul: Voters Ready for libertarian Republican

    02/17/2013 11:35:25 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 203 replies
    POLITICO ^ | MANU RAJU
    Sen. Rand Paul says he'll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate. "I would absolutely not run unless it were to win," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "Points have been made, and we we will continue to make points. But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming — the Libertarian Republican narrative." Voters want a "different face," he said. In order to expand the party's reach, Paul believes the GOP should embrace candidates who are willing to push a...
  • Investing In A Low Economic Growth World

    02/17/2013 11:35:16 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    John Mauldin - Jeremy Grantham ^ | 2-17-2013 | John Mauldin
    Investing In A Low Economic Growth World Stock-Markets / Investing 2013February 17, 2013 - 10:42 AM GMT By: John Mauldin The jury – unless you are the Fed and Ben Bernanke or the Congressional Budget Office, which cannot make lower growth assumptions without really blowing their deficit projections out of the water – is pretty well in on GDP growth: it’s going lower. Ed Easterling and I wrote a recent Thoughts from the Frontline on multiple pieces of research suggesting slower future growth. We asked the question, “So what about stock prices; will they follow suit?” Our thought was that,...
  • Secrets of Darpa's Innovation Machine

    02/17/2013 11:27:08 AM PST · by oxcart · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/15/2013 | Ted Greenwald
    Lots of people like to think of government as a black hole that sucks in tax dollars and allows nothing of value to emerge. They haven’t taken a look at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This secretive research arm of the Defense Department has a unique mission: to embrace the most wide-eyed visions of the future and manifest them in the here and now. Founded in 1958 as a shocked and fearful response to Russia‘s launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, Darpa has over 45 years racked up a consistent record of innovation that has utterly transformed contemporary...
  • The unspoken problem behind Hadiya's death

    02/17/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by memyselfandi59 · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/16/2013 | Bill Maxwell
    Black people, politicians in particular, avoid discussing the problems at the heart of Hadiya Pendleton's death, the heavy toll of black-on-black violence and the moral decay that keeps us trapped.... Empathy and social capital are absent from too many of today's black communities nationwide. In places like Chicago's South Side — where violent teenage gangs have replaced the traditional family — empathy is seen as a weakness and social capital is seen as that warm-and-fuzzy stuff that whites and black traitors practice. Many African-Americans blame urban poverty for this crisis. But poverty does not explain away the lack of a...
  • Critical Condition:Conservatives Were Right About ObamaCare, a Lefty Website Concedes

    02/17/2013 11:16:25 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    WSJ:Best of the Web Today ^ | February 15, 2013 | James Taranto
    When we saw the headline "Four Ways ObamaCare Could Still Fail," our reaction was that it sounded like an unrealistically low estimate. But we were intrigued enough to read the article because of the source: TalkingPointsMemo.com, a news site with a strong (and acknowledged) liberal Democratic slant. Its framing as friendly criticism makes the piece, by congressional reporter Sahil Kapur, a powerful indictment of ObamaCare. To be sure, it's not clear Kapur intends to indict ObamaCare, and if he does, he downplays it, presumably in order to avoid alienating his liberal readers or his liberal editors. In his lead paragraph,...
  • Ask Obama's Experts

    02/17/2013 10:54:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/12/13 | NRA
    Even Obama's experts say his gun control policies won't work. According to an internal Department of Justice memorandum, a gun ban, like the one being debated right now in Congress, will not work without a mandatory gun buyback, and "universal" background checks will not work without requiring gun registration. Call Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them to reject President Obama's gun control agenda -- and to get serious about prosecuting criminals and fixing our broken mental health system.
  • EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores Foreign Agent Act

    02/17/2013 10:46:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | OccupyBawlStreet·
    Explains how Al Jazeera English is violating U.S. law by not registering as "Foreign Agent"
  • My Obama Theory Validated (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/17/2013 10:35:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | february 15, 2013 | rush limbaugh
    That's why you can have polling data that show 55, 60% of the people oppose Obama's agenda and still support him. They don't associate his agenda with the problems in the country. They don't believe, they don't understand, they don't think that Obama's policies have had any of the negative impact on the country. Somebody else did that, other presidents did that. They view Obama as trying to fix it. So this led to a discussion of the theory on Fox News yesterday. Megyn Kelly had a couple of guests. The first is the Talk Radio News Service president, Tony...
  • Report: Army Cancels Hybrid Airship Project [Updated]

    02/17/2013 10:33:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 2/17/13 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Once seen as the future of surveillance, the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle has been terminated, InsideDefense.com reports. Is the military airship revival drawing to a close? UPDATE, 6:30pm Thursday: The Army confirmed that the LEMV airship project has been canceled. Here's the statement an Army spokesman emailed us: "The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a hybrid air vehicle, is a technology demonstration project administered by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. This project was initially designed to support operational needs in Afghanistan in Spring 2012; it will not provide a capability in the timeframe required. Due to technical and...
  • Benghazi and Private Wars

    02/17/2013 10:16:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 2/17/2013 | Michael Geer
    The Benghazi Report chronicles and analyzes what really happened in Benghazi. You know, what the 'mainstream media' used to do? These two picked up the investigatory weight and carried it all the way here so we can learn the facts. Benghazi is possibly the most important story of the Obama years. I'm going to quote extensively from Blake Miles' published analysis of the book, because there's no point to plowing the same ground twice. Blake, you should know, is Green Beret. Another American man who's been there, done that. Chewed some of the same dirt, sipped some of the same...
  • Raising Adam Lanza

    02/17/2013 10:15:04 AM PST · by redreno · 36 replies
    http://www.courant.com ^ | 02/17/2013 | By ALAINE GRIFFIN, agriffin@courant.com, and JOSH KOVNER, jkovner@courant.com
    Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email. But Adam, 6, then diagnosed with a condition that made it difficult for him to manage and respond to sights, touch and smell, eventually struggled in the first grade at his new school — Sandy Hook Elementary. His mother would respond, touching off a 10-year educational shuffle with moves in and out...
  • A Shaken Tax Landscape

    02/17/2013 10:14:54 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/05/2013 | Troy Graham and Dylan Purcell
    The politicians and analysts have been talking for more than a year about the potential winners and losers from Mayor Nutter's property tax reform, and now the lines have been drawn. The results of a citywide reassessment key to Nutter's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) were released Friday, and the data confirm some long-held expectations - wealthier, fast-changing neighborhoods are facing stiff increases, and many large commercial properties will see big drops in their bills. Some hikes are jaw-dropping. --snip-- It amounts to a massive redistribution of the city's property tax burden, and the stakes for both homeowners and politicians could...
  • Fired parking officer sentenced to community service for assault

    02/17/2013 10:09:36 AM PST · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.thestar.com ^ | Feb 15 2013 | By: Peter Edwards News reporter,
    A veteran parking enforcement officer who unsuccessfully used a “sleepwalker’s defence” to explain why he punched a suspect in police custody was sentenced Friday to 100 hours of community service in Old City Hall Court. “I have determined that this is an exceptional case,” Justice Peter Harris said. The judge noted that Devon Henry, 43, has already been fired for the attack at 14 Division on April 24, 2011, and that Keith Ryan, the man he punched twice, didn’t want him sent to jail.
  • Pistorius may have beaten girlfriend with bat before shooting her

    02/17/2013 10:04:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/17/13 | LEONARD GREENE
    “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius may have beat his girlfriend with a cricket bat before shooting her to death in his South Africa home, according to a new report. -snip- "There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was," a source with inside knowledge of the case told City Press. As well as bullet wounds to the head, arm, hand and hip, Steenkamp suffered a “crushed” skull, according to the South African paper.
  • Police respond to newspaper report over US engineer’s sudden death ( Chi Coms ? )

    02/17/2013 10:04:02 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Yahoo! Newsroom ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Justin Ong
    Todd’s parents, Mary and Rick Todd, raised questions about their son's death that remain unanswered. Todd, an electronics engineer, had just concluded an 18-month employment with Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME). He had been developing, in collaboration with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, sophisticated radar and satellite technology for both civilian and military applications. His mother says that at work, he was “being asked to do things that made him uncomfortable", FT quoted her as saying. His girlfriend knew that he was increasingly stressed about the nature of his research. Todd resigned from IME sometime later. Days before his death, he...
  • The Obama Kiss of Death claims another business

    02/17/2013 10:01:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | John Hayward
    Remember Ray's Hell Burgers, the burger joint Obama visited a couple of times early in his first term? Dead. Kaput. The latest victims of the Obama Kiss of Death, in which seemingly every business he personally visits - especially those he touts as New Economy success stories - goes bankrupt. Sometimes this is understandable, as in the case of those green energy losers he keeps picking. But other times it really does seem like a curse.
  • Hagel 2005: OK To Hold Up Confirmation If 'Serious Allegations' Not Answered

    02/17/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | staff
    "On Bolton: You know that we had a committee meeting to vote him out [i.e. to the full Senate]. You know that we decided to take three additional weeks to investigate the new allegations and charges that have come in. I said, at the time, on the record, in the committee, and many times publicly: these are very serious allegations, and they deserve serious attention. And we should not move forward until we address these allegations....I have always taken the approach, and I think in the nine years I have been in the Senate I have only voted against one...
  • Blacks Are Fed Up with Obama; It’s about Time!

    02/17/2013 9:36:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Crystal Wright
    An increasing number of blacks appear to finally be getting angry with Obama. It’s just too bad it took four years and voting for Obama a second time for blacks to realize the president doesn’t care about their interests. Immigration and the president’s determination to get legislation passed granting amnesty to an estimated 11-20 million illegal aliens seems to be the straw that broke black liberals’ backs. Recently some Black Americans have been calling into black talk radio shows like “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton, complaining immigration is not an important issue to them. This is despite Al Sharpton’s...
  • Report: President Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods

    02/17/2013 9:24:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama is golfing in Florida Sunday with Tiger Woods, according to a press report. The news was first reported by Tim Rosaforte, a writer for Golf World. "The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round," Rosaforte said on Twitter. Read
  • Sentenced to life at 16, woman hopes for freedom

    02/17/2013 9:19:57 AM PST · by redreno · 44 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 | 11:09 a.m. | By Adam Geller, Associated Press
    YPSILANTI, Mich. — More than 21 years after she went to prison, Barbara Hernandez enters the cinderblock visitation chamber at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in the turquoise blouse with applique flowers she keeps for special occasions. Her makeup is carefully applied but cannot hide the age lines that spread, thin but unmistakable, from the corners of her eyes. "Thank you for coming," the 38-year-old inmate says softly. Her eyes, chestnut and brooding, are offset by a gentle smile. She holds out a hand in welcome.
  • How is MoveOn.org gun owner ‘a proud defender of the Second Amendment’?

    02/17/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Examinier ^ | 2/17/13 | David Codrea
    The “progressive” activist group MoveOn.org posted a television commercial to You Tube yesterday featuring a self-proclaimed gun rights proponent warning politicians of electoral consequences if they don’t support more “gun control” laws. “The six-figure ad buy is running for a week on national cable and will air during the Sunday morning political talk shows,” The Hill reported. "I'm a gun owner and a proud defender of the Second Amendment, but for years I've watched Congress take money from the NRA and then oppose any kind of reform that helps keep us safe," a man identified in the video as Ohio...
  • Woodward: Dems Have Asked WH to Pull Hagel (Video at link)

    02/17/2013 9:01:16 AM PST · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    Bob Woodward said Sunday Democratic senators have called the White House asking if defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel will withdraw his nomination only to be met with an emphatic “no,” in an interview with “Fox News Sunday”:
  • SNL Mocks Jesus with Violent, Bloody Skit

    02/17/2013 8:56:06 AM PST · by LSUfan · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    The following is what passes for entertainment on NBC. Saturday Night Live aired this sketch last night — just four days into Lent. The segment was a fake movie trailer depicting a Quentin Tarantino-style Jesus returning to get revenge. It’s called, “Djesus Uncrossed.” “Critics are calling it a less violent ‘Passion of the Christ,’” the announcer said. “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.” The trailer featured Jesus and the Apostles gunning down scores of Romans. At one point the Jesus character slices a man’s head in half.
  • Tim Tebow to Speak at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church [Hatred for Christians Continues in Media]

    02/17/2013 8:53:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to speak at a megachurch in Dallas whose pastor has spoken out against Muslims, Jews, Mormons and members of the LGBT community. Tebow is listed as a special guest at one of the First Baptist Church's morning services on April 28, according to its website. The church is led by Evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress, who has previously denounced non-Christian religions such as Islam, Judaism and Mormonism. Leading up to the most recent presidential election, Jeffress warned parishioners that re-electing President Barack Obama would "lead to the rise of the Antichrist," according to...
  • The Minority Youth Unemployment Act

    02/17/2013 8:47:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 2/15/2013
    In the real world, setting a floor under the price of labor creates winners and losers. Some workers will get a $1.75 raise. Great. But others—typically the least educated and skilled—will be priced out of the job market and their pay won't rise to $9. It will be zero. University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence." About 85% of the studies "find a negative employment effect on...
  • Levin: US preparing for societal collapse by buying up billions of rounds of ammo [AUDIO]

    02/17/2013 8:37:50 AM PST · by taildragger · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s night broadcast of his radio show, Mark Levin speculated that the federal government is stockpiling ammunition to ensure the rule of law in the event of a total societal and economic collapse.
  • Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police

    02/17/2013 8:34:30 AM PST · by redreno · 32 replies
    www.dispatch.com ^ | Thursday February 14, 2013 9:08 AM | Joe Blundo
    Tennessee police might need better instruction in botany and Buckeye football. A 65-year-old woman recently came under suspicion, she reported, for having a Buckeye leaf decal on her car. The cops mistook it for a marijuana symbol. “It’s just amazing they would be that dumb,” Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said. She lives in Plano, Texas, but she grew up in Columbus and is known as a lifelong Buckeyes fan.
  • Rep. Paul Broun: I was the first to call Obama a socialist

    02/17/2013 8:31:20 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) boasted in a fundraising letter that he was the first member of Congress to call President Obama a “socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies,” according to text acquired by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “As a Member of the House of Representatives for the last few years, I have fought tooth-and-nail against President Obama's agenda at every turn,” the letter reads in part. “I was the first Member of Congress to call him a socialist who embraces Marxist-Leninist policies like government control of health care and redistribution of wealth.” Broun, who is running to fill the Georgia Senate...
  • Feds OK first burial of a veteran's same-sex spouse in a national cemetery

    02/17/2013 8:30:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2013
    Feds OK first burial of a veteran's same-sex spouse in a national cemetery Published February 16, 2013 | Associated Press The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it's far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit. Who gets buried where is one of the practical decisions that the federal government is grappling with following repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. At first glance, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's decision to grant burial to a same-sex...
  • Geography to play larger role in health premiums

    02/17/2013 8:28:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2013 | JUDY LIN
    Whether it's the densely populated Southern California coast or the mountains of rural Northern California, geography is going to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the federal health care overhaul set to take effect next year. Health insurers are facing new rules and restrictions on how they set prices as part of the Affordable Care Act's aim to expand coverage to millions of Americans. No longer can insurers deny coverage because of a preexisting condition or place lifetime limits on medical care. While a person's age will remain a factor in setting rates, older customers...
  • Pope Benedict XVI's resignation: A drama that beats any Dan Brown plot

    02/17/2013 8:25:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    After the initial shock came the speculation. Pope Benedict XVI surprised even his closest advisers on Monday by announcing that he was standing down, but within hours the Vatican was awash, not just with the inevitable talk of who would succeed him, but also with whispers about the “real story” behind the first papal resignation in over 600 years. Once the curia – or Vatican bureaucracy – started chewing it over, the theories it spat out were quickly flying around what the papal historian John Cornwell has characterised as “a palace of gossipy eunuchs”. And from there it is one...
  • The Unsung, But Massive Obamacare Sales Tax Increase That Is On the Way

    02/17/2013 7:56:08 AM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Lindsay Boyd
    Today, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President Karen Ignagni issued a press release in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1370, S.1880) co-sponsored by Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) to repeal the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance tax. While much of the dialogue on healthcare reform centers on the federal mandate of health coverage for all Americans - which many conservatives call the largest tax increase in U.S history - less attention is being given to the massive sales tax increase on the purchase of health insurance also implicit within the legislation that will dramatically escalate costs...
  • Rocky Mountain Gun Show Comes To South Point

    02/17/2013 7:26:15 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    KLAS TV LAS VEGAS ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Brian Brennan,
    Firearm and ammunition sales around the country are sky rocketing as the gun control debate rages on. Organizers of a gun show at the South Point Casino are expecting record numbers this weekend They say about 190 vendors are there and they expect over 12,000 people before closing time Sunday. Jim Sobczak came to the show for ammunition, but didn't want to wait in the 3 hour long line. "Lot of panic buying," he said. Before leaving Sobczak said he was against any increase in gun control regulation. "That's not stopping the criminals now. They're still getting guns," he said....
  • Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan dies aged 72

    02/17/2013 7:25:01 AM PST · by the scotsman · 50 replies
    Noise 11 ^ | 17th February 2013 | Paul Cashmere
    'Tony Sheridan, the singer on the first ever singer credited to The Beatles, has died at the age of 72. Sheridan died in Hamburg, Germany. Details of his death have yet to be released. On his early 60s recording, Sheridan’s backing band was The Beatles. English-born Sheridan met The Beatles during their first visit to Hamburg in 1960. They would back him at his shows when they first left England before they were famous. German producer Bert Kaempfert saw them live and suggested they record together. Kaempfert thought Sheridan was the star and placed The Beatles as his backing band...
  • Fracking Way to Achieve Climate Change Goals

    02/17/2013 7:17:53 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 2 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 16, 2013 | Robin McKie
    America will only achieve the ambitious climate change goals outlined by President Barack Obama last week by encouraging wide-scale fracking for natural gas over the next few years. That is the advice of one of the nation's senior scientists, Professor William Press, a member of the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Fracking – known officially as hydraulic fracturing – involves pumping high-pressure water through underground rocks to release natural gas trapped deep underground. It is believed that there are vast reserves of these subterranean gas fields across the US. Thousands of wells have already been drilled in...
  • Why Poaching Profits People

    02/17/2013 7:16:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kevin McCullough
    Critics of a free market economy are also critics of individual responsibility. Because they believe in higher taxes, centralized control, and absolute intolerance to other viewpoints, they find themselves reducing free market ideas to that of human flatulence. At least the current governor of California--Jerry Brown--did this week. The seventy-four year old was quite taken aback. He was asked by California media this week if Texas Governor Rick Perry's recent poaching expedition would matter much to the state's future. His reply was direct. "It's not a serious story, guys. It's not a burp. It's barely a fart," replied Brown. Maybe...
  • Gun Control Advocates & Liberal Media Bias Evident in Coverage of Mass Shootings

    02/17/2013 7:14:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 16 February, 2013 | Winston Dorian
    When you look at recent mass shootings that have occurred recently there is one specific incident that is very rarely if ever mentioned by the liberal media and Gun Control advocates. The Ft. Hood Shooting is never cited or discussed or even mentioned by the Anti's and Gun grabbers like Bloomberg, Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, McCarthy or Cuomo. They only cite the Tucson, Aurora and Sandy Hook events as reason to restrict law abiding citizens their rights. WHY? One must make a few assumptions to uncover why they rarely if ever cite the Ft. Hood mass shooting in their quest to...
  • Jewish Home and Yesh Atid form united front

    02/17/2013 7:13:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/17/2013 | GABE FISHER
    The Jewish Home and Yesh Atid parties have entered into a strategic alliance and notified Likud-Beytenu coalition negotiators that the two parties will either enter the government together or retire to the opposition. Both parties are intent on legislating the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into military or national service, a move rejected by the ultra-Orthodox parties, making coalition talks extremely challenging for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In response to the alliance, reported by the Hebrew media Sunday, a senior Likud source involved in the coalition negotiations accused the national-religious Jewish Home party of “voter fraud,” for forming an agreement with...
  • Crime soared with Mass.gun law.

    02/17/2013 7:06:21 AM PST · by Mears · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 17,2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    But the law that was so tough on law-abiding gun owners had quite a different impact on criminals.
  • Rep. Paul Broun Leads in GA Senate Race

    02/17/2013 7:04:39 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 10 replies
    Harper Polling has just cut loose its first poll in Georgia’s 2014 race for U.S. Senate, showing three Republican members of Congress in a tight bunch: In the Republican primary election for the open seat of Senator Saxby Chambliss, the race is wide open. The field is stacked with Members of Congress. In a state with 14 congressional districts, a Congressman’s statewide name identification is low and his support is confined early on to his district. However, if the field has 6 credible candidates, 35% could win the primary. Congressmen Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Tom Price, and Jack Kingston are...
  • Federal case outlines how guns made their way from Indiana to Chicago (barf alert)

    02/17/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 213 | Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner
    "Twenty-five more in four hours," Tanksley told his customer, who was secretly working for law enforcement and recording the conversation. "Give me $5,000 and you can put your order in then. I'll get you whatever, give me a list." As Tanksley, who police say has ties to a Chicago street gang, made his sales pitch, David Lewisbey was stocking up on more weapons at a gun show 40 miles away in Crown Point, Ind., one of several trips he made across the state border and back in little more than a day, according to federal authorities
  • Achieve Ye This Goal ... Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 6:53:08 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • Achieve Ye This Goal ... Mark Steyn

    02/17/2013 6:53:08 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I’m also issuing a new goal for America,” declared President Obama at his State of the Union on Tuesday. We’ll come to the particular “goal” he “issued” momentarily, but before we do, consider that formulation: Did you know the president of the United States is now in the business of “issuing goals” for his subjects to live up to? Strange how the monarchical urge persists even in a republic two-and-a-third centuries old. Many commentators have pointed out that the modern State of the Union is in fairly obvious mimicry of the Speech from the Throne that precedes a new legislative...
  • NYT GOES BIRTHER: ATTACKS 'CANADIAN-BORN' CRUZ, CALLS HIM 'MCCARTHYITE'

    02/17/2013 6:52:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Feb 16 , 2013 | Tony Lee & Stephen K. Bannon
    Liberals, the mainstream media, and establishment Republicans often reveal which conservatives they fear by their level of disdain and vitriol. This week, they put their crosshairs on freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a Tea Party conservative of Hispanic descent who undermines the mainstream media's ability to advance their false notion that being a minority and Tea Partier are mutually exclusive. He is a conservative who showed no desire to defer to the Senate's "courtly" ways, the preferences of the institution's old bulls. The sinking ship that is the New York Times, the so-called paper of record, provided evidence of...
  • Are We Still At War?

    02/17/2013 6:48:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Congress should update its military-force authorization. We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014. On this arbitrarily chosen date, the president claims, we will “achieve our core objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda.” This was just rhetorical fluff. The core of...
  • Syria: Shifting the strategic balance

    02/17/2013 6:46:32 AM PST · by bert · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 02/17/13 | staff
    Syria's opposition fighters have been gaining strength and becoming more organised while government forces seem to be slowly withdrawing under the pressure. Last week, opposition fighters said they took control of the al-Jarrah military air base in Aleppo province. It was the latest in a string of military air bases to be captured by anti-government fighters. And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the rebels have, for the first time, seized a fleet of air force planes that includes MiG fighters. The capture of the airfield happened a day after fighters seized the country's largest hydro-electric dam, located in...
  • PA:Gun Buyback Met With Competition In Bensalem

    02/17/2013 6:46:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | 7 February, 2013 | NA
    BENSALEM, Pa. - A gun buyback program in Bensalem Township was met with some competition. People lined up to turn in their unwanted weapons Wednesday night. Township officials offered between $50 and $200 for each weapon. They say they hope the buyback will reduce gun violence in the township. Outside, a group of gun advocates set up a table offering a better price to people carrying high-quality weapons.
  • God Bless You, Sen. Feinstein

    02/17/2013 6:41:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein began her war on allergy and cold sufferers in 2005. In an effort to prevent small-time dealers from buying allergy and cold drugs and cooking them into methamphetamine, she pushed through legislation requiring consumers to show identification before purchasing products with pseudoephedrine -- otherwise known as the good allergy drugs, known only to those who know enough to ask for them. Now Feinstein wants to make you get a prescription from a doctor before you buy these drugs. In 2005, I thought Feinstein's Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act wrongly punished law-abiding citizens by limiting their access to over-the-counter...
  • ABC: Vatican Trial Balloon Shot Down 'Faster Than Old-School Nun Might Rap You On Knuckles'

    02/17/2013 6:41:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    ABC News reporter David Wright chose an odd metaphor to describe criticism of the possible timing of the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor. Wright, speaking live from the Vatican on today's Good Morning America, reported that yesterday the Vatican spokesman had floated a trial balloon suggesting that the conclave to choose a new Pope could be moved up from its originally established date of March 15th. Continued Wright: "but in other quarters of the Church, that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might rap you on the knuckles." View the video here.
  • Washington State Bill Calls for Sheriff to Inspect the Homes of Assault-Weapon Owners

    02/17/2013 6:36:45 AM PST · by Olydawg · 84 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/17/13 | Danny Westneat
    <p>Mod note: the source has changed the title and the body of this article after this was posted.</p> <p>Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around? As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.</p>