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  • Hagel supporters stay positive after confirmation vote falls short

    02/18/2013 7:36:19 AM PST · by haffast · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2013 | Lisa Daftari
    As opponents and media outlets were scouring to locate two or perhaps more of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s undisclosed speech videos, which they believe can undermine his nomination for Defense secretary, Hagel’s supporters believe the videos won’t harm his confirmation in late February.snip While they may fall outside the post-2008 time frame, the IPT has compiled evidence that Hagel delivered a number of questionable talks in 2007 as well. That year, Hagel delivered a speech at Rutgers University in New Jersey hosted by the university’s Center for Middle East Studies and the American Iranian Council in which he called...
  • EU lawmakers threaten to veto tightened budget

    02/18/2013 7:34:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2013 9:43 AM EST
    The leaders of the European Parliament are threatening to veto the bloc’s multi-annual budget because of its deep cuts. The Christian Democratic EPP, the largest group in the legislature, said the 7-year budget worth €960 billion ($1.28 trillion) must be revised to realistically reflect the EU’s growing competences and responsibilities. …
  • Scarborough: Ted Cruz Acting 'Like Carnival Barker'

    02/18/2013 7:32:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The trashing of Ted Cruz continues apace in the bien-pensant MSM. From the New York Times, to the Washington Post, to Politico and elsewhere, the liberal media has the new Republican Senator from Texas in its sights. Joe Scarborough is clearly camped out on the Cruz-bashing bandwagon. Earlier this month, so offended was the sensitive Scarborough by Cruz that he wouldn't deign to mention him by name. Today, not to be outdone by Frank Bruni, who called Cruz "an ornery, swaggering piece of work," Scarborough declared that Cruz acts like "a carnival barker at a Republican event." View the video...
  • The Catholic Church Can’t Change

    02/18/2013 7:31:50 AM PST · by rhema · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 15, 2013 | Ashley McGuire
    Sorry to be a wet blanket, but the Catholic Church is not going to change its teaching on any of the fun stuff (contraception, female “ordination,” homosexuality, abortion, etc.) with the next pope. Nor will it ever. When news of the pope’s retirement broke, Nicholas Kristof pondered on Twitter: “At some point, the church will accept contraception and female and non-celibate priests. Could it be in the next papacy?” Countless groups issued press releases clamoring for a “progressive” pope. The Rainbow Sash Movement called for the next pope to stop emphasizing “purity.” The Women’s Ordination Conference announced it would hold...
  • 3 planes breach no-fly zone over Obama vacation

    02/18/2013 7:30:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2013 9:08 AM EST
    Federal Aviation Administration officials say they’re investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above President Barack Obama’s vacation spot along Florida’s Atlantic coastline. …
  • 'Fireball' lights up Florida sky

    02/18/2013 7:24:04 AM PST · by yorkie · 21 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 2/18/2013
    MIAMI - A fireball lit up the Florida sky Sunday evening. People from as far south as Key West and as far north as Jacksonville reported seeing the flash of light. Accounts of the sighting came in around 6:45 p.m. “There was a flash in the sky in Pompano Beach,” wrote Jill Dexter. Terrell Forney of Local 6 sister station WPLG-TV said he saw the fireball as he was heading north on the Florida Turnpike. "It appeared to be some sort of firework at first glance, but there was a white streak in the air followed by some sort of...orange...
  • Why I Became a Gun Rights Advocate

    02/18/2013 7:24:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    “Think of the children.” I’ve heard that a lot lately, or variations thereof. One woman recently chided me on Twitter with the following: “Imagine if you had kids! Think about others instead of your pocketbook suffering. I don’t have to imagine having kids. I actually have five of them, from a 26-year old daughter to 7-year old twins. Just like every gun-owning parent I know, I love them more than I love my firearms. And I know first hand that gun control laws like a ban on commonly owned firearms, tough restrictions for legal gun purchases, and even mandatory background...
  • Gallup: 83% See North Korea as “Critical Threat”

    02/18/2013 7:23:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 09:28 AM | Martin Gould
    Five out of every six Americans believe that North Korean plans to develop nuclear weapons are a “critical threat” to the United States, according to a new Gallup poll. It means the tiny, impoverished country with a population of fewer than than 25 million—less than one-twelfth that of the United States—is regarded as a bigger threat than Islamic fundamentalism or China in the eyes of the public. The poll, conducted among slightly more than 1,000 adults from Feb 7-10 found that 83 percent believe nuclear weapon development by both North Korea and Iran represents a critical threat to America. …
  • Alec fast & slur-ious

    02/18/2013 7:20:28 AM PST · by dead
    Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a "crackhead" and a "drug dealer" during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene. Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor. The “30 Rock’’ star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for...
  • Reader's Digest Publisher Succumbs to Bankruptcy Again

    02/18/2013 7:06:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 18, 2013 | Matt Egan and Barbara Kollmeyer
    <p>In a bid to slash $465 million of debt, Reader’s Digest parent RDA Holding Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend for the second time in less than four years.</p> <p>The media company said it has reached a deal with its largest creditor, Wells Fargo (WFC), and more than 70% of its secured noteholders on a financial restructuring plan that includes the Chapter 11 filing.</p>
  • Maryland: URGENT – Vote on Governor’s Gun Control Scheme Moved to This Week

    02/18/2013 7:01:55 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Emergency: Last Chance to Demand Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and Your Senator to Oppose All Aspects of SB 281 Friday, the Maryland Senate leadership announced that the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be voting on Senate Bill 281 as early as Tuesday, February 19 2013. It is likely that this sweeping anti-gun legislation will be reported by this committee and voted on by the entire Senate NEXT WEEK. SB 281 has drawn much criticism and protest from Maryland citizens. Evident from the huge turnout at the February 6th 2013 rally, with a showing of thousands of Second...
  • Our Petulant President

    02/18/2013 7:00:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2013 | Bruce Bialowsky
    The other day a group of us were at a restaurant. All of a sudden there was a child stomping his feet and stating he was not going to do what he was told. He made a big scene even after he was told that these are the rules and you have to follow them. It was quite surprising that people were watching this and not pointing out the wrongness of the behavior. Then everyone realized that it wasn’t a five-year-old but rather our president on TV stating he was not going to negotiate with Republicans about the debt ceiling....
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • Firearms raffles under fire in U.S.

    02/18/2013 6:42:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/17/12 | LYNNE TUOHY , Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. - Police chiefs in New Hampshire wanted more money for a youth training program. A youth hockey team in North Dakota needed ice time. Both saw giving away guns as the answer. From car dealerships to political parties to hockey teams to, yes, even police chiefs, gun giveaways are an attractive way to make money or draw in customers. But in the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shootings, such raffles are drawing criticism as the ease of obtaining firearms fuels gun-control debates nationwide.
  • New Hampshire: Firearms Legislation before Committee Next Week

    02/18/2013 6:42:03 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Several firearm-related bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 21 in Representative Hall. The following anti-gun bills will be considered: HB 290-FN, introduced by state Representative Delmar Burridge (D- Cheshire 16), would prohibit individuals without a carry permit from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building. This legislation imposes unnecessary restrictions on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms and provides no benefit to public safety. This hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. HB 396, introduced by Representative Cynthia Sweeney (D-Sullivan 8),...
  • Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after cancer treatment in Cuba

    02/18/2013 6:40:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Associated Press via The Globe and Mail ^ | February 18, 2013 | Ian James
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.Chavez’s return was announced in a series of message on his Twitter account, saying “we will continue our treatment here.”“We’ve arrived once again in our Venezuelan homeland. Thank you, my God!!” the first of the three messages said.
  • Lewis Diuguid: To reduce gun ownership, tax weapons like property (Barf alert)

    02/18/2013 6:40:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    Kansascity.com ^ | Jan 30, 2013 | Lewis W. Diuguid
    Americans will never surrender their lust for guns. Written by Lewis W. Diuguid For a lot of people, one is never enough and bigger is always better. That includes magazines that hold more rounds. The .22-caliber, bolt-action rifle that I learned to shoot at age 11 as a Boy Scout is insufficient. The revolvers my grandfather carried every day to his job as a railroad brakeman and that my dad inherited are so 19th century. Today’s firearms have to give law-abiding gun owners a bigger advantage over “bad guys.” That lust for guns is why President Obama will find it...
  • We Have Nothing to Fear But The Farce Itself

    02/18/2013 6:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Editor's note: This column contains satire. This fact is noted for all the liberals that may be reading. That is all.President Obama’s aggressive agenda for his second term might have been controversial, if it weren’t for his spectacular first term successes. The president’s expansive vision of federally driven, universal government education of children too young for grade school, his complex plan for a network of federal “hubs” to resuscitate American manufacturing, his aggressive action plan against polluting industries to correct earth’s climate, all could have provoked strong opposition, perhaps even media skepticism. He also courageously signaled that Congress’s bad faith...
  • Sound Off Today With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 18-22, 2013

    02/18/2013 6:27:21 AM PST · by Biggirl
    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/ ^ | February 18-22, 2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Day of Remembrance: Japanese-Americans show support for Muslims, Sikhs

    02/18/2013 6:25:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 02/18/2013 | Lisa M. Krieger
    For older Japanese-Americans, the discrimination and attacks on Muslims and Sikhs are opening afresh an old wound that never healed. To show support for Arab-Americans, the South Bay's Japanese-American community held a somber candlelight ceremony and procession at San Jose Buddhist Church on Sunday evening, linking diverse faiths through similar fears. The "Day of Remembrance" is an annual commemoration of Feb. 19, 1942, a day that changed the lives of Japanese-Americans forever. Citing concerns about wartime sabotage and espionage, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order that led to the internment of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry at...