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  • MARKETS FREAK OUT (-217), YEN SURGES AFTER SHOCK SPLIT VOTE IN ITALY: Here's What You Need To Know

    02/25/2013 1:14:58 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Sam Ro
    MARKETS FREAK OUT (-217), YEN SURGES AFTER SHOCK SPLIT VOTE IN ITALY: Here's What You Need To Know Sam RoFebruary 25, 2013 Huge swings in the Japanese yen, euro, and U.S. dollar came in the wake of some wild news out of Japan and Italy. First the scoreboard: Dow: 13,784, -216.9 pts, -1.5 percent S&P 500: 1,487, -27.7 pts, -1.8 percent NASDAQ: 3,116. -45.5 pts, -1.4 percent And now the top stories: * Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Japan would be sending a Haruhiko Kuroda to head the Bank of Japan. Kuroda, the head of the Asian Development Bank,...
  • These are Not Normal Times

    02/25/2013 1:12:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 25. 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just a year ago actually almost to the day, February 23rd -- 2009, President Obama said, quote, "And that's why today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half at the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges that we have long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay, and that means taking responsibility right now in this administration for getting our spending under control." That was Barack Obama on...
  • Deadly Blasts Put India on High Alert

    02/25/2013 1:11:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated February 21, 2013, 1:12 p.m. ET | By KENAN MACHADO and RAJESH ROY
    MUMBAI—Security forces across India went on high alert Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and more than 70 people were injured in two explosions in Hyderabad city, in what state and federal officials suspect was a coordinated terror strike.Federal Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the government had "intelligence inputs of expected blasts somewhere in the country for the past two days and had alerted all state governments."
  • Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: ‘Kyrzakhstan’

    02/25/2013 1:00:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 February 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry is sweeping through Europe and the Middle East on a nine-nation tour, meeting with top global heads to forge diplomatic relations — and, apparently, even creating new countries. Mr. Kerry was trying to praise diplomats who were working on behalf of the United States in the Central Asian region, but in doing so, he created a new country. He thanked the diplomats for their work in “Kyrzakhstan,” according to various media reports, and credited their efforts in “support [of] democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.” The National Review suggests Mr. Kerry could have...
  • Anything New in the Cold Fusion /LENR World?

    02/25/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by count-your-change · 13 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | 2/22/2013 | Steven B. Krivit
    Don't look for any cold fusion powered cars or water heaters. However this is an excellent article about one theory that purports to explain what LENR is and how it supposedly produces excess heat. The article deals with some of the background infighting over the spoils that come later. This is last part of the article and I think the most interesting: (Bushnell is a NASA scientist) "Unless Bushnell wants to suggest that he is privy to classified information, his suggestion of a slow-acting LENR experiment with extremely high-heat production that would melt windows is not believable. Bushnell also does...
  • The United States Heads to the South China Sea

    02/25/2013 12:57:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Foreignaffairs.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Michael T. Klare
    Why American Involvement Will Mean More Friction -- Not Less When U.S. officials are asked to comment on disputes over contested islands in the western Pacific, they invariably affirm that the Obama administration has no position on issues of sovereignty but opposes any use of force to resolve the matter. "Whether with regard to disputes in the South China Sea or in the East China Sea," Deputy Secretary of State William Burns declared last October in Tokyo, the United States "does not take a position on the question of ultimate sovereignty." True to form, he continued, "What we do take...
  • Dem Politician Defends Dressing in Afro and ‘Blackface’ for Jewish Holiday

    02/25/2013 12:53:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/25/2013 | Erica Ritz
    A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume party in the face of criticism he called “political correctness to the absurd.” Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind wrote on his blog Monday that he doesn’t understand the criticism swirling around Albany, and doesn’t know why anyone would be offended by the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hikind hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses and...
  • ‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. [To lib who opposes guns]

    02/25/2013 12:53:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 12:12pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    [Full title] ‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. Gave a Citizen Who Wrote Him Opposing Concealed Carry in Schools Get out of here. That was one Wyoming state representative’s message to a resident who contacted him recently stating her opposition to a bill that would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in public schools, colleges and sporting events. Rev. Audette Fulbright had emailed all state legislators, including Republican Rep. Hans Hunt, earlier this month to say she and her husband had just moved to Wyoming and were “seriously reconsidering” their decision...
  • Robert Gibbs: I was told not to 'acknowledge' drones

    02/25/2013 12:46:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/2013 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he was instructed when he joined the administration not to “acknowledge” the existence of America’s drones program. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program,” he said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes.” “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.” Gibbs, who stressed that he was speaking only for himself, called that dynamic “crazy” and said that the lack of transparency surrounding the drones program “undermines” broader confidence in government.
  • FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate...

    02/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Business Wire via IBD ^ | 02/22/2013 | NA
    FDA Approves Genentech’s Kadcyla (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine), the First Antibody-Drug Conjugate for Treating HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer New Personalized Medicine Helped People in Phase III Study Live Longer, Compared to Standard Treatment -- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kadcyla™(ado-trastuzumab emtansine or T-DM1) for the treatment of people with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) who have received prior treatment with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and a taxane chemotherapy. Kadcyla is the fourth medicine from Genentech to receive FDA approval for...
  • John Kerry jokes about killing George Bush [in case you missed it]

    02/25/2013 12:45:08 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    YouTube --> Hannity Colmes --> Bill Maher ^ | 2006 ?? | John Kerry on Bill Maher show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HoaC3iRx44 http://newsbusters.org/node/8175 Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
  • “Egypt slams Israeli policy on Palestinian prisoners”

    02/25/2013 12:44:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2013 18:15 | (JPost.com Staff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    Egypt on Monday condemned Israeli policies concerning Palestinian prisoners in light of the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jadarat in Israeli custody over the weekend, Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported. In a press release, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr warned that the continuation of Israeli policies will lead to an explosion of the situation in the region, according to the report. KUNA cited Amr as saying he holds Israel responsible for any deterioration of the situation and calling on the international community to take a firm stance against Israel’s “inhuman practices against the Palestinian prisoners.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...
  • Military Draft Registration Could Come To An End

    02/25/2013 12:43:39 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | February 25, 2013 | Nathan Francis
    Military draft registration could be coming to an end as two lawmakers are on a campaign to abolish the Selective Service System. Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, and Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado, are the ones leading the charge to end military draft registration. They say the agency wastes millions of dollars each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft, The Associated Press noted.
  • Will Sen. Tom Coburn Buy Off on the "Schumer Sell-Out"?

    02/25/2013 12:42:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 9 replies
    Gon Owners of Americia ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | GOA Staff
    Anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer's staff is leaking out to the press the Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is "on the verge" of caving in and agreeing to a ban on private gun sales -- and requiring virtually every American to get the government's approval before exercising their constitutional right to become a gun owner. According to The Washington Post (2/23/13), the remaining sticking point is Coburn's reluctance to require a 4473 for every private transaction. Were this to occur, ATF's practice of going into gun stores and copying all the 4473's -- a practice which has been documented by GOA --...
  • Grand Central Terminal Bomb Scare Reroutes Trains, Fires Up Twitter

    02/25/2013 12:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | February 24, 2013 11:02pm | Jess Wisloski
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down service of its shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central on Sunday night, and briefly had 4, 5 and 6 trains bypassing the station after a bomb scare halted activity to the transit hub, according to MTA officials. The NYPD would not comment on whether or not there had been a bomb threat in the station, and initially referred all inquiries to the MTA. At 9:40 p.m. a spokeswoman for the MTA subway system confirmed that the Times Square shuttle had been shut down, and 4, 5 and 6 trains were skipping the station...
  • Tensions rapidly escalating around South China Sea

    02/25/2013 12:30:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/13 11:13 PM EST | JOEL BRINKLEY
    China’s assertion that almost all of the South China Sea and adjacent waters are part of its territory seems to be growing more dangerous with each passing week.China and Japan are scrambling fighter jets in their faceoff over disputed islands. Last month, China “painted” a Japanese military helicopter and destroyer with weapons-lock radar — bringing harsh criticism from Japanese and American military officials.
  • "Loud Groans" Heard in Academy Awards Media Room When Michelle Obama Announced As Surprise Presenter

    02/25/2013 12:27:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Debra Heine
    In response to Finke: Michelle at Oscars 'unnecessary and inappropriate': According to Clear Channel’s Steven Gregory on Twitter:
  • Marriage group will 'take out' GOPers who support same-sex unions

    02/25/2013 12:27:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 02/25/2013
    A national group that has spent millions to defend the traditional definition of marriage has pledged to spend $500,000 against any Republicans who vote to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes less than a week after Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover said he was considering becoming a co-author of a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “Republicans like Branden Petersen don’t realize that not only is voting to redefine marriage a terrible policy, it is also a career-ending vote for a Republican,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “NOM will do everything in...
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (Feb. 25, 2013)

    02/25/2013 12:17:43 PM PST · by Faith · 11 replies
    February 25, 2013 | Faith
    But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. I Corinthians 1: 27
  • Are gun owners the new smokers? Agenda 2013

    02/25/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 21, 2013 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Oregon gun owners cheered by the demise of Sen. Ginny Burdick's proposals to ban large magazines and scary-looking semiautomatic weapons should leave the Champagne in the fridge for the time being. The Legislature's gun-control advocates are still hard at work, and the direction in which they're heading would create problems for law-abiding citizens over the long term and, perhaps, do nothing to enhance public safety. We're leery of slippery-slope arguments, but two concepts supported by Burdick and Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, could grease the transformation of concealed-handgun policy into something resembling smoking policies around the...
  • Fox Reporting HUGE Explosion in Damascus

    02/25/2013 12:10:53 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 111 replies
    Just now.. breaking on Shepard Smith's show. Huge explosion in Damascus.
  • The Fairy Tale on Spending Cuts

    02/25/2013 12:01:36 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michael D. Tanner
    The sequester is coming, the sequester is coming,” cries Chicken Little, speaking of the across-the-board spending reductions set to kick in next Friday. As a result, much of the Washington establishment, politicians of both parties, and the media are bracing for the apocalypse. Henny Penny worries about poisoned meat going uninspected, the air traffic control system shutting down, and schools being forced to close. Meanwhile Turkey Lurkey is afraid that national security is threatened because our military will be gutted. And Foxy Loxy is concerned there will be massive job losses and our economy will crash. The reality, though, is...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,February 25-March 1,2013

    02/25/2013 11:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 25-March 1, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Free Graphics Generator - Edit Image
  • Landau: If Terrorists Want to Starve Themselves, Let 'Em

    02/25/2013 11:27:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13 | David Lev
    Water and Energy Minister Uzi Landau – who has a rich defense background, having served in the past as Public Security Minister – said that Israel should respect the wishes of terrorists who preferred to starve themselves, and not try to figure out ways to convince them to eat. “This hunger strike and the riots in their wake is just another provocation by the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “We must not panic.” Speaking to Arutz Sheva Monday, Landau said that the PA was going out of its way to cause riots, as a “greeting,” and a message, to U.S. President...
  • ObamaCare and the '29ers'

    02/25/2013 11:26:02 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2013 | Staff
    Here's a trend you'll be reading more about: part-time "job sharing," not only within firms but across different businesses. It's already happening across the country at fast-food restaurants, as employers try to avoid being punished by the Affordable Care Act. In some cases we've heard about, a local McDonalds has hired employees to operate the cash register or flip burgers for 20 hours a week and then the workers head to the nearby Burger King or Wendy's to log another 20 hours. Other employees take the opposite shifts. Welcome to the strange new world of small-business hiring under ObamaCare. The...
  • Obama Warns: Budget Cuts will Slow Economy, Eliminate Jobs

    02/25/2013 11:22:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/13
    US President Barack Obama warned warring politicians Monday it was time to start governing as Washington headed into another manufactured crisis threatening the fragile economy. Obama told an annual meeting of state governors at the White House that huge budget cuts due to hit on March 1 would "slow our economy, eliminate good jobs" and leave Americans with "thinly stretched" budgets wondering what to do, AFP reported. The president is demanding that congressional Republicans stave off a set of arbitrary, automatic spending cuts known as the sequester by closing tax loopholes that benefit the rich and corporations. "We can't just...
  • ORGANIZER OF GUN APPRECIATION DAY CALLS OUT THE RACIST OUTCOME OF GUN CONTROL

    02/25/2013 11:12:12 AM PST · by lward99 · 5 replies
    EqualGunRights.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Larry Ward
    Larry Ward, President of Political Media and principle organizer of Gun Appreciation Day, today released the following statement along with a video supporting a new project, EqualGunRights.com. The video, produced in collaboration with the Second Amendment Foundation, highlights the disproportionate impact of gun control laws on the African-American population, and how that discrimination leaves large groups unable to defend themselves, their families, or their businesses. DO MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND RAHM EMANUEL WANT TO DISARM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS? Bloomberg and Emanuel may not have racist intents, but the gun control they are pushing has real life racial consequences. “It doesn't...
  • Civil Rights and the Collapse of Birmingham, Ala.

    02/25/2013 11:10:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/25/2013 | John Bennett
    Birmingham, Alabama is considered by many to be the birthplace of the civil rights movement. Today, African-Americans in Birmingham benefit from a numerical majority in the population, corresponding majorities in government jobs, and political control of the city. But civil rights won't address what ails the city now. Birmingham is recognized as one of the most violent and poorly-run cities in the nation. The city runs a massive deficit, and is county seat of Jefferson County, which recently cut a deal with a European bank as part of the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Underlying this fiasco is a...
  • The State of Colorado Part I: Denver Day of Resistance (VIDEO)

    02/25/2013 11:08:25 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Protesters from across the state of Colorado scaled the steps up to the capitol building in Denver, rallying against the proposed gun control measures legislators will be voting on later this year. It was called the Denver Day of Resistance. An estimated 400 to 500 people made it to the rally, and passers-by showed their support by honking regularly as they drove past the crowd. There was no counter-protest, there was no conflict with the police, just a few hundred people cheering, singing, praying and showing their support for gun rights. It was one “hallelujah” short of preaching to the...
  • Ray LaHood: Sequester will disrupt air travel even though we get more money for fewer flights now

    02/25/2013 11:02:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    We picked on CNN's Candy Crowley last week, so it's only fair to highlight her effort here in demolishing Ray LaHood in his attempt to push the Nightmare on Sequester Street hysteria, FAA edition. Air travel will go haywire if the sequester cuts take place, LaHood warns, but Crowley notes that (a) even with the sequester, the FAA will have more money in this year's budget than last year's, (b) the cuts bring the FAA back to their 2008 funding level in real dollars, and (c) the level of domestic flights has dropped by 27% since 9/11. So why the...
  • Sowell: Shepherds and Sheep

    02/25/2013 10:50:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 26, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging." Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging. What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other...
  • Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 10:50:07 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama the Transparency President: I Want 'To Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions' By Tim Graham Created 02/25/2013 - 1:04pm At his media blog for The Washington Post, Erik Wemple expressed amazement at how "President Obama finished an address to members of the the National Governors Association at the White House by saying, 'What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.'” This is the latest example of how Team Obama has utterly failed to live up to its promise of being the most transparent administration in American history,...
  • Dallas Mega-Church Responds to Tebow Controversy

    02/25/2013 10:43:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Dallas gave their pastor a standing ovation as he began to deliver the Sunday morning sermon – a sign of affirmation for Dr. Robert Jeffress – a man under siege from the national media and gay marriage activists.</p>
  • Hint of 150 MHz radio emission from the Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b

    02/25/2013 10:34:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | 2/24/2013 | Brian Wang
    ince the radio-frequency emission from planets is expected to be strongly influenced by their interaction with the magnetic field and corona of the host star, the physics of this process can be effectively constrained by making sensitive measurements of the planetary radio emission. Up to now, however, numerous searches for radio emission from extrasolar planets at radio wavelengths have only yielded negative results. Here we report deep radio observations of the nearby Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b at 150 MHz, using the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT). On July 16, 2009, we detected a 3σ emission whose light curve is...
  • Jolted Joe - Biden's Bad Shotgun Blast

    02/25/2013 10:33:55 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2/25/13 | Guy Smith
    Who knew that Joe Biden was divinely omniscient on tactical weaponry? This is indeed a Gawd send. For millions of years bad actors have been stalking good folks, and good folks have devised numerous tools with which to defend themselves. In just the field of firearms dozens of categories exist, offering a bewildering choice to people needing to forestall beatings, rapes, riots and hot home invasions in settings rural, urban, suburban and hellish (e.g. Chicago). And yet Old Joe has triangulated all scenarios and concluded that everyone can defend themselves with a single firearm and tactic. “Get a double barreled...
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar Dress Too Sexy For Iran’s State Media (Actual headline)

    02/25/2013 10:32:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    Iran’s Fars news agency has Photoshopped a picture of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama from the February 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards, electronically adding material to her dress to make it less revealing. The dress, a shimmering silver, sleeveless gown by Indian-born American designer Naeem Khan, was widely praised in the U.S fashion press. The official White House photo is above. In its rendering of the photo, the Iranian news agency raised the neckline and added short sleeves.​​ Fars, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), noted that it was unusual that Michelle Obama had announced...
  • An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay

    02/25/2013 10:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Cork Gaines
    An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay Cork GainesFebruary 25, 2013, 10:47 AM After facing the media over the weekend at the NFL Combine, most seem to believe that Manti Te'o has successfully moved on from the fake girlfriend story and that it will have little impact on his status in the NFL draft. However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams. Florio appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday and said flatly, "teams want to know if Manti Te'o is gay," calling it "the elephant...
  • Ted Cruz on America's Economic Problems [tellin' it like it is!]

    02/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    Brody File/CBN ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Brody
    In a one-on-one interview at his home in Houston, Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz tells the Brody File that President Obama is, “the most radical president we’ve ever seen.” But he also adds that when it comes to our current economic troubles, “an awful lot of Republicans, failed to stand for principle and contributed to getting us in this mess.” Cruz also points out the following about politicians in Washington: “There are a lot of people in Washington, I think, who desperately, desperately want to be in elected office.” Sen. Ted Cruz: We’ve got a job and right now I think...
  • Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy

    02/25/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Biden: Americans 'No Longer Worried' About Economy Daniel Halper February 25, 2013 12:39 PM In remarks today at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don't have the same economic worries they did when President Barack Obama came into office: "The are no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event, the great collapse of 2008," said Biden. "They are no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. They are no longer, I think,...
  • Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

    02/25/2013 10:23:15 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-25-13 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.</p>
  • Sotomayor Hits Prosecutor on Racist Comments

    02/25/2013 10:09:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/25/2013 | By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – The Supreme Court won't be hearing a defendant's appeal in a drug case—but Justice Sonia Sotomayor made her views clear on a federal prosecutor's earlier comments, CNN reports. The prosecutor had said, "You've got African Americans, you've got Hispanics, you've got a bag full of money. Does that tell you—a light bulb doesn't go off in your head and say, 'This is a drug deal?'" In a statement backed by Justice Stephen Breyer, Sotomayor noted that the remarks were "an affront to the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws." "It is deeply disappointing to see a...
  • WH: Obama Called Hillary at 10PM on Night of Benghazi Attack–About Same Time Clinton | CNS News

    02/25/2013 10:05:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    redstatetalkradio.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | CNSnews.com
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at about 10 p.m. on the night of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNSNews.com. That was more than six hours after the attacks started, more than an hour before Tryone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed–and about the time that Clinton first released a statement linking the attacks to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. “Like every president before him, he has a national security adviser and deputy national...
  • Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget

    02/25/2013 10:04:50 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Walter Hickey
    Here's What The American People Really Want To Cut From The Federal Budget Walter HickeyFebruary 25, 2013The Pew Research Center conducted a poll in mid-February asking respondents what aspects of federal spending they would prefer to see cut. The poll confirms past surveys that show that although Americans prefer to cut government spending in abstract terms, there aren't many specifics they want slashed. The poll comes as the cuts known as the sequester begin to start kicking in this week. Under sequestration, every non-exempt aspect of government spending will see a cut. This will generate $1.2 trillion worth of savings...
  • Iran scoffs at Oscar-winning 'Argo'

    02/25/2013 10:01:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 25, 12:26 PM EST | By NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian officials on Monday dismissed the Oscar-winning film "Argo" as anti-Iran, state TV dismissed it as CIA commercial, some viewers disparaged it as U.S. propaganda while others welcomed a fresh view of their recent history.All this is despite the fact that the movie based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 has not been screened in any Iranian theaters.
  • Half of Detroit Properties Have Not Paid Taxes; Update on Detroit Bankruptcy

    02/25/2013 9:58:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/25/2013 | Michael Shedlock
    The hollowing out of Detroit is nearly complete. All that's left is a bankrupt shell of a city with no services and scattered citizens that do not pay taxes. The Detroit News reports Half of Detroit Property Owners Don't Pay Taxes Nearly half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing cycle of declining revenues and diminished services for a city in a financial crisis, according to a Detroit News analysis of government records. The News reviewed more than 200,000 pages of tax documents and found that 47 percent of...
  • Hate preacher Abu Qatada’s family wins “anti-harassment” injunction against protesters

    02/25/2013 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:30 EST, 25 February 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    The family of radical preacher Abu Qatada has won an injunction preventing protesters from demonstrating outside their home. His wife and five children were granted an “anti-harassment” order by a High Court judge in London. Justice Silber also granted them an injunction against various protest groups, preventing them misusing private information about the family—such as their names and address. The judge stressed that his decision did not prevent organizations from protesting against Qatada, provided demonstrations take place more than 500 meters (1640 feet) from the London house where they are living. …
  • Obama: "We've got to do some governing"

    02/25/2013 9:49:56 AM PST · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 2/25/13 12:04 PM EST | Jennifer Epstein
    President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week. "There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement ... but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years," Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House. "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can't keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." ....
  • LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGES

    02/25/2013 9:45:56 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    LIVE: NIGHTMARE FEARS GROW THAT ITALY MAY BE 'UNGOVERNABLE' AS BERLUSCONI SURGESPD spokesman warns that situation in Senate may make country Joe WeisenthalFebrurary 25, 2013Rome, Italy — We're live from the Casa dell'Architettura in Rome, where the center-left Partito Democratico is hosting its election day activities. The situation is very tense, and the results have been a back-and-forth see saw, showing either a lead for the left (lead by Pier Luigi Bersani) and the right (lead by Silvio Berlusconi. At the moment, things remain too close to call, but there are major concerns that Silvio Berluconi will win the Senate,...
  • High-stakes trial begins for 2010 Gulf oil spill [Scumbag DOJ vs. Capitalism and Affordable Energy]

    02/25/2013 9:37:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Metronews ^ | 2/25/13 | Michael Kunzelman
    A high-stakes trial started Monday to assign blame and help figure out exactly how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Attorney Jim Roy, who represents individuals and businesses hurt by the spill, said BP executives applied “huge financial pressure” on its drilling managers to “cut costs and rush the job” before the blowout of its Macondo well triggered an explosion that killed 11 workers and spawned the massive spill. The project was more than $50 million over budget and behind schedule at the time of the blowout, Roy said. “BP repeatedly...