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  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 8:19:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • GunUp Ends Sales To Law Enforcement In Anti-Gun States

    02/27/2013 8:14:26 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    SEATTLE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- Due to the large number of anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment initiatives that have been passed or proposed in states like New York and Colorado, GunUp will apply all state and federal laws (as applied to civilians) to all state and local government agencies and officers. To put it simply, we will limit all sales of firearms and magazines to only what law abiding citizens may possess in their state, county, or city. “GunUp believes that all citizens should have the same rights under the Second Amendment,” said Vice President Caleb Giddings. “Unfortunately, some politicians don’t agree, and...
  • Obama Demagoguery Supplemented By A Touch Of Cruelty

    02/27/2013 8:08:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 2-27-13 | Peter Wehner
    In the Great Sequestration Debate, here’s what we know: (a) The president has patrimony of an idea he now characterizes as a brutal and senseless assault on America. (b) The president and his then-chief of staff, Jack Lew, misled the public about their role in giving birth to the sequester idea. (c) House Republicans have twice passed legislation to avoid the sequester cuts with carefully targeted ones, but Senate Democrats refused to act. (d) Mr. Obama has brushed off a Republican plan to give him flexibility to allocate the $85 billion in spending cuts, which makes no sense if the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,February 27,2013

    02/27/2013 8:07:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
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  • Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama (BE CAREFUL, this *IS* Politico)

    02/27/2013 8:02:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | By MANU RAJU and DAVID ROGERS
    Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said. "Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not...
  • You’re a SEAL Stranded in Hostile Territory: What’s in Your Survival Kit?

    02/27/2013 7:59:14 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 2/21/13 | Mark Thompson
    SEALs aren’t supposed to find themselves in trouble that they can’t get out of. That’s why the Navy is seeking to buy 300 new survival kits for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, sometimes known as Navy SEAL Team 6. They’re the guys who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 and sent him on an all-expenses-paid trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Save for the downed stealthy MH-60 Black Hawk chopper, the mission was a grand success. But, being military men, they have to prepare for worst-case scenarios. That’s where Wednesday’s solicitation for what they call...
  • Reports of rare superbug jump in US, CDC says

    02/27/2013 7:56:45 AM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    A sharp jump in the number of rare but potentially deadly types of a superbug resistant to nearly all last-resort antibiotics has prompted government health officials to renew warnings for U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. The move comes just as researchers in Israel are reporting that people colonized with dangerous CRE -- Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae -- can take more than a year before they test negative for the bacteria, making it more difficult to control -- and raising the risk of wider spread. Reports of unusual forms of CRE have nearly doubled in the U.S., the Centers...
  • House Democrats propose Department of Peacebuilding

    02/27/2013 7:56:35 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-26-2013 | Caroline May
    February 26, 2013House Democrats propose Department of PeacebuildingCaroline May California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced legislation to create a federal Department of Peacebuilding that would cultivate peace and take on the causes of violence and conflict.Lee’s legislation H.R. 808 “Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013″ also would create a Cabinet-level Secretary of Peacebuilding focused on creating peace and preventing violence.“This culture of violence that we live in is unacceptable,” Lee said in a statement her office distributed earlier this month. “On our streets and across the globe, the pervasive presence of violence has infected the lives of millions, and...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg (Another hypocrite) on DreamWorks Animation's 'Very, Very Difficult' Layoffs

    02/27/2013 7:55:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said Tuesday that layoffs already have begun and that 350 of the studio’s 2,200 employees will have been let go by year’s end.
  • Beijing War Prep

    02/27/2013 7:46:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | BY: Bill Gertz
    United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute. U.S. defense officials said the movements are being watched closely as China’s military is also holding large-scale military exercises that some fear could be a trigger for a conflict with Japan that could involve U.S. forces. The officials did not provide details of the missile movements that were tracked by U.S. aircraft, ship-based, and satellite surveillance systems in the region.
  • Release of Hundreds of Illegals Ahead of Cuts 'Height of Absurdity'

    02/27/2013 7:45:28 AM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Feb 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom. “I’m appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the...
  • The Sequester Revelation: Obama has the legal power to avoid spending-cut damage

    02/27/2013 7:35:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    And when the Republicans opened the seventh seal of the sequester, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black and the stars fell unto the Earth; and our nation's ability to forecast severe weather, such as drought events, hurricanes and tornados, was seriously undermined. Lo, and the children were not vaccinated, and all the beasts starved in the zoos, and the planes were grounded. ______________________________ Or so President Obama and his Cabinet prophets have been preaching ahead of the automatic budget cuts due to begin Friday. The bit about the weather is a real quote from the White...
  • Los Angeles: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

    02/27/2013 7:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/27/2013 | Elise Cooper
    On March 5, Los Angeles will be voting for a new mayor. This is more like a primary, since there will be a run-off unless someone gets over 50% of the vote, which is very unlikely. Los Angeles is in the same position as many other large cities, with huge deficits and free-spending Democrats who cater to the unions. All of the candidates except one have actively participated in creating Los Angeles' woes. Kevin James stands out as a clear choice. He is a former prosecutor and is currently a radio talk show host. American Thinker interviewed Mr. James to...
  • Cold Warrior Putin calls for Russian military upgrades as U.S. troop cuts loom

    02/27/2013 7:28:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country needs an immediate and massive military upgrade by 2016 and has called on his top brass to put the wheels in motion. On Wednesday, he told top defense ministry and military officials that Russia is seeing “insistent attempts” from world powers, and the United States in particular, to upset the balance of missile defense, The Associated Press reported. He said the United States was trying to take the lead in world power and establish a new missile defense system, AP said. His statements come at a time when Israel and the United States...
  • The Cost of Cheap Labor (Welfare use by less educated immigrants is high)

    02/27/2013 7:25:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Steven Camarota
    A new study by the Cato Institute attempts to make the case that the use of welfare by immigrants is not really so high or costly. The report’s lead author, Leighton Ku, was for many years a researcher at two liberal D.C. think tanks, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Urban Institute. That the libertarian Cato Institute would employ Ku is a reminder that immigration is not an issue that neatly conforms to the liberal–conservative divide. Ku’s central argument is that immigrant welfare use is not worrisome because low-income non-citizens use some programs (the ones he...
  • City Wants Power To “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis (Guntersville, Alabama)

    02/27/2013 7:01:28 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    SHTF Plan | 2-27-2013 | Joseph Watson
    City Wants Power To “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis Paul Joseph Watson February 26th, 2013 Infowars.com Guntersville (Ala.) Mayor Leigh Dollar is working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give police the power to “disarm individuals” during a disaster, a chilling example of how the second amendment is being assaulted via the back door.(Click here to see a video) The new rule would allow authorities to confiscate guns of “unruly” people during an extreme weather event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency. “The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary, reports ABC 31....
  • TSA Sequester Doomsday Scenario Not Likely

    02/27/2013 6:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    One of the most talked about doomsday scenarios the Obama administration has warned will occur if sequestration takes effect on March 1, as it is very likely to do, has been the prospect of longer wait times at the nation’s airports.“It’s going to be very painful for the flying public,” transportation secretary Ray LaHood said last week. “Flights to major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff.”But as even LaHood acknowledged, the flying public is unlikely to feel...
  • Chicago Proposes Sex Ed For Kindergartners

    02/27/2013 6:52:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://www.abc22now.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | ABC22Now
    CHICAGO -- Chicago public schools students get their sex education in the fifth grade as most do in the U.S., but CPS wants to change that, so the instruction begins at age 5.
  • Obama’s Fear of Spending Cuts

    02/27/2013 6:49:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Tanner
    According to President Obama, the $62 billion in new taxes this year imposed as part of the fiscal-cliff deal will have no effect on economic growth. In fact, the president believes that he can safely impose another $58 billion in tax increases to replace spending cuts from the upcoming sequester. And, of course, Obamacare’s almost $42 billion in new taxes (and regulations) in 2013 don’t have any impact on hiring or investment. But, the president says, the $44 billion in cuts this year resulting from the sequester will throw the U.S. economy back into recession. The president seems to labor...
  • L.A. Times Column: Deficit hawks' 'generational theft' argument is a sham

    02/27/2013 6:46:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/27/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    [SNIP] So here's the truth about the "generational theft" theme: It's wrong on the numbers and wrong on the implications. Let's start with that 7-to-1 spending ratio on seniors versus children. Among the flaws in the calculation is that the vast majority of government dollars spent on children comes from state and local governments, which pay most of the cost of education. On a per capita basis, state and local spending on kids swamps the federal government's spending 8 to 1. Moreover, there are twice as many children 18 and under as seniors 65 and over (this 2008 figure also...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Sen. Rand Paul's puzzling vote for Chuck Hagel: Smart politics?

    02/27/2013 6:32:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    http://theweek.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Peter Weber |
    "And so the epic battle over Chuck Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary ended with a whimper, not a bang. The Senate easily confirmed the former Republican senator from Nebraska on Tuesday, 58 to 41, with four Republicans joining all present Democrats. That was still by far the least amount of support a successful defense secretary nominee has received since at least the Carter administration, and confirmation came only after one successful GOP filibuster and, on Tuesday, an unsuccessful follow-up. For anyone who's been paying attention to the Hagel drama for the past few weeks, the outcome was no surprise....
  • THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun

    02/27/2013 6:27:54 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    TBI ^ | 2027-2013 | Sam Ro
    THE NEXT STOCK MARKET CRASH: Why Many Pros Think It Has Already Begun Sam RoFebruary 27, 2013Stocks are near all-time highs. And there are plenty of reasons to be terrified... After coming within points of an all-time high, stocks have begun to stumble, and volatility appears to be returning to the markets. This has led some market pros to declare that an amazing four-year rally in stocks is over and that we're on the precipice of a new crash. And there is certainly no shortage of logic to support that view. Massive U.S. federal budget cuts are looming, political instability...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Overplayed Hand in Talks With Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett

    02/27/2013 6:14:58 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | February 27, 2013, issue of March 08, 2013 | Geoffrey Levin
    It could have been easy. January 22 was not a good day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it could have been far worse. The 2013 parliamentary elections meant that for the first time in his long political career, he would be leading the largest in the Knesset. Though his joint Likud-Beitenu list won only 31 seats — around 23% of the vote — Israel’s center-left was fractured and it always appeared certain that Bibi would keep his job. After all, despite his party’s underwhelming performance, there appeared to be two options for coalitions he could easily form. The...
  • John Kerry Sails into a New Falklands Conflict in London

    02/27/2013 6:13:04 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 53 replies
    Time ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Catherine Mayer
    The FCO organizes press conferences like weddings, visitors on one side, hosts on the other, and inevitably the first question that came whistling from the British side of the aisle was about the Falklands’ planned March 10 to 11 referendum. Islanders will be asked, “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom?” That they will answer with a resounding “Yes!” is not in doubt. That’s the sort of enthusiasm Brits wanted from Kerry too. Instead they got this: Let me be very clear about our position with respect...
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Authorities jail head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union on embezzlement charges

    02/27/2013 5:51:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | February 27, 2013 | Mark Stevenson and Adriana Gomez Licon
    MEXICO CITY – One of Mexico's biggest political kingfish sits in a women's prison in the capital, accused of embezzling millions in funds from her teachers' union to pay for property, private planes, plastic surgery and her Nieman Marcus bill. ... The fall of one of the country's most storied and divisive characters — unthinkable just months ago — comes with the return to power of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which previously ruled for 71 years and once helped Gordillo consolidate her power. She was arrested one day after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a comprehensive education reform...
  • Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story ...

    02/27/2013 5:51:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 27, 2013 | ytz4mee
    Keeping Hope A Lie – One Year Later: The Trayvon Martin story is on Legacy Media provided Life Support The million hoodie march is now a couple hundred race-baiting fools… gathering to beat their drums and demand mo’ money under the guise of ‘In-just-us’. Laughable at best… (AP STORY) Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by actor Jamie Foxx and a crowd of about 200 people on Tuesday evening in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. They lit candles and held a moment of silence at 7:17 p.m., the time Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, 2012. Now...
  • Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat (in Shreveport, LA)

    02/27/2013 5:41:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins – and then ordered then to douse the meat with Clorox – so other animals would not eat the meat. “Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and...
  • Muslims Behead Another Christian Pastor

    02/27/2013 5:36:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslims Behead Another Christian PastorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 26, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 26 Comments Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.A Christian pastor was recently slaughtered in the Muslim-majority African nation of Tanzania.  While butchering Christian minorities is becoming increasingly common in that part of the Muslim world, the context for this latest slaughter is somewhat different than the usual forms of Christian persecution under Islam—such as allegations of “blaspheming” the name of Muslim prophet Muhammad.  And yet, as in most forms of modern-day Muslim attacks on Christians, it...
  • Steffy: Pickens’ new plan to break OPEC’s grip on U.S. energy markets

    02/27/2013 5:35:31 AM PST · by thackney · 72 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2013 | Loren Steffy
    T. Boone Pickens was headed to a private lunch with outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu when I caught up with him by phone this week. In the four years that Chu’s been in office, he’s never met privately with Pickens, the outspoken former oilman turned investor who’s been a proponent of natural gas vehicles. For the past few years, Pickens, who lives in Dallas, has been promoting his plan to wean the country off foreign oil. Critics are quick to point out that Pickens’ agenda would promote his investments in natural gas and a company that makes natural gas vehicles....
  • Thessaloniki court hands ex-mayor life sentence over embezzlement [Greece]

    02/27/2013 5:34:55 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (13:57)
    A Thessaloniki criminal court on Wednesday ruled that the city's former mayor, Vassilis Papageorgopoulos (photo), is guilty of embezzling almost 18 million euros from municipal coffers over the course of his two terms in office, handing him a sentence of life in prison.Papageorgopoulos and 17 other officials stood trial for allegedly embezzling almost 52 million euros from the municipality’s coffers, though the Thessaloniki court on Wednesday said that there was proof of 17.962 million euros having been misappropriated by the former mayor and his cohorts. The Thessaloniki court on Wednesday also handed lesser guilty verdicts to the municipality's former general...
  • Greek children's charity saw 80 percent rise in cases in 2012

    02/27/2013 5:32:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (14:44)
    Greek children's charity group Child's Smile (Hamogelo tou Pediou) on Wednesday said that the number of cases it had to take on in 2012 rose by 80 percent compared to the previous year to 41,890 children. In its annual report, the non-profit group said that 161 children were reported to the organization as being in a state of imminent danger, requiring the intervention of a prosecutor, and 837 were being abused by family members and had to be removed from their homes and placed with child care services. The report also said that Child's Smile dealt with 127 cases of...
  • Time to jail the climate scamsters

    02/27/2013 5:28:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | Lord Monckton
    SYDNEY, Australia – It’s official. What I was howled down and banned for telling the recent U.N. climate conference in Doha is true. There has been no global warming for 17 years. Ads by Google Do You Carry Concealed?Know Your Rights & Get Your Free Concealed Carry Report Today! USConcealedCarry.net/Free-Report Windows 7 Driver DownloadWindows 7 Drivers Latest Download. Microsoft Certified. (Recommended) www.Windows-7.DriverUpdate.net Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who heads the U.N.’s accident-prone climate panel, the IPCC, recently admitted this fact here in Australia. The Hadley/CRU temperature record shows no warming for 18 or 19 years. RSS satellites show none for...
  • States of Conservatism

    02/27/2013 5:27:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2013 | John Hood
    Beyond the Beltway, the Right is thriving Inauguration Day 2013 was a moment of jubilation for conservatives. After four years of lackluster economic growth and a series of personal and policy mistakes, the incumbent chief executive, a history-making Democrat, was replaced by a conservative with an attractive policy agenda and a skillful campaign team. In a concise, hopeful inaugural address, the newly elected Republican leader of the executive branch promised to focus the administration’s attention and resources on job creation and economic growth in the short run, while setting the stage for long-term solutions to the government’s fiscal woes. I’m...
  • Epic eruption: Dem explodes on Hannity

    02/27/2013 5:20:23 AM PST · by wesagain · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    "'You are the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen'"In an epic interview for the ages, a Democratic congressman unloaded on Fox News anchor Sean Hannity Tuesday night with a non-stop verbal assault on the popular host. Hannity opened up a segment on President Obama’s tactics regarding budget issues by saying, “Our alarmist in chief, President Panic himself, he did not feel the need to be at the White House today, nor did he think it was important enough to visit Capitol Hill and try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess that he himself has put...
  • Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party

    02/27/2013 5:16:17 AM PST · by yinandyang · 82 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Lloyd Green
    Since 2000, Asian-Americans have consistently voted Democratic. In 2008, Asian-Americans gave 62 percent of their vote to Barack Obama. Last November that number jumped to 73 percent even as the president’s margin of victory in the popular vote was cut in half as he garnered a Dukakis-like 41 percent of white voters and slid by more than 13 points among Jewish-Americans.
  • The Clarity of the Obama Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful. On the negative side, Stars & Stripes reports that Department of Defense officials are exploring how to collapse the school week to four days at some schools on military bases that serve the children of our troops. This is an incredible admission of the president's indifference to the troops he leads. As he has played politics for the past four months since his re-election, he has used the military and its personnel and...
  • Italy seeks path out of election impasse

    02/27/2013 4:44:44 AM PST · by bert · 6 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 02/27/13 | staff
    Italy's stunned political parties looked for a way forward after an election that gave none of them a parliamentary majority, posing the threat of prolonged instability and European financial crisis. "The winner is: Ingovernability," ran the headline on Tuesday in Rome newspaper Il Messaggero, reflecting the deadlock the country will have to confront in the next few weeks as sworn enemies are forced to work together to form a government. The results, notably by the dramatic surge of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo, left the centre-left bloc with a majority in the lower house but without the...
  • Christie's Medicaid decision draws praise across N.J.

    02/27/2013 4:41:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    nj.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Susan K Livio
    Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups praised Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to expand the state’s Medicaid program to cover tens of thousands of uninsured New Jerseyans on Tuesday, calling it a compassionate move that would help the state economy. Although Christie emphasized he is "no fan of the Affordable Care Act," he said the move was "the smart thing to do for our fiscal and public health." The decision by Christie —one of the better-known Republican governors to accept the program —is expected to save the state $227 million a year by enrolling 104,000 low-income people into the government health care...
  • Music mogul wants to trade guns for Beyonce tickets

    02/27/2013 4:39:12 AM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | unsigned
    hip-hop music manager Michael “Blue” Williams, the head of Family Tree Entertainment, has his way, New Yorkers will be able to trade guns for Beyonce tickets.
  • The White House Court Jesters of Sequester

    02/27/2013 4:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Traffic alert: There's a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester behind the wheel, no one is safe. Fiscal sanity, of course, is the ultimate victim. President Obama has been warning America that if Congress allows mandatory spending "cuts" of a piddly-widdly 2 percent to go into effect this week, the sky will fall. The manufactured crisis of "sequestration" was Obama's idea in the first place. But that hasn't stopped the Chicken Little in Chief from surrounding himself with every last teacher, senior citizen and emergency responder who will be catastrophically...
  • Pickens County School Board Voted On New Policy To Replace The Prayer (SC)

    02/27/2013 4:28:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wspa.com ^ | February 25, 2013
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -- One plea after the other, people urged the Pickens County School Board to continue its policy of student-led prayer. "Please don't rob us of our faith," said Gary Gwinn, a Pickens County resident. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue this school board if the prayers continue. That lawsuit could cost taxpayers like you millions of dollars. "You've got all this risk and in the end your going to lose anyway," said Pickens County School Board Member Alex Saitta. Religion and philosophy professor Dr. Peter Cohen runs Hillel, which is a Jewish organization on the...
  • The America Dream

    02/27/2013 4:20:40 AM PST · by EyeSalveRich · 3 replies
    radio | 2/27/2013 | Alistair Begg
    The American Dream-This morning on the radio I was listening to Alistair Begg preach about Naaman. He went on and on about how he was wealthy, powerful, highly respected, and lived in a highly desirable location. Then after specifically reiterating only wealth and power he said Naaman lived the American dream before there was an America. This was only an incidental statement in the scope of his sermon, and maybe he would back away from it if pressed upon, but I take strong exception to that idea. Is it just me, or is the idea that the American dream is...
  • Proposed Guntersville ordinance sparks controversy

    02/27/2013 4:18:09 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 19 replies
    WAAY TV ^ | Feb 25, 2013
    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy. The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power. Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. But it would also give police officers more power. The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves. "We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It's just to...
  • 5 Reasons ObamaCare Will Add Far More Than $6.2 Trillion To Deficits

    02/27/2013 4:07:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2013 | John Merline
    On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions touted a government report that blew a $6.2 trillion hole in President Obama's promise that his signature health reform wouldn't add a dime to the deficit. According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, that promise rested entirely on several cost-control mechanisms in ObamaCare that almost no one thinks will work. [snip] Still, bad as this $6.2 trillion deficit boost is, the real figure is likely to be much higher, since the GAO is still being far too optimistic about the rest of ObamaCare. Here are five big assumptions the GAO makes that aren't...
  • Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids

    02/27/2013 3:42:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 26, 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    A California high school student staged an undercover video sting operation to catch a thief in the act of stealing money from kids' backpacks. But to her surprise, the footage captured a teacher rummaging through students' belongings. Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti decided to hide in the locker in hopes of busting the crook who has been plundering cash from book bags during gym class for the past year. After all the students left the room, a teacher hung back, went through the kids' bags and took money, according to Betti. When the girl told her friends about it,...
  • Why not show up at Obama and Democrat scare mongering town halls and laugh at them?

    02/27/2013 3:31:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    2/27/13 | sff
    I was watching Fox, they had video of the clown's fear mongering speech in Virginia yesterday.. I just thought how GREAT it would be if some thinking people, instead of protesting by shouting or holding up signs....just laugh. Laugh at their lies. Would it unnerve some of these liars?
  • WaPo/Pew sequestration poll question oddly missing an option

    02/27/2013 3:22:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    hot air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, where is the option for Senate Democrats? It might be a secret to the Washington Post that Democrats control one chamber of Congress, but if they dug around a little bit, they might discover that Harry Reid runs the Senate. Of course, that hasn’t meant much in the last four years of budgeting, as Reid and his caucus have ignored the law that requires the Senate to actually produce a budget, but still, they’re at least nominally an independent player in this battle. By the way, if the Senate had followed the law and produced normal-order budgets, we wouldn’t...