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  • In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’

    02/27/2013 5:07:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-27-2012 | Katrina Trinko
    House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay. In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday, Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks. Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate. In recent days, some conservatives have been upset about the Senate’s version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill...
  • Feds, media debunk Sarah Palin 'stockpiling bullets' claim

    02/27/2013 5:07:45 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Pollutico ^ | February 27th, 2013 | Kevin Cirilli
    The feds say Sarah Palin is firing blanks with her claim that the government is “stockpiling bullets” for potential civil unrest in case the country defaults on its loans. While government agencies are, in fact, purchasing large amounts of ammunition, they are doing so for training exercises and shooting ranges, according to federal officials. The Washington Post last month summed up the Department of Homeland Security’s buying of more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for training with an article headlined, “Not so sinister: Homeland Security is stockpiling ammo for target practice.” And last summer, the Social Security Administration’s Office...
  • Deficit-Deluded Tea Party Republicans Love The Sequester Scheme (barf alert!)

    02/27/2013 4:58:38 PM PST · by drewh · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 27, 2013 5:00 | By David Horsey
    The delusions of tea party Republicans are about to create a lot of misery for America. The "sequester" -- the drastic set of budget cuts formerly known as the "fiscal cliff" -- seems very likely to go into effect at the end of this week due in no small part to the fact that hyper-conservative lawmakers, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, actually think it's a pretty swell idea. Their obsessive and mistaken belief that the federal deficit is the greatest threat to the republic is leading them to block any compromise with Democrats that would delay or repeal the...
  • Rare Superbug Spreads in US

    02/27/2013 4:58:19 PM PST · by Doogle · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/27/13 | FOX
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting clinicians of an emerging untreatable multidrug-resistant organism in the United States. There are many forms of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), but of the 37 forms reported in the U.S., 15 have been reported in less than a year. The CDC said the increase in CRE means health care providers need to “act aggressively to prevent the emergence and spread of these unusual CRE organisms.” Enterobacteriaceae lives in water, soil and the human gut. These “surperbugs” have developed high levels of resistance to antibiotics – even carbapanems. Individuals who usually develop CRE infections...
  • Epochal Change...More of the Same

    02/27/2013 4:51:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Charles Payne
    You show us everything you've got You keep on dancin' and the room gets hot You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy You say you wanna go for a spin The party's just begun, we'll let you in You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy You keep on shoutin', you keep on shoutin' I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day Kiss Well the Italian election was a mess and everyone was surprised! Since the end of World War II, Italy has see 41 Prime Ministers with the average length in office about a year...
  • Kerry: Obama Remains Willing to Hold Bilateral Talks With Iran’s ‘Elected’ Government

    02/27/2013 4:48:38 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kerry: Obama Remains Willing to Hold Bilateral Talks With Iran’s ‘Elected’ Government February 27, 2013 By Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – Describing Iran as a country with an “elected” government and a “remarkable history,” Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday reiterated President Obama’s willingness to hold bilateral talks with the regime. “It’s a matter of public record that he personally communicated to the supreme leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] that he was prepared to engage and to discuss these issues,” Kerry told a news conference with his French counterpart in Paris. Responding to a reporter’s question about negotiating with a “terrorist”...
  • Mastermind behind BMV "backdoor branch" scheme convicted

    02/27/2013 4:45:49 PM PST · by DemforBush
    WTHR 13 Indianapolis ^ | 2/27/13 | Sandra Chapman
    INDIANAPOLIS - 13 Investigates exposed "backdoor branches" - local dealers doling out legal BMV tags and registrations to anyone with cash, no questions asked. Now, after three years on the run, a mastermind behind one of those operations is headed to prison, convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud and harboring illegal immigrants. It's a major development in a crime the BMV said it was powerless to stop....
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

    02/27/2013 4:42:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/27/13 | 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...
  • The GOP Establishment Should Think Twice Before Trying to Undermine the Tea Party

    02/27/2013 4:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though it changed the terms of the political debate, thus giving them a majority in the 2010 elections, many in the Republican establishment deeply resent the Tea Party. They don’t like being monitored by taxpayer-friendly groups that will expose them when they side with special interests (as they have in recent months on Export-Import Bank subsides and housing handouts). And they really hate the idea of being held accountable at the polls when they side with the corrupt big-spenders in Washington. Just ask Senator Bennett and Congressman Inglis.Pork…or principles? Now the Washington establishment is fighting back. Karl Rove, best...
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Macomb Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court

    02/27/2013 4:30:23 PM PST · by equaviator · 6 replies
    http://www.sourcenewspapers.com ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | By CHARLES CRUMM
    Macomb County Chief Circuit Judge David Viviano has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Michigan Supreme Court. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment at 3 p.m. Wednesday in a livestreamed event. "This is a tremendous honor for me, for my entire family," Viviano said. "I am committed to the rule of law. I believe in the separation of powers." Viviano replaces former Justice Diane Hathaway, who resigned in January amid charges of fraud regarding a home she owns. "He's truly a rule of law judge, which is critically important," Snyder said. Snyder said the candidates for the state's...
  • The Race For California’s Shale Is On!

    02/27/2013 4:29:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    dailyreckoning ^ | 2 27 13 | Posted By Matt Insley
    It’s America’s final frontier for shale. And the payout will be huge. Get this… If you add up the recoverable resource estimate for the oft-mentioned Bakken formation in North Dakota, as well as the Eagle Ford in South Texas… then DOUBLE it, you’ll get close to the number of recoverable barrels of oil that remain trapped in the heart of this untapped “mega” shale deposit. Put another way, according to the US Energy Information Administration, this one massive shale play represents 64% of the total recoverable shale oil resource base in the country. It’s the big kahuna, and today we’ll...
  • American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

    02/27/2013 4:28:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem. Click here to read the lawsuit. Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty...
  • Seeing Politico 44's Tagline:'A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency' Just Makes Me Want to Puke

    02/27/2013 4:26:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Reading the Politico 44 article at FR about our new Secretary of Defense, Politico quotes Obama as the US now having the Defense Secretary it needs triggered within me a downward emotional process of anger, bitterness, revulsion at what is so very palpable, the meticulously orchestrated all-encompassing Machiavellian plan by Obama that touches upon every facet of American power, life that he has long been watering at the mouth in which to facilitate, bring to fruition, to render America a geopolitical non-entity, economically, militarily. His plan involving the various, disparate components, aspects that have made America great, now in the...
  • Russian parliament backs ban on 'gay propaganda

    02/27/2013 4:26:03 PM PST · by Westbrook · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:49pm EST | Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonnel
    Russia's parliament backed a draft law on Friday banning "homosexual propaganda" in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country's largely conservative society. ... "We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber.
  • The Malignancy in Federal Medical Research

    02/27/2013 4:23:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When George W. Bush was stumping as a "compassionate conservative" in the closing days of the 2000 presidential campaign, he went to Florida and repeated a campaign promise to double the funding for the National Institutes of Health. "I will lead a medical moon shot to reach far beyond what seems possible today and discover new cures for age-old afflictions," Bush said. After he won Florida by a famously narrow margin -- and thus was elected president despite losing the nationwide popular vote -- Bush basically made good on his funding promise. In fiscal 2000, the NIH spent $15.415 billion;...
  • EPA Funding Climbed 51% Since 2008

    02/27/2013 4:20:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 27, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is up by more than half—in real dollars—since 2008, according to calculations based on Treasury Department data. In 2008, EPA funding was $7,938,000,000, according to the Final Monthly Treasury Statement for fiscal year 2008. That would be $8,464,894,460 in real 2012 dollars, according to the BLS calculator. The same Treasury report said EPA funding climbed to $12,796,000,000 in fiscal year 2012. That’s a 51.1 percent funding increase from four years earlier. …
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing (on CNN)

    02/27/2013 4:17:16 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2713 | Brett LoGiurato
    Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting. Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran...
  • Budget Cuts Could Force Army and Marines to Cut 200,000 Troops

    02/27/2013 4:13:38 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 27 Feb 13 | John McCormack
    Many conservatives and Republicans are greeting the looming sequestration spending cuts with a collective yawn. "The much-ballyhooed 'sequester' is a cut of $85 billion in a nearly $4 trillion federal budget. Good, let’s do it," writes one contributor to National Review Online's symposium on sequestration. It's true that sequestration is a tiny cut to total federal spending. But it is also true that sequestration is a major cut to defense spending. According to the House Armed Services Committee, the 2011 Budget Control Act (the law that imposed both spending caps and sequestration) will force the Marine Corps to shrink by...
  • LGBT Rights Group Sues School for Banning Transgender 6-Year-Old Boy from Girls’ Bathroom

    02/27/2013 4:01:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 27, 2013 | Penny Starr
    A six-year-old boy who has been told that he cannot use the girls’ restroom at his elementary school is being discriminated against, because he is transgender, an LGBT advocacy group claims in a civil rights complaint, according to a report in a Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette. Coy Mathis’ mother said her son has lived as a girl, including dressing in girls’ clothing, using the girls’ bathroom at school and having teachers refer to her as a girl. “We socially transitioned her to a girl, which at that age means merely changing pronouns and growing her hair out,” Kathryn Mathis...
  • Obama Rationing Plan Revealed in Lawsuit

    02/27/2013 4:01:17 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    A federal lawsuit has revealed one of Obama's rationing plans. The Administration says states can cut Medicaid payments to doctors and other providers to hold down costs -- until they decide not to and states are stuck with the bill. This is a breathtaking statement. President Obama's signature law, Obamacare, adds 16 million people to Medicaid. It offers states the "opportunity" to expand Medicaid at no cost for the first two years, and then offers to pay 90% of the cost in perpetuity of all individuals eligible under the expansion. The law also increases payment to primary care doctors for...